Great Gravel in Glen Innes

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Come and explore more in Glen Innes on your gravel or MTB  

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Fun of Furracabad Loop : Family Loop Ride

 

Distance and Elevation : FULL 55km with 578m // SHORT 42km with 360m

Difficult Level : FULL & SHORT 2/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Short Summary : A shorter loop ride from town, a great way to stretch the legs as a recovery ride, social ride, the first ride once you arrive or on the day you depart.

 

For those doing the FULL loop, it includes a 13.4km out and back on Haymarket Road.

 

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Beauty of Bold Nob Loop

Distance and Elevation : 96km with 940m

Difficult level : 3/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Short Summary : Glen Innes past Beardy Waters Woodland Park then over to Bald Nob. Enjoy the great gravel and Australian countryside on this sub 100km loop.

 

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BRRPP : Beardy / Red Range / Pinkett / Pretty Valley

Distance and Elevation : FULL 90km with 1,119m // SHORT 56km with 614m

Difficult Level : FULL 3/5 // SHORT 2/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Short Summary : Explore the South-East of Glen Innes on some fantastic roads going through Beardy Waters, Red Range, Pinkett Rd, Pretty Valley before coming back towards Glen Innes with your last gravel section along Linwood Rd - glorious.

 

 

The SHORT loop does not include the out and back along Pinkett Road OR Pretty Valley. 

 

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M Loop : Black / Slow / Mitchell / Nightcap Mountains

Distance and Elevation : FULL 130km with 1,538m // SHORT 80km with 995m

Difficult Level : FULL 4.5/5 // SHORT 3.5/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Short Summary : This is the Mountain Loop, aka M Loop. Riders will do a big loop passing plenty of Glen Innes’ mountains as you head through the Southern reaches of the Council. 

 

To get back UP to ‘Glen’, riders will climb along some solid ascents along Pinkett Rd. Enjoy the quiet gravel roads, appreciate the granite rocks in the Mt Slow area on this big loop.

 

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The Kings Loop / Kingsland and Kings Plains

Distance and Elevation : FULL 113km with 1,124m // SHORT 64km with 539m

Difficult Level : FULL 4/5 // SHORT 2.5/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Short Summary : Heading out to the Western side of Glen Innes Shire, this is the Kings Loop as you will pass Kingsland and also Kings Plains. For those doing the full loop, riders will ride along a few gravel sections but the ride out and back from Wellingrove is predominately on tarmac. 

 

Once riders begin the Wellingrove loop of 64km, it is 97% gravel.

 

This is a great loop and riders will see plenty of wind farms during this course so take note, what makes those windmills go around can help or hinder cyclists.

 

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The Big Loop 

Distance and Elevation : FULL 170km with 1,536m // SHORT 87km with 850m

Difficult Level : FULL 5/5 // SHORT 4/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Short Summary : This is a huge loop and it offers you the rider a little of everything. Looking at the %’s of gravel v’s paved it may not seem like much gravel but this is a loop which cannot be done on your road bike. 

 

We highly recommend that you head into the National Park to Thundebolt’s Lookout in Torrington. You can ride up to the start of the stairs, 950m from the car park area and walk up through the rocks to the viewing platform. There is shelter and toilets available in the parking area.

 

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Note : You will see 'Other' listed in the percentages on the links, this is what Strava cannot classify, it is usually gravel/dirt sections   

 

Cycling Check List

Your own cycling safety is a responsibility which you must be aware of - always ride to your abilities

Follow the road rules at all times

Check your bike and equipment before you depart, i.e. tire and brake conditions, lubed chain, helmet condition etc. Make sure it is all in good working order and if in doubt take it to a bike shop before you venture out

Always tell someone where you are going and your estimated time of return

Check the weather forecast for the area where you will be riding

Carry maps &/or a well charged GPS device for the area you are riding in 

Phone coverage is not always available but a well charged phone should be carried in case of an SOS emergency

Carry spare tubes, tire levers, pump and multi-tool at a minimum

Always carry enough water, food and suncream as you will be in remote areas 

It is highly recommended that you do not ride alone in remote areas

Always be aware that roads and conditions regularly change due to weather conditions - wet and severe dry