One of the biggest benefits of the Me-Mover is that it allows you to get your exercise while outdoors in the fresh air rather than cooped up in a gym or on the treadmill. Whether commuting to work, running errands or simply going for a ride after work or on a weekend the Me-Mover is ideal. Below are our top five rides in Brisbane to help you with some inspiration and motivation. These trails are also well suited for walking & bike riding, so don't worry if you don't have a Me-Mover, you can still get in on the action!
Brisbane River Loop
For those of you who have been following this series so far, you'll already know we love us some waterfront action. There's something so rejuvenating about being near water and the 35-40 km Brisbane River Loop is no exception. One of Brisbane’s most well-known recreational routes, it includes both bike ways and on-road riding and takes a little over 2 hours to complete. There are plenty of cafes on route, so no matter where you start or end, you should be able to grab a refreshment.
Tip: There is also the Mini Brisbane River Loop which is just under 20km, if you're not up to the full loop or are pressed for time it's a good alternative.
Wynnum Manly Foreshore
Head to the Wynnum Manly foreshore for a family day out... bring your bikes or Me-Movers and cruise along the scenic oceanfront, past the Wynnum Wading Pool and Playground, Wynnum Pier, Manly Pool and the Manly boat harbour and marina. This ride is 6km one way (make sure you allow time to head back again) along flat, shared pathways.
Moreton Bay Cycleway, Redcliffe
The best starting point for the 11km one way (22km return) Moreton Bay Cycleway is Scarborough Beach near Pirate Park. From here the path extends past the Redcliffe Jetty, Gayundah Wreck beneath the cliffs of Moreton Bay Region’s Woody Point and the Woody Point Jetty. The turn-around point is the fishing platform at the northern end of the Ted Smout Bridge.
You can ride the whole length non-stop, with beach frontage the whole way, or you can stop for coffee, lunch and photo oppertunities. Plus if you're there on Sundays from 8am the Redcliffe Jetty Markets are on, offering an array of home décor, fashion, exotic imports, trendy crafts and fresh produce for your perusal.
Jim Soorley Bikeway
The Jim Soorley Bikeway is a leisurely ride 7km one way or 14km return, from Toombul to Nudgee. Commencing and/or finishing at the Toombul Shopping Centre, this trail takes you past the Nudgee Golf Club and Albert Bishop Park and features toilets and a car park at both ends. Featuring a wide, relatively flat path it is a perfect ride for those with younger children and is also great for scootering, rollerblading and skateboarding.
If you are looking to spend a bit longer, you can easily extend your ride through the Boondall Wetlands located near the Nudgee end of the trail.
Boondall Wetlands Trail
If you are looking to get back to nature and explore tidal flats, mangrove, saltmarshes, grasslands, forests and some of the most beautiful woodlands in Brisbane, then the Boondall Wetlands Trail has your name on it. Running from Nudgee Road through to the Boondall Environment Centre this boardwalk trail is a must for wildlift enthusiasts.
Check out the map and head out for a great afternoon filled with native wildlife and an array of sea birds. Don't forget to take your camera!
Have you ridden along any of the above trails? If so, which was your favourite? Let us know by heading to our Facebook page. Check back next month for our trail picks in and around Perth.