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So what parts are open and can I get from the crit track at Nundah to Redcliffe offroad, yet? When's it due to be all finished?

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Dont know when works are complete.  From nundahdrome you follow nudgee bike way to the end, turn right and follow road for 2 k past boat ramp, turn left back onto board walk and through boondall wetlands and behind entertainment centre into shorncliffe. I can show you its easy.

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4 minutes ago, Merv said:

Dont know when works are complete.  From nundahdrome you follow nudgee bike way to the end, turn right and follow road for 2 k past boat ramp, turn left back onto board walk and through boondall wetlands and behind entertainment centre into shorncliffe. I can show you its easy.

This path was pretty much available when I was training 5 years ago. The wetlands can get fun after heavy rain, or when idiots go head down & full pace through the winding sections, but other than that, it is a great course away from the traffic.

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1 hour ago, Cranky said:

So what parts are open and can I get from the crit track at Nundah to Redcliffe offroad, yet? When's it due to be all finished?

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I assume you mean that new bit next to the Gateway Motorway?

I can't help with your question though sorry.

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The stretch from boondall down til redcliffe bridge on the left side is still closed in parts with detours in place.   Should be nearly complete.  The new stretch behind the entertainment centre is open.

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So will this be a nice route for a bit of a gaunt one day?  My mate and I had down and ride Centenary path and around the river etc, but I've been thinking of heading to my old stomping ground at Redcliffe some time.  Would be cool to ride down there from the gateway.

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There are good off-road alternatives. It's pretty straightforward. They've put in a new bikeway beside the motorway that takes you to Shorncliffe. 

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6 hours ago, Merv said:

Dont know when works are complete.  From nundahdrome you follow nudgee bike way to the end, turn right and follow road for 2 k past boat ramp, turn left back onto board walk and through boondall wetlands and behind entertainment centre into shorncliffe. I can show you its easy.

 Cool. I've done that before but you couldn't get up a lot of speed. It was a while ago though. Might give it another go one day soon. 

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4 hours ago, dazmuzza said:

There are good off-road alternatives. It's pretty straightforward. They've put in a new bikeway beside the motorway that takes you to Shorncliffe. 

 Yeah. That's the one that I want to use but wasn't sure if it was open. 

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59 minutes ago, Cranky said:

 Yeah. That's the one that I want to use but wasn't sure if it was open. 

It was when I last rode there around early July!

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14 hours ago, Tyno said:

Cranky wants the new path alongside the current Gateway North upgrade stuff.

Ahh right. To be fair though, the replacement path they've put in is literally the other side of the motorway...a 30 second ride away from the old one. 

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The best bit of it will be negating the need to go through the Boondall swamps and the associated 8 billion turns.

 

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10 minutes ago, Tyno said:

The best bit of it will be negating the need to go through the Boondall swamps and the associated 8 billion turns.

 

It must be a nightmare for people who spend 90% of their ride time on a trainer. :)

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Get a lot of recreational riders through there, the experienced riders should be mindful of that . One of my neighbours is a retired teacher who was taken out by some spanker cutting the apex.

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10 minutes ago, Merv said:

Get a lot of recreational riders through there, the experienced riders should be mindful of that . One of my neighbours is a retired teacher who was taken out by some spanker cutting the apex.

Yeah, I used to use that stretch on my long rides before work. I'd head up inland to Caboolture, then back via Deception Bay, Redcliffe, Shornecliffe, the old bikeway beside the Entertainment Centre, then through the Wetlands. That was the bit I used as a physical & mental break, before hitting Nudgee Rd & Kingsford Smith drive on the way in to the city. 

Only an idiot would ride flat out through there.

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16 minutes ago, trilobite said:

Was heading up the coast on the weekend and noticed a lot of the new bikeway seemed complete. Anyone able to shed light on when it’s expected to open?

Someone asked the question to TMR on facebook on the weekend, their reply 'should be within a couple of weeks.' 

So, who knows. Bit vague.

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how good is that ?  no more wetlands or nudgee beach rd

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Rode to Redcliffe today and instead of riding the usual route up Sandgate road, joined the bike path at Nundah crit circuit and then went along the new section up to the Sandgate turnoff.  Virtually no one on it and clearly safe with no cars so has some appeal.  Have to say though whoever chose to build it using concrete slab construction can't ride much/at all.  It's better than the Port roads but it's like being on a old train where you felt every join in the rail track so let some pressure out of your tyres first! That plus the constant traffic noise from the freeway and the block head wind on the way back didn't really sell it to me.  I guess if you needed to get to Sandgate/Redcliffe on a regular basis then it would be a good improvement.  Last week did 75k on the crit circuit and found that easier on the head 😂

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On 14/04/2019 at 7:27 AM, trilobite said:

So it’s open for the entire length?

Yep - I rode it a fortnight ago. 

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Yeah I don't mind it. The scenery ain't anything to write home about but it does make the connection to Redcliffe a bit more bearable. Wetlands is fun to ride through sometimes but not great if you're trying to get some strength in the legs. 

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So just to confirm where I get on this thing, ride past the crit track out to Nudgee Rd and then the path goes left rather than right along Nudgee Rd? 

 

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Head off from the crit track and after a few k, just past the left hand turn and you pass under the highway you'll come to a new intersection on the bike path. Take the left turn and follow it along beside the gateway. The new path goes between the gateway and the Nudgee Golf Course. You'll cross over to the other side of the Gateway when you reach the Nudgee Road overpass.

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If you keep going out the old path, you can also join it by crossing Nudgee Rd at the exit near the Golf Course, heading left,  then crossing over the Motorway.

Waiting for all the lights, of course.

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Upon leaving the nundahdrome you will cross 3 small bridges before hitting the intersection wher you go left.

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