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Date: 22 Oct 2020
Where: Decker Park
Type: Biking

Social Bike Ride – 3 Jetties, Moreton Bay

The 3 Jetty ride follows the paths and boardwalks from Shorncliffe to Scarborough Marina along the shores of Moreton Bay passing trough Woody Point and Redcliffe.

Meeting place is Decker Park for a BYO coffee/morning tea (Shade & Toilets available) before heading across the Ted Smout Bridge (Hornibrook Highway) to Woody Point Jetty. Turning north, the route follows the esplanade to Redcliffe jetty for a short break before continuing northwards to Scarborough Marina and Thurecht Park. Time for lunch with seafood suggested from Morgan’s Seafood Market & Takeaway followed by dessert from the Harbourside Gelateria. Or, you may prefer to BYO lunch.

We’ll return to Decker Park the way we came for a round trip of about 32km. For those who want to do a bit extra, we’ll ride on  to Shorncliffe Pier and return for a total distance of about 43km.

This activity will be conducted in keeping with health department Covid-19 guidelines regarding social distancing, good hygiene practices and group size in force for the venue/area at the time of the activity. Be aware that, if you are over 70 (over 50 for people of indigenous background), and/or have co-morbidities, you are at greater risk of Covid-19.

If the number of nominees exceeds current group-size limits as set by the government for the venue of the activity, the leader may, at his/her discretion, split the party into 2 or more groups with each group performing the activity separately under the guidance of a co-leader or only accept nominations in order of receipt to the current group-size limit.

Please do not attend this activity if, in the 14 days prior to this activity,

  • you have been to a declared Covid-19 hotspot,
  • you have had contact with someone with Covid-19,
  • you have had a Covid-19 test and have not yet received your results or have tested positive,
  • you are currently in isolation, or
  • you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or feeling unwell.

Walk Grading: Easy – a few moderate hills, easily walked if necessary. Hopefully, only light winds on the day.

Meet – When & Where: 9.30am at Decker Par, 18 Twenty-fifth Avenue, Brighton Qld 4017

What to Bring: Helmet, gloves, sunscreen, light jacket,  hand sanitizer, water, morning tea, lunch (Optional), afternoon tea (Optional), $5.00 NPA Fee.

Directions to Start: From Brisbane, travel north along the Gateway Motorway, taking the Deagon Deviation towards Redcliffe. Turn right into Beaconsfield Terrace at the light just before Ted Smout Bridge then left into Twenty-Fifth Avenue.

From Redcliffe, travel across the Ted Smout Bridge, then turn left into Beaconsfield Avenue at the lights then left into Twenty-fifth, Avenue.

Nominations: Via NPAQ Website or directly to the leader.

Leader: Frank Freeman ( (07) 3824 3954 Mob: 0427 655 514 Email: [email protected]

Ride Report

After meeting at Decker Park for coffee and introductions, nine cyclists hit the cycle path for Scarborough under cloudy skies. Fine weather prevailed as the riders passed over over the Ted Smout Bridge, stopped briefly at the Woody Point Jetty and the wreck of the old navy ship, HMQS Gayundah, with a walk along the Redcliffe Pier. Then it was on to Scarborough for lunch from Morgan’s Seafoods in Thurecht Park.

Five minutes after leaving Thurecht Park, rain fell, lasting until the Redcliffe Pier where the group waited under cover while the shower passed. All too soon, riders were safely back at Decker Park to change and load bikes before heading home expressing hope for another ride in the future.