Easy Riders
Sunshine Coast

Easy Riders
Join Carol, Jillie, and friends for a couple of hours of easy social riding, mainly on picturesque bike paths, with a coffee stop somewhere in the area of the ride.

A ride on mainly flat bike tracks. Each trip is about 25km to 30km round trip. Average speed is 16kph.

There are some beautiful bike paths on the Sunshine Coast and we try to keep things interesting by taking a different route each week.

Keep an eye on this site for a possible change of assembly point or start time. You can also add your name to Who's Going and we will email you any changes.

Please try to arrive at least 10 minutes early so we can get away at the scheduled time.

The group push off at the scheduled time. There is NO need to contact the ride leader if you cannot make it on a particular week.

For further details, please contact Peter or just add your name to Who's Going and come alone for the ride.
Monday at 7.00am every week (next 18-Dec-2017)
Various Locations
Car Park
Sunshine Coast
Easy Riders  
This event is hosted by Jillie who has kindly volunteered to help make it as easy as possible for newcomers.
e: jill.robinson1@optusnet.com.au
No booking required, just add your name to the Who's Going list to let others know you will be attending.
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Hola fellow cyclers

Our ride on Monday 18 December will depart from Mudjimba Beach car park at 7am.

We will ride north to Coolum for coffee.

Looking forward to catching up with everyone.

0408 743 205

Marilen G on 14-Dec-2017
European Bike Tour 2018. Decision Time...

Hi Everyone. As you know a few of us have been investigating the possibility of a bike & boat club ride in Europe next year. From the input we have received it appeared that an 8 day tour along the Danube River was favoured (Passau to Budapest by Bike & Boat). Three companies were contacted, Tourradar, Utracks, & Hooked on Cycling. After looking at departure dates availability and everyones preferred dates, Only 3 departures are now available, only one of which would be suitable for a group booking...

29th July (6 cabins left)
5th & 12 August (3-4 cabins left)

NO CABINS HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD FOR US AT THIS STAGE. Please see the following for prices from Utracks...

'Based on your maximum possible group of 12, the price & booking information is as follows:

Danube Explorer to Budapest (DEB)
8 day self guided cycle
29 July – 5 August 2018
$1650 per person twin share – based on main deck, low season
Plus $260 per person high season supplement – applicable for this date
= $1910 each

There are currently 2 main deck cabins available.
We can also offer middle and upper deck, the supplements are:

Middle deck $280 per person ie total $2190 each
Upper deck $400 per person ie total $2310 each

The optional e bike supplement is $170.

Deposit due at the time of booking $803 per person.
The balance is due 70 days prior.'

Unless we can get firm bookings fairly quickly (2 other tour dates with 6 cabins have already been sold out in the last few days) for the 29th July tour, we will look at planning a club 2019 tour so everyone can have time to discuss and plan for it.

Please respond to myself or David Hall if you are definite for 2018.

Les Ralston

David Hall

Les R on 13-Dec-2017
Hi all

Thanks to all the organisers for a great Xmas get together last night at the Spit. Such a lovely evening. Tony and I brought home two cushions and a beach towel that were left where we were gathered last night so if you are the owner of either would you like to give me a call on 0407 184 677 or send me a message.


Kathie B on 08-Dec-2017
Good morning riders......such a pleasant get together last night. Thank you all for coming along and making it the success it was.
Ride for Monday 11th starts at Trader Dukes, Maroochydore at 7am
See you there. Diane is the ride leader...not sure of the coffee stop,but I can assure you it will be nice coffee. Cheers Jillie

Jillie R on 08-Dec-2017
Hi all,
Just a reminder that we are having a Xmas get together this week on Thurs 7th Dec.
We will meet at The Spit end of Parkyn Pde Mooloolaba, at 5.30pm.

We will hopefully commandeer the undercover picnic tables area, where we sometimes have our coffee break during our ride,
so BYO dinner or BBQ supplies, or there are several fish and chip outlets nearby, if you prefer.
It may be an idea to BYO chair in case we are short of seating.

We will again have a few games available for those of us who are feeling energetic or competitive.

Weather sounds more promising for Thurs, so fingers crossed.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.


Carol H on 05-Dec-2017
Hi all,
I can hear thunder but will take a chance and be there at 7. We may have to do a short ride which is fine as we all know it's all about the coffee anyway.
See you there if you're game.

Carol H on 04-Dec-2017
Easy and Leisurely Riders
About 15 people met on Thursday to discuss a possible Bike and Barge tour in Europe in 2018. Others have also shown interest. (However, once dates and prices are considered there will of course be many who will not proceed).
Tours in Holland, the Amalfi Coast, South of France and Croatia were all considered.
It was agreed we should consider a similar tour to what other Sunshine Coast people did a few years ago.
1. Who is interested in a Danube explorer to Budapest tour?
See https://www.tourradar.com/t/34409

2. If so, when are you NOT available in May and June 2018 and August, September and October 2018.
Once we see what the interest is, we can look at more details on dates, prices, etc .
Of course, if someone has other ideas or would like to organise the trip, please advise

David Hall

David H on 03-Dec-2017
Hi all,
So sorry this is so late. I was intending to do our Ewan Maddock Dam adventure on Monday 4th Dec, but due to our recent wet patch and more rain predicted over the weekend, I think it may be too soggy in places to attempt it this time.
We will now meet at the new time of 7am!!!!!!!!
At the Ballinger Rd Sports Centre on Ballinger Rd, Buderim.
Coffee will probably be at Hamptons.
Hope the weather has settled by Monday as I'm sure you are all having withdrawal symptoms as well.
Look forward to seeing you all there.
Thanks, bye.

Carol H on 01-Dec-2017
Some of us who have expressed interest in the bike and barge tour will meet at 10.00am for initial chats.

We will meet at the Pallet Espresso Bar coffee shop

2/161-163 Brisbane Rd, Mooloolaba

The Pallet Espresso Bar


2/161-163 Brisbane Rd



David H on 30-Nov-2017
I am not sure if the Leisurely riders ride will occur today, but some of us who have expressed interest in the bike and barge tour will meet at 10..00am today for initial chats.

We will meet at the Pallet Espresso Bar coffee shop

2/161-163 Brisbane Rd, Mooloolaba

The Pallet Espresso Bar


2/161-163 Brisbane Rd



David H on 30-Nov-2017
Monday's ride 27th November will leave from a new destination. Rene will be the leader and he has asked that we meet at the northern end of Brightwater Lake, the intersection of Manatunga and Brightwater Blv for a 7.30 start.
Hope to see you all there. Cheers and hope for a dry day! Jillie

Jillie R on 24-Nov-2017
Easy and Leisurely Riders (Europe in 2018 ?)

A number of riders have been discussing the possibility of a bike and barge trip next year in Europe. Some riders have done a tour before and others are starting to do some research on a new trip. I think the previous plan involved people making their own travel arrangements from Australia to the bike and barge ride start.
Just sending this email out to see who might have some interest at this stage?


Carol will discuss with people at the Saturday riding group Christmas party this Saturday.

It would be good if others could discuss at the Easy Riders group next Monday (I won’t be there).

It is suggested an initial informal meeting of those interested could be after the Thursday bike ride on 30th November.

David Hall (0427 401 583)

David H on 24-Nov-2017
Hi all,

What to do with the weather. It is a mixture of patches of brilliant sunshine and light showers here at the moment. Lovely rainbow in the west. No doubt if we ride we will get damp at some point. The weatherman says this will hang around for the rest of the week. Up to you, I will still be about if anyone wants to ride. Regards Denis

Denis B on 20-Nov-2017
Hi Easy Riders,

I am scheduled to lead the ride on Monday 20 November starting at 7.30 am at Fraser Park on the Esplanade at Golden Beach (last car park before the roundabout at Gemini Towers). We will have a mainly flat ride around Pelican waters and out to Bellvista for coffee.

See you there Denis Brett 0429633282

Denis B on 16-Nov-2017
Hi all,
Monday ride will start at Happy Valley park at 7.30. (near cnr Knox st and Esplanade, Caloundra) The ride will be about 22 km without a coffee break as we will end up back at the Coffee Van. Jill has activities planned as outlined in the email sent yesterday.

Ann has kindly offered her fridge for those wanting to keep food cool for lunch.

Coffee and cake deal $7.00 at Coffee Van.

Rob M on 09-Nov-2017
Thank you for the kind offers of the use of a bike for my son. Rob responded first and we are happy to collect his bike and look forward to riding the bike paths while my son is in Queensland.
Regards Sue

Susan R on 09-Nov-2017
Nov 13th
A reminder that our little "get-together" is next Monday after the ride.
Rob assures me that parking at Happy Valley is not a problem.
Ann is prepared to keep items of food e.g.meat for bbq on ice while we ride, play and swim.
Don't forget your togs and sun protection.
I have organised something by way of bat and ball, but feel free to bring along anything you think would be suitable.
It will be fun (weather permitting) and all the more if you join us.
Cheers Jillie

Jillie R on 08-Nov-2017
Sorry ! That is Woolworths Mountain Creek !

Rod H on 03-Nov-2017
Hi Easy Riders ! The Ride for Monday 6th November Starts at Woolworths car park at 7.30 am . Coffee Break yet to be determine . Hope you all can make it ! cheers rod ...

Rod H on 03-Nov-2017
Hi all, the Monday doddlers will ride again tomorrow with the same arrangement as last week, 7.30 from Duporth. C U there, cheers/Ron 0427131811.

Captain Ron E on 29-Oct-2017
Hi all, the doddlers monday ride is on again tomorrow, same arrangement as last week. Cheers/ Ron 0427131811

Captain Ron E on 29-Oct-2017
Hello all. I am posting Monday's ride infrormation for Marty,(30th Oct) who has kindly agreed to lead our ride, at short notice.
We will start again at Foote Street, Mooloolaba....time 7.30am.
Coffee at Izba in Birtinya.
Similar route to last week, which was thoroughly enjoyable.
See you all there. Cheers Jillie

Jillie R on 26-Oct-2017
Hi all
The ride is on. Hopefully any showers will go around us.
Hope to see you there.

Kathie B on 23-Oct-2017
Hi all
It looks like it could be wet in the morning and the ride may need to be called off. I will send out an email by 6.30am if the rain has arrived, or is imminent and the ride needs cancelling.

Kathie B on 22-Oct-2017
Hi gang, a few riders have been urging me for some time to create an alternative ride than the usual Monday group who love to keep a good pace and often up around the 30 K mark. Well we will give this a go and will be similar to our Leisularly Riders on a thursday but will start this Monday at 7.30 from the council car park on Duporth Avenue almost opposite the Duporth Tavern. Intended to cater for slower and beginner riders with a distance of only 15 to 20 K tops. See you there / Capn Ron.

Captain Ron E on 20-Oct-2017
Hi everyone
I will be leading the ride next Monday, starting from the car park on the River Esplanade just opposite Foote Street in Mooloolaba, assuming the rain and wild weather will have passed, at 7.30am. As I am still in NSW ride course and coffee stop is yet to be determined.
Hoping to see you there.

Kathie B on 18-Oct-2017
Hi Easy Riders.

Ride Cancelled Monday 16 October.

Unfortunately the wild weather is continuing here at Golden Beach this morning so I am cancelling my ride.

Regards to all. Denis

Denis B on 16-Oct-2017
Hi All,

There has been wild weather here all day with no sign of let up. It's not looking good for a ride in the morning. I will confirm early in the morning if we are still on.

Regards Dens

Denis B on 15-Oct-2017
Hi Easy Riders,

I am scheduled to lead the ride on Monday 16 October starting at Fraser Park on the Esplanade at Golden Beach (last car park before the roundabout at Gemini Towers). We will have a mainly flat ride around Pelican waters and out to Bellvista for coffee.

I would like to start at 7.00 am as I have a medical appointment later in the morning.

Please note the earlier starting time.

See you there Denis Brett 0429633282

Denis B on 11-Oct-2017
Hello and here I am again.

Our ride for Monday 9th October will begin at Kawana Community Centre, Sportsmans Drive, Kawana at 7.30am.
The route will combine Birtinya Island, Kawana Forest and into Ivadale Lakes and onto the Coastal path homewards.
Coffee will be either Sunshine Sunshine or Ibeza on Birtinya Island.

See you all there. Cheers Jillie

Jillie R on 05-Oct-2017
Hi Jillie, I was so looking forward to joining the group this morning, but alas, No. Hope to catch up in a couple of weeks,😊 Mark B

Mark B on 02-Oct-2017
Hello again all riders. Such hot conditions, let's hope Monday is a bit more comfortable. Our ride for 2nd October will commence at Kawana Surf Club carpark, Pacific Blv, Buddina at 7.30 am
Please note we will be riding through some grasslands and it may not be suitable for road bikes, although it is a firm surface, flat and no rocks or large pebbles.
We will have coffee at Sunshine Sunshine.
See your smiling faces on Monday

Jillie R on 29-Sep-2017
The ride for Monday 25th September will be lead by Rene.
Starting at 7.30am, meet beforehand at the carpark of Joyce Mayne, Sippy Downs (our usual spot)
Coffee will be in Mooloolaba.
This is always a lovely ride, so look forward to seeing your smiling faces Monday morning.
Cheers Jillie

Jillie R on 21-Sep-2017
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