Cycle Queensland rides into town
CENTRAL Queensland, including the Bundaberg and North Burnett region, is providing the perfect backdrop for more than 700 riders participating in this year's Cycle Queensland.
Cycle Queensland 2014 is the 13th consecutive year of this event and nearly 11,000 people have participated in Cycle Queensland over the years.
Making their way to Bargara yesterday for two rest days, Childers and Biggenden will be inundated by people on everything from road bikes and tricycles to tandems and mountain bikes when riders cycle in on Wednesday and Thursday consecutively.
The ride began in Agnes Water on Saturday and it is anticipated that Cycle Queensland 2014 will inject thousands of dollars into local economies while they make their way to their final destination at Coolum Beach on Sunday.
While most participants stay at a specially organised campsite, others will take advantage of motel beds and will be looking for places to eat and relax with cafes, bakeries and pubs along the route expected to be overflowing.
North Burnett Regional Council is encouraging the community to support the event in Biggenden and make riders feel welcome by decorating shop windows and cheering the riders on.