Terrific opening Casino to Bentley


There was a  great turnout for a wonderful celebration! Robert Mustow (mayor of Richmond Valley), cutting the ribbon to signify the opening of the long awaited 2nd section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail!

For those Richmond Valley cyclists accustomed to sharing the road with trucks doing 100 km/hour, it will be a striking contrast to turn off and glide along the newly completed trail, with only the sounds of wheels on gravel and birdsong. The new trail is wider than the Tweed section of the rail trail, with a separate track for horses in several sections and safety fences where there are steep drop-offs.

Wayne and his team from the Gold Coast Cycling Without Age came all the way across with 3 trishaws and a wheelchair Trishaw. These rides are much loved by the elderly or anyone who is unable to walk or ride.

Pat Grier
Janelle Safin

Pat Grier (president of NRRT) and Janelle Saffin (member for Lismore) both gave uplifting speeches thanking all those involved.

Thank you again to the Bike N’Blend crew who came all the way from Brisbane to provide us with tasty smoothies.
The wonderful Taiko drummers, making for a very exciting day!
Jenny Dowel and Glenys Ritchie from NRRT association sharing a stall with Rail Trails Australia.

For Our Community

We cannot begin to describe how fantastic it is to see and experience a section of the Trail come to life, after more than 10 years of campaigning for this community asset. And what a community it is, that has well and truly turned out, in all manner of ages and abilities to enjoy it!

Help us campaign to complete all 130km of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail just by:

Finding our information stall at the Byron Bay Markets, we’re always up for a chat. 

Following us on Facebook or Instagram and check out all the incredible photos, videos, comments and up to date news on the trail.

Visiting the Tweed section. Walk, meander, run, cycle, drop in at a local business. Bring friends and have a great few hours out experiencing everything the trail has to offer.

Attend Council Meetings when appropriate
(Further information to come, follow here or on Facebook for updates.)


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