Come to­gether and cel­e­brate the trail

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

AF­TER 11 years of hard work and set­backs, the fi­nal sec­tion of the Bris­bane Valley Rail Trail, Too­goolawah to Moore, was of­fi­cially opened ear­lier last month.

BVRT Users As­so­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent Paul Hey­mans said the politi­cians had their cel­e­bra­tion last month, and now it was the com­mu­nity’s turn.

“The com­mu­nity was a very large part of the story... what drives the Bris­bane Valley Rail Trail is the grass-roots sup­port – it’s ab­so­lutely crit­i­cal,” Mr Hey­mans said.

Res­i­dents and vis­i­tors are in­vited to cel­e­brate the com­ple­tion of the Bris­bane Valley Rail Trail this week­end, and there’s no bet­ter way to cel­e­brate it than by us­ing it.

On Satur­day, the com­mu­nity is en­cour­aged to come to­gether for a “multi-user” trail where walkers, run­ners, horse rid­ers and cy­clists will all come and cel­e­brate what makes the rail trail great.

Start­ing in Moore for a break­fast put on by the Moore Memo­rial Hall Com­mit­tee, at­ten­dees will then gather for a multi-faith bless­ing of the rail trail by Fr Ian Bai­ley and an unveiling of an in­ter­pre­tive sign with a his­tory of the Bris­bane Valley Rail Trail at Moore sta­tion.

From there, users will make the jour­ney along the rail trail to Too­goolawah, where they’ll en­joy more live mu­sic as well as have the op­por­tu­nity to peruse the Too­goolawah Mar­kets.

Trans­port ar­range­ments have been put in place, how­ever at­ten­dees are ad­vised they should check the Bris­bane Valley Rail

❝ What drives the Bris­bane Valley Rail Trail is the grass-roots sup­port.

— Paul Hey­mans

Trail web­site for de­tails.

Mr Hey­mans said the event would be a great day for the whole fam­ily, and en­cour­aged ev­ery­one to get in­volved.

“It’s for the com­mu­nity – the rail trail has gone from zero to be­ing hugely pop­u­lar in south-east Queens­land,” he said.

Tick­ets start from $20 per per­son and can be booked by head­ing to THEBVRT web­site or by check­ing out the Bris­bane Valley Rail Trail Users As­so­ci­a­tion Inc. Face­book page.

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