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The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) enables people and organisations to participate in or host a broad range of fun-filled and challenging events throughout the calendar year. Whether you're travelling solo or with a group, there are different events to suit every ability, get in touch with the event hosts to see if it's the perfect event for you.

2023 events

Date Event Location Contact
Every Saturday Parkrun Blackbutt
4–5 August 2023 BVRT E2Ex2 Esk to Wulkuraka 
Esk to Yarraman to Esk
19 August 2023 Glenhaven Picnic in a Barn
Harlin to Moore
9 September 2023
BVRT Festival of Cycling
Coominya to Blackbutt 
Esk to Blackbutt 
Harlin to Blackbutt
22–24 September 2023  BVRT 3-Day Tour
Yarraman to Wulkuraka
26 January 2024
Australia Day Ride  Fernvale to Esk

Running an event

TMR is responsible for the management of organised events on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. You must first get an event permit from TMR to run an event on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. Types of organised events include but are not limited to:

  • commercial events—an event where a business or organisation charges money or obtains another benefit from supplying goods and services (for example, guided or organised tours)
  • competitive events
  • social (non-competitive) events
  • fundraising and charitable events.

Private groups (30 people or less) and individuals involved in recreational activities, other than for commercial purposes, do not need a permit. Examples include bushwalking or nature study groups, bird watching, or general outdoor activities.

Apply for an event permit

To apply for your permit, complete an application form - Application to hold an organised event on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) form F5259 (PDF) and submit it for assessment of your proposed event. Once all the required information is received, we will assess your application and consult with any organisations which may be affected, such as local council/s, community groups or any other Queensland Government agencies involved with the management of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.

Before submitting your application, it is important that you read:

Submit your application by emailing or by post at:

Department of Transport and Main Roads
C/- Rail Corridor Management
GPO Box 1412

Please allow at least 4 weeks to process your permit application.

Whether you're attending an event or travelling on your own adventure, make sure you plan accommodation, bike hire and shuttle services well in advance to avoid disappointment. You can seek general advice from the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Ranger or any local businesses that offer shuttle services, tours, or bike hire.

Plan your trip now!