Great news! The Queensland/NSW border reopens at 1am on Saturday 15 January 2022, opening some of the best riding in the region.
The Lions Rd, Mt Lindesay Highway, Summerland Way, Numinbah Rd, Tomewin Rd and others are some of the best roads for motorcyclists just about anywhere and bound to be popular this weekend.
Sadly, I’m in iso until Monday (negative test pending), but I’m hoping to head down the Lions Rd very soon.
I went down there recently to the border where huge concrete barriers halted my fun on the Harley-Davidson Sportster S.
My mate and I at the Lions Rd border recently
It’s been too long with the border closed twice for long periods.
We won’t go into the politics and the case for and against border closures.
Instead, let’s just revel in the fun to be had now the borders are opening.
I know several riders who are itching to go and there might even be some early risers tomorrow staking a claim to be the first to cross the border at the Lions Rd which opens at 5am.
It’s almost like the Berlin Wall coming down for riders, especially given some borders were “hard closures” with concrete barriers.
The decision to open the borders came with the Omicron variant now widespread in the community (tell me about it) and 90% of eligible Queenslanders expected to be fully vaccinated next week.
More than 91.33% of Queenslanders have had at least one dose of vaccine and 88.18% are now double dosed.
From tomorrow, border checkpoints and barriers will be removed and travellers will no longer have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
So, get those kickstands up, bright and early, stay safe and have fun!