Social Ride Ararat

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Eight Rocky Riders ventured down the Pyrenees Highway to Ararat on Sunday 25 September to meet up with a similar sized group of Ararat Dirt Riders for an introduction to the developing network of singletrack on One Tree Hill.  A small group from the Ararat club have been steadily constructing…

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Interwinter Series Round 4

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Round 4 of the 2016 Interwinter Series was held in the Wombat State Forest on Saturday 27 August.  The event crew from the Wombat Mountain Bike Club did an excellent job providing a super fun course, staging an XCO format in classic Wombat-style on a fast, flowy trail.  The track was predominantly dry and…

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Castlemaine to Maldon Side Rail Trail

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Construction is underway on an off-road bicycle and walking trail linking Castlemaine and Maldon.  The 17.7 kilometre trail will allow walkers and cyclists to enjoy stunning natural surroundings as they travel alongside the existing Goldfields Railway.  “This trail will connect our two largest towns and is a significant addition to…

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Rider Profile - Tony Russell

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Name – Tony Gene Russell

Profession - All Sorts (including coffee roasting and retailing)

Uphill or Downhill? - Uphill

Most epic day on a bike? 1986 Australian Triathlon Championships; 80km in 2:01 hours

I'm currently riding ... Giant Anthem

Favourite trails (other…

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2016 Annual General Meeting

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The Annual General Meeting of the Castlemaine Rocky Riders will be held on Saturday 15 October commencing at 4pm.  The meeting will be held in the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens, next to the Childrens Playground off Downes Road.

Along with the formal business of the AGM, including the election of office…

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Interwinter Series Round 3

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The sun came out for a glorious mud fest at Bendigo’s Interwinter round on Sunday 31st July.  Situated on private property at Andy’s Trail Network, Big Hill, Round 3 of the 2016 Interwinter Series saw a sizeable turnout of riders prepared to take on a muddy track that hasn’t…

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Interwinter Series Round 2 - Castlemaine Cloverleaf

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Close to 150 mountain bikers braved a chilly start to contest Round 2 of the 2016 Interwinter Series on the Castlemaine Cloverleaf circuit in the Walmer State Forest on Sunday 26 June.  The five loops of the Cloverleaf configuration provided riders of all levels and abilities with some challenging terrain, some typical Goldfields technical features and a variety of trails to keep everyone engaged.  There were some very close contests on the day in the various race categories ... and some memorable moments of persistence and camaraderie.

A big thanks to everyone who competed, to the huge number of volunteers who helped in presenting a safe event, to the food and beverage vendors who provided the necessary sustenance and to the major sponsors of the event:

Coffee Basics

Peddling Pastry

Tellurian Wines

Castlemaine Brewing Company

EnviroShop

Also thanks to Craig from the Castlemaine Camera Club and Shayne Hill for capturing some wonderful images of the event;  a selection of Craig's images from Loop 5 is available here.

Rider Profile - Jeremy Kessler

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Name – Jeremy Kessler

Profession - Nurse

Uphill or Downhill? - Uphill on the rigid single speed, and down on the Dually

Most epic day on a bike?  I won’t call it epic but spending a few days exploring trails around Adelaide. On the trails near…

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