The May social ride (Sunday 21 May) will take in some of the developing trail network in the Muckleford Forest, in the triangle between Muckleford, Newstead and Maldon. A loose collection of singletrack has existed in this part of the forest for many years, but has been little utilised. The majority of the trails are flowing and less technical in nature, although some newer trails have exploited local geological features (think rock walls).
We are planning a ride of around 30 km that should take around 2.5 hours. Depending on numbers it may be possible to split into two groups to offer a faster-paced and a more social-paced journey. Riders with beginner to intermediate skills are welcome but must have a reasonable level of fitness and all riders must be self-sufficient with food, water and spares. MTBA membership is required. Day permits available for non-members $10.
The ride will commence at the historic Red White and Blue poppet head on Bells Lane Track. Head west on the Muckleford School Road, past Jeralee Boarding Kennels and continue on Bells Lane Track to the intersection with Red White and Blue Track. There is plenty of parking.
The ride will commence at 9:30am. Carpool: 9:00am meet at Theatre Royal. If you need a lift, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure there is space.