Social Ride – 21 October

The October Social Ride will be held on Sunday 21st with an exploration of the rejigged Pineys trails. Much of the Pine plantation was harvested in 2017 with the loss of some trails. However the local ‘trail fairies’ have been beavering away this year to reconstruct some trails and create some new challenges.nPlease note that the Pineys trails are among the most technical in the Castlemaine region, featuring lots of steep climbs and descents, plenty of tree roots, technical components and some significant rock features. A 20km ride in the Pineys is equivalent to at least 30km around the Baco trails. As such this social ride will be geared to higher intermediate and/or advanced riders. We will however offer two groups to cater for faster and slower pace riders.

You will need to be a technically competent rider with good fitness level; the riding distance will be around 20km with a duration of 2.5 to 3 hours. As with all Rocky Riders’ trips, you need to bring your own food, water, spare parts and have a bike in good repair. An MTBA Day Licence can be purchased on the day at a cost of $10/$7 if riders wish.n

Meet at Theatre Royal at 9am.