Sunday 22 September is World Car Free Day and to celebrate Maldon is hosting a Car Free Carnivale in the main street from 12 noon to 3pm. The heritage shopping and café strip will be transformed into a car-free thoroughfare of ideas for sustainable living. Innovative exhibitors, children’s activities and live performances will be on offer, as will plenty of local food, with Maldon’s cafes and hotels all open on the day.
The Maldon Climate Action Network is encouraging people to walk, cycle, bus or train to Maldon for the day. So why not join the Rocky Riders for a spring time rolling ride along the Castlemaine to Maldon rail trail to join in the festivities. We will depart the Camp Reserve in Forest Street at 11am, for a relaxed ride out to Maldon along the rail trail – also a good chance to preview this trail in the lead up to the Race the Train event in November. The trail is well formed, and not technical, making it suitable for families. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to ride back to Castlemaine (mostly downhill) or catch the steam train for the return trip.
Riders must be self-sufficient with food, water and spares. MTBA membership is required. Day permits available for non-members $10.