This month’s club social ride on Sunday 26 June will be a cross country epic starting in Malmsbury and navigating backwoods trails through the Fryers Ranges to Castlemaine. We use the word navigating in the loosest possible way of course – but there will be farm tracks, jeep tracks, some fire road to tie everything together and a fair chunk of single track to finish the ride. In all, about 45 kilometres of steep climbs, sharp descents and everything in between – about 4-5 hours riding.
There is a train leaving Castlemaine for Malmsbury at 8.11am but bike space may be limited. Alternatively, drivers and car-poolers should aim to get to the start of the ride at Malmsbury station at 8.30. Usual self sufficiency terms apply (food, water, spare parts etc.).
You will need to be a technically competent rider with good fitness level, and possessed with a fair dose of confidence and endurance.
A Rocky Riders (or other AusCycling) membership is recommended so you are covered by insurance while riding. Riders without an Auscycling membership, do so at their own discretion. If you are not in a position to sign up for a full membership the AusCycling 4 Week Free Trial could be an alternative option to cover you or you can take out a Auscycling Lifestyle Membership for the month for $9.00.
In order for us to manage riders to ride leaders ratios please purchase a free ticket via our TidyHQ events page.