Whitfield Double (Hard-72kms,+698m & 66kms,+860m)

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This ride is open to financial MBTC members only.

Meet at Whitfield on Friday night or Saturday morning.
This is an accommodated overnighter with separate day rides on Saturday & Sunday.

Day 1
King Valley Loop (72kms,+698m)
The Saturday ride will be the King Valley Loop starting at 9.00am at the Whitty Cafe. Need to bring everything you need on this ride as there is nothing once we go past Cheshunt at the 5km mark. We can get snacks , lunch, etc at the Whitfied or Cheshunt general store and we'll find places to stop along the way.

Check out the King Valley route:

Day 2
Myrrhee - Lurg Loop (66kms,+860m)
We will leave Whitfield at 8am and drive 16kms to the Myrrhee Primary School where we will leave our cars and start the ride.
We need to carry all our food and water for the day and we'll find places to stop along the way.

Check out the Myrrhee - Lurg route:

We will keep up a reasonable pace of approx. 20kph on the flats.

Bikes to be in good working order, any type of bike with tyres suitable for unsealed surfaces will be ok.

Accomodation options:
Prices for two people (couple or 2x singles)
Friday night- $145
Saturday night- $155

6x caravans available (various configurations)
$60 - $90 (2 people)
Caravan extra people- $15pp
Camping site (2 people)
Powered- $30
Unpowered- $25

Caravan- $70 (2 people)
2x double, 2x single
Extra people- $15pp

Caravan with annex- $70 (2 people)
2x double, 1x single
Extra people- $15pp

Caravan with ensuite- $120 (2 people)
Double bed
Extra people on floor with own mattress- $15pp

Camping sites (2 people)
Powered - $35
Unpowered- $25

Functioning headlight & tail light
Spare tube and a puncture kit
MYKI card, ATM card/cash, basic tools, rain gear, food/snacks, etc

It's your responsibility to check the temperature and distance for the day and carry an appropriate amount of water. When riding outside suburbia remember that carrying too much water is better than not enough as the distances between water availability may vary greatly from the planned route due to road closures or other unforeseen circumstances.

Check your app for any changes two hours before a day ride, or two days before a multi day ride as the ride may be cancelled in the event of extreme weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

If you cannot make it to the ride please change your RSVP to 'NO' within a reasonable time.

Our club policy is that visitors may participate on three rides before making the decision to join our club for an annual fee of $25.

You can join Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club Inc. at http://www.mbtc.org.au/membership/

Benefits include other rides not listed on Meetup, special event meetings, social events, RWGPS club subscription, etc.

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