This ride is open only to financial MBTC members only.
This is a car based ride starting at the historic Redcastle Cemetery.
Note that even though Redcastle is marked on the map it is just a locality, not a town and there is nothing there and no phone reception, so we will meet in Heathcote for breakfast and drive out to Redcastle as the cemetery is not accurately marked on the map.
There is no food or water available at the start of the ride so we will get what we need for the first 50kms at Heathcote on the way to Redcastle. Lunch will be in Nagambie and this will be our only water stop.
We will be riding on lightly undulating dirt backroads and tracks with the majority of the ride being in bushland and open farmland.
We will keep up a pace of approx. 20kph.
Bikes to be in good working order. Preferably touring, cx, offroad bikes with minimum 32mm tyres that are suitable for unsealed surfaces.
Check out the route at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28278872
*******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.
When I RSVP for this event/activity I fully understand and agree that I am riding at my own risk and accept without exception full and complete liability for all and any risks I have chosen to take, and will not hold responsible nor make any claim against the Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club Inc., its committee members, ride leaders, agents or servants for any loss, damage or injury however caused in relation to my riding or participation in any event/activity with this club. I agree that photos taken of me during MBTC rides or social events may be used for publicity purposes.