This ride is open to financial MBTC members and Meetup visitors who have not yet completed three introductory rides.
From Flinders street, Platform 13 (as there will be no loop trains) take the Sandringham train to Richmond,(I will get on at Richmond), then from PL 9 take the Lilydale train to Heatherdale. All these changes will be worth it.
The Sandringham train leaves FS 8.52am or the next one 9.12 am will also arrive at Heatherdale station by 10am when we start.
Mainly on bike trails from Heatherdale to Jell's Park where we have a lunch stop, then we continue to Mordialloc where we can get the train home.
Mostly flat and downhill, so an easy ride, but distance is about 60km so maybe a medium ride.
Be prepared for some refreshing showers which have been forecast, but they may or may not happen.
We will keep an easy social pace and the priority will be to stay together.
Bikes to be in good working order, any type of bike with tyres suitable for unsealed surfaces will be ok.
Check out this previous route, but since Carrum station is closed, will be extended to Mordialloc: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27399087
You must have a 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.