Take it out and play with it!
Lerderderg State Park is a little gem in Melbourne's backyard, great scenery, fresh air, lots of trees, and not many humans- the perfect place to go for a ride. This time we'll check out a section to the north in Wombat Forest.
The terrain will vary from well maintained unsealed roads to fire access trails to rough dirt tracks. A reasonable level of fitness and endurance will be required but it's also not a race, the pace will vary according to the terrain and there will be some walking on steep sections. Bring snacks & water for the day, and we can go for a feed after the ride if anyone is up for it.
Bikes to be in good working order, MTB or gravel bikes with min 40mm tyres suited to off road use.
Check out the route at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31818678
***Note: End time is a guesstimate only***
Spare tube, puncture kit, pump, 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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