Come out for a day in the bush.
Drive up to Heathcote on Friday and stay the night, or drive up early Saturday morning and we'll meet for breakfast at Gafney's Bakery before riding into the bush towards Redcastle. We will need to carry our lunch, snacks, and water for the day as Redcastle is a locality and not a town- there is nothing there. We'll find a spot to stop for lunch along the way before heading back for the return leg to Heathcote.
We will keep up a reasonable pace according to the terrain.
Bikes to be in good working order, any type of bike with 35mm+ tyres suitable for unsealed surfaces will be ok.
This ride will suit gravel beginners. (Not cycling beginners)
Check out the route at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31829562
***Note: End time is a guesstimate only***
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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