• Yarra trail, Petty’s Orchard, (around 45km easy-medium)

    Needs a location

    Meet at Rushall Station, 8:50am for 9 am start.

    We take the Yarra trail from Rushall station to Petty’s orchard for lunch or byo. After lunch, there is the possibility of riding along the Yarra to the Mullum Mullum creek on single track to Lower Warrandyte in the great Australian bush, "how's the serenity?"

    We will return the way we have come.

    The route can be viewed at Rides with GPS:
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/new?importType=trip&importId=24989579&center=-37.74717359383683,145.09416199999998&zoom=13&overlay=rwgps

    River rapids, gravel, kangaroos

    Return to city on Yarra trail stopping at Fairfield/Alphington for afternoon tea, then finish at Rushall station.

    May opt to return to city by train from Eltham station.

    This tour will be proceeding in accordance with Victorian Government COVID-19 requirements, all riders are responsible for informing themselves and meeting these requirements applicable for the duration of the ride.

    RIDE REGISTRATION FORM
    This is to be completed when you RSVP and can be found at:
    www.mbtc.org.au/registration-forms-rider

    CORONAVIRUS AND RIDES
    Understandably COVID-19 is affecting how we do our rides. https://www.mbtc.org.au/covid-19 shows what you must do when riding with us.

    ESSENTAIL ITEMS
    Spare tube, puncture kit, pump, basic tools, rain gear, food/snacks, etc

    WATER
    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 the day before a the 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' at least one day before the ride day.

    When I RSVP for this event/activity I acknowledge that the activity of bicycle riding can be dangerous and that I may suffer loss or injury or death and I agree that in consideration of my participation in any event conducted by the MBTC that I will absolve from liability the MBTC, its officers, and any event organiser from all claims, demands, or suits whether for personal injury or property loss suffered whether by negligence or breach of contract or otherwise, save for any right I may have pursuant to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Commonwealth). I agree that photos taken of me during MBTC rides or social events may be used for publicity purposes.

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  • Southern Cross- Pascoe Vale Station 32 kms; Easy

    Needs a location

    MBTC members only,
    An easy sunny Sunday ride around the Western suburbs, lunch will be at Roasting Warehouse in Airport West. Ride terminates at Pascoe Vale Station.
    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39552773
    Any bike in GOOD CONDITION will do the job, preferable with 30+ mm tyres.
    RIDE REGISTRATION FORM
    The online registration form for this ride can be found at https://www.mbtc.org.au/registration-forms-rider. Please complete it when you RSVP.

    CORONAVIRUS AND RIDES
    Understandably COVID-19 is affecting how we do our rides. Our COVID-19 page (https://www.mbtc.org.au/covid-19/) describes what you must do when riding with us.

    ESSENTIAL ITEMS
    Functioning front & tail light, spare tube and a puncture kit
    MYKI card, ATM card/cash, basic tools, rain gear, food/snacks,
    Suncream; sunglasses; lip balm; etc.

    Please carry an appropriate amount of water and fill your bidons at every opportunity.

    Check your app for any changes at least 2 hours before the 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' at least one day before the ride day.

    When I RSVP for this event/activity I acknowledge that the activity of bicycle riding can be dangerous and that I may suffer loss or injury or death and I agree that in consideration of my participation in any event conducted by the MBTC that I will absolve from liability the MBTC, its officers, and any event organiser from all claims, demands, or suits whether for personal injury or property loss suffered whether by negligence or breach of contract or otherwise, save for any right I may have pursuant to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Commonwealth). I agree that photos taken of me during MBTC rides or social events may be used for publicity purposes.

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  • Camperdown-Warrnambool, 130 kms, Intermediate

    Needs a location

    MBTC members only,
    On this trip we'll have the opportunity to ride the Camperdown-Timboon rail trail staying overnight in the coastal town of Port Campbell.
    This is NOT a camping trip, leave your tent, sleeping bag & stove at home.
    We'll depart Camperdown at 10.15 sharp, we may have brunch in Cobden, about 15 ks into the ride or late lunch at Timboon.
    Personally I'll book a room in the Sow & Piglets brewery/Guest House.
    Next day we'll be heading West, skirting the ocean, to Warrnambool to catch the train home.
    Train departs Southern Cross station at 6.55 am on Saturday and at 17.32 pm on Sunday from Warrnambool.
    The proposed route avoids as much as possible the G O R, first day of riding is about 60 k's, second day around 70 k's.
    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31679920
    The terrain is mostly sealed or good compacted gravel so bring your, in good condition, touring bike, we suggest 30+ mm tyres.
    RIDE REGISTRATION FORM
    This is to be completed when you RSVP and can be found at:
    www.mbtc.org.au/registration-forms-rider.

    CORONAVIRUS AND RIDES
    Understandably COVID-19 is affecting how we do our rides. Our COVID-19 page (https://www.mbtc.org.au/covid-19/) describes what you must do when riding with us.

    ESSENTIAL ITEMS
    Functioning front & tail light, spare tube and a puncture kit
    MYKI card, ATM card/cash, basic tools, rain gear, food/snacks, etc.
    Suncream; sunglasses; lip balm; hat brim; etc.

    Please carry an appropriate amount of water and fill your bidons regularly.

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

    If you can not make it to the ride, please change your RSVP to 'NO' at your earliest opportunity.

    When I RSVP for this event/activity I acknowledge that the activity of bicycle riding can be dangerous and that I may suffer loss or injury or death and I agree that in consideration of my participation in any event conducted by the MBTC that I will absolve from liability the MBTC, its officers, and any event organiser from all claims, demands, or suits whether for personal injury or property loss suffered whether by negligence or breach of contract or otherwise, save for any right I may have pursuant to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Commonwealth). I agree that photos taken of me during MBTC rides or social events may be used for publicity purposes.

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  • Rusty Springs Tour; 160km, Intermediate

    Needs a location

    This will be a winter long weekend tour, staying in accommodation at Avenel. We will tour some of the Goulburn Valley wineries, possibly do a loop tour to Hughes Creek, and travel along Upton Rd to Euroa. Distances will be medium, about 50-60km each day, but wine-tasting and short daylight hours may make a slightly speedier riding pace necessary.

    The initial route plan is here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38992924
    New Saturday loop tour to Tahbilk: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39189634
    Possible Sunday loop tour: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39058663
    Monday alternative loop tour: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39189935

    The train times do not work very well at all for us on this Sat for some reason. Only the one Albury train that departs Southern Cross at 7.05am and gets to Avenel at 8.36am. Train to Murchison East is far too late so I will be going up by car. Meet at Avenel near the station at 8.45am. We will do three loop day-rides.

    RIDE REGISTRATION FORM
    This is to be completed by the day before the ride and can be found at:
    www.mbtc.org.au/registration-forms-rider, preferably when you RSVP.

    CORONAVIRUS AND RIDES
    Please read the COVID guidelines on this group's front page before you RSVP to any events. https://www.mbtc.org.au/covid-19

    Etiquette: Social pace. We wait for each other to regroup at key navigational points. No one is left behind with a puncture. On the day, if you cannot make the ride please change your RSVP. Recommend bring pump, tools, spare tube, money, phone with my number in it if we get separated, MYKI, and a bike lock. This is an accommodated tour so only light loads need be carried; extra clothing, lunch & snacks, rain gear and personal items. Check your app on the day for any changes. Do bring lights in case we get delayed.

    Our club policy is that visitors may do three riding days with us 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 acknowledge that the activity of bicycle riding can be dangerous and that I may suffer loss or injury or death and I agree that in consideration of my participation in any event conducted by the MBTC that I will absolve from liability the MBTC, its officers, and any event organiser from all claims, demands, or suits whether for personal injury or property loss suffered whether by negligence or breach of contract or otherwise, save for any right I may have pursuant to the Australian Consumer law. I acknowledge that photos may be taken of me during MBTC rides and social events, and that it is club practice that these photos will be published on Meetup, Facebook, and the club website. I will notify the ride leader and other riders if I wish to not be photographed. MBTC cannot guarantee that my photo will not be published and will promptly honour requests to be removed from MBTC controlled sites.

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  • Pyrenees Wineries Extended Weekend Tour; intermediate

    Needs a location

    There are a whole selection of wineries that we rarely have the opportunity to visit, in the Pyrenee Ranges out in NW Victoria. This is a moderately-paced tour to ensure the chance to visit 2-3 wineries each day. The land should be green with scenic blue hills, and the likelihood of a sunny start to Spring. The towns are small and iconic with a great deal of historic charm. We will need to carry a fair bit of our supplies for meals each day as supermarkets are pretty scarce, but there are a couple of towns with nice pubs for dinner.

    The intended route looks like this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38827723

    As this is camping ride plan to carry all suitable gear (tent, sleeping bag, mattress etc) and carry necessary foods, snacks etc.

    RIDE REGISTRATION FORM
    Preferably it is to be completed when you RSVP, but no later than the day before the ride. It can be found at
    https://www.mbtc.org.au/registration-forms-rider.
    CORONAVIRUS AND RIDES
    Understandably COVID-19 is affecting how we do our rides. Our COVID-19 page (www.mbtc.org.au/covid-19) describes what you must do when riding with us.
    ESSENTIAL ITEMS
    Functioning headlight & tail light
    Spare tube and a puncture kit
    MYKI card, ATM card/cash, basic tools, rain gear, food/snacks, etc
    WATER
    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 the day before a the 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' at least one day before the ride day.

    This ride is for MBTC club members, or those who have not yet done 3 days riding with. To join our club check out https://www.mbtc.org.au/membership

    When I RSVP for this event/activity I acknowledge that the activity of bicycle riding can be dangerous and that I may suffer loss or injury or death and I agree that in consideration of my participation in any event conducted by the MBTC that I will absolve from liability the MBTC, its officers, and any event organiser from all claims, demands, or suits whether for personal injury or property loss suffered whether by negligence or breach of contract or otherwise, save for any right I may have pursuant to the Australian Consumer law.
    I acknowledge that photos may be taken of me during MBTC rides and social events, and that it is club practice that these photos will be published on Meetup, Facebook, and the club website. I will notify the ride leader and other riders if I wish to not be photographed. MBTC cannot guarantee that my photo will not be published and will promptly honour requests to be removed from MBTC controlled sites.

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