Date : Sunday 6th February
Rego opens : 10:30am
Start time : 11:00am
Start location : Hurstbridge train station
Finish location : Hurstbridge train station
Distance : ~80km (64km dirt, 16km paved)
Map : Click here for route map
Meet at train station carpark and register to receive map and cue sheet. Don't be late or we'll all be gone!
This ride is a grand tour of the beautiful countryside nestled just below the Kinglake Ranges. The route is about 80% dirt roads of generally high quality. You can expect corrugations, potholes and loose gravel sections. The country around here is mostly hilly - you can expect many short climbs followed by fast flowing descents.
Note : This area does see a small amount of local traffic so be careful on the descents - especially blind corners - and please share the road. The locals know these roads well, sometimes drive fast, and probably won't be expecting to see cyclists in their way. This goes for kangaroos too!