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Linking central Victoria via the old railway line
The rail trail is 53 km long and has a fine gravel surface, suitable for MTB and hybrid bikes. It traverses rolling hills, scrub-land forests and grassy plains. It crosses the historic Nimmons trestle bridge at Newtown and passes many historical gold mining sites and conservation areas. For more details about the trail, see Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail web site.
The Friends will provide organisation, ride leader, back up ‘SAG’ wagon, first aid, email confirmation of booking etc. Gold coin donations would be appreciated on the day of the ride. Download the flyer or find all the nitty gritty details below.
|When:||Saturday 7th May, 2011|
|What:||The trail ride will start in Gregory St, opposite the North Gardens (near cnr Gillies St), Wendouree 10:00am, finishes Lismore St Skipton, approx 4:00-4:30pm. Ride stops for lunch and trail attractions.|
|Bring:||Your own hybrid bike or MTB, water, snacks, medications, sunscreen, mobile phone, spares (e.g. at least one tube, etc).|
|Transport:||(a) Own transport to/ from the rail trail’s start/finish.(b) bus + bike transport available (leaving Bendigo) limited places.
Bus transport details:
|Lunch:||At Scarsdale or Linton Hotel (a booking will be made) or BYO lunch.|
|Fitness:||A good level of fitness is required to complete this ride, suitable only for people who regularly ride. Trail surface is compacted fine gravel.|
|Booking:||Online at http://bendigokilmorerailtrail.com by Friday 22 April 2011.|
|Other:||The Friends will provide organization, ride leader, back up ‘SAG’ wagon, first aid, email confirmation of booking etc. Gold coin donations welcomed on the day.|