Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail

Linking central Victoria via the old railway line

Friends Share Trail and Lunch

The thought of riding the O’Keefe Rail Trail and having lunch in Heathcote with friends is a popular activity for many.

This thought saw members of the Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail out for the group’s monthly ride in April. Whether using a gravel bike, mountain bike, or e-bike, riders chose distances to suit their ability.

Riders at Lake Eppalock Photo: G. Long

Most riders chose to start at Axedale while others commenced in Bendigo. After crossing the Campaspe River and keeping an eye out for wallabies in the Knowsley Forest, all riders stopped at Lake Eppalock to enjoy the views.

Crossing the Mt Ida Creek bridge Photo: G. Long

Next came riding through the One Eye Forest on the way to Heathcote for a bakery style lunch. Rested and all fuelled up, the riders soaked up the sunny Autumn day and shared their return through natural environs.

Riders in the One Eye Forest Photo: G. Long

With the next monthly ride activity planned, new members are welcomed. Check out this web page for related membership information, or email

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