VetRide Warburton 2019

cropped-logo-july-2017.jpgWhether you’re a Single Track Explorer; Mountain Goat Hill Climber; Rail Trailblazer; or a Bitumen Road Warrior, we will have you covered at VetRide Warburton 2019.

Come for a day; or stay over with the rest of us at the Warburton Holiday Park from Remembrance Day 2019 until lunchtime on Thursday 14th November. VetRide has booked all available cabin accommodation; however the park can accommodate your van or tent if you want.

If you’re a mountain biker the area has couple of advanced and medium trails to ‘die for’; have a look over on Trailforks at ‘Hey Hey My My’ amongst others.

For those mountain goats amongst us Mt Donna Buang (16.8km, 6.9%, 1069m) will challenge you; or perhaps Martyr Road (300m, 19%, 62m) is more your style. A little further afield in Yarra Glen is Skyline Road with 62m of elevation gain over 3.3km for an average gradient of  6%.

When it comes to rail trails we are spoilt for choice:

The O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail provides an out and back ride of 21.4 (or 37.8)kilometres. Nestled above the floor of the Upper Yarra Valley, the trail follows the historic open channelled O’Shannassy Aqueduct, meandering through pristine forest which has been protected for nearly 100 years for water harvesting. The trail runs in parallel with the Warburton Rail Trail however, being set into the mountain ranges, it provides a different perspective ton the environment. Whether surrounding you with tall trees and ferns, or showing spectacular views of the Yarra Valley.

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lilydale-to-warburtonPerhaps the iconic Lilydale / Warburton Rail Trail is more your style. Meander the 40km between Lilydale and Warburton on the old broad gauge rail line. You will travel through vineyards, pass beautiful mountain scenery, farmlands and forests, and cross the many restored bridges. Meander past remnants of the former station platforms and stop in at the original 1882 railway station, also known as the Upper Yarra Museum.The Rail Trail’s gentle gradients make it ideal for all levels of fitness.

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The finer details are still to be confirmed but the main event will be for the keen road riders amongst with a near 100k fully supported group ride from Warburton to Noogee and return; lunch provided at Noogee. Warburton is a hugely popular destination and we have deliberately booked this event during the week so as to avoid weekend traffic. The roads in the area, particularly Black Spur, make the use of lead vehicles and SAG wagons problematic and require special consideration.

If we have captured your attention and you’re interested in coming along let us know by filling out an Expression_of_Interest_- Warburton form.