|Duration:||3 nights, arrive Monday 11 Nov depart Thursday 14 Nov|
|Venue:||Warburton Holiday Park, 30 Woods Point Road, Warburton|
|Type of Event:||Cycling daily. return to base ride: rail trail, road. hill-climb, mountain|
|Accommodation:||Available at Warburton Holiday Park, or other at riders discretion and their expense.|
|Meals:||The entry fee includes meals|
|Ride Director:||Bernie Simmonds 0407 334 419|
|Downloads:||Itinerary or Ride Guide|
Organised rides are scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday as per the following table.
There is a selection of rides to choose from on Tuesday, and one on Wednesday.
However, riders may choose to ride whenever and whatever route they choose but there will be limited support.
|Tuesday||(Support on request)|
|Mt Donna Buang – Loop||Not for the faint hearted. 60k 1,100m climb followed by downhill with gravel sections. Wider tyres preferred.||58||8:30am|
|Mt Donna Buang – Up and back||Not for the faint hearted. 17km 1,100m climb followed by downhill. All good sealed surface. |
Those wanting a hill climb but not so confident, ride to Cement Creek car park (7km 500m).
| Update It’s unlike we can get to the end of the trail as it has many fallen trees across the track for the last 2.5 kms, so an alternative has been added below. |
|O’Shannessy Woori Yallock||Replacement for the O’Shannessy Aqueduct. Transport will be provided to the start; unless you want to test your hill climbing ability. We’ll ride just past half way to Dee Rd and ride down to the Warburton trail then on to Woori Yallock.||45||9 am|
|Warburton Rail Trail||Ride the Lilydale-Warburton Rail trail from Warburton to Woori Yallock for a coffee and pie at the Bakery. A fairly flat ride on a good gravel / granitic sand trail.||38||9 am|
|Mt Donna Buang – Downhill||Transport will be provided to the Summit then ride the loop downhill. This has gravel sections. Wider tyres preferred.||40||10am|
|Warburton Noojee ||Road ride. A lead vehicle and Sag wagon will be provided. There’s a significant hill halfway to Noojee. The Sag will transport riders up this unless you wish to ride. Lunch provided at Noojee.||103||8 am|
|Strong Legs||Those with strong legs may choose another hill on the old Warburton Rd for the last few kilometers.||103||8am|
|Whenever you choose|
|Martyr Road||Short loop with 50m hill climb at 20%||6|
|Mountain biker||If you’re a mountain biker the area has couple of advanced and medium trails to ‘die for’. Have a look at Trailforks at ‘Hey Hey My My’ among others.|
Links to other sites
Mt Donna Buang. – The climb from Warburton to the summit of Mt. Donna Buang is one of the true gems of Victorian cycling. Rising some 1080 vertical meters, the climb is amazingly picturesque and, for most of the year, virtually traffic free.
O’Shannessy Aqueduct Trail – Nestled above the floor of the Upper Yarra Valley surrounding you with tall trees and ferns, or showing spectacular views of the Yarra Valley.
Trailforks – 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’ among others.