VetRide Bendigo 2015

VetRide Bendigo 2015 – Bulletin – 1/4/2015 – Photos of The Ride


Photos of the fantastic ride can be found at: http://gallery.kanda.fastmail.fm/#

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VetRide Bendigo 2015 – Bulletin – 10/3/2015 – Trail Rides

Overview

These rides are based on popular trail rides around Bendigo. They trails are mostly hard pack surface (fine gravel, some tarmac) although the last day has an option to kick off with easy 4WD track if you wish. All routes have short cuts. All routes start on the rail trail just 50m from Parklane tourist park.

Friday 19th O’Keefe Rail Trail

Out & back, an easy 35k total and a great intro to the weekend. Option to continue for up to 8k on new extension towards Heathcote. Option to return via 4WD trails through Wellsford State Forest. Axedale has a transport café, pub + coffee house and lovely riverside picnic area. For more info see www.digbig.com/5bkttd

 

Saturday 20th Bush & Blocks

Anti-clockwise, 34km along popular suburban mainly off-road cycling trails then a mix of bushland and suburbia roads and trails. An alternate route near the end avoids a few km of 4WD tracks.

Sunday 21st Blues Trails

43km of easy creek and reservoir trails into the deep south. Optional 4WD loop for those wanting a bit more nature. No shortage of cafes on this route. Return same way or via yesterday’s last quarter. www.digbig.com/5bktte for part of this route.

Monday 22nd Go North young (wo)man!

To the north, 24km either out & back on rail and creek trails or head into the bush for a while on 4WD tracks and back via creek & rail trails. Either way it is a comfortable final ride to have you thinking on the drive home about VetRide 2016!

 

Routes on the web

See www.ridewithgps.com/events/VetRide-Bendigo-Trail-rides for routes. A button at lower left of screen allows you to display all routes at once.

VetRide Bendigo 2015 – Bulletin – 8/3/2015 – Road Rides

The time is getting closer for the VetRide Bendigo weekend – please see the below details of the road rides that have been provided to us by Ken Dowling of MapSport:

Overview of Road Rides

These rides are based on popular rides of Bendigo road riders. Tweaked to take in pleasant lunch stops and places of interest. Days 1 to 3 are rolling terrain. Day 1 has two short sharp climbs and descents and Day 2 has one.

Friday 19th Harcourt

Clockwise, 83km around the base of Leanganook (Mt Alexander) at the far end of the route. Stopping off at the bike friendly Tread Café in Harcourt where Andy and Paula make you welcome along with a contingent from Castlemaine Vietnam Veterans. See menu at www.treadharcourt.com.au

Saturday 20th Mandurang

Clockwise, 68km traversing highly popular ride roads through the geographic centre of Victoria. A short steeper incline takes you to the art deco Morris Minor Garage and café which we have to ourselves. Bill is a great host and enjoys his role. www.morrisminorgarage.com

Sunday 21st Eppalock

Anti-clockwise, 83km and into new landscapes. A roller coaster of a ride at the foot of the route brings you towards Lake Eppalock and a break at the kiosk and pleasant picnic area just as the route turns towards home.

Monday 22nd Bendigo Bush & Blocks

Anti-clockwise, a 31km wind down along popular suburban cycling roads and into a mix of bushland and suburbia towards the end of the ride. Then it is cheerio and homeward bound until next year.

Routes on the web

See www.ridewithgps.com/events/VetRide-Bendigo-road-rides for routes. A button at lower left of screen allows you to display all routes at once.

A big thank you to Ken Dowling of MapSport Cartographic for providing the above further details of the rides. Ken’s website is: www.ocad.com.au.

VetRide Bendigo 2015 – Bulletin – 25/2/2015

Quick update for those who would like to know more about the previous rides and events –

1.  ABC Interview can be found here: ABC Link

2.  Photo’s and more details of previous rides can be found here.

Not long now until the Bendigo VetRide! Have you made your booking and paid? If not get in quick as the places are filling up fast! Want to know how – follow these steps:

      1. To book for the ride go to www.vvaavic.org.au to download the paperwork and submit as detailed

      2. Payment details can be found on the Sign Up Now Page – just click this link.

Look forward to seeing you all there!!!

VetRide Bendigo 2015 – Bulletin – 16/2/2015

Not long now until the Bendigo VetRide! Have you made your booking and paid? If not get in quick as the places are filling up fast! Want to know how – follow these steps:

      1. To book for the ride go to www.vvaavic.org.au to download the paperwork and submit as detailed

      2. Payment details can be found on the Sign Up Now Page – just click this link.

For those of you who want to know more about what to do in Bendigo – here are a few Bendigo tourist websites you can have a look at – there is a lot of things to do in Bendigo and the surrounding areas:

       – Bendigo Tourism site:  www.bendigotourism.com/whats-on

       – Trip Advisor:                www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attractions-g255347-Activities-Bendigo_Victoria.html

       – Victorian Gov site:        www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attractions-g255347-Activities-Bendigo_Victoria.html

Finally – please do not forget to book your accommodation at your preferred site!

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

VetRide Bendigo 2015 – Bulletin – 20/1/15

Christmas has come and gone and we are only two months away from VetRide Bendigo 2015, however its not too late to sign on and join us on the road, or on the trail.

There are a number of daily road and/or trail rides to chose from in the Bendigo area – with the VetRide Bendigo 2015 event scheduled to begin on Thursday 19th March until Monday 23rd March (inclusive). The 4th VVAA VetRide will be based from the Park Lane Holiday Park, Bendigo with evening meals covered by VVAA and the Bendigo RSL (food only).

The ride is fully supported with an in house medic and bicycle mechanic together with VetRide on-road support vehicles as, and if, required.

Each year of the VetRide we have seen increasing numbers, many new friendships forged and had a lot of fun over the four days. All riders are invited and encouraged to attend – the more the merrier!

Don’t miss out – contact us today and book your place!

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