Detailed List

Visitors please book your spot on a ride by contacting us at rides@mbtc.org.au

June 23, 2018
  • Tarneit - Lara - Waurn Ponds (90kms,+420v/m)

    June 23, 2018  9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    https://ridewithgps.com/events/55344-tarneit-lara-waurn-ponds-90kms-420v-m

    Ride Leader- Yarra

    Take the 8.30am Waurn Ponds train from Southern Cross to arrive at Tarneit at 8.55am.
    We'll ride a combo of back streets, paths, and the Werribee River Trail until get onto the back roads that take us by the You Yangs . It will be a 51km ride to our lunch stop at Lara where we have a variety of food to choose from. From Lara we'll ride the Hovell Creek Trail to Nth Geelong then the Tom McKean & Gabrielle Blythe paths to the Barwon River Tails and finally the Waurn Ponds Trail to the station for our train ride back to Tarneit or Southern Cross. We can have dinner at the Waurn Ponds Hotel or in Geelong if we're up for it.

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June 24, 2018
  • Melbourne Tweed Ride

    June 24, 2018

    https://ridewithgps.com/events/1309

    A day to come out and ride your oldest bicycle wearing your finest Tweed or other retro or chic clothing. More details to come as they become available.

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June 27, 2018
  • Inner North Eastern Parks Loop (19-24kms)

    June 27, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    https://ridewithgps.com/events/58205-inner-north-eastern-parks-loop-19-24kms

    RSVP through Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Bicycle-Touring-Club/events/251580824/

    This is an afternoon loop through the inner north eastern parklands of Melbourne to freshen limbs and reinvigorate the mind.

    We’ll be starting and finishing outside the Park St Café on the Capital City Trail

    From here we head easterly along the CCT towards the Yarra river. After Heidelberg Rd we leave the CCT and hit the Yarra Trail. We follow this trail tuning off at Darebin Creek Trail (7.3 km) .

    We do a clockwise loop around the golf clubs, three of them and along the edge of a fourth! After the this loop (15 km), we continue north along the Darebin Creek Trail again. We travel through Sparkes Reserve under the old bridge and onwards until we get to the Darebin Parklands (17.6 km). We’ll stop here to use the facilities and nibble on any trail tucker bought from home and reflect on the beauty of our surrounds.

    Now comes a bit of street grind. Starting along Separation St we zig zag until we reach the Merri Creek Trail (22.1 km). We pass a few train stations for those that want an earlier train home.

    Now cross back to the CCT and go east back to the Park St Café (23.7 km) where we end our ride.

    We will maintain a reasonable pace of approx. 15 – 20 kph but you won’t need to don your lycras to keep up.

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July 2, 2018
  • S/E Queensland Rail Trails+ (400 - 700Kms)

    July 2, 2018  9:00 am - July 13, 2018  5:00 pm

    https://ridewithgps.com/events/49072-s-e-queensland-rail-trails-400-700kms

    Ride Leader- Yarra

    This will be an evolving plan according to who decides to come along.
    The end date is not fixed.

    The basic plan is to ride the following:
    Gympie to Kilkivan- 83Kms sealed & unsealed roads
    Kilkivan to Kingaroy- 89Kms (Rail Trail) bitumen between Murgon & Kingaroy
    Kingaroy to Yarraman- 53Kms (Link Trail) scenic unsealed back roads
    Yarraman to Ipswich- 165Kms (Brisbane Valley Rail Trail) unsealed

    End ride at Ipswich:
    Ipswich to Brisbane Airport by train (Total 390Kms)
    Ipswich to Gold Coast Airport by train + 20kms ride (Total 410Kms)

    or

    End ride at Gold Coast:
    Ipswich to Coolangatta via Robina- 146Kms sealed & unsealed roads (Total 536Kms)
    Ipswich to Coolangatta via Murwillumbah- 197Kms sealed & unsealed roads (Total 587Kms)

    or

    End ride at Casino:
    Ipswich to Casino via Kyogle, Nimbin, & Lismore- 287Kms sealed & unsealed roads (Total 677Kms)

    Getting to Gympie
    Option 1: Fly to Sunshine Coast, ride 16Kms to Nambour, train to Gympie
    Option 2: Fly to Brisbane, train to Roma St, train to Gympie
    Option 3: Fly to Gold Coast, ride 20Kms to Varsity Lakes, train to Roma St, train to Gympie
    Option 4: Drive to Gympie and return there by train after the ride to retrieve car

    I will be driving to Gympie or Murwillumbah with two others, anyone else that wants to drive up is welcome to get a group together and drive up with us. We will most likely leave early on Sat 30/06 and arrive in the evening on Sun 01/07.

    I have a friend near Murwillumbah, cars can be parked off road at his place if we want to get the train to Gympie. I also have friends in Gympie and if we decide to drive all the way we can park our cars off road at their place.

    Bikes to be in good condition, suitable for unsealed paths, rough section of bush tracks, and preferably be fitted with 35mm+ tyres.

    You must carry all tools, spares, first aid kit, and any other equipment required for you or your group to be fully self sufficient.

    I will not be taking any responsibility for anyone that arrives ill prepared, although we will always do our best to support each other.

    Please make sure that your ambulance subscription is paid up as a ride to hospital can be quite a wallet draining experience.

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