October Social Ride - Sunday 23 October

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For our October social ride (Sunday 23 October) we will be staying close to home and re-discovering some of the trail goodness to be found in our own backyard.  Andy Bos will lead us on a journey through the forest to the east of Woodbrook Road in an exploration of the legendary Ken's Trails ... plus a few local favourites.

The ride will take 2-3 hours at a 'social' pace.  There will be plenty of stops to regroup.  Afterwards there will be an opportunity to stop in at the Tap Room for a pizza for those seeking some further sustenance.

Intermediate skill and fitness levels are required.  The ride will include some technical sections, some with B-lines and others that can easily be walked. 

As this ride begins and ends in Castlemaine we will also be offering an introductory mountain bike ride over a shorter distance and on beginner trails for people who are new to the sport or keen to sample some of the singletrack choices within easy reach of the town centre.  So if you are keen to see what is on offer out in the forest but have limited experience and/or time this will be an ideal introduction.

Riders must be self sufficient with food, water, spares, pump and basic first aid items. Note day licenses for non-MTBA members are now optional, but can be purchased on the day for $10.

Both rides will depart at 9am from Das Kaffeehaus, Walker Street, Castlemaine.  Turn up a bit earlier to get your pre-ride coffee fix.

Rider Profiles - The Jacksons

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Name – Daniel Jackson

Profession - Tradesman

Uphill or Downhill? Downhill

Most epic day on a bike?  Dual Gold at the Masters Track Games

I'm currently riding… Giant 

Favourite trails (other than Castlemaine) - Spring Gully 

If I wasn't mountain biking I'd be... fat

One day I'll ride... around the bay in a day

When I head out for a ride I never leave without... my helmet

My race highlight? Dual Gold at Masters Track Games


Name - Emma Jackson

Profession - Bank Employee Bendigo Bank

Uphill or Downhill? Downhill

Most epic day on a bike?  2016 Bendigo Epic smashing my pb by an hour. 

I'm currently riding… Focus Raven 3.0 

Favourite trails (other than Castlemaine) - Spring Gully 

If I wasn't mountain biking I'd be... racing Track 

One day I'll ride... the trails at Bright

When I head out for a ride I never leave without... music

My race highlight? Winning the 2009 Ararat Diamond Wheelrace

Social Ride Ararat

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Eight Rocky Riders ventured down the Pyrenees Highway to Ararat on Sunday 25 September to meet up with a similar sized group of Ararat Dirt Riders for an introduction to the developing network of singletrack on One Tree Hill.  A small group from the Ararat club have been steadily constructing…

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Interwinter Series Round 4

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Round 4 of the 2016 Interwinter Series was held in the Wombat State Forest on Saturday 27 August.  The event crew from the Wombat Mountain Bike Club did an excellent job providing a super fun course, staging an XCO format in classic Wombat-style on a fast, flowy trail.  The track was predominantly dry and…

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Castlemaine to Maldon Side Rail Trail

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Construction is underway on an off-road bicycle and walking trail linking Castlemaine and Maldon.  The 17.7 kilometre trail will allow walkers and cyclists to enjoy stunning natural surroundings as they travel alongside the existing Goldfields Railway.  “This trail will connect our two largest towns and is a significant addition to…

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Rider Profile - Tony Russell

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Name – Tony Gene Russell

Profession - All Sorts (including coffee roasting and retailing)

Uphill or Downhill? - Uphill

Most epic day on a bike? 1986 Australian Triathlon Championships; 80km in 2:01 hours

I'm currently riding ... Giant Anthem

Favourite trails (other…

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2016 Annual General Meeting

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The Annual General Meeting of the Castlemaine Rocky Riders will be held on Saturday 15 October commencing at 4pm.  The meeting will be held in the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens, next to the Childrens Playground off Downes Road.

Along with the formal business of the AGM, including the election of office…

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Interwinter Series Round 3

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The sun came out for a glorious mud fest at Bendigo’s Interwinter round on Sunday 31st July.  Situated on private property at Andy’s Trail Network, Big Hill, Round 3 of the 2016 Interwinter Series saw a sizeable turnout of riders prepared to take on a muddy track that hasn’t…

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