The final Social Ride for 2019 will be held on Sunday 17 November with an exploration of the rejigged Pineys trails. Much of the Pine plantation was harvested in 2017 with the loss of some trails. However the local "trail fairies" have been beavering away to reconstruct some trails and create some new challenges.
Please note that the Pineys trails are among the most technical in the Castlemaine region, featuring lots of steep climbs and descents, plenty of tree roots, technical components and some significant rock features. A 20km ride in the Pineys is equivalent to at least 30km around the Baco trails. As such this social ride will be geared to riders with good technical skills. We will however offer two groups to cater for faster and slower pace riders.
We will assemble at 9:30am at the Theatre Royal to ride out to Colles Road and warm up the legs before tackling the Pineys trails.
You will need to be a technically competent rider with good fitness level; the riding distance will be around 20km with a duration of 2.5 to 3 hours. As with all Rocky Riders' trips, you need to bring your own food, water, spare parts and have a bike in good repair. An MTBA Day Licence can be purchased on the day at a cost of $10/$7 if riders wish.