This months club social ride on Sunday 18 November will be a cross country epic starting in Malmsbury and navigating backwoods trails through the Fryers Ranges to Castlemaine. We use the word navigating in the loosest possible way of course - but there will be farm tracks, jeep tracks, some fire road to tie everything together and a fair chunk of single track to finish the ride. In all about 35 hilly kilometres or about 4 hours riding.
There is a train leaving Castlemaine for Malmsbury at 8.21am but bike space will be limited. Alternatively, drivers and car-poolers should aim to get to the start of the ride at Malmsbury station at 8.30. All welcome, usual self sufficiency terms apply (food, water, spare parts etc.), with the amendment that anyone puncturing and without a spare tube will be thrown down the nearest mineshaft.
You will need to be a technically competent rider with good fitness level. An MTBA Day Licence can be purchased on the day at a cost of $10/$7 if riders wish.