The October Social Ride will be held on Sunday 22nd with an exploration of the rejigged Pineys trails. Much of the Pine plantation has been harvested over the past year with the loss of some trails. However the local "trail fairies" have been beavering away in the past few months on reconstructing some trails and adding a number of new sections. 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 higher intermediate and/or advanced riders.
We will assemble at 9am at the Theatre Royal to ride out to Colles Road and warm up the legs before tackling the Pineys trails. Shoot us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
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.