Okay all you dirt road riding nutters, it's time for another of our famous gravel grinds! Ordinarily we'd be on the mountain biking trails on a Saturday, but Mick can't help himself. He's just gotta go for a gravel grind, so that's what we're doing!
And this weekend's ride is a humdinger! We're going to start at the intersection of Old Bar Rd and Crow's Nest Rd, which is on the right hand side of the road about 500m before the Old Bar dirt bike circuit (Check out the map - link below). We'll thread our way through the maze of lovely dirt roads all the way to Saltwater Reserve via the Five Islands vehicle/hiking trail.
Once there we'll crack out any munchies you have packed and have a mini picnic (just bring food for yourself!), before turning the horses for home via the network of fire roads in the southern section of the area.
Total distance is 29km with barely any climbing involved. Should be a lovely afternoon of treadlie pedalling. Make sure you have the fitness to ride the kays, and as it's getting darker earlier, we'll want to be riding a good enough speed to get back before nightfall!!
We can't wait, this should be a cracker! For your info, all the gory details are below:
WHEN: Saturday 4th May (Star Wars Day - May the Fourth be with you!), roll out of the start point at 2pm SHARP!!!
WHERE: Meet at the corner of Old Bar Rd and Crow's Nest Rd---CLICK FOR ROUTE MAP
BRING: Bike that can handle dirt roads, helmet, gloves, glasses, water to drink, a bit of food to munch on at Saltwater Reserve.
SKILL LEVEL: GOOD FITNESS LEVEL - approximately 30km on good dirt roads. Expected to take approximately 3 hours to complete this ride, includng short stop at Saltwater.