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Whittlesea Caltex = Caltex Service Station, Yea Road, Whittlesea, Melways 246G8

Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe = 4 Bell St, Yarra Glen

Officer South BP = 65 Princes Freeway Officer South

Coles Express Laverton = 26 Ailsa St Laverton

Club Hall = Function Room at Tower Hotel, 686 Burwood Road Hawthorn. Melways Reference 45G11.

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January 2018

Wednesday 3rd to Saturday 6th January
Dargo via Omeo

Stu Hosking leading
9.30am Officer South BP
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.
First two nights in Omeo (Goldeen Age Motel) and 3rd night in Dargo
book your own accommodation
12 bikes, 12 people, 2000km. 29-42 deg.

Sunday 7th January
Mirboo North via Grand Ridge Road

Ben Warden leading
10am Officer South BP
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

This ride suits sports bikes - it strings together the best roads in Central Gippsland. First stop Korumburra Bakery via Drouin if you miss the start. (96 km) Then up through Arawata (3 km of dirt) and Leongatha along endless twisty roads looking for the perfect sweeper, touching on the Grand Ridge Road with spectacular views of rugged mountains and glimpses of the sea. We'll visit Limonite and travel to the end of the Grand Ridge Road bitumen before returning to Boolarra South.

Mirboo North bakery for lunch pre-ceded by fuel at the top servo. (118km) Then we'll do a loop down to Hallston and back to Mirboo North before pressing on to the famous Thorpdale corner sequence and Trafalgar for fuel. (88km) The Hallston loop offers the chance to skip 60 km of twisties and have a breather for 35 minutes before rejoining the main group. Or jump on the back of your partner's bike.

After Trafalgar we'll cross the Prince's Highway and head for Old Sale Road and Neerim Junction to finish at Powelltown. (79km)
Expect around 381km for the day. Good tyres are essential.
20 bikes, 20 people, 21 deg., 388 km to Powelltown

Sunday 14th January
Spring Hill - Lauriston

Rob Langer leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex

Leg 1: Whittlesea, Wallan, Romsey, Mt Macedon (The Cross), Woodend. (85km)
Leg 2: Woodend, Trentham, Spring Hill, Kyneton, Vaughan, Guilford, Newstead, Daylesford. (126km)
Leg 3: Daylesford, Spring Hill, Trentham, Woodend, Bolinda, Bulla. (104km)
Expect around 315km for the day.
13 bikes, 13 people, 20 deg, 316km to Bulla

Thursday 18th January
Committee Meeting, 6.30pm

Sunday 21st January
Reefton via Gembrook

10am Officer South outbound
Ben Warden first leg, then Stu Hosking

Route:
Leg 1: Officer South, Upper Beaconsfield, Gembrook, Yarra Junction, Warburton (95km)
Leg 2: Warburton, Reefton Spur, Lake Mountain, Marysville. (84km)
Leg 3: Marysville, Healesville, Toolangi, Kinglake. (67km)
Expect around 246km for the day.
15 bikes, 15 people, 240km to Pheasant Creek Bakery, 30 deg.

Friday 26th January - Australia Day
Jamieson via Kevington

Ken Cauchi leading
10am Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1: From Yarra Glen we'll head across to Healesville, over the Black Spur and around to Marysville for morning tea (50km).
Leg 2: Then on to Buxton, Taggerty, Eildon and down the Torbreck River Road to Jamieson for lunch (104km) including about 55 km of uninterrupted twisty road.
Leg 3: 62km back to Eildon for fuel (total 216km)
Leg 4: Over Skyline and through Fraser National Park to Alexandra. Then on to Molesworth, Yea and Glenburn to finish at Kinglake (101km).
Expect around 317km for the day.
9 bikes, 9 people, 317km, 35 deg.

Friday 26th to Monday 29th
Australia Day Weekend, Jindabyne
- Members Only unless prior approval from the Committee
Ben Warden leading
14 beds booked at Torino Lodge (14/11/2017), first in best dressed.
additonal 3 bedroom unit procured due to demand - still places available
9.30am Officer South outbound

Route:

Day 1: 9.30am, Office South 105 Tyers (via Hill End) 86 Briagolong 95 Bruthen (via Tambo Upper) 65 Orbost 163 Bombala (via Delegate with 11.63 (Vic Roads fig.) and 2.2km of dirt)) 108 Jindabyne. (622km)

Day 2: 9.00am, Jindabyne 108 Adaminaby (via Dalgety and Berridale) 119 Tumbarumba (via Elliot Way) 73 Tumut 43 Bondo (via Wee Jasper Road) 43 Tumut 73 Tumbarumba 74 Khancoban 115 Jindabyne. (648km)

Day 3: 9.00am, Jindabyne 108 Bombala (via Imlay Rd) 109 Eden 60 Candello 23 Candello loop 20 Bemboka 39 Wyndham 52 Bombala 108 Jindabyne 40 Charlotte Pass 40 Jindabyne (599km)

Day 4: 8.30am, Jindabyne 108 Bombala 163 Orbost 93 Bruthen (via Buchan) 90 Briagolong 86 Tyers 105 Officer South. (645km)

Total: ~ 2,514km

The Committee has booked accommodation at the NSW Sport and Recreation Centre in Jindabyne. This is lodge style accommodation with 2 beds per room (7 rooms) with shared bathroom facilities, and a large kitchen/living area with a big screen TV. We have stayed eight times before and are so impressed with the cost, quality and food, we keep coming back.

The Australia Day holiday falls on Friday 26th of January. Given the distances involved (600km plus every day), a four day weekend allows us to take full advantage of the great location.

The plan is to ride up on Friday, ride around the Snowy Mountains Saturday and Sunday and return to Melbourne on Monday. This means three nights accommodation. You'll need to take annual leave for the Monday.

Typically temperatures are in the high 30's at this time of year, but at this altitude the temperatures will be around 5 degrees cooler making for ideal riding conditions.

As usual, this special event is offered on a strictly first come, first served basis. A full payment of $131 is required, payable in to the Club bank account. The deposit buys three nights accommodation and the first night's meal. If you wish to stay less than three nights then you may choose to organise others to use the nights you are not using. It costs $131 no matter how many nights you stay.

A BBQ pack is being offered for the first night which includes sausages, steaks snd green salads. This allows us to eat as early or late as we wish on our own private back patio area.

All you need is your toothbrush, a change of clothes and near new tyres. Street legal, race replica tyres will not last much more than two days so regular road tyres are a more sensible option, unless you are prepared to change them.

The route for Day 1 is via Orbost and Delegate on the Bonang Highway. Brilliant roads for the whole weekend. Check out the Club Magazine for February 2011-2017 in the Members area.

Shorter Day rides will be organised for Days 2 and 3. A rest day is an option. Home will be via the way we came - great roads and relatively "safe".

This ride will not suit inexperienced riders; it is for Members only.

Places are limited to 14 people in the lodge. First in best dressed. The cost is sensational value: 3 nights accommodation and a substantial meal for $131.

Email the Secretary or Treasurer your e-bank transaction receipt to confirm your place.

Cancellation Policy: as the Club has to pay up front, the full and final amount is required. If you pull out, then you need to find a replacement to get your money back. Otherwise, no refunds.

Alternative Accommodation: there are two pubs in Jindabyne, a caravan park (cabins, on site vans, etc) and numerous motel options.
If there is a demand, we will book additonal units at the NSW Sport and Recretation Centre - at a slightly higher rate. These are excellent.
11 bikes, 14 people (2 cars), 2573km, 33-42 deg

Sunday 28th January
Simpson

Bill Simpson leading
10 am Coles Express Laverton
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1: Point Cook, Lara, Moriac.(82km)
Leg 2: Moriac, Simpson, lunch. Regroup at 83km mark near pine trees. Includes 2.5km of (good) dirt. (142km)
Leg 3: Simpson, Lavers Hill, Apollo Bay. (112km)
Leg 4: Apollo Bay, Lorne, Dean's Marsh. (70km)
Leg 5: Dean's Marsh, Batesford. (65km)
Expect around 437km for the day
3 bikes, 3 people, 200km to Bacchus Marsh, 39 deg.

February 2018

Sunday 4th February
Kongwak via Kilcunda (Jindabyne Recovery Ride)

Ben Warden leading
10am Officer South BP
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Leg 1: Officer South, Drouin, Ranceby, Poowong, Nyora, Loch. (107km)
Leg 2: Loch, Almurta, Glen Forbes, Archies Creek, Kilcunda, Archies Creek, Jeetho, Kongwak, Korumburra. (110km)
Leg 3: Korumburra, Outtrim, Kongwak, Loch, Poowong, Ranceby, Lardner, Darnum. (99km)
Leg 4: Darnum, Old Sale Rd, Crossover, Neerim South, Nayook, Powelltown. (75km)
Expect around 391km for the day.
23 bikes, 23 people, perfect 32 degrees, 402km to Officer South

Sunday 11th February
Eildon - Mt Pinninger Lookout

Andi Sirninger leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex

Leg 1: Whittlesea, Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Kerrisdale, Yea. (75km)
Leg 2 Yea, Highlands, Yarck, Alexandra, Eildon. (117km)
Leg 3 Eildon, Mt Pinninger, Jerusalem Creek, Alexandra, Molesworth, Yea. (87km)
Leg 4 Yea, Junction Hill, Break O'Day, Glenburn, Kinglake. (60km)
Expect around 342km for the day.
20 bikes, 20 people, 22 deg., 320km

Thursday 15th February
Committee Meeting, 6.30pm

Sunday 18th February
Buninyong Fire Tower via Linton

Cliff Peters leading
10 am Coles Express Laverton

Route:
Leg 1: Point Cook, Anakie, Brisbane Ranges, Meredith. (92 km)
Leg 2: Meredith, Linton. (105 km)
Leg 3: Linton, Buninyong Fire Tower, Buninyong. (78 km)
Leg 4: Buninyong, Werribee. (100 km)
Expect around 375 km for the day.
15 bikes, 16 people, 25 deg., 392km to Werribee South

Sunday 25th February
Mt Donna Buang BBQ pre-ride

Ben Warden leading
10am Officer South BP
The route will include Upper Beaconsfield, Cockatoo, Pakenham Upper, Gembrook and Warburton for coffee after 85 km. If there is enough time we will venture up Mt Donna Buang, otherwise it's back to Blackburn and the BBQ. Expect around 225 km for the day.
6 bikes, 6 people, 20 de., 176km

Sunday 25th February
World Superbikes BBQ

Peter Jones will host a BBQ and allow us to watch the Superbikes on TV. If you are going direct, please contact Peter on 0481 004 007 for catering purposes.
6 people

March 2018

Sunday 4th March
Mirboo North

Rob Langer leading
10am Officer South BP

Route:
Leg 1: Officer South, Drouin, Ranceby, Poowong, Loch. (110km)
Leg 2: Loch, Glen Forbes, Archie's Creek, Korumburra. (110km)
Leg 3: Korumburra, Leongatha, Dumbalk, Mirboo North. (85km)
Leg 4: Mirboo North, Halston, Crossover, Jindivick, Longwarry North, Officer South. (80km)
Expect about 385 km for the day.
9 bikes, 9 people, 390km, 25 deg.

Sunday 11th March
Reefton Spur (Mt Baw Baw closed for private event)

Ian Payne leading
10am Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1: Yarra Glen, Healesville, Yarra Junction, Powelltown, Noojee for morning tea. (76 km)
Leg 2: Noojee, Mt Baw Baw, Noojee for lunch. (98 km)
Leg 3: Noojee, Launching Place, Gembrook, Pakenham, Officer South. (95km)
Expect about 270 km for the day.
12 bikes, 12 people, 325km, 24 deg.

Monday 12th March - Labour Day Holiday
Daylesford via Spring Hill

Ben Warden leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex

Leg 1: Whittlesea, Wallan, Romsey, Woodend. (75km)
Leg 2: Woodend, Trentham, Spring Hill, Kyneton, Vaughan, Guilford, Daylesford. (116km)
Leg 3: Daylesford, Spring Hill, Trentham, Woodend, Bolinda, Bulla. (104km)
Expect around 295km for the day.
6 bikes, 6 people, 341km (extra loop to Porpupine Ridge), 21 deg.

Thursday 15th March
Committee Meeting, 6.30pm

Sunday 18th March
Walhalla

Ben Warden leading
10am Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe

Route:
Leg 1: Yarra Glen, Healesville, Powelltown, Noojee. (75km)
Leg 2: Noojee, Icy Creek Rd, Hill End, Tyers. (80km)
Leg 3: Tyers, Walhalla. (60km)
Leg 4: Walhalla, Thomson Dam, Moe. (115km)
Leg 5: Moe, Hill End, Noojee, Powelltown. (85km)
Expect around 415km for the day.
8 bikes, 9 people, 22 deg., 233km (ride shortened due to extreme weather - high winds, heavy rain, leaf litter)

Sunday 25th March
Daylesford via Meredith

Cliff Peters leading
10am Laverton Coles Express Laverton BP

Route:
Leg 1: Point Cook, Werribbee South, Anakie, Maude, Meredith. (94km)
Leg 2: Meredith, Durdidwarrah, Mt Wallace (including Brisbane Ranges deadend), Bacchus Marsh, Myrniong, Greendale, Blackwood, Trentham, Springhill, Glenlyon, Daylesford. (145km)
Leg 3: Daylesford, Springhill, Trentham, Woodend, Bolinda, Bulla. (104km)
Expect around 343km for the day.
9 bikes, 9 people, 350km, 23 deg.

April 2018


On Sunday 1st at 3am, Daylight Saving stops - an extra hour of sleep!
Note: your phone/PDA will automatically correct - it will have the right time. Otherwise turn your clocks back one hour.

Easter Sunday 1st April
Goulburn Weir, Nagambie

Ben Warden leading
10am Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe

Route:
Leg 1: We'll head across to Healesville, up Chum Creek Road to Toolangi, smidge of highway to Glenburn, then Flowerdale and Broadford for morning tea after 110 km.
Leg 2: After the break it's on to Seymour, under the Hume Highway and sharp left on back roads heading for Michellstown winery and Nagambie. A couple of kilometres north of town we turn left for a six kilometres to ride over the longest curving wooden bridge in the world. Next we turn right at the T intersection for a further 4 km to find the hidden entrance to the Goulburn Weir on the right amongst the trees. Bring your camera as the view is spectacular. Then back via Graytown to Heathcote for lunch after 138 km. Look out for kangaroos on this stretch.
Leg 3: After late lunch we'll head back down the highway to Tooborac branching off to Emu Flat, Pyalong, Lancefield and Romsey to finish at Wallan. (100 km) A myriad of interesting back roads with lots of ancient volcanic scenery. Expect around 365 km for the day.
12 bikes, 12 people, 332km, 29 deg.

Easter Monday 2nd April
Euroa via Strathbogie Ranges

Cliff Peters leading
10am Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe

Leg 1: From Yarra Glen we'll head across to Healesville, up Chum Creek Road to Toolangi and down to Glenburn along a smidge of highway before cutting across to Flowerdale, over Junction Hill and into Yea for morning tea after 80 km.
Leg 2: After the break we'll head generally north through Highlands and around to Caveat, Gobur, Merton and Strathbogie to Euroa and lunch. (124 km )
Leg 3: Then we'll head south down along bumpy roads to Ruffy and then retrace our steps along the good roads back to Caveat and Highlands before climbing down to the flats and taking the Old Telegraph Road to Seymour for fuel. (88km)
Leg 3: Seymour, Pyalong, Lancefield, Romsey, Bulla. (91km)
Expect around 390 km for the day.
9 bikes, 10 people, 23 deg., 428km to Bulla to avoid Easter traffic on Hume

Sunday 8th April
Yarra Ranges

Rob Langer leading
10am Officer South BP

Route:
Leg 1: Officer South, Monbulk. (100km)
Leg 2: Monbulk, Warburton, Reefton Spur, Marysville. (100km)
Leg 3: Marysville, Black Spur, Toolangi, Kinglake, Hurstbridge. (80km)
Expect around 280km for the day.
9 bikes, 9 people, 280km, 30 deg.

Weekend Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April
Dargo via Omeo
(Members Only - unless by prior approval from the Committee.) (18 starters as at 6/4/2018)
Cliff Peters leading
9.30am Officer South BP
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Saturday: We'll take a fairly direct route from Officer South to Tyers for a short break, then work our way around Lake Glenmaggie and on through open farmland to Briagolong for fuel after 206km. The real ride starts here!
We'll head into the forest and up the sensational Beverleys Road, across to Wuk Wuk (Bairnesdale) and on to Bruthen bakery for lunch. Next the Great Alpine Road north to Swifts Creek and up the Cassilis Road to Omeo for a coffee. Then the direcdt route back to Bruthen for fuel. The final leg into Dargo via Finger Boards will make 610km for the day.
A shorter option exists, for those wanting to skip the Omeo leg, to go directly to Dargo from Bruthen (or earlier), reducing the distance to a comfortable 284km for the day.
Expect around 610km for the day

Sunday: Back out the brilliant Dargo road to Briagolong for fuel and then across to Lake Glenmaggie for a run up the spectacular Licola road. From here we'll tackle the same corners but in the opposite direction, then across the flats again to refuel in Tyers. Next up through Rawson and back to Moe, followed by the Icy Creek Road, stopping at the T-junction to regroup before the final leg into Powelltown.
Around 386km for the day, with over 100km more for most to home.
Expect around 1016km for the weekend to Powelltown
Good tyres essential.

Cost: $50

Accommodation: local B&B, bunks, twin share, doubles.
Cancellation Policy: no refunds
18 bikes, 18 people, 1,102km (via Thomson's Dam), 23 deg., and 32 deg. Day 1 and 2

Sunday 15th April
Reefton & Black Spurs

Karan Gadh leading
10am Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe

Route:
Leg 1: Yarra Glen, Healesville, Donna Buang, Warburton. (95km)
Leg 2: Warburton, Reefton Spur, Lake Mountain, Marysville. (110km)
Leg 3: Marysville, Black Spur, Healesville, Toolangi, Kinglake, Warrandyte. (70km)
Expect around 275km for the day.
5 bikes, 5 people, 142km to Marysville; cold and very wet 12-19 deg.

Wednesday 18th April
Committee Meeting, 6.30pm

Sunday 22nd April
Wilson's Promontory Beach Ride

Mark Copeland leading
10am Officer South BP

Route:
Leg 1: Officer South, Drouin, Korumburra. (89km)
Leg 2: Korumburra, Fish Creek. (67km)
Leg 3: Fish Creek, Sandy Beach, Tidal River (Wilson's Prom.), Fish Creek (including legal beach ride). (130km)
Leg 4: Fish Creek, Korumburra. (55km)
Leg 5: Korumburra, Poowong, Drouin, Officer South. (85km)
Expect around 426km for the day.
17 bikes, 17 people, 463km to Officer, 18 deg. cool to cold, mainly overcast


Wednesday 25th April, ANZAC Day
Kongwak via Kilcunda

Ben Warden leading
10am Officer South BP
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Leg 1: Officer South, Drouin, Ranceby, Poowong, Nyora, Loch. (107km)
Leg 2: Loch, Almurta, Glen Forbes, Archies Creek, Kilcunda, Archies Creek, Jeetho, Kongwak, Korumburra. (110km)
Leg 3: Korumburra, Outtrim, Kongwak, Loch, Poowong, Ranceby, Lardner, Darnum. (99km)
Leg 4: Darnum, Old Sale Rd, Crossover, Neerim South, Nayook, Powelltown. (75km)
Expect around 391km for the day.
13 bikes, 13 people, 305km to Drouin, 22 deg. fine

Sunday 29th April
Jamieson

Karan Gadh leading
10am Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1: From Yarra Glen we'll head across to Healesville, over the Black Spur and around to Marysville for morning tea (49km).
Leg 2: Then on to Buxton, Taggerty, Eildon and down the Eildon Jamieson Road to Jamieson for lunch (107km) including about 55 km of uninterrupted twisty road.
Leg 3: After lunch we'll head 62km back to Eildon for fuel (total 218km)
Leg 4: Over Skyline and through Fraser National Park to Alexandra. Then on to Molesworth and Yea to finish at Kinglake (110km).
Expect around 328km for the day.
22 bikes, 22 people, 18 deg. cool, 334km to Kinglake

May 2018

Sunday 6th May
Lancefield

Ben Warden leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex South BP

Route:
Leg 1: The ride will head out through Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Trawool and Highlands to Seymour for morning tea. (112 km)
Leg 2: Seymour, Pyalong, Emu Flat, Burke and Wills Track, Lancefield (84 km)
Leg 3: Lancefield, Pyalong, Broadford, Flowerdale, Glenburn, to finish at Kinglake. (115km)
Expect around 311 km for the day.
9 bikes, 9 people, 21 deg. foggy then fine, 323km to Kinglake

Sunday 13th May
Licola

Ben Warden leading
10am Officer South BP
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1: Officer South, Longwarry, Jindivick, Crossover, Old Sale Road, Willow Grove, Moe, morning tea. (105 km)
Leg 2: Moe, Yallourn North, Tyers (everyone must get fuel at this point as it is a 210 km return trip). On to Glengarry, Toongabbie, Seaton and up to Licola for lunch. Some will take a run up the Wellington River Road to the end of the bitumen and back. (140 km)
Leg 3: Retrace our tracks from Licola back to Tyers for fuel. (70 km)
Leg 4: Tyres, Yallourn North, Willow Grove, Noojee, Powelltown. (125 km)
Expect around 415 kms for the day.
9 bikes, 9 people, 17 deg. fine and cool, 459km to Officer.

Tuesday 15th May
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 20th May
Gippsland Tour

Rob Langer leading
10am Officer South BP

Route:
Leg 1: Officer South, Drouin, Ranceby, Poowong, Loch. (110km)
Leg 2: Loch, Glen Forbes, Archies Creek, Korumburra. (110km)
Leg 3: Korumburra, Leongatha, Dumbalk, Mirboo North. (85km)
Leg 4: Mirboo North, Halston, Crossover, Jindivick, Longwarry North, Officer South. (80km)
Expect around 385km for the day.
10 bikes, 11 people, 307km to Officer South, 17 deg. cold and wet

Sunday 27th May
Castlemaine

Ben Warden leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex

Route:
Leg 1: Whittlesea, Kinglake West, Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Broadford, Pyalong, Lancefield. (115km)
Leg 2: Lancefield, Burke and Wills Track, Redesdale, Castlemaine. (85km)
Leg 3: Castlemaine, Chewton, Vaughan, Lauriston, Spring Hill, Woodend. (88km)
Leg 4: Woodend, Mt Macedon, Bolinda, Wild Wood Road, Bulla. (65km)
Expect around 353km for the day.
13 bikes, 13 people, 359km, 20 deg.fine/overcast

June 2018

Sunday 3rd June
Jamieson

Dave Mann leading
10am Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1: From Yarra Glen we'll head across to Healesville, over the Black Spur and around to Marysville for morning tea (49km).
Leg 2: Then on to Buxton, Taggerty, Eildon and down the Eildon Jamieson Road to Jamieson for lunch (104km) including about 55 km of uninterrupted twisty road.
Leg 3: After lunch we'll head 62 km back to Eildon for fuel (total 216km)
Leg 4: Over Skyline and through Fraser National Park to Alexandra. Then on to Molesworth, Yea, and Glenburn to finish at Kinglake (100 km).
Expect around 317 km for the day. Good tyres essential.
11 bikes, 11 people, 16 deg., 319km

Sunday 10th June
Spring Hill - Lauriston

Rob Langer leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex

Leg 1: Whittlesea, Wallan, Romsey, Mt Macedon (The Cross), Woodend. (85km)
Leg 2: Woodend, Trentham, Spring Hill, Kyneton, Vaughan, Guilford, Newstead, Daylesford. (126km)
Leg 3: Daylesford, Spring Hill, Trentham, Woodend, Bolinda, Bulla. (104km)
Expect around 315km for the day.
12 bikes, 12 people, 311km to Bulla, 15 deg. cool to cold but dry


Monday 11th June - Public Holiday
Balook Poker Run - win a free membership

Ben Warden leading
10am Officer South BP
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Five cards throughout the day; best poker hand wins a free membership.

Route:
Leg 1: Officer South, Longwarry North, Jindivick, Moe. (105km)
Leg 2: Moe, Coalville, Yinnar, Traralgon, Yallourn, Yarram. (108 km)
Leg 3: Yarram, Balook, Traralgon South, Churchill, Yinnar, Thorpdale, Trafalgar. (110 km)
Leg 4: Trafalgar, Yarragon, Old Sale Road, Drouin West, Officer. (78km)
Expect around 401km for the day.
12 bikes, 12 people, 419km to Officer, 17 deg. cool to cold

Wednesday 13th June
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 17th June
Meredith - Teesdale

Cliff Peters leading
10 am Coles Express Laverton

Route:
Leg 1: Westgate Freeway to Werribee taking third exit. On through Little River, Anakie, Maude (300 metres of good dirt road), and a loop back through Maude, Steiglitz to Meredith for morning tea. (111 km)
Leg 2: From Meredith we head south to She Oaks, Maude, Lethbridge, Teesdale (1.8 km dirt road), Shelford, and Inverleigh for lunch. (60 km)
Leg 3: Inverleigh, Teesdale (via different roads), Bannockburn, Maude, Anakie Junction, Staughton Vale, Little River and the Werribee South Caltex. (111 km)
Expect around 282km for the day.
2 bikes, 2 people, very windy and 10-12 deg. 100% wet. Abandoned after 114km.

Sunday 24th June
Rawson Stockyard Hotel counter lunch

Ian Payne leading
10am Officer South BP

Leg 1: Officer, Longwarry, Jindivick, Neerim, Noojee for morning tea.
Leg 2: Noojee, Icy Creek, Hill End, Moe, Rawson for lunch. (175km)
Leg 3: Rawson, Tyers. (Fuel) (30 km)
Leg 4: Willow Grove, Old Sale Road, Officer South. (135km)
Expect around 340 km for the day.
12 bikes, 13 people, 304km to Officer, 12 deg. cold but no rain

July 2018

Sunday 1st July
Reefton and Fraser National Park

Karan Gadh leading
10am Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1: Yarra Glen, Healesville, Warburton. (60km)
Leg 2: Warburton, Reefton Spur, Marysville. (60km)
Leg 3: Marysville, Buxton, Eildon, Fraser National Park, Alexandra. (73km)
Leg 4: Alexandra, Molesworth Rd, Yea, Glenburn, Kinglake. (82)
Expect around 275km for the day.
14 bikes, 14 people, 264km to Kinglake; 3-13 degrees cold!


Thursday 5th July
Annual General Meeting
Guest Speaker Katie Minogue, a Senior Associate from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

6.30pm Tower Hotel
686 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn East (corner Burwood Rd, Camberwell Rd & Albert Street)

The Committee has booked the "free" private meeting room, conditional on us eating there. So, enjoy a meal followed by the AGM. Note: the Committee, by way of incentive, will pay the first $25 towards your evening meal.

If you wish to contribute to the workings of the Club, then this is your opportunity. The Committee is always looking for new people with bright ideas to share the responsibility of running our fabulous Club. No experience required; just a responsible and caring attitude. The rest can be learnt.

Don't forget the tyre raffle will be drawn. That makes three good reasons to come.

Of course, we need a quorum, so please make every effort to attend.

Sunday 8th July
Maldon

Rob Langer leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex

Route:
Leg 1: Whittlesea, Kinglake West, Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Broadford, Pyalong, and Lancefield for morning tea. (115km)
Leg 2: Lancefield, Burke and Wills Track, Redesdale, Sutton Grange, Mt Alexander, Harcourt North, Walmer and Maldon. (120km)
Leg 3: Maldon, Castlemaine. (15km)
Leg 4: Castlemaine, Chewton, Guilford, Hepburn Springs, Glenlyon, Spring Hill, and Woodend. (90km)
Leg 4: Woodend, Mt Macedon, Bolinda, and Wild Wood Road to finish under Tullamarine airport flight path at Bulla, 20 minutes from the city. (65km) The ride will provide a huge variety of interesting roads and scenery.
Expect around 400 km for the day.
10 bikes, 10 people, 14 deg., 396km to Bulla, mainly misty wet

Sunday 15th July
Kongwak via Kilcunda

Ben Warden leading
10am Officer South BP
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Leg 1: Officer South, Drouin, Ranceby, Poowong, Nyora, Loch. (109km)
Leg 2: Loch, Almurta, Glen Forbes, Archies Creek, Kilcunda, Archies Creek, Jeetho, Korumburra. (108km)
Leg 3: Korumburra, outtrim, Kongwak, Glen Alvie, Loch, Poowong, Ranceby, Lardner, Darnum. (101km)
Leg 4: Darnum, Old Sale Rd, Crossover, Neerims (South, East, Junction), Nayook, Powelltown. (73km)
Expect around 391 for the day.
22 bikes, 22 people, 401km to Officer, 14 deg. fine and sunny and windy

Thursday 19th July
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 22nd July
Eildon - Mt Pinninger Lookout

Andi Sirninger leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex

Leg 1: Whittlesea, Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Yea. (75km)
Leg 2: Yea, Highlands, Yarck, Alexandra, Eildon. (117km)
Leg 3: Eildon, Mt Pinninger, Alexandra, Molesworth, Yea. (75km)
Leg 4: Yea, Junction Hill, Break O'Day, Glenburn, Kinglake. (60km)
Expect around 327km for the day.
12 bikes, 12 people, 12 degrees fine, 306km to Kinglake

Sunday 29th July
Lake Corangamite via Brisbane Ranges

Cliff Peters leading
10am Laverton Coles Express

Leg 1: Point Cook to Werribee taking the third exit, Anakie Junction, Durdidwarrah, Meredith, morning tea. (75km) We will need to top up with fuel at Meredith to make it through to Colac, a further 196km as there is no fuel in Beeac.
Leg 2: Meredith, Steiglitz, Maude, Lethbridge, Teasdale, Shelford, Wingeel, Ombersley, Eurack, Beeac for lunch. (112km)
Leg 3: Beeac, Cundare North, Dreeite, Alvie, Coragulac, Redrock Lookout (views of Lake Corangamite). Alvie, Warrion, Balintore and Colac for fuel. (84km) Short spell and then out towards Barongarook, Yeo and Deans Marsh for afternoon tea. (70km)
Leg 4: Deans Marsh, Moriac, Lara. (80km)
Expect around 430km of very different roads for the day.
7 bikes, 7 people, 370km to Batesford, 11-13 degrees cold, strong westerly winds all day, and heavy rain from 1pm onwards

August 2018

Wedneday 1st August
Julie Johnston Funeral
2pm, St James Anglican Church, Tyrendarra (Portlandish)

Friday 3rd August
Julie Johnston Memorial Service
3.30pm, Victoria Police Academy Chapel
1 View Mount Road, Glen Waverly
17 MSR members and friends

Sunday 5th August
Licola

Ben Warden leading
10am Officer South BP
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1: Officer South, Longwarry, Jindivick, Crossover, Old Sale Road, Willow Grove, Moe, morning tea. (105 km)
Leg 2: Moe, Yallourn North, Tyers (everyone must get fuel at this point as it is a 140 km return trip). On to Glengarry, Toongabbie, Seaton and up to Licola for lunch. [97km] Some will ride up the Wellington River Road to the end of the bitumen and back. (Extra 46km.)
Leg 3: Retrace our tracks from Licola back to Tyers for fuel. (70 km)
Leg 4: Tyres, Yallourn North, Willow Grove, Noojee, Powelltown. (95 km)
Expect around 365km for the day.
13 bikes, 13 people, 21 degrees warm(!), 477km to Officer

Sunday 12th August
Castlemaine

Cliff Peters leading
10am Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe

Leg 1: From Yarra Glen we'll ride across to Healesville, up Chum Creek Road to Toolangi, a smidge of highway to Glenburn, turning left to Flowerdale and Strath Creek for morning tea at Broadford. (110 km)
Leg 2: Then on through Pyalong, Emu Flat, Redesdale and Castlemaine for lunch and fuel. (130km)
Leg 3: After the break we'll head south through gold mining country including Fryerstown, Franklinford, Hepburn Springs, Spring Hill, and Trentham to regroup at the bakery in Woodend. (100km)
Leg 4: The final leg will see us visit Mt Macedon, Straws Lane, Bolinda, and Wildwood Road to finish at Bulla on the Tullamarine flight path.(65 km)
Expect around 405 km for the day.
12 bikes, 12 people, 376km to Bulla, 9-11 degrees cold! (no rain, 95% dry roads)

Wednesday 15th August
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 19th August
Jamieson - abandoned due to freezing, wet, windy conditions

Cliff Peters leading
10am Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1: From Yarra Glen we'll head across to Healesville, over the Black Spur and around to Marysville for morning tea (50km).
Leg 2: Then on to Buxton, Taggerty, Eildon and down the Torbreck River Road to Jamieson for lunch (104km) including about 55 km of uninterrupted twisty road.
Leg 3: After lunch we'll head 62km back to Eildon for fuel (total 216km)
Leg 4: Over Skyline and through Fraser National Park to Alexandra. Then on to Molesworth and Yea to finish at Kinglake via Glenburn (101 km).
Expect around 317 km for the day. Good tyres essential.

Sunday 26th August
Violet Town via Euroa

Rob Langer leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex

Route:
Leg 1: Whittlesea, Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Broadford, Seymour for morning tea. (95km)
Leg 2: Seymour, Highlands, Caveat, Ruffy, Euroa. (86km)
Leg 3: Euroa, Harry's Creek Rd to Violet Town and back, Boho South, Strathbogie, Merton. (84km)
Leg 4: Merton, Kanumbra, Caveat, Yea, Kinglake. (120km)
Expect around 385km for the day.
21 bikes, 21 people, 406km to Kinglake, 16 deg. fine

September 2018


Note: School Holidays Saturday 22 September to Sunday 7 October

Sunday 2nd September
Mirboo North via Grand Ridge Road

Ben Warden leading
10am Officer South BP
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

This ride suits sports bikes - it strings together the best roads in Central Gippsland. First stop Korumburra Bakery via Drouin if you miss the start. (96 km) Then up through Arawata (3 km of dirt) and Leongatha along endless twisty roads looking for the perfect sweeper, touching on the Grand Ridge Road with spectacular views of rugged mountains and glimpses of the sea. We'll visit Limonite and travel to the end of the Grand Ridge Road bitumen before returning to Boolarra South.

Mirboo North bakery for lunch pre-ceded by fuel at the top servo. (118km) Then we'll do a loop down to Hallston and back to Mirboo North before pressing on to the famous Thorpdale corner sequence and Trafalgar for fuel. (88km) The Hallston loop offers the chance to skip 60 km of twisties and have a breather for 35 minutes before rejoining the main group. Or jump on the back of your partner's bike.

After Trafalgar we'll cross the Prince's Highway and head for Old Sale Road and Neerim Junction to finish at Powelltown. (79km)
Expect around 381km for the day. Good tyres are essential.
10 bikes, 10 people, 282km to Drouin, 13 deg. cold, 90% wet roads

Thursday 6th September
Wayne Gardner documentary

7.00pm Classic Cinema, 9 Gordon St Elsternwick (just off Glen Huntly Road)
6.00pm Goathouse Cafe Bar Restaurant - across the road
Free movie admission for MSR members
Note: start times are confirmed
13 people

Sunday 9th September
Jamieson

Marc Marais leading
10am Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1: From Yarra Glen we'll head across to Healesville, over the Black Spur and around to Marysville for morning tea (50km).
Leg 2: Then on to Buxton, Taggerty, Eildon and down the Torbreck River Road to Jamieson for lunch (104km) including about 55 km of uninterrupted twisty road.
Leg 3: After lunch we'll head 62km back to Eildon for fuel (total 216km)
Leg 4: Over Skyline and through Fraser National Park to Alexandra. Then on to Molesworth and Yea to finish at Kinglake via Glenburn (101 km).
Expect around 317 km for the day. Good tyres essential.
12 bikes, 12 people, 329km to Kinglake, 15 deg. EJ road mainly wet but minimal leaf litter.

Sunday 16th September
Pig & Whistle Hotel counter lunch, Trentham East

Rob Langer leading
10am Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe

Leg 1:Yarra Glen, Healesville, Chum Creek Rd, Toolangi, Glenburn, Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Broadford. (110km)
Leg 2: Broadford, Lancefield, Kyneton, East Trentham. (121km)
Leg 3: East Trentham, Ashcombe, Woodend, Bulla. (75km)
14 bikes, 18 people, 322km to Bulla, cold 8-12 deg.

Wednesday 19th September
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 23rd September
Reefton, Eildon, Highlands

Marc Marais leading
10 am Yarra Glen

Route:
Leg 1: Yarra Glen, Healesville, Chum Creek, Myers Creek, Yarra Junction, Warburton (80 km)
Leg 2: Warburton, Reefton Spur, Marysville, Taggerty, Eildon. (95 km)
Leg 3: Eildon, Fraser National Park, Alexandra, Yarck, Gobur, Caveat, Highlands, Yea. (110 km)
Leg 4: Yea, Flowerdale, Glenburn, Kinglake (55 km)
Expect around 340 km for the day.
8 bikes, 8 people, 335km to Kinglake, 14 deg.


Friday 28th September (AFL Holiday)
Licola

Karan Gadh leading
10am Officer South BP
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1: Officer South, Longwarry, Jindivick, Crossover, Old Sale Road, Willow Grove, Moe, morning tea. (105 km)
Leg 2: Moe, Yallourn North, Tyers (everyone must get fuel at this point as it is a 140 km return trip). On to Glengarry, Toongabbie, Seaton and up to Licola for lunch. [97km] Some will ride up the Wellington River Road to the end of the bitumen and back. (Extra 46km.)
Leg 3: Retrace our tracks from Licola back to Tyers for fuel. (70 km)
Leg 4: Tyres, Yallourn North, Willow Grove, Noojee, Powelltown. (95 km)
Expect around 465km for the day.
7 bikes, 7 people, 417km to Officer, 11-21 degrees wit some drizzly rain first leg.


Sunday 30th September
Lake Eppalock, Heathcote

Ben Warden leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex

Route:
Leg 1: Whittlesea, Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Broadford and Pyalong for morning tea at Lancefield after 116km. Only good roads so far.
Leg 2: After the break we'll head up the Burke and Wills Track taking Watch Box Road to Redesdale, Knowsley, across the Dam Wall at Lake Eppalock and back to Mia Mia on back roads before lunching at Heathcote opposite the bakery after another 127km.
Leg 3: After lunch we'll head south down the highway to Tooborac branching off to Emu Flat, Pyalong, Lancefield, Romsey and Wildwood Road to finish at Bulla. (110km) A myriad of interesting back roads with lots of ancient volcanic scenery.
Expect around 353km for the day.
17 bikes, 17 people, 17 deg., 353km to Bulla

October 2018


Sunday 7th October
Seaview

Rob Langer leading
10am Officer South BP

Route:
Leg 1: Officer South, Drouin, Ranceby, Poowong, Loch - morning tea. (100km)
Leg 2: Loch, Glen Forbes, Archie's Creek, Korumburra - lunch and fuel. (100km)
Leg 3: Korumburra, Ruby, Limonte, Mirboo North. (100km)
Leg 4: Mirboo North, Hallston, Seaview, Jindivick, Officer South. (85km)
Expect around 385km for the day.
24 bikes, 24 people, 428km to Officer, 24 deg. warm and dry


Sunday 14th October
Simpson

Cliff Peters leading
10am Coles Express Laverton
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1: Point Cook, Lara, Moriac.(82km)
Leg 2: Moriac, Simpson, lunch. Regroup at 83km mark near pine trees. Includes 2.5km of (good) dirt. (142km)
Leg 3: Simpson, Lavers Hill, Apollo Bay. (112km)
Leg 4: Apollo Bay, Lorne, Dean's Marsh. (70km)
Leg 5: Dean's Marsh, Batesford. (65km)
Expect around 437km for the day
18 bikes, 18 people, 436km to Batesford, 26 deg. warm to hot

Wednesday 17th October
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 21st October
Walhalla

Marc Marais leading
10am Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe

Route:
Leg 1: Yarra Glen, Healesville, Powelltown, Noojee. (75km)
Leg 2: Noojee, Icy Creek Rd, Hill End, Tyers. (80km)
Leg 3: Tyers, Walhalla. (60km)
Leg 4: Walhalla, Thomson Dam, Moe. (85km)
Leg 5: Moe, Old Sale Road, Buln Buln, Officer. (90km)
Expect around 390km for the day.
20 bikes, 20 people, 19 deg., 345km to Officer


Sunday 28th October
Reefton via Mt Donna Buang

Ben Warden leading
10am Yarra Glen


Leg 1: Yarra Glen, Chum Creek, Myers Creek, Warburton. (75km)
Leg 2: Warburton, Mt Donna Buang, Reefton, Marysville. (85km)
Leg 3: Marysville, Healesville. (30km)
Expect around 190km for the day.
21 bikes, 21 people, 19 deg. fine, 205km

November 2018

Sunday 4th November
Lake Mountain

Rob Langer leading
10am Officer South BP

Route:
Leg 1: Officer South, Gembrook. (65km)
Leg 2: Gembrook, Warburton, Reefton Spur, Lake Mountain, Marysville. (105km)
Leg 3: Marysville, Black Spur, Healesville, Myers Creek Rd, Kinglake, Warrandyte. (95km)
Expect around 265km for the day.
6 bikes, 6 people, 265km, 22 deg.

Saturday November 3rd to Wednesday 7th November
Towong - Dargo, Melbourne Cup Weekend

Ben Warden leading
9.30am Giddy Goat Cafe, Yarck
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders.
***Note: Members Only - unless pre-approved by the Committee***

The Committee has booked the spectacular "Snowy Mountains Holidays" B&B accommodation package on the Murray River at Towong, 11 km out of Corryong.

Typically we make a four day weekend out of the Tuesday public holiday to take advantage of the great location and the time and distance required to get there. The plan is to ride up Saturday, ride around the mountains Sunday and Monday and ride to Dargo on Tuesday. This means four night's accommodation. You'll need to take annual leave for the Monday and Wednesday.

$165 (tbc) buys you 3 nights' accommodation in Towong and a home cooked meal and forms your deposit. The first night's meal is a BBQ (steaks, sausages, salad, potatoes, sauces, ratatouille, garlic bread). Great value.

Accommodation: Please visit:
www.snowymountainholidays.com.au/accommodation.html

Cancellation Policy: Deposits are fully refundable up until three weeks prior to the start of the event - 7th October. No refunds are available after this date.

Sat 3rd:Yarck, Mansfield, Whitfield, Myrtleford, Rosewhite Rd, Happy Valley Rd, Tangambalanga Rd, Mitta Mitta, Dartmouth Dam, Mitta Mitta, Granya Gap, Walwa, Tintaldra, Towong. (593km)

Sun 4th (9.30am): Khancoban (central shops), Cabramurra, Elliot Way (Sue City), Tumbarumba, Rosewood Road, Tumut, Bondo, Tumut, Rosewood Road, Tumbarumba, Cabramurra, Towong. (552km)

Mon 5th (9.30am): Khancoban (central shops), Alpine Way, Dead Horse Gap, Thredbo, Jindabyne, Charlotte's Pass, Jindabyne, Dalgetty, Berridale, Adaminaby, Kiandra, Cabramurra, Khancoban, Towong. (452km)

Tue 6th: (8.00 - 9.00am): Walwa, Granya, Mitta Mitta, Omeo, Bruthen, Dargo. (528km)

Wed 7th: (9.00am): Dargo, Briagolong, Licola, Tyers, Hill End, Powelltown. (346km)


Day 1 29 bikes, 29 people, 554km Yark to Corryong, 14-20 deg.
Day 2 27 bikes, 27 people, 639km Corryong to Corryong, 14-24 deg.
Day 3 28 bikes, 28 people, 479km Corryong to Corryong, 14-32 deg.
Day 4 12 bikes, 12 people, 535km Corryong to Dargo, 12-18 deg. 25% torrential rain, 25% misty rain and some fog
Day 5 11 bikes, 11 people, 386km Dargo to Officer, 14-18 deg.
2,519km Yarck-Towong-Officer or 2,593km Yarck-Corryong-Officer

Sunday 11th November
Kongwak via Kilcunda (Melbourne Cup Recovery Ride)

Ben Warden leading
10am Officer South BP
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Leg 1: Officer South, Drouin, Ranceby, Poowong, Nyora, Loch. (107km)
Leg 2: Loch, Almurta, Glen Forbes, Archies Creek, Kilcunda, Archies Creek, Jeetho, Korumburra. (109km)
Leg 3: Korumburra, Outtrim, Kongwak, Glen Alvie, Loch, Poowong, Ranceby, Lardner, Darnum. (101km)
Leg 4: Darnum, Old Sale Rd, Crossover, Neerims (South, East, Junction), Nayook, Powelltown. (73km)
Expect around 390km for the day.
17 bikes, 17 people, 24 deg. fine and warm, 387km to Powelltown

Wednesday 14th November
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 18th November
Alexandra, Seymour, Lancefield

Cliff Peters leading
10 am Yarra Glen

Route:
Leg 1: Yarra Glen, Healesville, Toolangi, Glenburn, Murrindindi, Molesworth, Alexandra. (115 km)
Leg 2: Alexandra, Acheron, Molesworth, Yarck, Gobur, Highlands, Seymour (via Old Telegraph). (119 km)
Leg 3: Seymour, Pyalong, Emu Flat, Baynton, Burke and Wills Track, Lancefield, Romsey, Wallan. (116 km)
Expect around 350 km for the day. Good tyres essential.
14 bikes, 14 people, 29 deg. warm to hot, 341km to Wallan

Sunday 25th November
Jamieson

Glenn Aspden leading
10 am Yarra Glen
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1: From Yarra Glen we'll head across to Healesville, over the Black Spur and around to Marysville for morning tea (50km).
Leg 2: Then on to Buxton, Taggerty, Eildon and down the Eikldon Jamieson Road to Jamieson for lunch (104km) including about 55km of uninterrupted twisty road.
Leg 3: After lunch we'll head 62km back to Eildon for fuel. (Total 216km.)
Leg 4: Over Skyline and through Fraser National Park to Alexandra. Then on to Molesworth and Yea to finish at Kinglake via Glenburn (110km).
Expect around 326km for the day. Good tyres essential.
16 bikes, 16 people, 18 deg., 326km

December 2018

Sunday 2nd December
Bay of Islands (Port Campbell)

Cliff Peters leading
9.30am Coles Express Laverton
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route: Note early start.
Leg 1: Ben will lead the troops down to Batesford for a splash of fuel before moving on to Moriac to meet the other Geelong locals.
Leg 2: Moriac, Deans Marsh, Apollo Bay. (105km)
Leg 3: Port Campbell for lunch and then another 20km to visit the spectacular Bay of Islands (literally a bay of "Twelve Apostle" style islands) which is more photogenic than the very touristy Twelve Apostles.
Leg 4: Back to Port Campbell for fuel and then up to Simpson for a coffee break. Next stop Carlyle River and the Shoe Tree for a photo, before pushing on to Dean's Marsh and a few jokes from Billy at the motorcycle friendly cafe latte shop.
Leg 5: Last hop to Moriac and Batesford to finish near the Geelong by-pass.
Expect around 530km for the day. Good tyres essential.
6 bikes, 6 people, 18 deg. some light showers, 519km

Sunday 9th December
Lake Mountain

Ian Henderson leading
10 am Yarra Glen

Route:
Leg 1: Yarra Glen, Healesville, Warburton. (47 km)
Leg 2: Warburton, Reefton Spur, Lake Mountain, Marysville. (72 km)
Leg 3: Marysville, Black Spur, Healesville. (33 km)
Leg 4: Healesville, Launching Place, Gembrook, Pakenham, Officer South. (65km)
Expect around 227km for the day.
5 bikes, 5 people

Saturday 8th / Sunday 9th December
Dargo via Omeo

Cliff Peters leading
9.30am Officer South BP
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders.
***Members Only - unless pre-approved by the Committee***

Come out for an epic weekend adventure covering some of Victoria's greatest motorcycling roads, cutting in and out of the Southern valleys of the Great Dividing Range.

Accommodation: local motel, twin share, doubles.

Cost: $60 twin share

Cancellation Policy: money up front, no refund

Saturday: Note the 9.30am start!
We'll take a fairly direct route from Officer South to Tyers for a short break, then work our way around Lake Glenmaggie and on through open farmland to Briagolong for fuel after 206km. The real ride starts here!
Heading into the forest and up the sensational Beverleys Road, across to Wuk Wuk and onto Bruthen bakery for lunch. Next the Great Alpine Road north to Omeo via Cassalis.
After afternoon tea we'll return to Bruthen, then the final leg into Dargo. Around 626km for the day should give us plenty of material to compare stories over dinner and drinks.
One option is to skip the Omeo leg and go directly to Dargo making a leisurely 284km for the day.

Sunday:
The Dargo General Store will start serving breakfast from 8am onwards making for a 9am leave time. Best to get takeaway lunch here as well.
We'll head back out on the brilliant Dargo road to Briagolong, then across to Lake Glenmaggie for the run up the spectacular Licola Road. After eating lunch here, we'll tackle the same corners in the opposite direction, before refuelling in Tyers.
An option is to detour to Rawson, possibly as far as Thomson Dam if we feel the need for more corners.
Then on to the infamous Icy Creek road, regrouping at the T-junction, before the final short leg into Powelltown and the finish.
Around 386km for the day, with over 100km more for most to home.
Good tyres essential.
Expect around 1,050km to Powelltown
15 bikes, 16 people (1 car), 39 deg. Sat, 25 deg with some wet roads Sun., 1005km to Officer

Wednesday 12th December
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 16th December
Toora Wind Farm and Agnes Falls

Ben Warden leading
10am Officer South BP
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1: It's 55 km of mainly boring highway to Drouin before the start of great roads through central Gippsland. First stop Korumburra after 105 km for morning tea.
Leg 2: Then we'll head south towards Wilson's Prom through Buffalo, Fish Creek and Foster, now running parallel with the Princes Highway to Toora where we will check out the massive wind turbines. Then on to Agnes Falls which should have plenty of water flowing over the top. Great roads to Welshpool before a smidge of highway to Yarram for lunch after 123 km.
Leg 3: Then up to Balook and Tarra Bulga National Park along the technically challenging scenic ridge road before dropping down to Churchill and Trafalgar after 112 km.
Leg 4: The last leg will pick up the Old Sale Road to Longwarry North to finish at Officer South after another 102 km.

This is a long, hard ride, not suitable for first time Club riders. Do not invite a mate.
Expect around 442km for the day.

Sunday 23rd December
Maldon

Rob Langer leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex

Route:
Leg 1: Whittlesea, Kinglake West, Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Broadford, Pyalong, and Lancefield for morning tea. (115km)
Leg 2: Lancefield, Burke and Wills Track, Redesdale, Sutton Grange, Mt Alexander, Harcourt North, Walmer and Maldon. (120km)
Leg 3: Maldon, Castlemaine. (15km)
Leg 4: Castlemaine, Chewton, Guilford, Hepburn Springs, Glenlyon, Spring Hill, and Woodend. (90km)
Leg 4: Woodend, Mt Macedon, Bolinda, and Wild Wood Road to finish under Tullamarine airport flight path at Bulla, 20 minutes from the city. (65km) The ride will provide a huge variety of interesting roads and scenery.
Expect around 400 km for the day.

Tuesday 25th 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Porepunkah Christmas Camp - a Week of Riding!

Morning: 9.00am Bright servo every day
Evening: 6.30pm "Bus Shelter" - ride up Mt Buffalo [52km return]


Typical Itinerary:
Day 1 (26/12): Tawonga Gap, Falls Creek, Omeo, Falls Creek and back [280km]
Day 2 (27/12): Tawonga Gap, Tamgambalanga, Mitta, Omeo, Hotham, Harrietville [350km]
Day 3 (28/12): Tawonga Gap, Tallangatta, Granya, Jingellic, Tumbarumba, Elliot Way, Cabramurra, Khancoban, Walwa, Tallangatta, Tawonga Gap [610km]
Day 4 (29/12): Tawonga Gap, Happy Valley, Rosewhite, Myrtleford and reverse [295km]
Day 5 (30/12): Tawonga Gap, Tallangatta, Granya, Bethanga Bridge, Lake Rd, Granya, Tallangatta, Tawonga Gap [387km]
Day 6 (31/12): Harrietville, Hotham, Omeo, Cassilis, Swifts Creek, Omeo, McMillan Lookout (Benambra Rd), Falls Creek, Mt Beauty [321km]
Day 7 (1/1): Tawonga Gap, Falls, Mt Beauty, Happy Valley, Mudgegonga, Myrtleford, and reverse. [285km]

Accommodation:
Mt Buffalo Caravan Park, Porepunkah
Ring 03-5756-2235 to secure a cabin or a camp site.
Alternatively, there are also budget motels and hotels in Bright..

Sunday 30th December
Jamieson via Kevington

leader required
10am Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1: From Yarra Glen we'll head across to Healesville, over the Black Spur and around to Marysville for morning tea (50km).
Leg 2: Then on to Buxton, Taggerty, Eildon and down the Torbreck River Road to Jamieson for lunch (104km) including about 55 km of uninterrupted twisty road.
Leg 3: 62km back to Eildon for fuel (total 216km)
Leg 4: Over Skyline and through Fraser National Park to Alexandra. Then on to Molesworth, Yea and Glenburn to finish at Kinglake (101km).
Expect around 317km for the day.

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