Home :::

2020 Calendar

2019 Calendar

Meeting Places:

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.

Google Maps

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

This page has been visited Hit Counter by Digits times since 28th October, 2008.

January 2020

Sunday 5th January
Mirboo North via Grand Ridge Road

Ben Warden (tbc) 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. (96km) Then across to Leongatha (smidge of highway) and the start of 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 and Mirboo North.

Main Street bakery for lunch pre-ceded by fuel at the top servo. (128km) 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 60km 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 391km for the day. Good tyres are essential.

Sunday 12th January
Spring Hill - Lauriston

Ben Warden (tbc)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.

Wednesday 15th January
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 19th January
Jamieson via Kevington

Cliff Peters (tbc) 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, and down the Eildon Jamieson Road to Jamieson for lunch (103km) including about 55km of uninterrupted twisty road.
Leg 3: Kevington is a further 20km (there and back) of smooth twisty road and will be incorporated into the ride after lunch and then 62km back to Eildon for fuel (total 234km).
Leg 4: Over Skyline and through Fraser National Park to Alexandra. Then on to Molesworth, Yea and Glenburn to finish at Kinglake (99km).
Expect around 333km for the day.

Friday 24th to Monday 27th
Australia Day Weekend, Jindabyne
- Members Only unless prior approval from the Committee
Cost: $
Ben Warden leading
9.30am Officer South outbound

Route:

Day 1: 9.30am, Office South 114 Tyers (via Hill End) 84 Briagolong 91 Bruthen 65 Orbost 163 Bombala (14km of dirt) 108 Jindabyne. (625km)

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 Monday 27th 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 $xxx 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 $xxx 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 2011-2019 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 $xxx.

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.

Sunday 26th January
Meredith

Ian Payne (tbc)leading
10am Coles Express Laverton

Leg 1: Laverton, Meredith
Leg 2: Meredith, Trentham
Leg 3: Trentham, Woodend, Bulla
Expect around 250km for the day.

February 2020

Sunday 2nd February
Kongwak via Kilcunda (Jindabyne Recovery Ride)

Ben Warden (tbc) 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.

Sunday 9th February
Eildon - Mt Pinninger Lookout

Andi Sirninger (tbc)leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex

Leg 1: Whittlesea, Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Kerrisdale, Yea. (76km)
Leg 2 Yea, Highlands, Yarck, Alexandra, Eildon. (105)
Leg 3 Eildon, Dam Wall, Mt Pinninger, Thornton, Taggerty, Marysville, Healesville. (101km)
Expect around 282km for the day.

Sunday 16th February
Buninyong Fire Tower via Linton

Cliff Peters (tbc) 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.

Wednesday 19th February
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 23rd February
Mt Donna Buang and Lake Mountain

Ben Warden (tbc) leading
10am Officer South BP
Leg 1: Officer, Upper Beaconsfield, Gembrook, Warburton. (85km)
Leg 2: Warburton, Mt Donna Buang, Reefton, Lake Mountain, Marysville. (118km)
Leg 3: Marysville, Healesville, Toolangi, Kinglake. (64km)
Expect around 267km for the day.

March 2020

Sunday 1st March
Reefton Spur via Lake Mountain

Marc Marais (tbc) leading
10am Yarra Glen Vintage & Co Cafe
Leg 1: Yarra Glen, Chum Creek, Myers Creek, Healesville, Marysville. (85km)
Leg 2: Marysville, Lake Mountain, Reefton, Warburton. (80km)
Expect around 165km for the day.

Sunday 8th March
Mt Baw Baw

Ian Payne (tbc) 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. (76km)
Leg 2: Noojee, Mt Baw Baw, Noojee. (98km)
Leg 3: Noojee, Warburton. (50km)
Leg 4: Warburton, Powelltown, Gembrook, Pakenham, Officer South. (46km)
Expect about 270 km for the day.

Monday 9th March - Labour Day Holiday
Licola

Karan Gadh (tbc) 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.

Sunday 15th March
Mirboo North via Grand Ridge Road

Ben Warden (tbc) 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. (96km) Then across to Leongatha (smidge of highway) and the start of 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 and Mirboo North Main Street bakery for lunch pre-ceded by fuel at the top servo. (128km) 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 60km 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 Jindivick to finish at Officer South. (93km)
Expect around 405km for the day.

Wednesday 18th March
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 22nd March
Spring Hill - Lauriston

Ben Warden (tbc) leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex

Leg 1: Whittlesea, Wallan, Romsey, Mt Macedon (The Cross), Woodend. (85km) (78km bypassing The Cross)
Leg 2: Woodend, Trentham, Spring Hill, Kyneton, Vaughan, Guilford, Daylesford. (122km)
Leg 3: Daylesford, Spring Hill, Trentham, Woodend, Bolinda, Bulla. (108km)
Expect around 315km for the day.

Sunday 29th March
Daylesford via Meredith

Cliff Peters (tbc) 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.

April 2020


On Sunday 5th 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.

Sunday 5th April
Licola

Ben Warden (tbc) 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. (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. (70km)
Leg 4: Tyres, Yallourn North, Willow Grove, Noojee, Powelltown. (95km)

Weekend Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April
Dargo via Omeo
(Members Only - unless by prior approval from the Committee.)
Cliff Peters (tbc) 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: to be confirmed

Accommodation: local B&B, bunks, twin share, doubles.
Cancellation Policy: no refunds

Easter Sunday 12th April
Reefton & Black Spurs

Roman Biaroza (tbc) 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.

Easter Monday 13th April
Euroa via Strathbogie Ranges

Ian Payne (tbc) 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.

Wednesday 15th April
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 19th April
Goulburn Weir, Nagambie

Ben Warden (tbc) 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 98 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. (98km) A myriad of interesting back roads with lots of ancient volcanic scenery. Expect around 334 km for the day.

Sunday 26th April
Jamieson

Stu Hosking (tbc) 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 (48km).
Leg 2: Then on to Buxton, Taggerty, Eildon and down the Eildon Jamieson Road to Jamieson for lunch (108km) including about 55km 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, Yea, Junction Hill and Glenburn to finish at Kinglake. (112km)
Expect around 330km for the day.

May 2020

Sunday 3rd May
Lancefield

Cliff Peters (tbc) leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex

Route:
Leg 1: Cliff will lead today's ride out through Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Trawool and Highlands to Seymour for morning tea. (112km)
Leg 2: Seymour, Pyalong, Emu Flat, Burke and Wills Track, Lancefield (84km)
Leg 3: Lancefield, Pyalong, Broadford, Flowerdale, Glenburn, to finish at "Flying Tarts" Bakery, Pheasant Creek. (98km)
Expect around 294km for the day.

Sunday 10th May
Walhalla

Peter Jones (tbc) 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. (71km)
Leg 3: Tyers, Walhalla. (36)
Leg 4: Walhalla, Thomson Dam, Moe. (83km)
Leg 5: Moe, Hill End, Noojee, Powelltown. (85km)
Expect around 350km for the day.

Sunday 17th May
Kongwak via Kilcunda

Ben Warden (tbc) 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.

Wednesday 20th May
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 24th May
Moe via Noojee - short ride

Jesvin George (tbc) leading
10am Officer South BP

Route:
Leg 1:Officer South, Gembrook, Noojee. (78km)
Leg 2:Noojee, Willow Grove, Moe. (74km)
Leg 3:Moe, Old Sale Rd, Crossover, Neerims, Powelltown. (123km)
Expect around 275km for the day.

Sunday 31st May
Wilson's Promontory Beach Ride

Cliff Peters (tbc) leading
10am Officer South BP

Route:
Leg 1: Officer South, Drouin, Korumburra. (91km)
Leg 2: Korumburra, Fish Creek. (79km)
Leg 3: Fish Creek, Sandy Beach, Fish Creek (including legal beach ride). (50km)
Leg 4: Fish Creek, Leongatha, Korumburra. (77km)
Leg 5: Korumburra, Poowong, Drouin, Officer South. (78km)
Expect around 375km for the day.

June 2020

Sunday 7th June
Meredith - Teesdale

Cliff Peters (tbc) 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.


Monday 8th June - Public Holiday
Castlemaine

Ben Warden (tbc) leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex

Route:
Leg 1: Whittlesea, Kinglake West, Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Broadford, Pyalong, Lancefield. (115km)
Leg 2: Lancefield, Burke& Wills Track, Redesdale, Castlemaine (85km)
Leg 3: Castlemaine, Vaughan, Lauriston, Spring Hill, Woodend. (88km)
Leg 4: Woodend, Mt Macedon, Bolinda, Wild Wood Road, Bulla. (65km)
Expect around 344km for the day.

Sunday 14th June
Jamieson

Andi Sirninger (tbc) 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 (48km).
Leg 2: Then on to Buxton, Taggerty, Eildon and down the Eildon Jamieson Road to Jamieson for lunch (108km) including about 55km 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, Yea, Junction Hill and Glenburn to finish at Kinglake. (112km)
Expect around 330km for the day.

Wednesday 17th June
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 21st June
Erica

10am Officer South BP
Karan Gadh (tbc) leading

Leg 1: Officer, Longwarry, Jindivick, Neerims, Noojee. (83km)
Leg 2: Noojee, Icy Creek, Hill End, Tyers (fuel). (71km)
Leg 3: Tyers, Rawson, Erica (lunch). (32km)
Leg 4: Erica, Thomson Dam, Hill End, Old Sale Road, Buln Buln, Officer South. (157km)
Expect around 343km for the day.

Sunday 28th June
Balook Poker Run - win a free membership

Ben Warden (tbc) 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.

July 2020


Thursday 2nd July
Annual General Meeting
Guest Speaker (tbc)

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 5th July
Redesdale Free BBQ

Cliff Peters (tbc) 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, Sutton Grange, Mt Alexander, Redesdale. (106km)
Leg 3: Redesdale, Metcalfe, Kyneton, Spring Hill, Woodend. (80km)
Leg 4: Woodend, Mt Macedon, Bolinda, Wild Wood Road, Bulla. (65km)
Expect around 370km for the day.

Sunday 12th July
Mirboo North

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

Route:
Leg 1: Officer South, Drouin, Ranceby, Korumburra. (96km)
Leg 2: Korumburra, Leongatha, Hallston, Dumbalk, Limonite, Boolara South, Grand Ridge Road, Boolara, Mirboo North. (128km)
Leg 3: Mirboo North, Hallston, Seaview, Jindivick, Officer South. (110km)
Expect around 334km for the day.

Wednesday 15th July
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 19th July
Eildon - Mt Pinninger Lookout

Ben Warden (tbc) leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex

Leg 1: Whittlesea, Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Yea. (75km)
Leg 2 Yea, Highlands, Yarck, Alexandra, Eildon. (104km)
Leg 3 Eildon, Dam Wall, Mt Pinninger, Eildon, Alexandra, Molesworth, Limestone, Murrindindi, Kinglake. (139km)
Expect around 318km for the day.

Sunday 26th July
Red Rock via Meredith

Cliff Peters (tbc) leading
10 am Coles Express Laverton

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.

August 2020

Sunday 2nd August
Kongwak via Kilcunda

Ben Warden (tbc) leading
10am Officer South BP

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.

Sunday 9th August
Licola

Cliff Peters (tbc) 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.

Sunday 16th August
Jamieson

Karan Gadh (tbc) 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 62 km 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 West (101 km).
Expect around 317 km for the day. Good tyres essential.

Wednesday 19th August
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 23rd August
Violet Town via Euroa

Cliff Peters (tbc) leading
10 am 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. (100km)
Leg 4: Merton, Kanumbra, Caveat, Yea, Kinglake. (120km)
Expect around 401km for the day.

Sunday 30th August
Reefton and Fraser National Park

Cliff Peters (tbc) 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, Buxton, Eildopn. (111km)
Leg 3:Eildon, Fraser National Park, Alexandra, Molesworth Rd, Yea, Glenburn, Kinglake. (119km)
Expect around 275km for the day.

September 2020


Note: School Holidays 12 Sep to 27 Sep

Sunday 6th September
Simpson

Cliff Peters (tbc) 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

Sunday 13th September
Pig & Whistle Hotel counter lunch, Trentham East

leader required
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)

Wednesday 16th September
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 20th September
Toora Wind Farm and Agnes Falls

Ben Warden (tbc) 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 96km 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 155km.
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 113km.
Leg 4: The last leg will pick up the Old Sale Road to Longwarry North to finish at Officer South after another 80km.
Expect around 460km


Friday 25th September (AFL Holiday)
Licola

Karan Gadh (tbc) 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.

Sunday 27th September
Reefton, Eildon, Highlands

Karan Gadh (tbc) 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.

October 2020


Sunday 4th October
Boolarra

leader required
10am Officer South BP
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1: Officer South, Drouin, Ranceby, Poowong, Loch - morning tea. (110km)
Leg 2: Loch, Glen Forbes, Archie's Creek, Korumburra - lunch and fuel. (110km)
Leg 3: Korumburra, Ruby, Limonte, Mirboo North. (100km)
Leg 4: Mirboo North, Hallston, Seaview, Jindivick, Officer South. (110km)
Expect around 430km for the day.


Sunday 11th October
Lake Eppalock, Heathcote

Ben Warden (tbc) leading
10am Whittlesea Caltex

Route:
Leg 1: Whittlesea, Flowerdale, Strath Creek, Broadford and Pyalong for morning tea at Lancefield after 121km. 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 129m.
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 351km for the day.


Sunday 18th October
Meredith - Teesdale

Cliff Peters (tbc) 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.

Wednesday 21st October
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 25th October
MotoGP weekend - short ride?

Ben Warden (tbc) leading
10 am Yarra Glen

Route:
Leg 1: From Yarra Glen we will head across to Warburton for a quick coffee after 50 km.
Leg 2: Then we will venture up the excellent 25km to the summit of Mt Donna Buang, before heading ...
Expect around 160 km for the day.

November 2020

Sunday 1st November
Lake Mountain

leader required
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.

Saturday October 31st to Wednesday 4th November
Towong - Omeo, Melbourne Cup Weekend

Ben Warden leading
10am 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 2nd:Yarck, Mansfield, Whitfield, Myrtleford, Rosewhite Rd, Happy Valley Rd, Tangambalanga Rd, Mitta Mitta, Dartmouth Dam, Mitta Mitta, Granya Gap, Walwa, Tintaldra, Towong. (593km)

Option 2 under review: Sat 2nd:Officer, Bruthen, Omeo, Mitta Mitta, Granya, Walwa, Corryong. (650ish km)

Sun 3rd (9.30am): Khancoban (central shops), Cabramurra, Elliot Way (Sue City), Tumbarumba, Rosewood Road, Tumut, Bondo, Tumut, Rosewood Road, Tumbarumba, Cabramurra, Towong. (552km)

Mon 4th (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 5th: (8.00 - 9.00am): Walwa, Granya, Mitta Mitta, Falls Creek, Tawonga Gap, Mt Buffalo, Hotham, Omeo. (xxxkm)

Wed 6th: (9.00am): Omeo, Bruthen, Dargo, Briagolong, Licola, Tyers, Officer South. (xxxkm)


Day 1 xx bikes, xx people, 568km Yark to Corryong, 10-17 deg.
Day 2 xx bikes, xx people, 539km Corryong to Corryong, 10-16 deg.
Day 3 xx bikes, xx people, 373km Corryong to Corryong, 1-14 deg. 100% rain
Day 4 xx bikes, xx people, 519km Corryong to Dargo, 10-16 deg.
Day 5 xx bikes, xx people, 345km Dargo to Powelltown, 8-18 deg.

Sunday 8th November
Kongwak via Kilcunda (Melbourne Cup Recovery Ride)

Ben Warden (tbc) 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.

Sunday 15th November
Alexandra, Seymour, Lancefield

Rob Langer (tbc) 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.

Wednesday 18th November
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 22nd November
Jamieson

leader required
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 Torbreck River 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 and Yea to finish at Kinglake West (101 km).
Expect around 317 km for the day. Good tyres essential.

Sunday 29th November
Bay of Islands (Port Campbell)

Cliff Peters (tbc) 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 bring the troops down to Moriac to meet up with the leader and the other Geelong locals.
Leg 2: Next stop Lavers Hill via Turton's very twisty Track which cuts off 40 km according to Cliff. If it is closed (trees across the road, landslips etc) then we'll go via Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill.
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 for regroup at the motorcycle friendly cafe latte shop.
Leg 5: Last hop to Moriac and Batesford to finish near the Geelong by-pass.
Expect around 530 km for the day. Good tyres essential.

December 2020

Sunday 6th December
Lake Mountain

leader required
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.

Saturday 5th / Sunday 6th December
Dargo (tbc) via Omeo

Cliff Peters (tbc) leading
9am Officer South BP
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders.
***Note: 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 B&B's with bunks, twin share, doubles.

Cost: $50

Cancellation Policy: money up front, no refund

Saturday 5th: 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 6th:
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.
Expect around 1,050km to Powelltown

Wednesday 9th December
Committee Meeting, 6.00pm

Sunday 13th December
destination
leader required
10am Yarra Glen
Ride will not suit inexperienced riders; not recommended for first time Club riders.

Route:
Leg 1:
Leg 2:
Leg 3:
Leg 4:

Sunday 20th December
Mirboo North

Ben Warden (tbc) leading

Route:
Leg 1:

Friday 25th 2019 to Saturday 2nd January 2020
Porepunkah Christmas Camp - a Week of Riding!

9am Bright servo every day
6.30pm "Bus Shelter" every evening - ride up Mt Buffalo [52km]


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 27th December
destination

leader required

Route:
Leg 1:
Leg 2:
Leg 3:

MSR Home Page

Top of Page

2020 Itinerary