Bilpin Ride 116km & 200km – Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia

When:
March 25, 2017 @ 06:30 – 17:00
2017-03-25T06:30:00+11:00
2017-03-25T17:00:00+11:00
Where:
13 Mountain Lagoon Rd
Bilpin NSW 2758
Australia
Cost:
$Varies
Contact:
Robert Hoehne
0408 920 672

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From the Promoter:

116km Ride

Start Time: 7:15am

Start Point: Approximately 100m from Bells Line Road on Mountain Lagoon Road, parking on the road side.

Overview: Visit https://ridewithgps.com/routes/3769669 for downloading the course to a GPS device. Many of the unsealed roads on this course are categorised as AWD or 4WD surfaces, please choose suitable equipment, this is not a skinny tyre ride. Both ascents and descents on unsealed roads can be up to 11% with ruts, rocks and sand present. There will be approximately 67km of unsealed road to ride on. Starting in Bilpin we will be meandering down Mountain Lagoon Road and heading into the Wollemi National Park. The Comleroy Road descent into Upper Colo is quite steep and care must be taken. Upper Colo Road alternates between unpaved and a well paved surface, passing under Putty Road we now start on Lower Colo Road which is unsealed until West Portland Road. Turning right onto West Portland Road towards Sackville checkpoint When leaving the Sackville checkpoint return the way you came, turning left onto Bull Ridge Road, left onto Putty Road, right onto East Kurrajong Road and right onto Comleroy Road. These roads will be mostly climbing from Sackville back into the mountains, apart from a short, steep, rough descent to Wheeny Creek which is at approximately 92km. Climb to Mountain Lagoon Road and turn left, continue to climb until Bells Line of Road, turn right and finish the ride.

Lighting: The maximum ride time falls within daylight hours so Audax lighting requirements do not apply. There is often low visibility in Colo Valley due to fogs so lighting is recommended.

Food and Water: The Sackville checkpoint at 60km is the only reliable source of food and water on the 116km ride. From this point the ride is predominantly uphill with no source of water, be sure to carry adequate food and water.

Mobile Phone Reception: Mobile phone reception may be limited over much of the course as we travel through Wollemi National Park, Colo Valley and St Albans regions.

200km Ride

Start: 7:15am

Start Point: Approximately 100m from Bells Line Road on Mountain Lagoon Road, parking on the road side.

Overview: Visit https://ridewithgps.com/routes/3769673 for downloading the course to a GPS device. Many of the unsealed roads on this course are categorised as AWD or 4WD surfaces, please choose suitable equipment, this is not a skinny tyre ride. Both ascents and descents on unsealed roads can be up to 11% with ruts, rocks and sand present. Approximately 90km of this ride is on unsealed roads. Starting in Bilpin we will be meandering down Mountain Lagoon Road and heading into the Wollemi National Park. The Comleroy Road descent into Upper Colo is quite steep and care must be taken. Upper Colo Road alternates between unsealed and a well paved surface, passing under Putty Road we now start on Lower Colo Road which is unsealed until West Portland Road. Turning left onto West Portland Road towards St Albans both paved and unpaved roads will be encountered. At 87km St Albans is the first checkpoint, stock up on food and water, the next 20km to Wisemans Ferry is mostly unsealed road. Beware of the cattle grate on Settlers Road as you leave St Albans. The next checkpoint is at Sackville after the ferry crossing, roads from Wisemans Ferry to Sackville are paved except for a few hundred meters along River Road. When leaving the Sackville checkpoint return the way you came, turning left onto Bull Ridge Road, left onto Putty Road, right onto East Kurrajong Road and right onto Comleroy Road. These roads will be mostly climbing from Sackville back into the mountains, apart from a short, steep, rough descent to Wheeny Creek which is at approximately 175km. Climb to Mountain Lagoon Road and turn left, continue to climb until Bells Line of Road, turn right and finish the ride.

Lighting: The maximum ride time falls outside of daylight hours so Audax lighting requirements will apply. There will be an inspection prior to the ride commencing.

Food and Water: There is no reliable water source until the first checkpoint at 87km at St Albans. The Sackville checkpoint at 144km is the last reliable source of food and water. From Sackville the ride is predominantly uphill with no reliable source of water, be sure to carry adequate food and water.

Mobile Phone Reception: Mobile phone reception may be limited over much of the course as we travel through Wollemi National Park, Colo Valley and St Albans regions.

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