Starting from Yarragon this ride uses unsealed, low traffic roads as it attempts to follow the most scenic route through the Strzelecki ranges to Foster and back.
It will be a long way between drinks on this ride as you stay well off the beaten track, and although you wont see much traffic you’ll need to carry enough food and water to manage the distances.
The last checkpoint is at Mirboo North where you can grab a coffee for a caffeine hit before the final climb of the day or take the more sedate approach and savor a glass of Gippsland Gold at the famous Grand Ridge Brewery. Pure liquid heaven.
Remember to allow more time than for a conventional 200km event when planing to do this ride, as there is approximately 3000m of ascent and a considerable amount of unsealed roads.
Please visit the Melbourne Randonneur Facebook page for more details.