Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 9:00am - Monday, September 26, 2016 - 5:00pm
Phone: 9345 3552 (043 9955 241)
Both Saturday and Monday will be touring pace on flattish roads and the Sunday will be a leisurely ride to Dwellingup with our trusty steeds not loaded.
Saturday, 24th September 2016, approximately 40km
Participants are required to train it down to Mandurah Train Station at 10.00am for a 10.15 departure on the Saturday. We will have a leisurely ride on flat back roads to Pinjarra for morning tea/brunch at the famous Pinjarra Bakery then 9km of flat road to Dwellingup (before the scarp) arriving early to mid avo. Provisions can be bought in Pinjarra (there are no provisions at all at the farm). By the way I like red, also white.
We will be staying at Geesebrook Farm for both nights so that means that our bikes will be nice and light for the climb up to Dwellingup on the Sunday. The farm has a botanic garden feel about it and it is set up for weddings and art displays. It has beautiful grassed areas with native and ornamental trees, fruit trees, rose gardens, a lake with marron in it and an island (I have been told by the owner you can camp on the island too). There are new facilities being built (as I type) with bar and kitchen, refrigerators in the workers shed and gas BBQ’s. Shower and toilet facilities is limited in the workers quarters but they are hot. Also available will be a camp fire unless it is dry, hot and windy which highly unlikely at this time of year. We may even get a sing song going.
Tariff is $10 a night. First in best dressed so please call me, Stan, to book yourself/yourselves in. It would be helpful if you could have the correct amount available.
Sunday, 25th September 2016, approximately 60km
You can stay on the farm reading a good book and/or go for a wander. Ride to Pinjarra if you wish but I will be leading a ride up the scarp to Dwellingup to enjoy one (or two) of the many eateries in this idyllic town. Early afternoon we will head back to the farm via Del Park Road, North Spur Road where you will experience one of the most steepest of downhill descents, to the South Western Highway and to Pinjarra again to pick up provisions for your Sunday meal back at the farm.
Monday, 26th September 2016, approximately 40km
Easy, After waking up, and good brekky we will leave mid morning back to Mandurah Train Station via the Pinjarra bakery for lunch. Road the same as Saturday - flat.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, October 30, 2016 (All day)
Tour Leader: Terry
Tour brochure: 2016 On Your Bike Bay to Bluff Tour
Entry Form: OYB2016 Entry Form
Cycling on sealed, quiet country roads to the western gateway of the Fitzgerald River National Park and then through the acclaimed Stirling Range National Park, the 28th On Your Bike Tour will explore this biodiverse area within the Great Southern region of Western Australia. This loop tour starting and finishing in the small town of Borden will allow participants to experience a wide range of scenery. From agriculture to flora and fauna unique to this southernmost area of the State’s land division, to the unspoilt coastline and beautiful beaches of the fishing community of Bremer Bay and finally the majesty of the Stirling Range, with Bluff Knoll its highest peak, one of only a few places in WA to experience snowfalls. With a generally cooler climate, this region of the State is ideal for cycle touring. The tour starts in Borden and travels to Ongerup, Jerramungup and Bremer Bay, stopping for a rest day, then continues to Boxwood Hill and Stirling Range, stopping for a second rest day, then finally to Gnowangerup before returning to Borden.