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Welcome to the Cycle Touring Association of Western Australia (Inc.)
Bicycle Pannier Touring, Road Cycling and Mountain Biking around the Perth region.

Tours

The Tortuous (not torturous) Tootle To Toodyay Long Weekend

Saturday, June 4, 2016 (All day) - Monday, June 6, 2016 (All day)
Leisurely: 15 - 20 km/h
Road Bike: Some Hills

Leader: Kleber

Phone: 9354 7877

Saturday, 4 June 2016

97 km, flat / hills, touring pace.

Meet at Midland train station at 9.00am for a 9.15am departure.

We will ride North on back roads to Upper Swan, (time for morning tea), then onto Bullsbrook. Then it's through the beautiful Chittering Valley and the more challenging ride to our lunch stop in the Julimar State Forest. I'm sure the first floor verandah at the Freemasons Hotel will be a popular place to have a beer or two after a nice hot shower. Our hosts Stella and John will be providing a delicious dinner of a roast with vegies and a dessert.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Today the choice is yours. You can relax and take in the sites of this historical town. Go for a ride from zero to 70 km on many of the quiet back roads surrounding Toodyay. There are a number of good eateries in town and a short ride to the Duckduckgoose cafe - restaurant - ice creamery attached to the Pecan Hill B&B.

Monday, 6 June 2016

89 km, flat / hills, touring pace.

Monday will see us returning to Midland via Clackline, (this would be the start for those wishing to ride on the YEP track and/or the Heritage Trail from Mundaring). Morning tea at the Bakers Hill Pie Shop, then it's through Wundowie, Wooroloo, Chidlow and Mundaring before the descent down the scarp through Darlington to Midland.

Accommodation and meal costs

Shared hotel rooms @ $40.00 per person per night, this includes the continental breakfast. There is a variety of room layouts available, i.e., twin, double and family with double plus single. So if you prepared to share rooms and beds, the more people we can have on the tour.

There is also three motel units available with en suite, one double and one single @ shared price of $50.00 per person per night, this includes the continental breakfast. Payment for accommodation and breakfast is to be made upon arrival at the Freemasons Hotel.

The set menu dinners will be $25.00 per person. Saturday will be roast, vegies and dessert, with Sunday being fish, chips with salad and dessert. Payment for dinner will be at the dining room on the night. Please notify me if you have any dietary needs.

 

Numbers will be limited, so confirm your booking with me early.

CTA’s Festive Feast Weekend Escape

Saturday, July 23, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, July 24, 2016 (All day)
Leisurely: 15 - 20 km/h
Moderate: 20 - 25 km/h
Road Bike: Flat

Christmas in July—23-24 July 2016
Windmill Farmstay, Lot 132 Kay Road, Bindoon ($100/person)

Windmill Farmstay is a 40 acre farm located in the tranquil hills of the Chittering Valley, north of Bindoon.

The orange orchards and surrounding bushland of the farmstay offer a pleasant retreat from everyday life and is a perfect place to relax, unwind and share an evening of festive feasting and good company. Our hosts Milton & Joan will make you feel most welcome. Soft drinks, beer and some wine will be available for purchase from the fridge or you are welcome to bring your own drinks.

Accommodation consists of multi room chalets with communal lounges and private en-suites. Some rooms have a mix of both double and single beds, so please be aware that bunking in with others (as per normal CTA routine) may be necessary. For legal reasons camping is not permitted on the property.

Secure bike storage has been arranged and there is also plenty of parking for those who will be driving to the farmstay.

If you are riding up to Bindoon here are the details:

Saturday, 23 July 2016
8:30 am for 8:45 am start
Meet at the Guildford Train Station

Approximately 87 km, flat with some rises around Chittering Valley, leisurely or moderate pace as you see fit. Small amount of riding on Great Northern Highway (approximately 7 km).

Leader: Kleber
Phone:  (08) 9354 7877

The farmstay accommodation is limited to 30 people, so if you are interested in joining us for this Weekend Escape, we suggest that you contact us as soon as possible, as places will fill quickly.

To book a place on our Festive Feast Weekend Escape or for further details, please contact:

Robyn on 0414 074 289 or email – 52robyn@gmail.com before 1 July 2016

Jarrahdale Overnighter

Saturday, August 13, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, August 14, 2016 (All day)
Road Bike: Some Hills

Leader: Stan

Phone: 9345 3552 (0439 955 241)

Email: stancds@netspace.net.au

Both days of this two-day ride are mainly on back roads with flat terrain with the climb to Jarrahdale, and at touring pace.

Saturday, 13th August 2016, approximately 60km

Participants are required to train it down to Kwinana Train Station at 9.00am for a 9.15 departure on the Saturday. Being a towel, soap and undies ride we will have a leisurely ride having morning tea along the way with lunch at Mundijong. Provisions can be bought in Mundijong with limited provisions in Jarrahdale. Then up the hill to Jarrahdale arriving early to mid avo where we will be staying at the beautiful Jarrahdale Environmental Centre. The club has stayed here before, but I haven’t so I am looking forward to it. This time of the year everything will be nice and green and if we are fortunate with the weather we will be able to really enjoy the serenity of this quaint little town and it’s eateries, trees and bird life (yes I might bring my bird books and binoculars). Secure parking for our trusty steeds. I have made arrangements for us to enjoy a lovely pub meal at the Jarrahdale Tavern which is in walking distance (and watch the footy if one so desires). Alternatively you can cook in at the centre which has a modern kitchen with full cooking facilities, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. There is also a wood BBQ outside with a lovely Gazeebo setting. The centre has bunk bed accommodation with pillows and mattresses provided but you must bring your own linen and sleeping bags.

For information on the Environmental Centre google by typing Jarrahdale Environmental Centre Accommodation. For the tavern and to check out the menu google Jarrahdale Tavern. It looks good.

Cost for staying at the Environmental Centre can be as little as $6!!!!! There is a fixed price so the more people attending the cheaper it is. 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, 14th August 2016, approximately 50km

With a bit of a lie in in this idyllic spot and after having breakfast we leave not too early for the easy ride back to the Armadale Train Station where we will depart our ways. From Jarrahdale we will go down Nettleton Road to Byford then the back roads to Armadale.

Long Weekend at Pinjarra- Geesebrook Farm Stay- Full Pannier Tour

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 9:00am - Monday, September 26, 2016 - 5:00pm

Leader: Stan

Phone: 9345 3552 (043 9955 241)

Email: stancds@netspace.net.au

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.

2016 On Your Bike Bay to Bluff Tour

Saturday, October 22, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, October 30, 2016 (All day)

Tour Leader: Terry
Phone: 0439 922 765
Email: oyb@ctawa.asn.au

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.

Check out the tour brochure and entry form.