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Orange BUG Hill End Overnight Ride


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By grantd - Posted on 24 September 2015

When: 
Saturday, 10 October, 2015 - 08:30

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Duration: 
32 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
I'll be there, no matter what the weather.
Meeting Point: 

mullion creek

Details:

Check the BUG facebook page for their great upcoming ride:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1481635475485646/

I copied some info here:
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Hill End – River Crossings Loop

Third annual Orange BUG Hill End Ride 10 -11 October 2015 - Mountain Bikes only

Distance: 115km over two days

Meet: 8.30am Saturday Mullion Creek Public School

Mountain bike loop starting & finishing at Mullion Creek with an overnight stay at Hill End - 115kms total

The ride is on well-formed dirt roads, some steep sections, but a lot of general downhill sections towards the two rivers, Summerhill Creek and the Macquarie River.

There are 2 river crossings , generally water levels are at or just below knee deep but be prepared .

You may want to bring a spare set of shoes /sandals. You can cross in bare feet and its a nice way to cool off during the ride .

We will need a volunteer with a 4WD to put all the overnight gear ( one small backpack per person please).

If you can offer 4WD support please contact us . If you would like to invite family & friends

and just drive or take turns at riding and driving you will need a 4WD vehicle as there are 2 river crossings .

Saturday: Mullion Creek to Hill End (via Roothog river crossing) 64km

The ride starts at Mullion Creek, crosses Summerhill Creek at the 15km mark, then a steep up out of the creek and then generally level and downhill along the Gowan Road and the Roothog fire trail to the Macquarie River at the 50km mark. Continue to Turon River crossing (causeway), then a further 10kms (a long uphill) to Hill End.

Sunday: Hill End to Mullion Creek (via Dixons -Long Point 4WD Road river crossing) 52km

Continue loop, cycling to the Dixon-Longpoint Crossing of the Macquarie River (28km). Significant hill as you leave the river and more ups and downs, finishing with good sealed road section to Mullion Creek.

Dinner: Please let us know if you would like to join in an evening meal at the Hill End Hotel on Saturday evening . Need to confirm numbers by Monday 6th October

Contact Tim 0400 868 501 , 63658443 or rwtim@bigpond.com ; Gina 0439 737 570 gina.browne@bigpond.com

The other dining option is Hosie's Cafe , opposite the Hotel which is part of the Hill End B & B (details below )

Accommodation: Please choose & book your own accommodation for Saturday 4 options are listed below .

The Hill End Holiday Ranch is where the majority of riders stayed on the Hill End Ride last year.

The Ranch can fit four into a bunk room for around $ 40 dollars, if you want to do it really cheap. Comfortable and nice hot showers.The Ranch has other accomodation options available.

A hearty Breakfast is available for around $10 - $ 15

· Hill End Holiday Ranch High St Hill End (02) 6337 8224 www.hillendranch.com.au

The Ranch is the first accommodation we come to on the left as we arrive at the top of that great “HILL” into Hill End.

Other accomodation options below :

· The Village Camping Ground. The camp ground has coin operated hot showers but doesn’t do advanced bookings. Check out ..
http://youtu.be/IkNYrN7Gyyc

Hill End Lodge http://hillendlodge.com.au/ info@hillendlodge.com.au (02) 6337 8200

Contacts for questions rsvp's Tim 0400 868 501 , 63658443 or rwtim@bigpond.com ; Gina 0439 737 570 gina.browne@bigpond.com

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