Ride Leader John Cook 0419 599 530 or (03) 9728 5769 It will be an early start on the Saturday morning again from the
freeway at Officer - not the normal branch start point .
NB Special Start time 0800 sharp on Saturday and location BP Outbound Pakenham Bypass - 5 KM east of Clyde Road..
Fee will be $101 payable direct to Howmans Gap in advance. This includes dinner, bedding, drying room, linen, towels etc and a cooked breakfast on the Sunday morning.
Departs Officer. Still the same great ride with more daylight hours to enjoy it.
Day one may be up to approx 560 km run up the Omeo Highway, then via Mt Hotham or Anglers Rest (The Blue Duck) up to Falls Creek. I may vary the route between Omeo and Howmans Gap subject to conditions on the day but my preference for 2020 will via Anglers Rest and Rocky Valley Dam. - the slightly shorter route
Quite a sizeable group will be meeting us at Bruthen for a hopefully early lunch.
Overnight stay is at Howmans Gap YMCA (5 km from Falls Creek) in bunk rooms. Full dinner, bed, bedding and towels followed by substantial breakfast is included in price of $101 per person payable direct in advance.
NB Price has increased. Please pay in advance by ringing Howmans Gap YMCA direct on 03 5758 3228
Great camaraderie in large dining room plus adjoining lounge. Sit and exchange some disgraceful lies over a drink. BYO drinks.
Day Two also has some great roads returning via Myrtleford, Oxley, Whitfield, Tolmie & Mansfield distance approximately 400 km. This may vary depending on circumstances on the day.
Total distance for 2 days is approximately 960 kilometres. I allow for approximately 7 hours riding and 2 hours of rest stops on day one.
THIS RIDE IS NOT FOR THE INEXPERIENCED OR EASILY FATIGUED.
This ride has now been an annual event since 1998. .
NB: If you intend to come please let me; John Cook know by 12 March 2020 at very latest so that catering can be arranged.
NB: No last minute roll up as I need firm numbers for catering.
Put this date in your diary -
Registrar is John Cook 0419599530 Howmans Gap again for the overnight stay.
For those living in the west of the State it is quite feasible to make your own way to Howmans Gap and enjoy some great camaraderie with fellow Ulysseans Just register and pay please