Melbourne Branch 20th Anniversary Autumn Ice Run

Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 8:00am - Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 4:30pm

Ride Leader John Cook 0419 599 530 or (03) 9728 5769

NB Special Start time 0800 sharp and location  BP Outbound Pakenham Bypass - 5 KM east of Clyde Road..

https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/BP+Service+Centre/@-38.0709775,145.386483,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ad61b939d8d6553:0x52f7e21a7940c5f4!8m2!3d-38.0701131!4d145.3872069

Day one may be up to approx 560 km run up the Omeo Highway, then via Mt Hotham or 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 will the the shorter route (but windier) route via Anglers Rest if possible.

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 $90 per person payable at the venue

Great camaraderie in large dining room plus adjoining lounge with fireplace to sit before 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 10 May 2018 at latest so that catering can be arranged.

NB: No last minute roll up as I need firm numbers for catering.

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