ON Sunday, May 18 SBUG will host an out of area cycle to the Gerringong Creek Falls, starting with car pooling at the Nowra Visitors Centre at 9am.
It will be an 18 kilometre easy to medium mountain bike ride using gravel fire trails and tracks through forest and low scrubby areas.
Riders will travel from the Budderoo Fire Trail parking area, off the Jamberoo Mountain Road, about one hour’s drive north from Nowra.
There will be no facilities, so bring water, snacks and lunch.
An addition to this ride is a 13.8 kilometre ride from the Budderoo Fire Trail parking area back to the Jamberoo Hotel.
This is suitable for experienced riders only.
Take extreme caution down Jamberoo Pass.
Ride leader is Wayne. For more information contact Judi on 4421 5214.
Last Sunday’s ride to Comerong Island was attended by five riders.
Three started from the information centre and were then joined by another two cyclists at the ferry.
The gravel road had just been graded so most of the ruts were eliminated, and the cyclists were surprised to find that the reserve track was reasonably dry to the break wall.
The riders succeeded to dodge the forecasted rain, until returning to the ferry, but then encountered a heavy downpour through Terara.
The party proceeded to Nowra Fresh Vegetable Market, for refreshments and to warm the damp and cold bodies.
This Thursday’s midweek mountain bike ride will start at 9am from the northern end of Tourist Road behind Cambewarra Mountain.
It will be a 35 kilometre undulating mountain bike ride to Leebold Hill lookout in the Red Rocks Nature Reserve.
Riders will experience bitumen with some traffic, unsealed roads and short section of sandy/rock track.
Refreshments in Berry after the ride.
Bring water and snacks.
For more information contact Jan on 4422 0793.