SCUM WOMENS SOCIAL RIDE  - Sunday 26 May, 9.30. Blackbutt Range Rd, Tomerong (just south of the United Petroluem Service Station on the Princess Hwy, Tomerong). 

 

Where, When & How Long...

Come and join us for an adventure ride!  This womens social ride will venture into the forests of Tomerong. The ride will be mostly on firetrails with the odd creek crossing :). About 30kms in length and led at a steady but leisurely pace. Meet at the Transmission substation about 500m down Blackbutt Range Rd from the turn off from the Princess Hwy. There is plenty of parking there. We will have a quick meet and greet and ride briefing at 9.30am before setting off for our ride. Finish time will be 11.30 approx. Coffee after for those keen,

 

For directions go to: West Tomerong Substation. Blackbutt Range Road Tomerong

 

 

Who should attend:

This one is for women and girls at around the intermediate level of riding and fitness. While we won't be riding fast and it will mostly be on fire road you do need to be able to manage 15-20km of mountain bike riding. Please refer to # below

 

What do I need?:

  • A functional mountain bike
  • A helmet 
  • At least a "Lifestyle" AusCycle Membership* (you can take advantage of the Free 4 week trial - or join at any level, more details here - please bring details along on the day)
  • BYO Water, Snacks etc.

 

How do I register?:  No registration is required, simply turn up on the day.

 

How much: Nothing (it's all FREE)

 

What if it rains?: 

We'll keep an eye on it but this trail holds up pretty well after a bit of of rain.  If it's looking like is going to be messy or if it's been absolutely bucketing down, we will definitely make a call - watch our Social Pages (Facebook)  

 

 

# The club's goal is to cater to all riders with our social rides but we can't cater to all riders with every ride. Each social ride will target different riders, trails etc so that over the course of the year all riders will be catered too.

 

*An AusCycling membership (at least Lifestyle) is a requirement for all of our Social Rides.  Not a member, simply head to the AusCycling Website and take advantage of their FREE 4-week trial. Full details available on the AusCycling Website.

 

All SCUM events, including social events are weather permitting ... watch our social media pages (Facebook and/or Insta) for last minute changes or updates. Yep, we keep an eye on the weather.

 


More on the Social Scene

 

Social Rides are a great way to introduce yourself & others to Mountainbiking (pic - some of the Husky Christmas riders).

 

SCUM has a number of dedicated Social Rides that are open to riders of all abilities. Riders must however hold an AusCycling licence (i.e. be members), see our Membership Page for all the details.

 

On a Social Ride you'll find some new tracks and/or become better accustomed to the SCUM trails. One thing for sure is that you'll have loads of fun and you'll have met some other MTB riders that are keen to ride again.  Check out our calendar for full details. 

 

One trail that frequents our Social Calendar is Cabbage Tree Lane. Where's Cabbage Tree Lane?  This is the easiest trail to get to, click here for a google map link to the trail head.  Cabbage Tree Lane is a great all abilities trail, it's quite flat and has multiple trail length options (i.e. 2.5km, 6km, 9.5km) ... if you want to be challenged more you can simply go faster.

 

Cabbage Tree Lane can hold a lot of water after rain, be mindful of this when planning your ride, especially after a bit of wet.  If it looks to wet to ride then it probably is.