Social Rides

Plenty Gorge MTB conducts regular social rides throughout the Plenty Gorge Park. For the most up to date info check our Facebook page.

On Tuesday nights:

We currently run 2 Tuesday night rides for all riders.

Advanced Ride:

Starting on the South side near Queens Gardens as usual from 6:30 until about 9. Expect a friendly 20km. Lights essential. We may split into 2 groups to suit rider skill levels dependent on numbers.

All riders must be MTBA affiliated due to insurance. You can sign up for a free 2 month membership here: http://www.mtba.asn.au/join/

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Tuesday night advanced meeting spot, Queens Gardens.

Beginners Ride:

Winter: Daylight savings will be stopping on April 2nd. This means that rides from Tuesday April 4th will be conducted entirely after dark.

Due to low numbers last year we will be starting the beginners ride from the southern starting point off Queens Gardens (see above image).

If we have numbers we WILL still be running the beginners ride, but the combined starting location will allow us to combine rides if numbers are too low.

We hope to keep riding with you over the winter!

Summer: The beginners ride runs from the water tank on Goldsworthy Lane, off Memorial Drive, Plenty.

Starting from the tank small loops will run returning to the tank before the next to allow riders of all fitness to choose their ride length. The trails are accessible to riders of all abilities and a competent senior club member will run the ride at a pace to ensure nobody is left behind. Lights essential for the full ride but not required for the short one. Please See ride leader prior to Start if you’re unsure about what type of lights to use.

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Beginners Meeting spot, on Goldsworthy Lane, Plenty

Weekend rides:

Every third Sunday of the month

Hosted on a Sunday from the Yellow Gum Picnic area two rides will be available to cater to riders of all abilities. Rides start at 10 a.m and will run between 1 and a half hours up to 3 hours depending on ability and demand. Check the club Facebook page for more event details. Please arrive about 10min early to ensure we’re ready to go by 10.

Throughout the warmer months we will also run a BBQ after the ride for some much needed nourishment.

Parking, toilets and water all available at Yellow Gum Park.

Upcoming rides:

  • March 19th
  • April 16th
  • May 21st
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Weekend meeting spot. Yellow Gum Park off Memorial Drive, Plenty

We have an emergency contact form online at http://bit.do/pgmtbice. We ask that riders submit it before coming on their next ride. You can do it while putting on your shoes at the car even!

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7 thoughts on “Social Rides

  1. Garry Couper

    Hi, can kids (ages 7 & 9) come on the Sunday rides? They are both proficient riders……

    Reply
    1. plentygorgemtb Post author

      Hi Garry,

      They sure can! We try our best to provide for all riders. They should be fine on the beginners ride. We only ask that a guardian come along and that they are MTBA insured, whether by membership, day license or on a trial basis.

      Reply
    1. plentygorgemtb Post author

      Shane, First apologises for the delayed response. Unfortunately no Bicycle Vic insurance is not the same as MTBA insurance.
      As the Land Owner, Parks Victoria has requested that they only deal with one representative body of mountain bikers, that group has some sort of formulised structure and is affiliated with the national peck body of MTBer’s, that being MTBA.
      To keep everything as tidy as we can we request that to participate in an “organised” club ride everyone has MTBA membership or a day licence

      Reply
  2. Dave

    Hi, for someone coming along for the first time – I ride a bit, but I’m no expert (and I’m a bit out of shape!). Which group would suit me? How advanced is “advanced”?

    Reply
  3. plentygorgemtb Post author

    Hi Dave, If you are “a bit out of shape” i would recommend the northside “beginners ride” The trails the 2 groups ride are mostly the same, we just go slower, Don’t be put off by the beginners tag these are still fast technical trails

    Reply

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