Over 150 bicycle enthusiasts swarmed Batemans Bay during May 2-4 for a weekend of Discovery Rides. Through a wonderful partnership with the Eurobodalla Bicycle User Group (BUG), Eurobodalla Shire Council and Bicycle NSW, cyclists of all ages and abilities were able to experience the diverse and spectacular scenery of the Eurobodalla region.
Bicycle NSW, the peak body for recreational bike riding in NSW, offer members and the community a range of rides including the Spring Cycle in October, Gear Up Girl in March, and two annual Discovery Rides.
The latest Discovery Ride was immersed in the Eurobodalla region, home to over 110 kilometres of coastline and 3,4002 kilometres of land, with than 80 per cent of which is national park or state forest. Bicycle NSW’s Discovery Rides chose the best of the best with everyone able to choose a leisurely 20km Foreshore Ride around Batemans Bay, a 44km exploratory adventure to Mogo, 56kms around beautiful Narooma, a rugged 62km trail ride in the Narooma wilderness and a challenging 99km Coastline Ride to Moruya. There was something for everyone including our youngest rider of 18 months through to our most experienced cyclists.
“It was a wonderful weekend of cycling at Batemans Bay, even the weather was well organised by Bicycle NSW. Despite threats of wind and rain we had perfect cycling weather. Thanks to everyone including all those wonderful volunteers. Next one please?” says Bicycle NSW member Paul Russel.
Bicycle NSW would like to thank over 40 volunteers who worked tirelessly to help put on a spectacular weekend. Special thanks goes to the Eurobodalla Shire Council and Eurobodalla Bicycle User Group who welcomed everyone to their very beautiful region and showcased the excellent cycling networks, local produce, spectacular environment and wildlife.
Melissa ‘Sparkles’ summed it up well. “The best bike ride I’ve ever done and it was brilliantly organised. There should be a Discovery Rides weekend every month.” This is certainly Bicycle NSW’s ambition as we continue to grow membership, events and campaigns to create a better environment for cycling for everyone across NSW and beyond.