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Murrumbidgee River Run

  • 24 Apr 2014
  • 08:30
  • 28 Apr 2014
  • 18:00
  • Departure from Coolemon Court car park (vicinity of Caltex servo / McDonald's).

Registration

  • "GS Route" includes dirt road sections.
  • "TS Route" is tarred/sealed roads.

Registration is closed

OUTLINE

A five day ride, following the general course of the Murrumbidgee River from source to end. Planned to follow from near the source in the Fiery Ranges, in the Australian Alps, to finish at its confluence with the mighty Murray near Boundary Bend, Victoria. Each day's ride will allow for both GS & TS bikes.

Departure point will be the Coolemon Court (car park at the Woolies/McDonald's/Caltex servo end)

GS Route 

DAY 1: Canberra (Weston Creek) => Gundagai (207 km) http://goo.gl/maps/ngBXS  (Waypoint “B” marks the junction with Barnetts Rd & turn-off S to Long Plain Rd) – Includes excursion to Long Plain Rd & Murrumbidgee headwaters via Barnetts Road-Long Plain Road (way points shown only) (~ 60 km round trip) http://goo.gl/maps/xdaZ8

DAY 2: Gundagai => Maude (431 km) http://goo.gl/maps/iNaHj

DAY 3: Maude => Swan Hill  (349 km)   http://goo.gl/maps/mYfGv

DAY 4: Swan Hill => Lockhart   (389 km)  http://goo.gl/maps/sdMkR

DAY 5: Lockhart => Canberra (via Brindabella-Tumut Road) (312 km)  http://goo.gl/maps/Pj9Iq

TS Route

DAY 1:  Canberra (Weston Creek) => Gundagai (330 km) http://goo.gl/maps/dERci   [NOTE: VIA TUMBARUMBA, TUMUT, BRUNGLE]

DAY 2:  Gundagai -> Maude (436 km) http://goo.gl/maps/UdeKR

DAY 3:  Maude => Swan Hill  (310 km)  http://goo.gl/maps/HXU5F 

DAY 4:  Swan Hill => Lockhart   (389 km)  http://goo.gl/maps/sdMkR  [NOTE: SAME AS GS]

DAY 5:  Lockhart => Canberra  (312 km)  http://goo.gl/maps/Le0LF


April Temperature Averages & Sun, Moon Info


ACCOMMODATION

Recommend that we accommodate in either hotels, motels or cabins for this ride. Accommodation links below:

Gundagai - listed in increasing distance from the centre of town (most are along the the main street)
Criterion Hotel
Family Hotel
Gabriel Motor Inn
Gundagai Motel
Sovereign Inn
Gundagai Cabins & Tourist Park [worth going to the link just to hear "On the Road to Gundagai" play ;-)  ]

Maude
Post Office Hotel

Swan Hill - The BIG4 caravan park below is adjacent to the town centre & the main pubs & other attractions (not least which is "The Giant Murray Cod"). The Federal & Commercial Hotels don't have accommodation; however the Traveller's Rest Motel is right behind the Commercial Hotel.
BIG4 Riverside Caravan Park - A range of cabins.
Various motels - this Google Maps link will display several motels in the vicinity of Swan Hill's town centre.

Lockhart
Commercial Hotel - 111 Green Street, 02-6920-5109 - rooms @ $25 - $45 p.p.
Lockhart Caravan Park - has 3 cabins (c/w linen) - 6 berth cabins @ $72/2-pers + $6 ea additional pers
Lockhart Motel - $70-$88


REGISTRATION
Finally, to make planning easier, anyone intending to go on the ride is asked to register their interest against either the GS or TS options.

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