Crookwell Weekend ride

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Event Date/Time
Date(s) - 21/02/2015 - 22/02/2015
8:00 am

Event Location
Dickson College Car Park

Event Categories

Saturday 21 & and Sunday 22 February 2015Crookwell-postcard-350W

Ride from Canberra to Crookwell on the Saturday, overnight and party in Crookwell and then ride back to Canberra on the Sunday.

Ride starts at Dickson College Carpark at 8 am on the Saturday.

Saturday routes – Canberra to Crookwell:

1. Main route – 107 km: From Dickson College on the Federal Highway to the Sutton turnoff; then trun left onto Gundaroo Road to Sutton, Gundaroo and Gunning; then a north 1 km of Sutton on the old Hume Highway turn left onto the Grabben Gullen Road to Grabben Gullen and Crookwell. View route in Bikely. Profile: Profile-Cbr-Crookwell-600W


2. Alternate to route 1 to bypass top of range – 115 km: Turn right just before Gabbin Gullen onto Range Road and then left Kialla Road onto into Crookwell


Sunday routes – Crookwell to Canberra:

1. Main route – 107 km: Reverse of the main route 1 out on Saturday via Grabben Gullen, Gunning, Gundaroo and Sutton

2. Via Goulburn – 129 km: Crookwell to Goulburn on the Crookwell Road: then to Canberra on the Federal Highway

3. Scenic route via Breadalbain – 125 km: Crookwell via Grabben Gullen Road to the Bilia-Gurrundah road (17 km south of Grabben Gullen); turn left onto the old Hume Highway and go a short distance and then turn right onto Wollongrang Road to Collector; then on the Federal Highway to Canberra


There is no official support on this weekend ride and participants must carry any equipment, changes of clothes, toiletries, etc they desire during the ride on their bikes OR arrange for others to transport then to and from Crookwell.

If a participant is arranging vehicular transport for their goods, it would be nice if they could offer to carry the goods of other participants.

Non-riding participants:

Accompanying persons traveling in motor vehicles (and not riding) are welcome to accompany the ride and/or partake in the Saturday evening meal.

If you are intending to go by motor vehicle it would be nice if you could carry things for some riders.


You arrange your own accommodation in Crookwell for the Saturday night.


Food and drinks on route:

Food and drink (water) is available (depending on the route being ridden) in Canberra, Gundaroo, Gunning, Gabbin Gullen, Goulburn, Grandmas Little Bakery (about 3 km north of Collector), Lerida Winery (north end of Lake George) and Eagle Hawk service station (7 km north of Dickson).

Food and drinks in Crookwell:

The Saturday evening meal will be together in the Crookwell Top Pub bistro (front part of the Crookwell Hotel Motel) – arranged by the ride organiser.

All other meals, food, snacks and drinks are arranged by individual participants.


If you are coming, then please advise the ride organiser so that he can arrange the Saturday night dinner – email

Register is at the start – you will be required to sign on, advise which route you are proposing to take, give emergency contact details and accept the Pedal Power ACT standard ride release, that is:

Cycling can be a hazardous activity, particularly in traffic or among pedestrians. Participants accept they are at risk and may suffer or cause injury or property loss or damage. They must take care to avoid injury or damage to themselves and others. An adult must accompany participants under 18 years old throughout the ride. The participant confirms that they and any children in their care have sufficient competence and experience to participate safely in the ride. It is a condition of participating in any Pedal Power ACT ride that each adult participant waive to the extent permitted by law, any claim, right or cause of action which they personally, and each child in their care, and the heirs, executors and administrators of the adult participant and each child in their care may have in contract and civil wrongs law, arising from any personal injury, damage or loss arising out of the ride. This release from liability operates in contract law in favour of Pedal Power ACT Incorporated, and all officers, members, volunteers and employees of Pedal Power ACT and all sponsors of the ride or event and operates whether the damage is due to any act or neglect of any of them. All riders must wear a helmet or show the ride leader a current medical exemption for a helmet. Pedal Power ACT rides obey all road rules and riders in the group are expected to comply. Participants are to be totally self sufficient and provide their own water, food, tools, pump, spares, puncture repair kits, first aid materials and whatever else they desire as rides are unsupported unless explicitly stated otherwise.

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