I’m in town for a week dog/housesitting. Looking for some suggestions on a nice ride or two that I can do in the late mornings/early afternoon. I’m in North Melbourne, would like to get out of the city a bit but can only get away for 2/3 hours at a time.
The dog i’m looking after’s quite old and needs lots of attention, especially in the morning so probably can’t get out with the early groups in the morning.
Also down to ride with others!
I’m going to St Cloud in a bit to get some bar tape and stuff and i’ll ask them too.
You could give Commuter Cycles a call and see if they can tee you up with lights and a MTB bike (or someone here might lend you one) for Wednesday night ride on the Yarra trails.
The Merri Creek, Darebin Creek, and Marybrynong River all have bike paths that make for decent ~3 hour rides. If you can get a bit more time away look up the Melbourne Gravel Grinder rides or P!N20’s brewery rides.
If you want to do Mt P and a bit of gravel then there are heaps of little known gravel/fire roads in that area. You can connect them together nicely if you have local knowledge. Best done on a roadie too. 50k loop leaving inner north
InspectorChimp would be the perfect tour guide cos unemployed lel