I’ve been trying to find a nice route to Geelong which isn’t too long but doesn’t take me on a ridiculous number of turns or down some super busy roads. Does anyone have any help? I am riding up Saturday morning at around 7 am for a conference and am just using it as a commute as opposed to a training ride.
- ride fed trail to werribee (its flat and fast)
- ride the freeway to geelong (the shoulder is plenty wide right until you hit the outskirts of geelong, then its a little more ‘interesting’ - use the service roads where you can)
take spare tubes as theres a tonnes of road debris
take some sort of entertainment device, its plenty boring
dont yell at cars that crowd/swoop you - you aint in east brunswick anymore…
theres probably other ways to do it, but i believe this is the fastest and easiest.
The Federation Trail is the best way to Werribee, from there you have a few options - check the UCI course from Werribee: http://www.melbourne2010.com.au/default.aspx?s=melb-geelong-flash or similarly, the route we took for Brewery Ride v5.0: Federation Square to Geelong VIC - Google Maps although we did have dirt roads for a section.
Thanks guys thats exactly what I wanted. That trail looks great to ride.
How long did it take you guys to ride?
I think we left Fed Square at 8:30am and arrived in Geelong a bit after 1:00pm…I think, with a coffee stop at Werribee and my usual vague sense of direction. Read all about it: http://www.fixed.org.au/forums/t7270-16/#post246974