Hints and Tips for Overnight Rides

If you'd like your seniors bike group to do some overnight rides read on. It's a very enjoyable way for a seniors bike group to spread its wings and
go further afield. 

Victoria has the best network of rail trails in Australia. These former railway lines have been converted to usually excellent  trails that are used by cyclists, walkers and horse riders.  Gently riding along a quiet and peaceful rail trail, taking in the bush and scenery on a lovely day and in good company is a pretty hard combination to beat. OYB reckons rail trails are the best first choice for seniors who want to do some overnight rides . 

The attached guide, Hints and Tips for Overnight Rides,  provides lots of good, practical  and realistic advice, ideas and suggestions based on our experiences in the "On yer bike!" Group.

Areas covered include:

  • Safety and leading the ride
  • Having a support vehicle/sag wagon - Carrying bags
  • When to go
  • Where to go 
  • Food and Accommodation
  • Getting There and Back
  • Planning rides