Ride on 7 June 2019
After catching the train from the city, 19 riders headed off from Craigieburn. The weather produced a glorious, calm, sunny, early winter's day. Pretty well ideal riding conditions.
Heading north from the station we rode along footpaths until we hit the delightful Malcom Creek linear park trails and then onto the start of the Galada Tamboore Pathway at the S/E corner of Amaroo Rd and the Hume Highway.
We followed the GTP past the Craigieburn Grassland Nature Conservation Reserve which was looking pretty drought-stressed. A few short climbs and lots of sweeping downhills.
Around midday we stopped for a welcome break at the Wild Bean Cafe at Cooper St, a nice change from the inner city watering holes we usually stop at - the dim sims, steamed or fried, were most welcome and excellent value.
Continuing along the GTP we hit the outer ring road where some riders opted to return via the Merri Creek Path. We followed the ring road path east to Thomastown where some riders returned by train from Thomastown Station.
Then onto Dalton Rd where we turned right to head down the Pipeline Path to Reservoir and then onto the St Georges Rd Path with people peeling off home as we pedalled along.
Just two of us finished at Rushall station.