Event Details

MAD Ride

Time: March 3, 2013 all day
Location: Woodend
Street: Buffalo Sports Stadium, Tylden Road
City/Town: Woodend
Website or Map: http://www.madride.org.au
Event Type: recreational, ride
Organized By: Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club
Latest Activity: Feb 28, 2013

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Event Description

Grab your family and friends and join the MAD Ride, to celebrate 30 years of this annual ride on Sunday 3rd March 2013.


The MAD Ride (Melbourne Autumn Daytour), organised by The Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club (MBTC), is the oldest recreational bike ride in Victoria.


The MAD Ride is a great way for people of all ages and riding abilities to get active and enjoy some of the best cycling Victoria has to offer.


It’s a community ride which promotes cycling and healthy outdoor living. It’s definitely not a race.


In 2013 all rides will be based around Woodend with highlights including the Wombat State Forest and Mt Macedon for those after a challenge ride.


The first ride was held in 1983 when the only distance offered was 100kms. In 2013 there are four new routes on offer with a ride for everyone:

  • A family friendly 35kms
  • An intermediate 50kms though Tylden and Trentham East
  • For those who like going off-road a 60km mountain bike ride through Wombat State Forest
  • The challenging 105km ride which goes over Mt Macedon and through Trentham


Over the 30 years of the ride we have attracted from 600 to 1500 entries and hope for a big turnout for our 30th anniversary ride.


The event is organised by the MAD ride MBTC committee, and run with volunteers from the Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club, a not for profit.


At $45 the ride is one of the best value one day bike rides on the calendar. In 2013 morning tea will be in Carlsruhe and lunch in Tylden. All routes will have roving bike mechanics from Abbotsford Cycles.


Public inquiries: All details on ride distances, start times, activities, prizes and ride highlights can be found at: www.madride.org.au


Registrations will also be taken on the day.

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