Experience this magical part of the world at night in our Light The Trail Friday night ride.
This is a unique experience riding from Axedale to Heathcote guided by your own light (and possibly the moon).
This ride will follow the Marathon Course along the O'Keefe Rail Trail starting at Axedale at the park on the corner of McIvor Highway and Mitchell St near the toilet block. Prizes will be awarded for 'Best Illuminated Outfit', 'Best Lit Bike' plus an 'Encouragement Award' for those who have demonstrated the spirit of the O'Keefe Challenge.
In a new addition for 2019, riders will roll into Paling Bros Brewery in High St, Heathcote for refreshments and light entertainment!
17th April 2020
Near Axedale Public Toilets, High St, Axedale. (Corner of Mitchell St and High St) (Google Map)
8:30 PM (At Paling Bros Brewery)
Paling Bros Brewery, 168 High St, Heathcote VIC 3523
2.5 Hours (9:00pm)
ON THE NIGHT: $35.00
* plus third party booking fees i.e. Register Now.
CUT OFF TIME
What do I need to bring with me to participate in the cycling events?
You’ll need to bring your own road legal bicycle, helmet, lights, water and comfortable clothing.
What lights do I need for the night ride?
If you are participating in the night ride, you will need to have decent white forward facing lighting on your bike of a sufficient level for you to see the Trail in full darkness without the help of others.
At least one red rear light is mandatory on all bikes.
Pre-ride checks will be conducted by the Ride Coordination team to ensure bikes have lights and working brakes.
Are the cycling events ‘races’?
No. Our cycling events are simply recreational, social rides aimed to encourage people and their families to enjoy the O’Keefe Rail Trail and it’s surrounds. No event timing will be provided and no prizes for first, second or third will be awarded.
Getting Back - Transport or D.I.Y
You can ‘Opt In’ for the McIvor Transit / Bendigo Coachlines bus service which will be transferring participants and their bikes from Paling Bros in Heathcote back to the start line at the end of the evening.
Participants are encouraged to ‘Opt-In’ for the bus during the online registration process to assist us with planning.
Departure Time: Leaving Heathcote at 9:15 pm to return to the start in Axedale.
Riders are welcome to make their own way back to Axedale (or even Bendigo), however, this won't be supported by guides or volunteers and will be at the riders' own risk.
There will be water fountains to fill drink bottles available at the start area, but no water will be provided on the course.
Riders are expected to carry their own water on course.