Escape from The Bay

Hi gents,

As mentioned to many of you, I am keen to get away somewhere for some mtb miles. This post is for my current thoughts/ideas. I'll keep updating as fine tune plans. Feel free to comment for extra input.


  • somewhere in NSW so not too long a drive
  • preferably somewhere new for most of us
  • main candidate is Blue Mountains
  • second in the running is Canberra; Peach agrees this would be viable if we could make a long weekend of it
  • any other ideas? Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, old faithful Kiwarrak


possible dates

  • Peach's bday around first week of April so could be a good reason for getting away. Pencil in weekend of 6th-7th April
  • can't be March 16 as Capital Punishment on then
  • Easter is around last weekend of March
  • I note there is a 24 hour race at Stromlo on Easter Sat somight rule out a CBR Easter trip
  • Ash - when is your Kiwarrak weekend with blokes from Syd?


  • try and have the Friday off for an extra day's riding
  • if Easter could combine with taking the families say to Blue Mountains, or maybe that just doesn't work?


pallet's picture

Hi Nifty,

I'm keen for something different. As we discussed, it might be worth doing some of the Sydney tracks on our way to either Blue Mountains or Canberra. e.g. Hornsby Old Mans Valley. Agree with taking the Friday off for an extra days riding. As for dates, I'm happy to work in with others....

Chapstik's picture

Nifty -

I'm absolutely dead keen for an Mtb weekend away but honestly can't see how I make it work before Easter. (I think a few of us are in the same boat.). Maybe we should lower our sights to a day riding together, at somewhere different like Killingworth or Taree or Ourimbah (DH / AM / XC tracks) on one of the Easter weekend days or another agreed date.

nifty's picture

Yes, is seeming a bridge too far for most.

So, which Easter Day would suit people best, and destination?

For me, destination Kiwarrak, day prob Sat or Sun should be ok.