Arapiles Cycling Event – The A.C.E. Ride JJ

October, 2018

06OctAll DayArapiles Cycling Event - The A.C.E. Ride JJA long but flat ride through the scenic Wimmera region with the surreal Mount Arapile as your backdropHorshamState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational

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Ride Details

The Arapiles Cycling Event (or the A.C.E. Ride) is a great day out with stunning views of Mount Arapiles in the background!

The Arapiles Cycling Event (or the A.C.E. Ride) is a one day cycling event that is held in the Wimmera Region. It is a relatively flat but long ride, and with two distances, is perfect for riders who want a challenge or are just along for a shorter ride.

This is a charity ride, with funds being raised for the Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce, which is a group of local agency representatives and community members working towards reducing the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol to the local community.

The community comes together not in one town but two for the Arapiles Cycling Event, Horsham and Natimuk, with two rides on offer. With an emphasis on participation, the organisers are offering rides that target both the experienced and newer rider.

The 128km ride starts in Horsham, and the 53km ride starts in Natimuk.  The Wimmera region has some stunning views, especially Mount Arapiles. Mount Arapiles reminds me of the hill from the movie “Close encounters of the third kind”. Why? Because you can see it for a long distance out whilst heading across the flat lands before entry into the National Park.

The 128km circuit ride starts at Horsham and returns via Mount Arapiles.  The average minimum speed is 23km an hour, and the route avoids busy roads and the main highways. Roads are all sealed. This is a longer ride that is ideal for those who are looking for a challenge and the opportunity to set a new PB (personal best).

The 53km circuit ride starts at Natimuk and returns via Mount Arapile. The average minimum speed is 18km an hour, with the route on sealed roads whilst avoiding busy roads and main highways. This is a shorter ride that is ideal for those who are new to cycling events or haven’t been cycling for very long. It will still be a challenge though and a ride to train for.

If you find yourself west of Melbourne, then this would make a great group ride with a difference.

You’ll find other great rides, like the Arapiles Cycling Event, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.

Is this ride on your bucket list? Why not create an online Bucket List and keep track of rides you really want to do.

Enjoy!

 

The Arapiles Cycling Event (or the A.C.E. Ride) is a great day out with stunning views of Mount Arapiles in the background!

Date

6 October - 6 October

Location

Horsham, VIC

Horsham

Full Registration Price

$65, $75

Registration Closes

1 October 2018

Extra Information

  • The 53 km ride leaves from Natimuk and the 128 km ride leaves from Horsham
  •  End of Ride Meal $10 (optional)
  • Jersery available
  • Water
  • SAG wagon
  • Mechanic
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