02OctAll DayCancelledArapiles Cycling Event - The A.C.E. RideRide through beautiful Wimmera for the dayCOVID-19HorshamState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Flat,Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Charity,Gran-fondo,Recreational
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
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 in one town west of Horsham based around Natimuk, with two rides on offer. With an emphasis on participation, the organisers are offering rides that target both the experienced and newer rider.
Both rides leave from 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 flatlands before entry into the National Park.
The 100 km circuit ride starts at Natimuk 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 training 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.