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Cowan Calga

This ride incorporates two long climbs; Mt White, and the hill from the Hawkesbury back to Pie in the Sky.

This ride is NOT suitable as your first ride with Bike North unless you are an experienced rider and you know the terrain.

Riders should be self sufficient for minor mechanical problems and carry a repair kit and spare tubes, and pump. Traffic is usually light on this route but riders must be confident mixing it with cars and motorbikes on narrow roads, esp on the fast descents.

We ride the long uphills and downhills at individual pace, and the flatter sections as a Peloton. If you have never ridden in a Peloton this ride is a good one for you to have a go - experienced riders will show you the ropes. Regrouping points are; the service station over the river, and the top of Mt White. On the way back we regroup at the base and top of the final climb to Pie in the Sky.

There are not many 'bail out' options for anyone having a bad day or unable to complete the ride. The best is at Hawkesbury River railway station in Brooklyn.

Distance: 52.00

Elevation Change: 846

Effort Index: 47

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Risk warning

As a participant in this dangerous recreational activity, you may be exposing yourself to a significant risk of

harm. Bike North, the ride organisers and leaders wish to warn you of the risks and hazards that are an

inherent part of cycling, and to take care to prevent putting yourself, your fellow participants and/or others

into danger. By registering for this ride, you accept the warning as to risk, and you agree to ride in a safe

and responsible manner and to obey all Australian Road Rules.

Keeping us COVID-safe

  • Registration for Bike North rides is compulsory. Walk-ins will not be permitted to join a ride.
  • Physical distancing of 1.5 metres should be observed where possible.
  • All riders are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer.
  • Riders must not attend if sick, have Covid-19, influenza or symptoms of any communicable disease.

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Sunday, June 16, 2024, 8:00 AM
Berowra Station
Additional Info:
Ride Leader(s):
Beth OLeary
Medium Hard
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Available Slots:
No Fee

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