35KM CRUISE CLASSIC

This ride gives you the best of city cycling and country terrain including a few small hills for a challenge. Showcasing the picturesque Mandurang Valley and Bendigo surrounds.

Distance: 35km
Terrain: Flat with some short climbs
Time: 2.5hrs

Leaving Bendigo’s beautiful Town Hall building, you head up Williamson Street turning right onto Hopper Street after the railway line and left onto Mitchell Street heading towards Spring Gully, passing some of Bendigo’s famous heritage homes. Turning right at Burns Street, it’s a gentle climb into Bendigo’s bushland. The route takes you past plenty of old gold mining diggings in the surrounding bush. Turning left at Diamond Hill Road takes you downhill towards the heart of the Mandurang Valley.

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Look out for the kangaroos on the left and the right as they graze in local paddocks. You then pass the Mandurang Oval and head towards Tannery Lane. Turning right you take the same track back through to Bendigo as the 25km ride. Take in the scenery and enjoy the beautiful countryside.

Heading back towards Bendigo, you pass one of the region’s largest colleges as well as the Bendigo Harness and Greyhound tracks.

McIvor Road climbs slightly, then you turn right with the traffic lights at the Powells Avenue/McIvor Road intersection. Turn left onto Strickland Road, then right onto Nolan Street opposite the local TAFE. Turn left into Hargreaves Street just after the rail crossing, and return to the Town Hall by taking a left at Baxter Street, then right at Hopetoun Street. Enjoy the ride!

Note: Roads are not closed so all care should be taken and normal road laws apply.