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Cycle guide

A Guide to Cycling in and around Orange


Welcome to the Orange Region Cycling in the Orange Region has something for everyone. From the racing cyclist to mountain bikers to leisure riders, from family friendly rides to those wanting to experience the many natural features of the area. Either relax or challenge yourself. For those who really want to challenge themselves, try the enormity of the Mountain or the Pinnacle (page 25). Maybe a long tour through the many villages is for you? Every season provides a different backdrop for your ride. Brilliant greens and yellows of Spring and Summer give way to a kaleidoscope of colours in Autumn. Winter brings a fresh invigoration and a new look to the same landscape. Leisure riders and family groups are well catered for in and around the city (page 5). From city streets to cycle loops in beautiful reserves, Orange has it all for you. This guide provides you with a range of maps to explore the region, but don’t be limited to just following the maps; get out and explore! Getting here is pretty easy. Orange is a three hour drive from Penrith, Richmond or Canberra. If you prefer public transport, the XPT leaves Sydney Central every day for Orange, picking up at Strathfield, Parramatta, Blacktown, Penrith and Katoomba. Jump on the train with your bike booked in as luggage for a scenic trip to start you on your journey. For more information on visiting Orange go to www.visitorange.com.au This Cycling Guide includes a number of suggested rides which encompass many features of the region, including in and out of town rides, locations of wineries and farm gates, cycle shops and hire locations and other useful information for planning your ride. If you have a smart phone, scan the QR code for your ride and use Strava to help you on your way. Join in the conversation and make a comment on the site. Check out how you fare against other riders and you may even get King of the Mountain. Enjoy your cycling experience in the Orange Region! If you’re coming to Orange and want the latest info on routes and rides, go to our Cycle Orange Facebook page! All cycle clubs and the Council contribute so it’s a great first step if you have any questions www.facebook.com/CycleOrange There’s also a page on Orange City Council’s website devoted to all things cycling at www.orange.nsw.gov.au (Recreation – Sport – Cycling in Orange). For all the info you need when visiting Orange, go to www.visitorange.com.au This guide is available on-line at http://www.visitorange.com.au/pages/cycling-guide/

Orange City Council would like to thank the RMS team in Parkes for their support in the production of this guide.


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SAFETY

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CYCLING FACILITIES AROUND ORANGE

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IN TOWN TRAILS - LET’S GET RIDING

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OTHER ATTRACTIONS AROUND ORANGE

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REGIONAL MAP

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OUT OF TOWN TRAILS

- BANJO PATERSON’S LOOP

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- ORANGE LUCKNOW LOOP

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- MILLTHORPE COFFEE RIDE

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- AIRPORT DASH

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- TALLWOOD LOOP

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- PANUARA LOOP

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- BLACK SALLEE LOOP

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- THE PINNACLE LOOP

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- LAKE CANOBOLAS

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- LAKE CANOBOLAS / BORENORE / MOLONG

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MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

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BIKE SHOPS & HIRE

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ORANGE CYCLE CLUBS

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VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES

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1800 069 466 www.visitorange.com.au


Safety

We encourage all users of this guide to ride in a safe and responsible manner and provide the following tips for your assistance. Users of this guide ride knowing they are responsible for all their own actions and no warranty or liability is implied for the authors.

Bicycle Safety Tips Bicycle riders must obey road rules, traffic signs and signals. Riders over 12 years of age not accompanying a minor are not permitted to ride on the footpath. At night, a white headlight and red taillight should be used by all cyclists. Cyclists must wear helmets at all times. Stay alert, check for hazards and avoid riding in car blind spots. You may ride two abreast but not more than 1.5 m apart. Your bicycle must be fitted with a bell, horn or other warning device; please use it to gently warn pedestrians on shared paths.

Multi-lane Roundabouts You should assess your own skill level before attempting to travel through a multi-lane roundabout. If you don’t feel comfortable negotiating a multilane roundabout, take a different route. There are two ways a cyclist may make a right turn using a multi-lane roundabout. - Use the outer left lane, giving way at each exit to all traffic exiting the roundabout - Use the inner right lane and complete the turn in the same way a car would do. Large Vehicles

When riding on a shared path, keep to the left at all times unless it is impractical to do so, and give way to pedestrians.

Avoid riding beside heavy vehicles. Slow or stop to allow them to pass, then safely continue your journey.

Use hand signals at all times to indicate to other road users what you are doing and where you are going.

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Intersections Before you negotiate an intersection, try to make eye contact with drivers who are giving way. If you do not see their eyes look at you, it is unlikely they have seen you. Turning Right To ensure a safe right turn, look at the traffic around you then indicate and turn when the traffic is clear. Make sure you look over your shoulder to identify potential hazards beside or behind you before making the turn.

Check both ways twice and listen for oncoming trains before you cross a railway track. To ride safely over tracks, approach at a right angle to avoid your wheels getting trapped. If the crossing is too difficult to ride over, dismount and walk your bicycle. CBD Area Be aware of reversing vehicles. Although the onus is on the driver to reverse safely, you need to remain aware of reversing cars – particularly when riding on shared paths and throughout the CBD. For more information for cyclists please go to: http://www.bicycleinfo.nsw.gov.au/ downloads/bicycle_riders_handbook.pdf

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Cycling Facilities

Around Orange Bike Stabling Bike racks are being installed at Council locations throughout Orange on an on-going basis. Currently you can park your bike at the following locations: •

Orange Aquatic Centre, Hill Street

Orange Botanic Gardens, Yellow Box Way

Cook Park, Summer Street

Orange Visitor Information Centre, Byng Street

Near Woolworths Supermarket, Anson Street

Along Summer Street, in the CBD

Orange Civic Centre, Byng Street

Orange Velodrome Orange is one of the few centres in central NSW with a purpose-built velodrome. The track is located in the open space of Moulder Park, near the corner of Sale and Warrendine Streets. Orange Skate Park The John Lomas Skate Park is located within Moulder Park, on the corner of Anson Street and Warrendine Street. The skate park is a continuous concrete structure with features including bowls, pyramid jump, spine and grind block, box and rails. The facility has been designed for the use of BMX bikes, scooters, in-line skates, roller skates and skateboards. Anzac Park BMX Track This track is located near the Anzac Park sporting facility, corner of March and Winter Streets, Orange. ORANGE ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND A children’s cycle circuit winds its way around the play equipment and picnic areas in this popular family attraction.

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Wetland Loop 7km (http://www.strava.com/activities/79953077) This loop takes you through extended wetland reserves to the north west of the centre of Orange. The recommended start for this loop is near the Greengate shops at the corner of Prince Street and Woodward Street/Mitchell Highway. Most riding is on off-road shared pathway but there are areas of on-road riding and road crossing. Go through the small park to Burrendong Way and ride north till you get to Somerset Park and then take the shared pathway through the park past the constructed wetlands around to Coogal Park and its creekline habitat and wetlands. There are playgrounds within the parklands and great spots for picnics. Cross The Escort Way and ride along Ploughmans Lane, taking in the grandeur of the poplar lined avenue. Once you reach Coronation Drive you can turn left up the hill and down towards town or you could take a detour and cross over to explore Ploughmans Wetland. If you’re a bird watcher, Lathams Snipe are known to visit this wetland on a regular basis. At the corner of Coronation Drive and Woodward Street/Mitchell Highway turn left and continue back to the shops and a well-earned rest.

brabham Loop 6km (http://www.strava.com/activities/79953093) This loop starts at Sir Jack Brabham Park and takes you around the historic Gnoo Blas racing circuit and into nature reserves and parks. You will pass the Orange Health Service, including historic Bloomfield Hospital. Take a detour through the historic grounds where there are many of the original trees that were brought from Kew Gardens in London for trialling at the hospital when it was built. Bloomfield Park and Hinton Reserve are home to an endangered ecological community including majestic eucalypts and a host of wildlife. The circuit can be completed entirely off-road although there is a need to cross two roads. Detour into Hinton Reserve if you have a mountain bike or ride through Gosling Creek Reserve down to the shared trail that heads back up to Black Sallee Loop. On your way along Huntley Road you can ride into Sir Jack Brabham Park along the boundary with the golf course and arrive at the historic ground marking for the aerodrome that was the first municipal use for the site: a 30m wide circle with the word ORANGE within it, visible from 10,000 metres in the sky.

other attractions & trails in town In addition to these Town Trails there are many attractions well worth finding on your bike.

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Orange Heritage Trails: Orange is home to an extensive range of historic buildings, monuments and parks reflecting the history and growth of Orange and the Central West . Parks and Gardens: Discover Cook Park, Robertson Park and the Orange Botanic Gardens, where you will also find the children’s Adventure Playground and historic Emmaville Cottage. No cycling is permitted in the Botanic Gardens, however bike stabling is provided at the entrance to the Gardens or you can walk your bike with you.


moulder park Loop 4.4km (http://www.strava.com/routes/197167) This loop takes you through some of Orange’s most loved park-land and along beautiful residential streets. There is some road riding/crossing and the shared paths through the parks are gravel. Start at Elephant Park if you need to park your car and travel in an anti-clockwise direction so you can make easy left-hand turns. The loop winds around the stormwater detention basins and native revegetation of Pilcher Park and then off into Moulder Park along the creek-line through the historic exotic plantings and manicured spaces. Hop off and use the exercise equipment to make your ride more intense! Head past the pool and grab a coffee if the kiosk is open then continue through the park on to Anson Street. The skate park is to the right so check it out if you’re keen. Continue north along Anson Street up to Kite Street, turn left and keep going past the historic houses. Cook Park is well worth a walk around if you want to drop in, and don’t forget to buy some biscuits from the Guildry in the Bastick Cottage on the northern side of the park. Complete the loop by turning left into Woodward Street and making your way back to Elephant Park. A pair of finely designed

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Pick up a copy of the brochures from the Orange Visitor Information Centre or scan the QR code to download a PDF. http://visitorange.com.au/pages/visitor-brochures/ Five acres (2.2 hectares) was reserved for water purposes in the centre of Orange and was gazetted for public recreation on 13 May 1887 and named Robertson Park after Sir John Robertson who served in State Parliament from 1856–1886 and later became Premier and Governor. The park lies over Blackman’s Swamp Creek, the first water supply for Orange. It is said that teamsters frequently camped in the area.

Autumn Colours: Any ride in Autumn or Spring will show you why Orange is known as Australia’s Colour City. Autumn in Orange showcases a diverse range of tree species and their brilliant range of colours. Spring is equally beautiful with all kinds of flowers and fresh growth everywhere.

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Locations that highlight the colours of Orange are:

Features include: • Clover Hill Gardens • Billabong

The Orange Botanic Gardens are an ideal place in which to relax and enjoy the wonderful district views. As scenery and well as watching the Gardens being an ideal location for bird offer the opportunity picnic and a relaxing for a family stroll. These gardens magnificent splendor exhibit the of the four seasons of Orange.

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Explore Orange’s history further by taking a self guided walk of Orange, Lucknow or Spring Hill. Photos courtesy of Orange City Library and may not be reproduced without permission.

Maroney. Sketches courtesy of Ross include: & heritage information Sources for further history Society • Orange & District Historical & District Branch • NSW National Trust - Orange Group • Orange Family History • Orange Heritage Group • Orange City Library

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17 Wendouree 34 Braemar FOR FURTHER 2 Orange Court House 18 Emily Board Office INFORMAT Church 35 The Lands 3 Orange Gaol ION CONTACT 19 St Joseph’s Catholic

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36 Wyoming Court 4 Canobolas Shire Council 20 The Gladstone Hotel 37 Anson House Metropolitan Hotel 5 TheOrange Visitor 21 Galbally 38 The Methodist Church Soldier’s Memorial HallInformat 6 The ion Centre FREE CALL 1800 06922 Berrilea 39 Dalton Bros/Grace Bros 7 Town Hall 466Bruff & Brown of England 23 40 Nelson Bros/ Brown Holy Trinity Church 8 www.oran ge.nsw.go 24 Blair Athol v.au 41 Orange Post Office 9 The First Power Pole 25 Cook Park 42 The AJS Bank/ 10 The Digger’s Arms Hotel 26 37 Kite Street Centrepoint Building 11 Orange’s First Foundry Institute 27 The Channings 43 The Hotel Canobolas 12 The Orange Mechanic’s 28 Mena Western Great 44 The Royal Hotel Bro’s Nelson 13 29 Pauline 45 Robertson Park Steam Flour Mill 30 Newstead 46 Boer War Memorial 14 The Union Bank 31 St John’s Uniting Church 15 Brownholme

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Orange Visitor Information FREE CALL 1800 069 466 www.orange.nsw.gov.au

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RIDE LENGTH

This ride takes you through an area steeped in history as well as beautiful rural scenery.

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Australian poet and author A B ‘Banjo’ Paterson was born on the Narrambla Estate on the outskirts of Orange.

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The historic Emmaville Cottage, now at the Orange Botanic Gardens, was originally sited on the Narrambla Estate. The Banjo Paterson Memorial Park on Ophir Rd, site of the Templars Mill is worth a visit. JA Templar was Banjo Patersons uncle and operated a mill on this site.

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Mt Lindsay Rotary Park is located on the left hand side of Dalton St at the top of the hill. This Park provides a wonderful view over Orange. Continue west along Dalton St to link up with the Leeds Parade shared path to return to the start point. This won’t add any distance to your journey, just one big hill! Option 2 - For those wishing for a longer ride, turn left when you reach the end of Cullya Rd and continue north along Ophir Rd, to reach Ophir Reserve, site of Australia’s first payable gold discovery. Retrace your route then continue on to Clifton Grove and Lewis Ponds. This will add 32km to the ride. Be prepared for significant hills, undulating road and long sections of gravel. CYCLE ORANGE

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Orange Lucknow Loop RIDE DESCRIPTION

Directions

This is a very popular cycling route on bitumen roads. Head out from Sir Jack Brabham Park to Spring Hill and take Beasley Rd to Lucknow.

1. Start at Sir Jack Brabham Park, Huntley Road 2. Head south on Huntley Rd 7.4km 3. Turn left to stay on Huntley Rd 1.1km (total 8.5km) 4. Take the 1st right onto Aerodrome Rd 2.5km (total 11km) 5. Turn left onto Forest Rd 2.4km (total 13.4km) 6. Turn left onto Beasley Rd 5.5km (total 18.9km) 7. Turn left onto Mitchell Hwy/National Route 32 (signs for Mitchell Highway/Orange) 0.6km (total 19.5km) 8. Take the 1st left onto Phoenix Mine Rd 3.9km (total 23.4km) 9. Turn right onto Blunt Rd 0.4km (total 23.8km) 10. Continue onto Huntley Rd 2.7km (total 26.5km) 11. Turn right to stay on Huntley Rd 7.4km total 33.9km) 12. Finish at Sir Jack Brabham Park

Head back in on the Phoenix Mine Road and back into Sir Jack Brabham Park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and quiet local roads. Attractions / Highlights Lucknow shops Wentworth Mine Sweeping views of countryside Huntley Berry Farm Ride Length 33.9km Road Surface Bitumen Strava Link http://www.strava.com/activities/74988554

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Millthorpe Coffee Ride RIDE DESCRIPTION

Directions

A popular Sunday morning ride with locals. The route is on bitumen roads and includes part of the Tallwood Loop before heading into historic Millthorpe for a coffee break or lunch at one of the great cafĂŠs or restaurants. Enjoy the quiet country roads and scenery.

1. Start at Sir Jack Brabham Park, Huntley Road 2. Head south on Huntley Rd 7.4km 3. Turn left to stay on Huntley Rd 1.1km (total 8.5km) 4. Take the 1st right onto Aerodrome Rd 2.5km (total 11km) 5. Turn right onto Forest Rd 3.0km (total 14km) 6. Turn left onto Spring Terrace Rd 7.3km (total 21.3km) 7. Turn left onto Forest Reefs Rd 1.8km (total 23.1km) 8. Turn left onto Millthorpe Vittoria Rd 1.1km (total 24.2km) 9. Continue onto Forest Reefs Rd 3.8km (total 27.8km) 10. Forest Reefs Rd turns slightly right and becomes Victoria St 0.4km (total 28.4km) 11. Turn left onto Millthorpe Rd 4.9km (total 33.3km) 12. Turn left onto Whiley Rd 2.0km (total 35.3km) 13. Slight right onto Spring St 0.4km (total 35.7km) 14. Continue onto Seaton St 0.2km (total 35.9km) 15. Turn right onto Worboys St 0.7km (total 36.6km) 16. Continue onto Forest Rd 2.4km (total 39km) 17. Turn right onto Aerodrome Rd 2.5km (total 41.5km) 18. Turn left onto Huntley Rd 1.1km (total 42.6km) 19. Take the 1st right to stay on Huntley Rd 7.4km (total 50km) 20. Finish at Sir Jack Brabham Park

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Airport Dash RIDE DESCRIPTION

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A very popular cycling route on bitumen roads. This ride is only 25km, perfect for a relaxing ‘Sunday ride’. Stop over at the Huntley Berry Farm and pick your own fresh seasonal berries (from November to March). This ride can be extended by continuing along the Phoenix Mine Road to Lucknow.

1. Start at Sir Jack Brabham Park, Huntley Road 2. Head south on Huntley Rd 7.4km 3. Turn left to stay on Huntley Rd 1.1km (total 8.5km) 4. Turn left to stay on Huntley Rd 1.4km (total 9.9km) 5. Do a U turn before the Railway line, towards Phoenix Mine Rd 6. Head west on Huntley Rd towards Aerodrome Rd 1.4km (total 11.3km) 7. Veer left onto Aerodrome Rd and follow for 2.5km (total 13.8km) 8. Do a U turn at Forest Road 9. Head north on Aerodrome Rd 2.5km (total 16.3km) 10. Turn left onto Huntley Rd 1.1km (total 17.4km) 11. Take the 1st right to stay on Huntley Rd 7.4km Total 24.8km) 12. Finish at Sir Jack Brabham Park

Attractions / Highlights Huntley Berry Farm Rural landscapes Ride Length 24.8km Road Surface Bitumen

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Tallwood Loop RIDE DESCRIPTION

Directions

A regular cycling route for locals, this ride is on bitumen roads through some amazing countryside. Possibly the most popular cycling loop in the area, you will no doubt pass many local cyclists enjoying their morning ride. On a crisp, sunny Orange morning this loop is hard to beat - enjoy the tranquillity.

1. Start at Sir Jack Brabham Park, Huntley Road 2. Head south on Huntley Rd 7.4km (total 7.4km) 3. Turn left to stay on Huntley Rd 1.1km (total 8.5km) 4. Take the 1st right onto Aerodrome Rd 2.5km (total 11m) 5. Turn right onto Forest Rd 3.3km (total 14.3km) 6. Turn left onto Orchard Rd 0.9km (total 15.2km) 7. Take the 1st left onto Forest Reefs Rd 7.5km (total 22.7km) 8. At the Tavern, turn left to stay on Forest Reefs Rd 0.4km (total 23.1km) 9. Take the 1st right onto Tallwood Rd 2.7km (total 25.8km) 10. Continue onto Tallwood Rd 0.2km (total 26km) 11. Turn left to stay on Tallwood Rd 5km (total 31km) 12. Turn left onto Carcoar Tallwood Mill Rd 5.4km (total 36.4km) 13. Turn left onto Forest Reefs Rd 1.8km (total 38.2km) 14. Take the 1st right onto Spring Terrace Rd 7.3km (total 45.5km) 15. Turn right onto Forest Rd 3km (total 48.5km) 16. Turn left onto Aerodrome Rd 2.5km (total 51km) 17. Turn left onto Huntley Rd 1.1km (total 52.1km) 18. Take the 1st right to stay on Huntley Rd 7.3km (total 59.4km) 19. Finish at Sir Jack Brabham Park

Attractions / Highlights Scenery Quiet country roads and rural landscapes Forest Reefs Tavern Ride Length 59.4km Road Surface Bitumen

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Panuara Loop RIDE DESCRIPTION

Directions

A beautiful ride around the back of Cadia Valley Operations (CVO). Some wonderful descents (and climbs) and the tall pines in areas make sections of this ride well protected on windy days. Be aware that high traffic volumes may be experienced during CVO’s shift change between 5am-8am and 3pm-8pm daily. Be prepared for a couple of difficult climbs from Four Mile Creek and up from Flyers Creek.

1. Start at Sir Jack Brabham Park, Forest Rd 2. Head south-west on Forest Rd 2.6km (total 2.6km) 3. Turn right onto Cadia Rd 9.2km (total 11.8km) 4. Continue onto Four Mile Creek Rd 19.1km (total 30.9km) 5. Turn left onto Panuara Rd 10km (total 40.9km) 6. Turn left onto Beneree Flyers Creek Rd 8.7km (total 49.6km) 7. Turn left onto Tallwood Rd 2.7km (total 52.3km) 8. Turn left onto Forest Reefs Rd (0.4km total 52.3km) 9. Take the 1st right to stay on Forest Reefs Rd 7.5km (total 59.8km) 10. Turn right onto Orchard Rd 0.9km (total 60.7km) 11. Turn right onto Forest Rd 3.3km (total 64km) 12. Turn left onto Aerodrome Rd 2.5km (total 66.5km) 13. Turn left onto Huntley Rd 1km (total 67.5km) 14. Take the 1st right to stay on Huntley Rd 8km (total 75.5km) 15. Finish at Sir Jack Brabham Park

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Gosling Creek, a former water supply to Orange, is a great place to view native flora and fauna, with bird hides, playground, bbq’s and interpretive signs.

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Black Sallee Reserve, so named for the species Eucalyptus stellulata found here. This reserve is adjacent to the western section of Gosling Creek Reserve. Access this Reserve by taking the gravel path located in the south west corner of Gosling Creek Reserve and riding under the historic bridge, over 100 years old, located on Forest Rd.

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This area is a great place to take kids riding or for those who want a leisurely bike ride combined with some bird watching and a picnic.

The Springs Trail commences on the western side of Cadia Rd and Ballykeane Lane junction. This is one of the hidden gems of Orange, travelling through farmland and orchards, taking you from Black Sallee Reserve to exit at Shiralee Rd or Pinnacle Rd.

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Lake Canobolas RIDE DESCRIPTION

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A ride around the Lake is a great way to enjoy some tranquillity and beautiful scenery.

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ATTRACTIONS/HIGHLIGHTS Riding to and around the Lake highlights the colours of Autumn and the blossoms of Spring. Farms, orchards and vineyards are close by as well as wonderful views of the district. The Lake is a popular location for fishing, picnics, swimming and kayaking. There are two playgrounds in the Reserve. The Lake was a water supply to Orange from 19181957 and the historic Pump House, fully restored and preserved, is located on the eastern side of the Lake. It is one of very few of its type in the world remaining in situ. Native flora and fauna can be seen throughout the reserve and there is a boardwalk through the southern wetland where water fowl can be observed. A cafe is also located within the Reserve. RIDE DISTANCE

SURFACES Gravel path around the Lake. If taking the “Lake Walk-Ride” the road is bitumen except for the final 1km, which is a gravel off-road path. If cycling via Pinnacle Loop, the road is sealed the entire way. DIRECTIONS 1. Start at Elephant Park on Woodward St and head south 0.4km to Racecourse Rd. 2. Turn right into Racecourse Road then right into Canobolas Road, right into Mt Pleasant Lane, right into Wrights Lane, left into Feathers Lane then left into Woods Lane all the way around to the Lake 5.9km (total 6.3km) Look for the signposts as it is clearly marked. elevation profile: ELEVATION (M)

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Lake Canobolas, Borenore & molong RIDE DESCRIPTION

For an extended route for those wanting a more challenging ride, take the optional routes listed below. ATTRACTIONS/HIGHLIGHTS Nashdale - Borenore Vineyards, Cider House, orchards, historic Borenore Railway Station, Borenore General Store. Molong Historic buildings including the Coach House, Railway Station, cellar doors and galleries. Wineries and cellar doors (pick up a Wine and Food Trails brochure at the Orange Visitor Information Center) Optional Routes: Option 1: To Molong via Peabody Road - Turn left at the Escort Way - Borenore Rd intersection and continue along the Escort Way, descending for 14kms. Borenore Caves are worth a visit. Note the road to the caves site is gravel. Turn right into Peabody Rd cycle to end of Peabody Rd 16km to arrive at Molong. Departing Molong: cycle along Mitchell Highway shoulder for 5km then turn right into Amaroo Rd continuing to the end of Amaroo Road, 16km. Turn left at the junction of Amaroo and Escort Way, cycling along the Escort Way 10km to arrive back in Orange, travel south along Mitchell Hwy/ Woodward St to Elephant Park. 70km total.

Option 2: To Molong via Amaroo Road - Turn left at the Escort Way and continue for 0.4km. Turn right into Amaroo Rd to the end of the road (15km) then turn left onto the Mitchell Highway to arrive at Molong (5km). Return to Borenore - Orange back along Amaroo Rd as described in Option 1. 55km total RIDE LENGTH: Lake to Borenore Loop: 27km Orange/Lake/Borenore Loop: 46.5km Orange to Molong via Lake, Borenore and Peabody Rd: 70km Orange to Molong via Lake, Borenore and Amaroo Rd: 55km SURFACE: Bitumen ELEVATION PROFILE ELEVATION (M)

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MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES AROUND ORANGE

OREST Mountain Bike Trails at

Kinross State Forest Orange boasts over 30km of diverse single tracks catering for all abilities only 6km from Orange town centre at Kinross State Forest. Each block of trails at Kinross is unique with its own character and features. The trails can be ridden by the less experienced rider using the ‘B Lines’ or for the capable rider there are plenty of ‘A Lines’ and features to give you a challenge. The undulating terrain and mixed conditions make for fantastic riding. Mountain Bike Trails at Lake Canobolas The trails at Lake Canobolas are due to be opened in 2014. Opposite Lake Canobolas, the site will have three distinct areas that increase in their technical challenge as you ride further into the park. Surrounding the Scout Camp, the site has been set aside for years of revegetation and uninterrupted natural growth and offers a beautiful riding environment with a stunning view back over the lake to Orange. Events The Central West Off Road Bicycle Club hosts a

For more information on rides and events refer to

www.cworbc.org.au or scan the QR codes. For the more adventurous rides, look to explore Mullion Range State Forest or Canobolas and Glenwood State Forest. KINROSS STATE FOREST RIDES

Short Loop http://www.strava.com/ activities/61758098

Medium Loop 1 http://www.strava.com/ activities/61286917

Long Loop http://www.strava.com/ activities/62012875

Medium Loop 2 http://www.strava.com/ activities/63073677

of events throughout the year, check the TO ATH number URS clubTcalendar for more details. The pinnacle for local MTB racing is the Ginja Ninja 250, typically held in early February. ‘The Ninja’ is 250 minutes of racing for solos or pairs around an exhilarating track. With a relaxed atmosphere and great prize pool there’s something for everyone from ‘The Ninja’. CYCLE ORANGE

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Bike Shops & Hire DG Cycles

Stock a large range of bicycles, spare parts and accessories. Full bike mechanic service and bike hire. Unit 4, 241 Lords Place, Orange | Phone: 02 6360 4040 Open: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday 9.30am to 1pm www.dgcycles.com.au Ron Boulton Cycles Stock a large range of bicycles, spare parts and accessories. Bike Mechanic Workshop. 202 Lords Place, Orange | Phone: 02 6362 3670 Open: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm www.ronboultoncycles.com.au Bissy’s Café Bike Hire: Bissys provide a small range of adult and children’s bikes including tandem bikes and tricycles. 88 Warrendine Street, Orange | Phone: 02 6369 0666 www.bissyscafe.com.au

Orange Cycle Clubs Orange Cycle Club

Bicycle User Group (BUG) – Orange

The Orange Cycle Club organises weekly social rides, junior events and a range of competitive rides in the Orange area.

The Bicycle User Group organises regular social rides in and around the Orange District. For further information and updates on recreational rides and news contact Gina Browne on 0439 737 570 or go to - www.octc.org.au

For further information go to - www.occ.org.au Orange Cycle and Triathlon Club The Orange Cycle and Triathlon Club incorporates the Orange Triathlon Club, Orange Cycle Club and the Orange Bicycle Users Group (BUG). All groups hold regular races and training rides throughout the year and welcome visitors to their rides and events. Please refer to the club’s webpages and contacts for additional information on the clubs and events. For further information go to - www.octc.org.au 32

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Central West Off Road BiCycle Club The CWORBC hosts MTB races and events, maintains and builds trails, holds social events and much more. Contact: General general@cworbc.org.au MTB mtb@cworbc.org.au BMX bmx@cworbc.org.au WEBSITE www.cworbc.org.au


Visitor Information Centres Orange Visitor Information Centre 151 Byng Street, Orange Phone: 1800 069 466 Open 7 days: 9am to 5pm (except Christmas Day)

Cabonne Council 101 Bank Street, Molong Phone: 02 6392 3200 Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm At other times refer to: www.cabonnecountry.com.au

Blayney Tourist and Community Information Centre 97 Adelaide Street, Blayney Phone: 02 6368 3534 Open 7 days, 10am to 4pm (subject to availability of volunteer staff)

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Orange Visitor Information Centre P 1800 069 466

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