Ever driven along the Hunter Expressway and thought to yourself "I wonder if bushrangers still live out here"
If you have, then you should probably holster that gun and hang up the spurs.
But seriously, once upon a time, they did. And the Hunter Valley had its very own, The Jew Boy Gang. Don't believe us? Read the stories
So to relive the danger and adventure we are going to take you on a guided tour from Buttai New South Wales, to one of the Jewboy Gangs old cave hide outs as well as traveling through a retired old train tunnel back to the start!
Along the way we will also check out a tidy little tucked away dam where you can marvel at the underside of the Hunter Expressway whilst holding hands and skimming stones
Ride Date: Sunday the 13th of September
Meeting Time: 7am
Departure Time: 7:30am
Departure Location: Will be situated off John Renshaw Drive with meeting point to be disclosed upon registration.
Ride Distance: 30km
Ride Duration: 5 hours max. Please note that not all of this will be riding!!! We expect the ride to cover 30km with plenty of rests and photo opportunities.
Water Provisions: You will need to bring a minimum 2 Litres of water as there will be nowhere to fill up. We recommend 3 Litres.
Food Provisions: You will need to bring enough food supplies to keep you energised across the 5 hour duration.
Skill/Fitness Level Required: This ride is not for beginners however it is designed to enable riders who are wanting to test themselves without fear of being left behind. You do not require a ridiculous amount of fitness to complete this ride, simply bring your determination and come prepared with food and water and you will be alright!
There is approx 700m of climbing for the entire ride. If you can comfortably negotiate your way around Glenrock then your skill level is more than up to this ride. Ideally you need to be able to complete a 2 hour ride comfortably in order to commit to this ride.
Lunch: A BBQ lunch and drinks will provided at the completion of the ride!
Bike Checkover* Cutoff: Wednesday 9th of September
Your Guides for the day: Our guides are experienced, insured mountain bikers having riden trails all over the globe. They are equiped with first aid qualifications and the knowledge to help you improve on your own riding where possible.
So prepare your noble steed. You are stark caving mad if you miss it!
*Registration fee includes a compulsory checkover* to ensure good mechanical condition of your bike. This must be checked in by the listed cutoff date prior to the ride. If your bike has been serviced at DRIFT BIKES within one (1) month of the ride date this check over will not be necessary. If your bike has been serviced by another store, yourself, dad, mate or grandma in this time you are still required to bring your bike in for a check over for our own peace of mind.
*N.B. Due to Drift Bikes wanting to insure the best possible chance of zero mechanicals for the upcoming ride we are unable to make exceptions for instore check overs. We will attempt to tighten and adjust any basic mechanical issues during your check over however bikes in unsatisfactory order will need to have necessary repairs completed to be eligible for the ride."