Start Time: 8.30am (don't forget daylight saving!)
The Filthy 50km course is suitable for riders of intermediate level and can be completed on Mountain bikes, Road bikes or Cyclo Cross bikes. You must be self-sufficient and proficient at changing tyres should the need arise.
Marshalls, signage, water and some mechanical assistance will be provided en route.
The ride begins at the Victory Memorial Gardens at the head of Baylis Street.
A police escort will take riders down Fitzmaurice Street, over the Murrumbidgee River and out through North Wagga.
This course takes in some breathtaking scenery as it passes wheat, canola and maize fields.
After crossing the North Wagga flats, follow the track under the main road up the hill to the turn right onto River Road. Follow this to its end where it crosses over the Old Narandera Road, turn left onto the bitumen and follow to the top of The Gap hill. Turn left onto Becks Lane. Turn left at intersection of Becks Lane and The Gap Road. Once here, take the right Y downhill back onto gravel, then the next right onto the Gap Hall – Downside Road until turning right at Alleyns Road all the way until the turn left to re-join the bitumen on The Gap Road. Time on the bitumen is short lived with a turn left back onto the gravel at Prices Road. Prices Road is followed through a series of right left right until a major turn right onto Pine Gully Road which, near the university reverts to bitumen and around the back of CSU on Nathan Cobb Drive back out the front gate of CSU and home.
A very enjoyable ride that has its challenges with some little pitchy climbs on rural sealed and un-sealed roads.
Enjoy the festival at the end, you will have earned it.
Suitable for Road, Mountain or Cyclo cross bikes.
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