An overnight bike camping tour along beautiful dirt roads in the Southern highlands. There’s a couple of long climbs , so easy gears and wide tyres will make it more pleasant. Perfect for Surlys.
Sat March 8
7:24am train from central to mittagong (change at Campbelltown). We arrive at 9:42 for a 10am start from the station.
It’s pretty much all dirt once we get out of mittagong, and dropping down to the Wollondilly River Station where we will be camping. It’s a lovely spot by the river, so pack your toggs. We will leave our gear here. 45km
Saturday afternoon – Either flake out by the river, or ride up another climb to Wombeyan Caves for an icecream and cave visit, Then ride back to the river. I’m thinking an indian communal meal, Bring your curry ! 40km
Sunday March 9
Ride back up the big climb and then visit a winery or two on the way back to Mittagong station. 45km
If you’ve bought a sweet Surly from us and would like to take it for a run, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
More info here at the excellent website
for campsite bookings
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We’ll be riding around 70k’s all up over two days between two train-stations, with heaps of opportunities for swimming, exploring and hanging out. We’re not planning a bunch ride, but rather that everyone starts together, rides at their own pace, and meets up at the pub at end of the day. We’re planning to overnight at the Shellharbour Caravan Park, but if you’re not the tourist park type, there’s plenty of other accomodation options in the vicinity.
Depending on the prevailing winds, we’ll either ride North to South or South to North, between Kiama and Thirroul – (Google Map), with a jaunt out to Bass Point, so bring your snorkel.
We’re going to take advantage of the great network of separated cycleways in the Wollongong area, and overall the terrain is pretty flat, with a few easy hills. If we’re not on a cycle-way, we’ll be on very quiet low-traffic roads.
If you’ve bought a Brompton from us you’re very welcome to come along. Please email email@example.com to RSVP.
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Now is the best time in Australian history to get a Brompton . Our supplier has just received a huge shipment.
Have a look at the availability here and give us a buzz if you’re keen on one or two
The other existing Brompton news is we will be doing a touring weekend open to our Brompton customers. Feb 22-23 , from Thirroul to Kiama on mostly bikepaths. Save the date, more details to come.
Let us know if you are keen firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our last day for 2013 is Saturday 21 December. We’re open from 10am til 4pm, then we’re back on deck on Monday January 6.
Thank you for your support and patronage this year. It’s truly our pleasure to help make your cycling life a joyous one.
Some of highlights for this year have been the gorgeous Surly Ogre we got to build twice – once for Kim and once for Mike. I spent a few days at the Taipei Bike Show seeing how the international bike industry sausage is made. We built Pat a lovely Crosscheck, and heaps more tidy Surly’s – like this murdered out black Troll.
Plus.. more Bromptons that just keep amazing us with their design and utility - We got to hang out and go riding with Will Butler Adams in March. We’ve loved selling Linus and Breezer transport bikes for the city and setting up lots of Mum and Dad-bikes to help families see the inner west on two wheels.
For 2014, we’re doing more of what we like and less of what we don’t – so more Surly, more Brompton, more cool bike stuff you won’t find anywhere else, more down to earth advice and most importantly, 100%, top-notch, solid gold, best-in-the-west bicycle mechanics making your bike go good.
Enjoy the holiday – ride your bike, and we’ll see you in January – Much love from Adam, Nick, Donald and Maisey.
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We’ve been fans of cyclocross bikes as a great, versatile, option for sporty commuting for a long time, and it seems like ‘Cross is exploding everywhere, and more and more cool bikes are becoming available in Australia. These Marin Cortina CX’s are just the right mix of slighty racier drivetrain components, but robust wheels and wider tyres to make them really attractive for us, plus they’re $1600 down from $2000, so there’s that as well. For some more info, take a look here.
If you wanna see what these bikes are built for, or have a crack at some racing, a clothing brand is bringing CX to Sydney Park this Saturday, November 16.. Check it out at http://www.raphasupercross.com.au/… or just do burnouts in your sweet Cortina..
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Our favourite $1100 steel light-tourer/commuter is back with a vengeance for 2014. Solid, reliable 9spd Deore drivetrain, great looking and with a luggage rack included – more information here. We’re aiming to keep a 49 or 54cm in stock for test-rides, and there’s good availability on the full range of sizes.
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1 month to go until Newcastle Overnight. This was a highlight of my cycling year last year, and promises to be a cracker again. There’s no sponsorship, no prizes, no registration – just you, your bike, the road and a peleton of your new best friends, cruising through the Central Coast at 3am.. Do it!!
As a special incentive, we’re offering 15% off complete SP Dynamo / Alex Rim wheels for anyone who does the ride, and 10% off B+M Lights. You pay full price, and then get cash back when you prove to us that you did the ride.. Sound fair right?
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