Registration for this year’s Dungog Pedal Fest is now open. Last year my family had a great time. We stayed at the camping ground, went on rides through beautiful countryside each day and went to the bush dance on the Saturday night.
There is a number of rides each day, the most popular rides are on sealed roads plus there is some off-road events as well. There is a great family atmosphere and no traffic so it is an awesome way for young riders to show their stuff. It is also a good opportunity for anyone who is contemplating cycle touring to dip their toe in the water and test their cycling and camping equipment.
Dungog is 80km North-West of Newcastle, so not too long a drive from Sydney. Dungog train station is on the Sydney/Newcastle CityRail network (Hunter line) so you can take bikes on the train without having to put them in a box.
The 2012 Pedal Fest is on the weekend of Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September, advance registrations close 27th August.