The Nowra Weekend will be on in 2019
Dates for 2019: Friday 25th – Sunday 27th October
Enjoy a weekend of cycling in and around Nowra
Register your interest by contacting the coordinator David Vasey
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0412 105 518 for more information
Rides Program for 2019
Thursday Afternoon – Ride to Comerong Island
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28014081 An easy ride on bitumen from Nowra along the southern bank of the Shoalhaven River. The road, narrow but flat, winds firstly through the area’s original settlement of Terara, then rich dairy country. A vehicle punt (1) transports you across the Crookhaven channel, cut by convict gangs working for the original white settler, Alexander Berry. Gravel road through farmland, to the sometimes sandy track through the Nature Reserve (home to many migrating birds) and the ocean beach of Comerong Island (2)
(1) The punt is similar to the Putney Punt
(2) After the punt, it is a gravel road but don’t have to go too far if you don’t want to since we will be coming back the same way.
Friday Afternoon – Ride to Greenwell Point
Another flat, easy ride to finish the weekend off, going through nice farming countryside along Comerong Island Road, through Numbaa, then south following road to the right onto Jindy Andy Lane, before turning left onto Greenwell Point Road and into Greenwell Point.
Roll through Black Forest and follow Broughton Creek to Berry and back along Seven Mile Beach Road to Shoalhaven Heads and Coolangatta
Saturday – Ride to Berry via Seven Mile Beach
A Roll through Black Forest and follow Broughton Creek to Berry and back along Seven Mile Beach Road to Shoalhaven Heads and Coolangatta pleasant backroad ride from Nowra to Berry via Bomaderry. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29846942
Sunday Morning – Ride to visit … HMAS Albatross
Visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum See: http://www.navy.gov.au/history/museums/fleet-air-arm-museum 42 km
Meeting point: Meeting point for all rides: At the Iroquois Helicopter, corner Pleasant Way and Princes Hwy .
Note: Bring bike lights, just in case we are late on Comerong Island or you want to cycle to any of the dinners.
Accommodation: – make your own bookings. The suggested accommodation is Pleasant Way River Lodge (9 Pleasant Way, Nowra) – but you are free to stay anywhere in Nowra and make your way to the start of the rides.
Optional dinner arrangements for Friday and Saturday night will be provided.