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Nomads Outdoors Group – Anzac Day Cycling Loop: Fed Square – Main Yarra – Gardiners Creek – Anniversary – Main Yarra

April 25

An Anzac Day bike ride beginning and ending at Fed Square, but with many options to exit earlier. This ride will be in lieu of the regular Friday Bike Ride.

GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: This is a medium grade ride of around 34 km, consisting of 29 km to lunch, then a further 5 km back to Fed Square. There’s also the option to extend your ride by following the Main Yarra Trail after lunch all the way back to Fed Square (13 km rather than the 5 km direct route that the official ride will follow). There are easy and safe train station bailout options at regular intervals.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: From Fed Square, we will start out along the Main Yarra Trail then follow the Gardiners Creek Trail. We’ll take a shortcut via the picturesque, but largely unsealed, Ferndale Trail to join the Anniversary Trail, which we’ll follow to Alphington. At Alphington we will rejoin the Main Yarra Trail and ride on that to Abbotsford for lunch at the Convent Bakery. After lunch, we’ll return to the CBD via some fairly direct, mostly on-road cycling paths, but you could also follow the Main Yarra Trail all the way back to Fed Square if you want a longer and more scenic ride (that route is approximately 8 km longer).