Bike Camp

Past Rides

Bike Camp has been running in New South Wales for over 30 years, cycling many of the roads in the state. Here are the ones in recent memory...

2016 - Orange to Blayney via Garland
Rain, rain and more rain - we almost thought we might have to cancel Bike Camp for 2016 with wettest winter season leading up to camp. But the rain eased for camp and we managed to stay mostly dry. 2016's camp started in the centre of Orange and headed straight out to the nearby MTB trails in Kinross State Forest, home to the famous Ginga Ninja MTB race. From there we headed through town across to the other side towards Mount Canobolas. Before heading up the mountain we hit the local Orange MTB trails for some technical single tracks and play in the practice area.

We camped in the cool of Mount Canobolas before heading down into the slippery, clay pine forests on the other side. Our rest day was at a private property on the banks of the Belubla River complete with a natural hot spring, where we rested and recouped before heading off on the second half of camp.

Bible studies were on 1 Thessalonians where we learnt about Godly living and remaining strong in faith - it was a great encouragement!

The weather for the second half of camp was a little wild and wet but we managed to avoid most of the rain and rode some amazing fire trails in Pennsylvania State Forest finishing up in the township of Blayney. Check out the photos of camp here.

2015 - Denman to Wollombi
We rode out of Denman and into the wilderness! It was a week of incredible trails through some amazing bushland including a trip around the great Mount Yengo. We lived it up this year on the rest day staying in a homestead on the foothills of Mount Yengo. Some truly epic downhills and plenty of water crossings on the last day had everybody leaving with a smile and hanging out for where bike camp will take them next year! Check out photos of the camp here.

2014 - Bathurst to Denman
We ventured off road this year and conquered some big hills. Many said the highlight of camp was staying at James Estate Wines and riding on their Mountain Bike Trails. Check out photos of the camp here.

2013 - Goulburn to Bathurst
For 2013 we revisited the legendary Bathurst to Goulburn Ride. Get the full story.

2005 - Gunning to Mandurama
Another great ride with a great bunch of people. We never did get around to writing the full story. You'll have to come on another camp to hear about it.

2004 - Lithgow to Bathurst via Mudgee
This ride included some serious bush bashing and a vow to stay on roads that appear loud and clear on maps!

2002 - Bathurst to Dunedoo
Those who rode the 2001 ride could pick up where they left off in Bathurst and continue the ride through to Dunedoo. Get the full story.

2001 - Goulburn to Bathurst
The Goulburn to Bathurst ride has been done a few times over the last 10 years. Its a challenging ride that includes a day off at Abercrombie Caves and one of the best days ride from Grenfell to Canowindra. Get the full story.