Over 30 cyclists braved the strong northerly wind yesterday to ride from Geelong to Drysdale on the Bellarine Rail Trail. This was the third On Ya Bike! ride for Seniors Month, 2013.
The rail trail is sealed for some of this ride. We hear that funding has now been obtained to seal this section of the trail fully. Just a few of the cyclists enjoying a break at Cafe Zoo in Drysdale.
The experience of sealing rail trails has been shown to be a boost for tourism. The Bellarine Rail Trail is already popular with locals, and used by some tourists on holiday. When it is finally sealed all the way from Geelong to Queenscliff, we can expect in influx of cycle tourists.
If you’d like to join us for the next On Ya Bike! meet us a the starting point, South Barwon Reserve, Belmont (entry from Barwon Heads Road) at 9AM next Wednesday, October 23rd, for a ride to Barwon Heads.