We are producing a series of maps and details of bike rides starting and finishing in Maldon. This series is currently incomplete.
Types of Rides
Rides are classified as:
Road Rides – on surfaced roads, suitable for road bikes, or
Gravel Rides – wholly or mainly on unmade roads, or marked tracks, and are suitable for gravel bikes, mountain bikes or hybrids.
Route Descriptions and Maps
There are downloadable route descriptions for all the rides listed. PDF maps are available for most rides. There are also digital maps (GPX format) to download to your portable device. We are also adding Google Earth (KMZ format) maps where we can.
Thanks to CCM for most of the cartography. Any errors are the responsibility of Maldon Cycling.
Health & Safety
Once you are out of Maldon there are few facilities for water, food or toilets. Make sure you have adequate supplies of the first two, and spare tubes, pump etc. in case of a puncture. In Summer don’t forget the sunscreen.
Take care when riding to avoid collisions with native animals. Kangaroos and wallabies can be a hazard in any season. During Spring, other small animals e.g. echidnas and reptiles can be prevalent, and magpies may attack bike riders.
Service & Repairs
If you need a bike service or repair undertaken there are no mechanics operating in Maldon. However there are two good bike shops in Castlemaine – The Bike Vault in Templeton Street and Giant Castlemaine in Hargraves Street. There are also a number of bike shops in Bendigo.
All rides start from the Maldon Post Office in High Street, on the corner of Francis Street. There is usually car parking nearby.
Note re Spelling
The official name of the mount to the west of Maldon is Tarrengower (Tarre…) but the district is Tarrangower (Tarra…). Please excuse any inconsistencies.
If you have any comments you would like to make about the maps or ride details (content, coverage, clarity, format etc.) please use the Contact Us page on this site.