Apart from a few shorter connecting gravel roads, close to town the main gravel riding is to be found on the fire roads in the state forests behind Mt Canobolas. Further out toward Blayney or Molong, longer gravel adventures can be built through farms and forests.
- Level 1: Road Bike+. Smoother gravel roads. OK on a road bike if you are experienced, with wider tyres and lower pressures.
- Level 2: Gravel Bike. Road condition too rough for roadies.
- Level 3: Gravel Bike / MTB. Possibly pushing the limits of a gravel bike. Deeply rutted roads, with large rocky sections. Steep climbs / descents.
Note: Always take into account that gravel road conditions can worsen over time and after rain or storms.
It’s Oh So Quiet… Located to the South of Orange, Berrilee Road is a route that takes you out the cycle path toward Gosling Creek, then climbs up to the…
Pine forests and farm roads… there is something about this route, it’s not far from town but you just feel miles from anywhere. A great ride to clear the mind….
Rough fire trail goodness… The pine forests on the southern slopes of Mt Canobolas are full of fire roads in varying condition. This route takes you up towards Mt Towac…
Classic steel is strongly encouraged… A little different to the other Ride Orange routes, this one starts in Blayney – but is well worth the drive. From Carrington Park head…
To come: Belgravia, Big Tree, Mt Canobolas (back way). Ophir Rd?
A selection of routes that contain some gravel but are predominantly bitumen. Normally Level 1 so suitable for skilled road riders but as always conditions can change over time.
A flat to rolling ride north of Orange. Mulyan Road is an out-and-back loop that takes you through the new suburbs of North Orange before and on to Clergate Road….
A cracking loop East of Orange. Head out the scenic and nicely rolling Icely Road past Suma Park Dam, then it’s a couple of fast descents to Lewis Ponds. A…