Barry Roobaix

Gravel

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.

Gravel Rating:

  • 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.

Berrilee Road

28km / 450m / 1.5hrs / 49% gravel

Elevation Profile

Ride on fire-trails into a corner of the radiata pine forests that flank the southern side of Mt Canobolas and climb up to the Pinnacle. Perfect for a hardtail or gravel bike.

Level 2

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…

Ginns Road Orange NSW

Berrilee, Giles & Ginns

44km / 615m / 2hrs / 59% gravel

Elevation Profile

Head into the forest and ride the fire trails, before open farmland gravel roads on the way back to town. Cracking.

Level 2

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….

Ride Orange Bald Hill Loop

Bald Hill Loop

47km / 881m / 2.25hrs / 50% gravel

Elevation Profile

A good amount of climbing over rocky, rutted roads in the pine forests at the back of Mt Canobolas, with some excellent views along the way.

Level 3

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…

Barry Roobaix Ride Orange

Barry Roobaix

80km / 1127m / 3hrs / 47% gravel

Elevation Profile

Paul and Mal's gravel classic. Glorious open gravel roads that run South of Blayney and take in beautiful historic Carcoar, before the tiny towns of Neville and Barry.

Level 1

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?

Mixed Surface

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.

Mulyan Road

Mulyan Road

41km / 325m / 1.5hrs / 13% gravel

Elevation Profile

A nice easy out-and-back ride north of town, with some smooth gravel sections thrown in.

Level 1

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….

Lewis Ponds

55km / 978m / 2hrs / 13% gravel

Elevation Profile

A scenic, hilly route East of Orange, with an 8km gravel section through the middle and a sharp climb through the Eucalypts on the way back.

Level 1

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…