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DAY 1

Friday 8th of September

3.30pm

Kids and Cobwebs Ride

3.30pm - Starts @ The Dungog Primary School

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All kids invited! A gentle 6km ride in convoy around the town for the kids. It all starts at the Primary School gates (Chapman St, Dungog Primary School) where the riders gather ready for the start. The SES truck leads us off down the main street and around the cycleways and streets of Dungog.

Of course the “big kids” (otherwise known as adults) are also invited to attend this fun ride to kick off Pedalfest.

5.30pm

Pasta Night & Bike-Enthusiasts-Get-Together

5.30pm -

Kick off the weekend with Pasta night at the Royal Hotel in Dungog (80 Dowling St., Dungog NSW 2420) from 5.30pm Friday Night.

6.30pm

Dungog Arts Society Show

6.30pm -

The Arts Society Show is on at the Art Studio (92-103 Dowling St., Dungog NSW 2420, entry via the side door.) right next door to Pasta at The Pub! Open across the whole weekend from 6.30pm Friday Night & 9.30am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Peruse a wide range of art by talented local artists.

DAY 2

Saturday 9th of September

7.30am

Rotary Club Breakfast

7.30am - 9.30am

The Dungog Rotary Club will be selling a cheap healthy breakfast (cyclist sized portions) at the Dungog Show ground. Breakfast is available 7.30am – 9.30am Saturday & Sunday Morning. Eat well and support a good cause!

9.30am

The Fosterton Loop Ride

9.30am - Starts @ The Dungog Show Ground

 

This is the traditional fun ride to kick off Pedalfest! This ride is 22km in distance.

Leaving the show ground we parade through town to pedal off in a Northerly direction out of Dungog over the railway and Williams River (be careful crossing the plank bridge!).

A couple of kilometres out of town we turn left onto the Fosterton Road toward Dingadee. Don’t worry, the friendly folk from the SES will make sure you don’t miss the turn! Enjoy the ride through the gently undulating valley past Tarcoola up to the Fosterton Bridge where there is a rest stop. Free refreshments (muffins!) are available and if it is a hot day, a dip in the river can add to the fun.

After you have been revived, head off across the plank bridge (careful now!) and cruise back to Dungog for lunch at the show ground. Remember to take care when you turn right at the T Junction just outside Dungog where we rejoin the main road.

2.00pm

The Scones, Jam and Cream Ride

2.00pm - Starts @ The Dungog Showground

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We pedal off in a Northerly direction out of Dungog over the railway and Williams River (be careful crossing the plank bridge!). Just over the bridge we turn right toward Alison. This section has good views across the Williams River to Dungog. A couple of kilometres further on we turn left toward Marshdale. Look out for the signs! Follow this quiet winding country lane until you reach the right hand turn to Thalaba Church Rd. Turn right at this junction and swoop down over the little hill to the rustic Thalaba Church on the left. When you reach Thalaba Church dismount and partake of the refreshments which include (what a surprise!) scones, jam and cream.

Suitably re-invigorated, continue up the road to the T-junction and turn right and follow Alison Rd back to Dungog. Climb up over the hill and cruise carefully on down the other side (steep downhill! sharp bends! gravel on road! be careful!). Go straight ahead past Coolalie, straight ahead at the road junction (you’ve been here before!) and on toward Dungog. After a few kilometres, when you reach the T-Junction turn left (giving way to traffic of course…) over the Dungog bridge (pick-a-plank bridge be careful) and cycle back into the show ground for dinner (BBQ free with entry) or for an extra $10 join the Bingleburra Challenge riders for a delicious CARB dinner and entertainment.

9.30am

Dungog Arts Society Show

9.30am - 4.00pm

The Arts Society Show is on at the Art Studio (92-103 Dowling St., Dungog NSW 2420, entry via the side door.) right next door to Pasta at The Pub! Open across the whole weekend from 6.30pm Friday Night & 9.30am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Peruse a wide range of art by talented local artists.

6.00pm

Carb Dinner & Entertainment!

6.00pm - 9.00pm

The carb dinner is the place to be! Open from 6.00pm – 9.00pm Saturday Night at the Dungog Show ground. With soft drinks on sale, live musicians, and Bush Poets the scene is set for a fantastic night!

DAY 3

Sunday 10th of September

9.30am

Bingleburra Challenge

9.30am - Starts @ The Dungog Show Ground

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A new event for 2016 is the Bingleburra Challenge for the serious road bike riders will run on Sunday the 11th of September.

This ride will take you over the beautiful Bingleburra Mountain to Gresford and return. This is a 50km ride with a climb of 380m in 6.5km on the way over to Gresford and a climb of 380m in 3.5km on the way back. Good luck!

9.30am

The Fosterton Loop Novelty Ride

9.30am - Starts @ The Dungog Show Ground

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We liked the Fosterton Loop Ride so much we decided to run it twice this year! Be sure to bring your unicycles, tandem bikes, trikes or anything pedal powered and have fun riding through the beautiful Willams Valley!

9.30am

Dungog Arts Society Show

9.30am - 4.00pm

The Arts Society Show is on at the Art Studio (92-103 Dowling St., Dungog NSW 2420, entry via the side door.) right next door to Pasta at The Pub! Open across the whole weekend from 6.30pm Friday Night & 9.30am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Peruse a wide range of art by talented local artists.

10.00am

The Historical Ride

10.00am - Starts @ The Dungog Show Ground

 

A fun ride around the town!

Explore the heritage of the Dungog area on your bike!

As an early settlement in the upper Williams Valley, Dungog has many historic houses and sites of interest around the town.

This ride will take you on a leisurely cruise around the town and locality to view the sites, buildings and gardens of our lovely town and historic Dingadee homestead.

Lunch at the show ground on your return

ALL WEEKEND

Friday 8th of September - Sunday 10th of September

All Weekend

Dungog Cinema

All Weekend -

Dungog has the oldest purpose built cinema operating in Australia, the beautiful James Theatre (6 Brown St., Dungog NSW 2420)! Head to the Cinema website to find out what’s on over the Pedalfest weekend.

All Weekend

Dungog Markets

All Weekend -

Shop till you drop! Local farmers and artisans bring their fresh, seasonal produce and handcraft to the Dungog markets! Located at the Show ground over the Pedalfest weekend.

All Weekend

Dungog Museum

All Weekend -

Showcasing Dungog’s unique history and heritage is the Dungog Museum. The Museum is Located in the middle of the main street (105 Dowling St., Dungog NSW 2420) for more information head to the Dungog Museum Website.