Pedalfest > Rides




Kids and Cobwebs Ride

3.30pm - Starts @ The Dungog Primary School



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.




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.


The Scones, Jam and Cream Ride

2.00pm - Starts @ The Dungog Showground



This 20km ride starts when 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 Alison. Turn right at this junction and swoop down over the little bridge pass the rustic Thalaba Church on the left. As the Church Hall was damaged by ‘The Storm’ you must now cycle on to the Flat Tops Fire Shed. So continue up the road to the T-junction where you will turn left to proceed around a couple of bends to find the Fire Shed on your right. This road can be rough due to cow damage so take care.
When you reach the Fire Shed dismount and partake of the refreshments which include (what a surprise!) scones, jam and cream.

Suitably re-invigorated, return to road and turn left back the way you came. Stay on this road, so when you come to the junction where you entered from Thalaba Church go straight on up the hill towards 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 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 Clasic riders for a delicious CARB dinner and entertainment.




Bingleburra Challenge

9.30am - Starts @ The Dungog Show Ground


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!


The Fosterton Loop Novelty Ride

9.30am - Starts @ The Dungog Show Ground


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!


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

NOTE: Riders under 14yrs of age MUST be accompanied by a cycling adult on all rides.