Bikepacking overnight trip in Namadgi NP

Trip type: 
Mountain-biking
Difficulty: 
Medium
Start date: 
Saturday, 9 February 2019 - 8:00am to Sunday, 10 February 2019 - 4:00pm

Bike packing trip through fire trails from Namadgi Visitor Centre to Mt Clear Campground (return)

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Day 1. 49.2km 4 hours rough 600vm ascending

  • Namdgi Visitors Centre
  • Historic Horse Gully Hut 
  • Historic Demandering hut 
  • Mt Clear Campgound (3h 36m 45.8km)
  • Historic Brayshaws Homestead (20m 3.4km)

Day 2. 45.5km 3h 30 mins rough 800vm descending

  • Namdgi Visitors Centre (3h 17m 45.5km)

This is suitable for riders of intermediate level and can be completed on Mountain bikes, Road bikes or Cyclo Cross bikes. You must be self-sufficient and proficient at changing tyres should the need arise.

Suitable for Road, Mountain or Cyclo cross bikes.

This is assuming you already own a bike. At this point, we're still reviewing bike hire options for students with out a bike.

[Please leave a comment on your cycling experience. Must be able to cycle a minimum of 20 km without stopping or strain]

Not sure if you should ride your road bike on dirt? Read this great article - http://theclimbingcyclist.com/why-you-should-ride-your-road-bike-on-unsealed-roads/

Tyre selection is important

Standard road bike tyres are 23mm wide with 25mm tyres becoming increasingly popular as well. I’d recommend something in a 25mm option if at all possible — the extra width seems to provide extra grip on the rough surface. If your frame will allow you to fit tyres even wider than 25mm then that’s not a bad option either.

[….]If you’re going to stick with a 23mm tyre, go for something that’s a little thicker and/or grippier than your regular road slicks.

Not sure what to bring for an overnight Bikepacking trip? Read the articles below for gear information and inspiration for this trip!
https://weareexplorers.co/how-to-first-overnight-bike-trip/

https://weareexplorers.co/essential-gear-bikepacking-adventures/

I did my first bike packing trip from Canberra to Goulburn return last year. My partner wrote an article of his experience in the article below.

https://oaus.blog/2018/10/14/great-cycle-challenge-2018-200km-cycle/

Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Tuesday, 5 February 2019 - 5:30pm
Pretrip location: 
Meeting at The Coffee Grounds cafe at ANU Sport before you get equipment from the gear store at 6pm
Costs: 
Petrol $5pp
Departure and intended return times: 
9 Feb 2019 and 10 Feb 2019 4pm
Local knowledge: 
I am familiar with the area having hiked from Mt Clear to Horse Gully
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