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Newcastle University Mountaineering Club

Beginner Bikepacking

Sat, 1 Apr 2023
01-04-2023 08:00
02-04-2023 17:00

Love a sore bum and tired legs? Time to try bike packing! (think hiking, but on a bicycle)

This entry level trip will take us from the uni to Munmorah, on the border of the Awabakal and Darkingjung Nations, and back again, with an overnight stay at the beautiful Frazer Beach using the club bikes. 

This 50km trip (each way) follows the Fernleigh Track and quiet fire trails most of the way with only a few short sections on the road. 

A reasonable level of fitness is needed, probably about equivalent to being able to do a 4-5 hour hike, and of course you have to be comfy riding a bike as we'll be clocking up a few hours of saddle time (at a gentle pace and with lots of stops).

You certainly don't need to be lycra clad but a few things you will need:

•Comfy athletic wear to ride in (NO COTTON)

•Breakfast, lunch x2 and dinner with associated bowls, cutlery, etc to put it in (cook sets can be borrowed from the club)

•Something warm to wear at night


•A water bottle that will fit the bike cage (smaller than a nalgene, bigger than a gatorade)

•Optional - change of clothes, towel, swimming attire (there is a beach and showers at camp)


Things the club can lend you (included in ticket price):


•Sleeping bag

•Sleeping mat


•Bike and helmet

•Panniers (bags which attach to the bike)

Bear in mind space will be at a premium as you can only bring what you can carry. Expect to share a two person tent and only bring the things you need. There is approximately a small hiking pack worth of space in the bike bags (~50L).

Camp fees are included in your ticket price.

Ticket Type Price
Trip leader $0.00
Participant Any Membership Required* Log in $30.00 Ticket sales start:
26-03-2023 10:00
Total: $
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