The 28km has been designed for families and the less experienced riders in mind. This is an opportunity for families to get on their bikes and take on a slightly more challenging course than doing laps of Lake Wendouree.
The course takes in the entire length Yarrowee trail giving cyclists the opportunity to ride all the way to the Gong Gong reservoir and back. Taking in Lake Wendouree and part of the road course, this ride involves a gentle climb along the banks of the Yarrowee river to ‘The Gong’ along the well maintained shared use Yarrowee trail giving you a small taste of cycling in the bush. Once at ‘The Gong’, stop for a break at the refreshment stand, check out the impressive dam wall, take a family selfie, then turn around and enjoy the downhill back along the Yarrowee trail to black Hill and then onto Lake Wendouree. No big steep climbs, a chance to chat with friends and family along the way and of course a great fun day raising much need funds for the Cancer Research.
Approximately 15km road, 13km shared use trail.
Registration Jersey and event bibs need to be picked up prior to the race, you can do this on Saturday 16th onsite between 2-6pm, alternatively from 7.00am on the day.
*Anyone not wearing official event bib will not have access to event facilities, including rest stops and on course support
Start time 8.30am
Location Windmill Drive, Lake Wendouree
Parking Available free of charge at North Gardens from 7.00am
*No parking is permitted on the inside lane of Lake Wendouree
Control room ph# 0437 551 423
In case of incident/emergency, please save the above contact number into your mobile for future reference.
For all serious issues requiring Police, Fire or Ambulance, please contact ‘000’ immediately and then inform control room on the number above.
The event village
We have created an event village that is fun for the whole family. There will be a selection of food and drinks, face painting, kids activities, live music and a bar area for a celebratory post ride drink, on us! (we’ll have a sausage waiting for you too).
The Boring but Important Stuff
A message from the Victoria Police
Riders must obey road rules and traffic signals at all times; where riders fail to obey road rules, Police will take appropriate action.
Rider rules & road information
• Ride safely and in control at all times
• Obey instructions from Events Marshals and traffic controllers
• Keep to the left at all times
• Wear an Australian standard safety helmet
• Ride no more than two abreast
• No racing and no pelotons – The Ballarat Cycle Classic is not a race. No pelotons larger than 20 are permitted on open roads.
The Ballarat Cycle Classic will be marked with directional signage throughout the course. Riders deviating from the course will not be covered by our event insurance.
Be sure to familiarise yourself with the course prior to the event. We have included it below, however we will also have hard copies available at the registration tent. Why not attach the course map through Strava.
Aid stations and medical support
Aid stations will be provided around the course. We will keep you well hydrated and energised with water, lollies, cake and bananas. Should you prefer sports drinks or gels, feel free to provide those for yourself. For rest stop locations, please refer to course map.
First Aid support will be provided by St Johns Ambulance Service. First Aid teams will be on course at all times. There will also be a First Aid tent in the event village.
Mechanical and Course Support
On course mechanical support is available at all times, so whether you puncture, break a chain or need your gears tweaked, you will be in safe hands. Please call #0437 551 423.
We will also have a support vehicle stationed at Four ways in Buninyong, should you need to be transferred to the event village, please call the control room on 0437 551 423.