Tuesday, October 5, 2010

News from the Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail newsie

Now the Tf’s are not really one's for biking, but with this new trail, we are seriously looking at dusting off the old bikes and buying new helmets.
Check out the news from the rail trail newsletter from October 4.

"The Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail (GRHCRT) will be a shared pathway for cyclist, walkers and horses. The GRHCRT is to follow the disused rail line for 134km from Tallarook through Yea to Mansfield with a link between Cathkin and Alexandra.
Mansfield, Mitchell and Murrindindi Shire Councils have received $13m funding from the Federal Government and $1m funding from the State Government to complete trail construction by December 2011.

Coming events

The eleven kilometre section of open trail between Mansfield and Maindample is becoming
popular with events, this week will see it being used for Seniors Week activities and three
major events in October.

Wednesday 13 October – Ride to work day. A new route has been added for this years ride
that will utilize the rail trail for mountain bike riders.
The ride starts at the Mansfield Produce Store at 6.30am returning by 7.30 for coffee or breakfast.

Sunday 24 October – The Peter Diplock Charity Bike Ride (ride, push a pram or walk) goes
to Maindample or as far as you feel comfortable.
Entry is $7 which includes a sausage sizzle with proceeds going to the Casualty Department Mansfield District Hospital. Register at the Mansfield Information Centre from 10am.

Sunday 31 October – GGS Timbertop Fun Run (or walk) with distances to suit all ages and

Entry is $5 with proceeds going to the Mansfield District Hospital.
For start times and more details go to
www.highcountryfestival.com.au "

Now the Tf’s feel this is such an opportunity for food and wine places to sprout up along the rail trail and hope some bright business person will come up with a unique gourmet idea.
Anyway back to dusting off the trusty trike for these up and coming events!

1 comment:

  1. The Tallarook shop is up for sale what a great oppertunity for some one to get in on a great start for a business and the rail trail experiance. realestaeguide.com.au has it listed what a great spot for a foodie to set up shop with Australia post paying you an income on the side SWEET ha. Pass this on to all as it looks like a great op.