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RIDE CALENDAR

COVID protocols have been established for BUG rides by Bicycle NSW and our Ride Leaders are compliant. Rides may still be cancelled should circumstances change or as directed by Government. Check back here or on Orange Bug Facebook for updates.

 

Our event rides are about community and fun exploring all the region has to offer. Rides are free but some have optional meals or activities that come with costs. We have offerings for those wanting an easy ride around town up to longer trips around the region. Check out our Ride Grading Guide to understand our ride description. 

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Regular Rides

Scheduled rides for social cycling.

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Regional Events

Bike and tourism related events in the region. 

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Special Rides

Ad hoc special BUG rides, family rides and events.

Bike Race
Sporting  Rides

We support rides from our local cycling clubs.

Cancellations

Unfortunately from time to time we do need to cancel rides due to bad weather or illness . If you are planning to join a ride please keep watch for updates or cancellations on the ride info on our  Orange Bug Facebook page. 

UPCOMING RIDES

AUTUMN RIDE with GARDEN GUIDE 

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WHEN:

9:00am Sunday 30 April  2023

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome 

cr Sale and Warrandine  

GRADE:

Easy /moderate, relaxed ride, under 30km. 

Join us for a easy city ride around Orange taking in the amazing autumn colours. Local landscape designer, Caledonian Landscapes will provide commentary as we observer the glorious gardens and magnificent trees in Orange. Start 9am at Orange Velodrome and is suiltable for all riders. Let us know your  favourite tree in Orange?  RVSP via Facebook. Questions email:  admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

Stuart Town Easter Ride 

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WHEN:

9:30am  Saturday 8 April  2023

WHERE:

9:15 for 9:30 Stuart Town Railway Station

GRADE:

Easy /moderate, relaxed ride, under 30km. 

Join us for a ride in Stuart Town on Easter Saturday and stay on for the Man from Ironbark Festival (Banjo Paterson). Meet at Stuart Town Railway Station (9:15am) and ride to Mookarawa and back to Stuart town for coffee/ lunch and festival fun. This ride is on sealed roads, with some hills 200m climb and some traffic. For more info: contact ride Leader Martin on 0428 619 096 and RVSP via Facebook. Questions email:  admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

Festival Infor : www.stuarttown.com.au

https://dubbo.com.au/events/the-man-from-ironbark-festival 

City Cycle #3

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WHEN:

9am, Sunday 19 March 2023

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome

GRADE:

Easy beginner, relaxed ride, under 20km. 

City Cycle #3. Looking to explore boho East Orange and experience the  coffee at the many options now available. Not sure if we are trendy enough for East Orange but we are going in! Easy ride, under 20km, suitable for inexperience riders. 9am start at the Orange Velodrome. Questions email:  admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

Spring Hill Gravel Loop 

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WHEN:

8.30am, Sunday 12 March 2023

WHERE:

Carpark opp Spring Hill Railway Hotel

GRADE:

Mid level gravel ride 27km, no drop

Majority of ride is on gravel, the gravel in places is loose gravel, ride only suitable for gravel or mountain bikes, all roads are open to traffic with the bitumen sections being on Spring Terrace Road, Forest Reefs Road and Carcoar Road. Coffee available before and after ride from the Whistlestop Coffee Cart, next to the pub. Don’t forget a spare tube!. Questions email:  admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

City Cycle #2

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WHEN:

9.00am, Sunday 26 February 2023

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome

GRADE:

Beginner Ride, easy pace 15-20kms bike paths

Another city ride - this time looping south with a relaxed ride around the cycling paths in Orange. If you are new to town or just wanting to meet up and get back on the bike. Join us at 9 am at the Orange Velodrome.  Depending on final route expect to end at 10:30am- 11:30am. Questions email:  admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

City Cycle #1

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WHEN:

9.00am, Sunday 19 February 2023

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome

GRADE:

Beginner Ride, easy pace 15-20kms bike paths

Step into the year with a relaxed ride around the cycling paths in Orange. If you are new to town or just wanting to meet up and get back on the bike. Join us at 9 am at the Orange Velodrome.  Depending on final route expect to end at 10:30am- 11:30am. Questions email:  admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

PREVIOUS RIDES- 2022 

Christmas Ride - Milthorpe

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WHEN:

9:30am, Sunday 23 Oct 2022

WHERE:

Milthorpe Railway Station

GRADE:

A GRAVEL RIDE looping Milthorpe on quiet scenic  roads

9:30am start at the Milthorpe Railway Station and loop back for coffee.​ This ride is not suitable for road bikes, a hybrid or mountain bike is needed. Depending on final route expect to end at 10:30am- 11:30am. Questions email:  admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

Ride Nation - Womens Health Ride

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WHEN:

10:00am, Sunday 23 Oct 2022

WHERE:

Orange Country Club (Bloomfield Campus)

GRADE:

This is a collaborative ride between cycling clubs of Orange to promote womens health and social cycling. Starting at Orange Country Club with a ride, speakers on womens health and light lunch.

Spring City Ride # 2

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WHEN:

9:00am, Sunday 25 2022

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome

GRADE:

Beginner Ride, easy pace 15-20kms bike paths

Yellow Canola Ride 

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WHEN:

9:00am, Sunday 18 Sept  2022

WHERE:

Canowindra Fishes Museum

GRADE:

Experienced Rider, moderate pace 80kms road. Head out of Canowindra on the Belubula Way towards Mandurama, turn left after about 18 - 22km onto Binni Creek Road, then continue for 24km to Japanese Gardens.  

Spring City Ride  

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WHEN:

9:00am, Sunday 11 Sept 2022

WHERE:

Orange Vellodrome 

GRADE:

Beginner Ride, easy pace 15-20kms bike paths

Milthorpe Gravel Ride 

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WHEN:

9:00am, Sunday 10 April 2022

WHERE:

Milthorpe Railway Station

GRADE:

Medium level ride, 30kms Gravel Ride

Spring Terrace Loop 

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WHEN:

9:00am, Sunday 27 March 2022

WHERE:

Spring Terrace School

GRADE:

Easy orientation ride, slow pace, up to 20-35km. starter ride for road bikes with  extra option to Lucknow 

Sunday City Cycle #3

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WHEN:

9:00am, Sunday 13 March 

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome, Cr Sale and Warradine Street

GRADE:

Easy to longer route options, slow pace, up to 20km. GRAVEL sections bring suitable bike

Spring Terrace Loop

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WHEN:

9:00am, Sunday 20 February 2022

WHERE:

Spring Terrace School

GRADE:

Easy orientation ride, slow pace, up to 20-35km. starter ride for road bike extra option to Lucknow 

Sunday City Cycle #2

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WHEN:

9:00am, Sunday 13 February 

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome, Cr Sale and Warradine Street

GRADE:

Easy to longer route options, slow pace, up to 20km. GRAVEL sections bring suitable bike

Sunday City Cycle #1

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WHEN:

9:00am, Sunday 6 February 

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome, Cr Sale and Warradine Street

GRADE:

Easy to longer route options, slow pace, up to 20km. GRAVEL sections bring suitable bike

Pioneer Christams Ride 

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WHEN:

9:30am, Sunday 19 December 

WHERE:

Pioneer Brewing, 339 South Bowan Park Road, Bowan Park

GRADE:

Easy to longer route options, slow pace, up to 20km. GRAVEL sections bring suitable bike

Tarana Ride , Bathurst Region

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WHEN:

Sunday 18 July   9:15am

WHERE:

O'Connel Pub

GRADE:

Medium level, 61km loop,  hills 1000mtr climb, 3-4 hours

Mt Canobolas Summit to Cargo

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WHEN:

Monday 14 June   9:15am

WHERE:

Mt Canobolas Summit

GRADE:

Medium hills and dirt road- fitness required. Approx 32km

Nature Walk & Bike Ride 

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WHEN:

Sunday 6 June 8:30am

WHERE:

Orange Botanical Gardens

GRADE:

Easy pace 14- -20km, 20-25  km distance

Winter Wine Ride- Patina Lucknow 

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WHEN:

Saturday 1 May  9:00am

WHERE:

Railway Hotel, Spring Hill

GRADE:

Easy pace 14- -20km, 20-25  km distance

Lucknow Mining History Ride

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WHEN:

Saturday 1 May  9:00am

WHERE:

Railway Hotel, Spring Hill

GRADE:

Easy pace 14- -20km, 20-25  km distance

Autumn Sunday City Cycle

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WHEN:

Sunday 25 April  9:00am

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome

GRADE:

Easy pace 14- -20km, 20-25  km distance

Sunday City Cycle

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WHEN:

Sunday 18 April  9:00am

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome

GRADE:

Easy pace 14- -20km, 20-25  km distance

Easter Sunday City Cycle

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WHEN:

Sunday 4 April  9:00am

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome

GRADE:

Easy pace 14- -20km,15-20 km distance

Sunday City Cycle (South)

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WHEN:

Sunday 7 March   9:00am

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome

GRADE:

Easy pace 14- -20km,15-20 km distance

Spring Hill to Milthorpe

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WHEN:

Sunday 21 Feb    9:00am

WHERE:

Railway Hotel Spring Hill

GRADE:

Easy pace 14- -20km, 35km distance

Sunday City Cycle

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WHEN:

Sunday 14 Feb  9:00am

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome

GRADE:

Easy pace 14- -20km

Orange Mining History Tour

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WHEN:

Saturday 6 February   9:00am

WHERE:

Railway Hotel, Spring Hill

GRADE:

Easy 14km

Christmas Berry Ride 

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WHEN:

Sunday 6  December  9:00am

WHERE:

Railway Hotel, Spring Hill

GRADE:

Easy 14km

Milthorpe Gravel  Ride

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WHEN:

Sunday 22 Nov  9:00am

WHERE:

Railway Hotel, Spring Hill

GRADE:

Easy 25km

Orange Heritage  Ride

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WHEN:

Sunday 15 Nov  9:00am

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome

GRADE:

Easy 15-20km

City Ride plus Open Road

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WHEN:

Sunday 8 Nov  9:00am

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome

GRADE:

Easy 25km

Nangar Mountain Ride

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WHEN:

Sat 7 Nov  9:15am

WHERE:

1316 Longs Corner Road Canowindra

GRADE:

Medium to hard (30km) loop ride 

Spring Hill Ride

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WHEN:

Sunday 1 Nov  9:15am

WHERE:

Railway Hotel, Spring Hill

GRADE:

Easy 25km

Tarana Ride

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WHEN:

Sunday 11 October 9:15am

WHERE:

O'Connell Pub

GRADE:

Medium to hard (60km) with climb (1000m)

Yellow Canola Ride #2

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WHEN:

Sunday 27 September, 9am

WHERE:

Canowindra

GRADE:

80 kms loop  all bitumen.  Lunch at the Japanese Gardens in Cowra; return along the North Logan Road back to Canowindra.

Bloomfield History  Ride

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WHEN:

Sunday 13 Sept, 9am

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome

GRADE:

Easy

Spring Garden Ride

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WHEN:

Sunday 6 Sept, 9am

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome

GRADE:

Easy

Yellow Canola Ride #1

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WHEN:

Sunday 9 Sept, 9am

WHERE:

Canowindra to Orange

GRADE:

Medium level, 61km loop,  hills 1000mtr climb, 3-4 hours

Sunday City Cycle

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WHEN:

Sunday 30 August, 9am

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome

GRADE:

Easy

Hill End Weekend Ride

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WHEN:

Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 Aug  

WHERE:

Event fully subscribed

GRADE:

Medium to Hard

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