top of page

UPCOMING RIDES

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 descriptions.

UPCOMING RIDES

Canola 2.jpg

Spring Hill Loop

WHEN:

9am - Sunday 19 May 2024

WHERE:

Railyway Hotel, Spring Hill

GRADE:

Between 20-45km, moderate  pace, road riding  

Spring Hill Loop - 9am Sunday 19 May 2024
Starting at Railway Hotel, Spring Hill
Moderate experience ride, up to 25-40km distance. This is an enjoyable ride for road bikes with extra option to Lucknow.
We are starting out of town this week for quiet stretch of roads. All bitumen and suitable for all bikes. We loop to Forest Reefs and back and if people want to continue onto Lucknow this is an option for a longer ride. Depending on route expect to end at 10:30am- 11:30am. Questions email: admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook

aunumt 3 ladies.jpg

Autumn Colour Easy Cycle

WHEN:

9am - Sunday 21 April 2024

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome 

Cr Sale St and Warrendine Rd 

GRADE:

Between 20-25km, easy pace  

Join us for our Social Cycle specifically designed for less experienced riders and those returning to cycling or anyone lacking confidence riding in a group. These rides are about 20-25km in distance, on bike paths and stay on flatter terrain without significant hills. Rides are at a gentle pace of 10-12 km/per hour.

This week we are focusing on the amazing autumn views of our garden city! 

All rides are conducted by an accredited social ride leader. Depending on the experience and capabilities of the group, the ride may have regrouping stops along the way. At the end of the ride, enjoy a café stop with your fellow riders!

Questions email: admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook

-bike-baskets-picnic-baskets.jpg

Food Week Easy Cycle

WHEN:

9am - Sunday 14 April 2024

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome 

Cr Sale St and Warrendine Rd 

GRADE:

Easyish Social Cycle - Clergate 

Join us for our Social Cycle specifically designed for less experienced riders and those returning to cycling or anyone lacking confidence riding in a group. These rides are about 20-25km in distance, on bike paths and stay on flatter terrain without significant hills. Rides are at a gentle pace of 10-12 km/per hour.

This week we finish in Cook Park to enjoy the Sunday food markets.

All rides are conducted by an accredited social ride leader. Depending on the experience and capabilities of the group, the ride may have regrouping stops along the way. At the end of the ride, enjoy a café stop with your fellow riders!

Questions email: admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook

Clergate 2.jpg

Easy-ish Social Cycle- Clergate

WHEN:

9am - Sunday 24 March 2024

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome 

Cr Sale St and Warrendine Rd 

GRADE:

Easyish Social Cycle - Clergate 

Join us for our Social Cycle specifically designed for less experienced riders and those returning to cycling or anyone lacking confidence riding in a group.

This ride to Clergate and back is about 30km return so a little more than our "Easy" cycle. Suits road bikes and great for a cooler day.

All rides are conducted by an accredited social ride leader. Depending on the experience and capabilities of the group, the ride may have regrouping stops along the way. At the end of the ride, enjoy a café stop with your fellow riders!

Questions email: admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook

Solo.png

Easy Social Cycle 

WHEN:

9am - Sunday 17 March 2024

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome 

Cr Sale St and Warrendine Rd 

GRADE:

Easy City Social Ride with cafe finish.

Under 20km. 

Join us for our Easy Social Cycle specifically designed for less experienced riders and those returning to cycling or anyone lacking confidence riding in a group.

These rides are between 10-20km, are mostly on bike paths and stay on flatter terrain without significant hills. Rides are at a gentle pace of 10-12 km/h.

All rides are conducted by an accredited social ride leader.  Depending on the experience and capabilities of the group, the ride may have regrouping stops along the way. At the end of the ride, enjoy a café stop with your fellow riders!

Questions email:  admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

We'll be back in 2021. (2).png

Easy Social Cycle 

WHEN:

9am - Sunday 10 March 2024

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome 

Cr Sale St and Warrendine Rd 

GRADE:

Easy City Social Ride with cafe finish.

Under 20km. 

Join us for our Easy Social Cycle specifically designed for less experienced riders and those returning to cycling or anyone lacking confidence riding in a group.

These rides are between 10-20km, are mostly on bike paths and stay on flatter terrain without significant hills. Rides are at a gentle pace of 10-12 km/h.

All rides are conducted by an accredited social ride leader.  Depending on the experience and capabilities of the group, the ride may have regrouping stops along the way. At the end of the ride, enjoy a café stop with your fellow riders!

Questions email:  admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

aunumt 3 ladies.jpg

Easy Social Cycle - City South

WHEN:

9am - Sunday 3 March 2024

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome 

Cr Sale St and Warrendine Rd 

GRADE:

Easy City Social Ride with cafe finish.

Under 20km. 

Join us for our Easy Social Cycle specifically designed for less experienced riders and those returning to cycling or anyone lacking confidence riding in a group.

These rides are between 10-20km, are mostly on bike paths and stay on flatter terrain without significant hills. Rides are at a gentle pace of 10-12 km/h.

All rides are conducted by an accredited social ride leader.  Depending on the experience and capabilities of the group, the ride may have regrouping stops along the way. At the end of the ride, enjoy a café stop with your fellow riders!

Questions email:  admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

IMG_0677.jpg

Easy Social Cycle - City South

WHEN:

9am - Sunday 25 February 2024

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome 

Cr Sale St and Warrendine Rd 

GRADE:

Easy City Social Ride with cafe finish.

Under 20km. 

Join us for our Easy Social Cycle specifically designed for less experienced riders and those returning to cycling or anyone lacking confidence riding in a group.

These rides are between 10-20km, are mostly on bike paths and stay on flatter terrain without significant hills. Rides are at a gentle pace of 10-12 km/h.

All rides are conducted by an accredited social ride leader.  Depending on the experience and capabilities of the group, the ride may have regrouping stops along the way. At the end of the ride, enjoy a café stop with your fellow riders!

Questions email:  admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

Xmas9.png

BUG Xmas Ride

WHEN:

10am - Sunday 10 December 2023

WHERE:

Badlands Brewey Car Park, Sales Street

GRADE:

Short and Long Ride Options

 Be Ready to ride at 10am from the carpark in Sale Street, (opposite Neweys Dry Cleaners)

 

Rides:    Shorter - All abilities & all bikes, fun mystery ride around Orange. 15-20kms

                Longer - A Bonar/Scott mystery ride, this will involve hills and roads with more traffic on them, must be self-sufficient. 25+ kms

 

What to wear:   Dress up in all your Christmas attire! Bells encourage, tinsel will delight (keep all decoration clear of wheels and running gear)

 

Afterwards:         The 2 groups will re-group at Badlands Brewery to part take in some Christmas Cheer at approximately 12 noon, so ask your family to meet you their.

 

Food & Drinks:   Some light festive snacks will be provided by Orange Bug.  

Drinks can be purchased from Badland, there is a selection of Mayfield Soft Drinks, beer & wine.

Pizza is also available to purchase.

 Questions email: admin@orangebugs.org  or Message via Facebook.

Loop 26 Nov.png

Spring Terrace Road Loop

WHEN:

9am - Sunday26 November 2023

WHERE:

Spring Terrace Public School, 573 Forest road 

GRADE:

Moderate Road Ride, 

Spring Terrace Loop - 9am Sunday 26 November
Starting at Spring Terrace School.
Moderate experience ride, up to 25-40km distance. This is an enjoyable ride for road bikes with extra option to Lucknow.
We are starting out of town this week for quiet stretch of roads. All bitumen and suitable for all bikes. We loop to Forest Reefs and back and if people want to continue onto Lucknow this is an option for a longer ride. Depending on route expect to end at 10:30am- 11:30am. Questions email: admin@orangebugs.org  or Message via Facebook.

We'll be back in 2021. (2).png

Bloomfield History Ride

WHEN:

9am - Sunday 19 November 2023

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome 

Cr Sale St and Warrendine Rd 

GRADE:

Easy City Social Ride with stops for historic info

Under 20km. 

Join us for our easy social ride exploring the Bloomfield Hospital Campus and surrounds. This ride is specifically designed for less experienced riders and those returning to cycling or anyone lacking confidence riding in a group.

These rides are about 10-20km kms on bike paths and stay on flatter terrain without significant hills. Rides are at a gentle pace of 10-12 km/h.

All rides are conducted by an accredited social ride leader. Depending on the experience and capabilities of the group, the ride may have regrouping stops along the way. At the end of the ride, enjoy a café stop with your fellow riders!

​Questions email: admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

thumbnail_IMG_6942_edited.jpg

Easy Social Cycle + History Hits

WHEN:

9am - Sunday 22 October 2023

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome 

Cr Sale St and Warrendine Rd 

GRADE:

Easy City Social Ride with stops for historic hits

Under 20km. 

Join us for our Easy Social Cycle specifically designed for less experienced riders and those returning to cycling or anyone lacking confidence riding in a group.

These rides are about 10-20km kms on bike paths and stay on flatter terrain without significant hills. Rides are at a gentle pace of 10-12 km/h.

All rides are conducted by an accredited social ride leader  Depending on the experience and capabilities of the group, the ride may have regrouping stops along the way. At the end of the ride, enjoy a café stop with your fellow riders!

Questions email:  admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

Pict 4.jpg

Spring Hill Gravel Loop

WHEN:

8:30am -  Sunday 15 October  2023

WHERE:

Spring Hill Railway Hotel

GRADE:

GRAVEL Ride

Moderate but relaxed ride, approx 30km. 

Start and finish at Spring Hill. Approx 30km GRAVEL RIDE- suitable for gravel or mountain bikes, all roads are open to traffic with bitumen sections on Spring Terrace, Forest Reefs and Carcoar Roads. Coffee available before and after. Don't forget a spare tube. For those who can stay on there is a Childrens Charity Rugby Event at the oval and music at the railway hotel afterwards. 

Questions email:  admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

Spring cycle 2023.jpg

Easy Social Cycle

WHEN:

9am -  Sunday 24 September  2023

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome 

cr Sale St and Warrandine Rd   

GRADE:

Easy /moderate, relaxed ride, under 20km. 

Join us for our Easy Social Cycle specifically designed for less experienced riders and those returning to cycling or anyone lacking confidence riding in a group.

These rides are about 10-20km kms on bike paths and stay on flatter terrain without significant hills. Rides are at a gentle pace of 10-12 km/h.

All rides are conducted by an accredited social ride leader  Depending on the experience and capabilities of the group, the ride may have regrouping stops along the way.

At the end of the ride, enjoy a café stop with your fellow riders!

 

Questions email:  admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

Vir Canola 1_edited_edited.jpg

YelloW Ride 

WHEN:

9am Sunday 17 September  2023

WHERE:

Meeting at  Age of Fishers Museum, Canowindra

GRADE:

Moderate ride, 82km loop  

About 82kms, all bitumen.  

Directions; Head out of Canowindra on the Belubula Way towards Mandurama, turn left after about 18km onto Binni Creek Road, then continue for 24km to Japanese Gardens.  Return on the back road to Billimari then on to Canowindra. 

Map Link: https://au.mapometer.com/cycling/route_5392917

A few hills to start with (first 20kms) then a bit of down towards Cowra, then very flat along the river through Billimari back to Canowindra (600m of climb). 

Lunch/takeaway at the Japanese Gardens (or whatever is open - or BYO picnic) in Cowra; return along the Rivers Road back to Canowindra.  

Feel free to let others know , who may be interested.

Don’t currently have car support, but if someone wants to come along for a drive they could use our car (auto) that can take two bikes on top and two on the rear rack . 

 

Don’t worry about letting us know if you are not coming.  Just let us know if you are!! Print up one of these maps and bring with you!

Ride Leader Contact Tim  63658443 or 0400868501.

 

Questions email:  admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

Spring Flower.jpg

Easy Social Cycle

WHEN:

11am Sunday 10 September  2023

WHERE:

Orange Velodrome 

cr Sale and Warrandine  

GRADE:

Easy /moderate, relaxed ride, under 30km. 

Join us for our first Easy Social Cycle  specifically designed for less experienced riders and those returning to cycling or anyone lacking confidence riding in a group.

These rides are about ten kilometres on bike paths and stay on flatter terrain without significant hills. Rides are at a gentle pace of 10-12 km/h.

 

We will finish at Robertson Park to cheer in the Newcrest Challenge  Riders who are doing the hard core rides around the region that morning.   

 

All rides are conducted by an accredited social ride leader  Depending on the experience and capabilities of the group, the ride may have regrouping stops along the way.

At the end of the ride, enjoy a café stop with your fellow riders!

 

Questions email:  admin@orangebugs.org or Message via Facebook.

bottom of page