We haven’t ridden this particular route since 2011, so we are well overdue to give the Federation Trail a bit of attention again and to see how it has improved.
PTV track works permitting, we will start the day at Craigieburn with an enjoyable train trip to Kensington where the fun really begins. After a few quiet Kensington back streets we join the Maribyrnong Trail and ride down to Yarraville where we will pick up the Federation Trail extension. We will cross the new Brooklyn Bridge and then have a leisurely pedal along the trail which follows the old outfall sewer which was built in the 1890’s. You will be pleased to know that the open outfall sewer is no longer in use!! You will be able to see the amazing brick work in the sewer and we will pass old pump stations and finally ride beside the old Werribee sewerage bridge colloquially known to Werribee residents as the “Poo Bridge”. There is an option here to leave the group and take the back way into Werribee Mansion if you wish, but the plan is to conntinue following the Werribee river cycle path upstream back into Werribee Township for refreshments. We will return to Craigieburn by train from Werribee station.
Bring your bike lock and Myki. This is a ride not to be missed!
1. This ride will only run if there are trains available on both the Craigieburn and Werribee lines
2. Depending on the wind on the day your ride leader may choose to travel to Werribee and do the ride in reverse
This ride is suitable for all types of bicycle
The proposed route may be viewed at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7058830
Meet at Craigieburn station in plenty of time to catch the 0846 train to Kensington. Please register your interest in attending by completing the booking form below. Don’t forget to include your mobile number in case we need to contact attendees with any urgent updates.
See http://g.co/maps/d4txy for a list of start points
Bookings are closed for this event.