Venturer Mountain Bike Weekend 2023
The Bogong Rover Chalet's famous Venturer Mountain Bike Weekend.
Come along to learn or improve on your Mountain Bike Skills and experience the Chalet during summer.
Enjoy guided rides on the Bogong High Plains and around Falls Creek.
This is a fairly Active weekend, a reasonable level of fitness and cycling skill will make the weekend more enjoyable.
Middle week of the term 1 school holidays:
Thursday 13th April to Sunday 16th April 2023
We will be hiring a bus to drive Venturers from Scouts Branch Activity Training Centre (BATC) (1-5 Legana St, Mount Waverley) to the Bogong Rover Chalet near Falls Creek on Thursday at 8am, returning Sunday around 6pm. Venturers outside Melbourne (eg Colac) may choose to drive up with their leader, and pay their leader for transportation instead. We will be hiring trailer(s) from the Scout Cycling Team for your bike and gear.
Bike Hire is available from the Scout Cycling Team, included in the ticket options in this booking form. We encourage you to bring your own mountain bike, but if you don't have one you can hire for $50 for the 4-day weekend. We will be riding single track mountain bike trails with lots of rocks. Hybrid and cyclocross bikes are unsuitable. Working front suspension is also a must. If you're unsure if your bike is suitable, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The event will be based out of the Bogong Rover Chalet. The Chalet has hot showers, toilets, large kitchen and games room. It sleeps 35 in the upstairs loft area on mattresses on the floor (BYO sleeping bag and pillow case). There is no mobile reception at the Chalet, but there is a land line for emergencies. The Chalet uses a roster to divide daily chores, including cooking, firewood, dishes and cleaning. The Bogong Rover Chalet is located ~11km from the Falls Creek Resort.
Bogong Rover Chalet
Langfords West Aquaduct Track
Via Bogong High Plains Rd
Nelse, Vic 3699
Transport to the Bogong Rover Chalet
Pizza for Lunch at Myrtleford (additional cost)
Quick ride to Wallaces Hut, then Cope Hut to check bikes are okay.
Skills course. Ramps, track stand, see saw, limbo and platforms.
Ride trails at Falls Creek MTB Park after Lunch
Ride trails at Falls Creek MTB Park
Pack up Rover Chalet
Venturers ride to Langford’s Gap
Ride Survey Trail from Cranky Charlie to Mount Beauty
Lunch at Myrtleford Bakery (additional cost)
The following is a breakdown of the ticket fees for the event. Both leader and venturer forms have the following components:
- $70 - Food and accommodation for 4 days (excludes lunch on the first/last day). This also covers part of the bus, trailer hire and transport while on the mountain.
- $60 - Transport from Mount Waverley to the Rover Chalet and back again. Leaders coming with the group from Mount Waverley should also select this so we can cover the cost of cars towing trailers.
- $50 - Mountain bike hire for the 4 days for those that don't have a suitable bike.
BCMG Booking Officer 0407 242 538 or email@example.com