This Saturday 27 October, riders of all ages are invited to saddle up for an exclusive first chance to ride along Melbourne’s newest rail trail.
Hosted by Australian Cycle Alliance and the Level Crossing Removal Authority, the event celebrates the eagerly-anticipated 17-kilometre shared-use path which will soon provide a safe passage for commuters following the rail line between Caulfield and Yarraman.
Saturday’s ride starts at 10:00am from Yarraman Station, where participants will hear from guest speakers involved with the project.
Riders will then travel along the new path recently named ‘Djerring Trail’, which winds through newly developed parkland freed up by the level crossing removal project.
The name ‘Djerring’ comes from a Bunarong Aboriginal word meaning ‘join’ or ‘unite’ and was chosen after a community vote earlier this year.
The ride will conclude at Caulfield, where riders will have access to toilets and a place to have a rest and a chat. From Caulfield you can choose your way home, with options including a train from Caulfield to Yarraman, or heading to Darling Station (1.7 km away) for a train into the city.
Please be aware this bike event will coincide with some important rail upgrade works between Caulfield and the city, meaning buses will be replace all trains from the CBD to Caulfield.
Around 200 riders are expected to take part in this Saturday's sneak peek ride, with more serious riders asked to please leave their ‘need for speed’ at home for a relaxed family-friendly event.
While the ride is free, places are limited, with participants asked to register through the link below, where further information is provided.
Meanwhile, works continue in earnest to transform the old rail corridor with grass, trees, landscaping and urban gyms, along with recreation facilities including an off-leash dog park.