On-road cycling is one of the most popular sports in Baw Baw Shire and attracts thousands of cyclists to the region each year. The area has beautiful and challenging roads for all fitness levels.
For a map of the most popular on-road cycle route you can download the Warragul/ Yarragon Route Map, or for a more extensive list and cycling competition details, visit the Warragul Cycling Club website.
Recreational On-Road Cycling Groups
A number of informal recreational ride groups meet each week. As these rides are not organised by Council, please contact Chilli Cyles to confirm dates, times and locations.
- Ladies Only Road Ride - Departs Chilli Cycles (Shop 6, 133 North Road, Warragul) on a Wednesday morning at 6am - approximate distance 30- 40km
- Rec Road Ride - Departs Darnum on a Saturday morning at 8.30am - approximate distance 30- 40km. Finish with a drink at the Stump Tea Rooms, Darnum
- Mellow Mondays Road Ride - Ride departs Chilli Cycles (Shop 6, 133 North Road) on a Monday morning at 6.15am - approximate distance 35km
Council advocates the use of the Code of Conduct for Training Cyclists for all on-road cycling groups.
Off-Road Bike Riding
There are a number of off-road shared paths throughout Baw Baw Shire for recreational bike riding. They are suitable for families and anyone wanting some fresh air - some have art and interpretive signage along the way. The off-road cycling paths include:
Share the Path
All off-road paths are shared, which means bike riders and walkers need to be aware of one another. Please follow these tips:
- Keep left unless overtaking
- Overtake on the right
- Ring a bell, call "passing" and slow down when passing others from behind
- Dogs must be under effective control
- Take litter with you or dispose of in bins provided - including dog poo
Mountain Biking is an increasingly popular and adventurous off-road sport. There are two designated mountain biking tracks in Baw Baw Shire.
Erica Mountain Bike Park
Located in Erica, about a half hour drive from Warragul, the Erica Mountain Bike Park has a newly established network of trails of about 30kms. It's located in between the Tyers Rail Trail and the Walhalla Goldfields Rail Trail. The Park is on Department of Sustainabilty and Environment land with local volunteers creating and maintaining the tracks. Maps can be obtained from the Gippsland MTB website.
Mt Baw Baw
Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort has a network of cross country mountain bike trails and one competition standard downhill mountain bike track. The downhill track is only open during events. The cross country trails are closed during winter. For more information and maps of the cross country trails visit the Mt Baw Baw website or the Gippsland MTB website.
Magpies generally breed between August to October and swooping can occur during this time. To find out more information visit the Department of Sustainability an Environment website.