What started as a small group of half a dozen riders has grown into one of the area’s biggest social rides with in excess of 50 riders showing up on a good day. The Spider Bikes loop has a bit for everyone with rolling hills, fast paced sprints & a super fast descent down Guys Hill to cap off a memorable ride.
The Spider Bikes loop takes you out through the township of Officer & up one of Cardinia’s most iconic climbs up Officer Road to Upper Beaconsfield which offers over 3.5km of challenging climbing. Take the climb at your own pace and if you’re into inflicting pain on yourself there is usually a pissing contest up the front. The more sensible rider will cruise up and appreciate the scenery along the way. It’s your choice.
Enjoy a short break at Split Rock Road whilst everyone re-groups. From here the ride becomes quite undulating as you loop through Split Rock Road & around Stoney Creek Road. There are numerous sharp short pinches along the way which are guaranteed to give the lungs a good workout.
There is a 2nd rest stop at Sally’s Big Arse Burgers before riders get to enjoy the descent down Guys Hill which is guaranteed to leave a smile on your face.
This is a casual no-drop ride & there are several rest stops along the way. The ride is suitable for riders of all abilities and new riders are welcome.
As cyclists we do enjoy a cup of Coffee, and one of the best parts of this ride is stopping at the 4 Figs Café after for a cup of Coffee& a chat