Pedalfest is coming back stronger and better than ever. After a load of troubles during Covid and with badweather and other issues preventing successful events, Pedalfest is set to not only return in September 20 to 22 this year but also include several new events as well as the old favourites. Rotary, in conjunction withRide Dungog, is planning a great event for 2024.
Online Bookings Available Soon
Fri Sept 20th
Kids & Cobwebs
We commence with the traditional Kids and Cobwebs ride for all of the family
commencing at the Dungog Public School
Sat Sept 21st
Dungog Common Dungog Social MTB Ride
Ride Dungog Social MTB Ride (XC loop). Free event. https://ridedungog.org/
Fosterton Ride – commences at the VIC
A 22 km ride from Dungog to Fosterton Bridge and returnand it includes a great rest spot about halfway on the
Williams river at Newells Crossing with Muffins and Drinks. Includes 3k unsealed road.
The Gofor National Challenge
Allan Mitchell, local identity and Rotarian, reckons his Motorised Scooter, “Gofor”, can beat all comers. He
is throwing out the challenge to beat him in a race between the Tinshed Brewery and the Visitor Information
Centre along Dowling Street. Not only that he is also throwing out a challenge for the best dressed
competitor. So far his wife Marilyn says he is dreaming and that she will wipe the road with him. Local bike
shop owner Scott Dallen says he already has to look both ways coming out of his shop front door before
The Penny Farthing Inaugural Australian Criterium Championship.
We have had Penny Farthings in rides before but now we are setting up a half hour race around the block
with the last two laps flat out. We will be cautioning potential riders about the potholes, after all some of them
have heritage potential and we would hate to see them harmed. We ask you to pass the word to any
potential riders that you may know.
The Inaugural Antique Single Gear Australian Criterium
We are planning yet another Criterium around the block of any bike older than 30 years with a single gear.
Similar to the Penny farthing a half hour event with the last two laps flat out. Again we have concerns for
our potholes but with care we hope their heritage potential will not be lost.
Kids 5 lap challenge
Any child under 18 can enter the 5 lap challenge this year for a run around the block. Any bike, any
condition and the potholes can take their chances.
Adaptive riding Challenge
Ride Dungog will be hosting several events at the Common including an adaptive riding challenge. Check
out details on on https://ridedungog.org
Adaptive Criterium– commences at the Tinshed Brewery
Dungog Criterium – commences at the Tinshed Brewery
This madcap race around Dungog streets is now another Pedalfest classic
Sun Sept 22nd
Dungog Common Down Hill Race
Ride Dungog MTB Race – Gravity Enduro (AusCycling race license req’d) https://ridedungog.org/
Thalaba Church scones, jam and cream ride
A 17 km scenic ride from Dungog through Marshdale, Thalaba and Alison another classic for all of the family.
There will be a family ride along Fosterton Road again this year. Ride with all the family in a safe ride with
muffins at the river. The Alison Road ride to Thalaba Church with jam and scones will be on again this year
but the ride to Bandon Grove has had to be dropped to allow us to include the new events above. We will
include the Criterium again and the Friday night Kids and Cobwebs ride will be on to raise money for
Dungog Primary Schools.
Prizes and awards will depend upon entries received. Dungog Rotary are keen to host the best Pedalfest
ever and celebrate a greater than 30 year event. Get involved, come along and watch,
Family and Individual Weekend Pass
Online tickets available for each event coming soon.
At any time during the event you can take a self guided historical tour of Dungog.
Come and celebrate the event with us at the best cycling town in NSW and check out other events in the area.
Free camping at the Dungog Showground for unpowered sites & powered are $20 per day.
Dungog, life on a bike – as good as it gets