The Sub-Station


tarting at the train station, you will ride east on Banna Ave. This becomes Mackay Ave and then the Leeton Rd (Trunk Road 80). Along this road you will pass the old buildings on the right which once was a Penfold's Winery. Crossing the Main Canal you see the Cottage Gallery on the right, then some nurseries, and the Yoogali Club which, as always, proclaims "entertainment unlimited". The high weedy plant along the road and channel is wild fennel which will give you an aroma sensation at the right time of year.

Turn left at the sub-station onto Hamilton Rd. Mostly grapes and rice along here, and long views across the irrigated land to the old, rounded and blue Binya Hills (Cocopara Range) in the north.

Turn left into Lawrence Rd, and you will pass between the De Bortoli water treatment works and the massive De Bortoli winery tank farm, while directly ahead and beckoning is the Bilbul Store which is well stocked with drinks and has shaded tables and chairs.

Leaving the store, head left back toward town (yes, unfortunately it is the busy main road ) for 3km and turn right at Rossetto Rd. The name refers to the Rossetto family who established the Rossetto Winery two kilometres up the road which, after some tough times, has been succsessfully revamped as Beelgara. This road is another good example of the two side by side water systems - the supply channel on the left and the drainage channel on the right.

At the winery Rossetto Road turns left and this is one of the few winding roads in the area - be careful not to get too excited!


Distance: 33km
Total elevation: 134m
Elevation profile: Flat – except for one hill between the 25km and 30km mark of the ride
Surface: Sealed
Traffic: Medium – on main roads residential streets
Difficulty: Easy

From the Main Canal you can take the short way back into town by turning left onto Macedone Rd or you can ride out to Beelbangera. From there you will ride over Scenic Drive back to the train station in Griffith.

Info taken from: http://www.griffithgateway.com


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