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What's the Best Motorcycle Riding Route in Melbourne?

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by Lesley Mitchell (subscribe)
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Published July 30th 2014
With rising fuel costs, heavier traffic and expensive parking, Melburnians are taking to their bikes in droves. However, this question is not about the daily grind or taking less time to get to work, it's a question all riders know only too well, "Where shall we ride to for pleasure today".

The sun is out, the roads dry, the ride is calling and I'd love to hear your suggestions:

Beautiful spot for a cuppa in Diamond Creek (at Bridges Cafe and Nursery), before heading up through Kinglake

To get the ball rolling, here's of few of my favourite runs:

I like to begin in Warrandyte, head out through Wonga Park. Past the "Jump Inn" cafe where a special place in their car park has a sign saying "Harley parking only", out through Yarra Glen and on to Healesville. Then, because its about the ride, I don't like to back track much so will often come back through Kinglake, down to St Andrews, stop for a drink or snack there, perhaps at the St Andrews pub, then back through Panton Hill.

Another ride is to begin Hurstbridge, turn left at the second roundabout and head through Nuttel, here you will commence a long and very windy tiny road up the hills. It always reminds me of the country lanes in England (albeit with Australian bush). You continue on past the reservoir with some amazing country views that make you feel honored to be alive. Continue on to Whittlesea, turn right and pop up to the Growling Frog Golf course and Cafe if you need refreshments or if it's just about the ride, turn left and head through Laurimar and Mernda. If you are in a hurry to get back (I don't know too many riders who are generally) turn right and take the short cut back to Hurstbridge, if not, turn left and get lost of e country roads again winding your way back to Hurstbridge.

So over to you:
Where does your favourite ride meander to, across the Black Spur, down through Williamstown or somewhere even more remote?

We'd love to hear your suggestions, please post them in the comments section on this article to share with us, maybe we'll even meet up for a ride sometime.
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There's the All Moto Cafe in Healsville that's always popular with motorcycle riders :)
by Lorraine A (score: 3|1601) 2001 days ago

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