This is a great weekend ride from Canberra. It's about 100km on each day, but it's reasonably flat. There's some highway riding on the Barton and Hume highways, but both have generally good shoulders, and most of the trip is on quieter roads. The main road from Binalong to Yass is a little undulating, as is the southern end of Dog Trap Road. Both Bendenine Stock Route (just labelled "Stock Route Road" on the signs I think) and Dog Trap Road are unsealed, but were in very good condition in winter 2007.
We stayed at the Old Royal Guesthouse - highly recommended.
Tank on the hill 🔗
A tank on a hill on the Murrumbateman side of Yass.
Checking the map 🔗
Julie checking the map in Yass at lunchtime.
Stock Route Road 🔗
This is a really nice dirt road that connects the Lachlan Valley Way to Binalong.
A view on Stock Route Road 🔗
Another view on Stock Route Road 🔗
Backlit windmill 🔗
Bec and Pippa 🔗
Catching some rays on Sunday morning.
Kids and ducks 🔗
Small children impersonating garden gnomes.
Ian on Dog Trap Road 🔗
Sunday afternoon: hasta la vista, jelly snake.
Dog Trap Road 🔗
Another good dirt road.
A view on Dog Trap Road 🔗
Bike silhouette 🔗
Dan's bike on a roof rack.
Checking directions 🔗
At this point we're not exactly sure that Dog Trap road connects to the highway, but it seems like a good quality and well used road, so our hunch is that it does. Dan and Allison are scouting ahead in a car and letting us know where it goes.