The A.C.E. Ride is an opportunity for cycling enthusiasts of all abilities to experience the big sky and stunning Wimmera views; with Mt Arapiles rising from the surrounding flat country not unlike Uluru in Central Australia.
Cycling in the Spring, you will experience the flowering canola crops, the growing wheat and barley. In total, the course is 128 kilometres from Horsham to Mt. Arapiles and back to Horsham. The route is designed to avoid the major highways and avoid too much travel on major roads. Check out lentil crops with the occasional paddock of sheep or cattle grazing nearby. The ride also passes several historic buildings and the Natimuk Lake.
A shorter 51 kilometre option is offered to ride from Natimuk to Mt. Arapiles, Grass Flat, Cooak and back to Natimuk.
This event is supporting the work of the Wimmera Drug Action Task Force within the community. The Task Force is made up of a large group of service providers who present programs and information to schools, sporting clubs and public meetings about drug and alcohol issues throughout the Wimmera.