Ride Republic powered by the Old Beechworth Gaol 

William Street Beechworth Victoria

Ride Republic of North East Victoria is powered by the Old Beechworth Gaol.

The Old Beechworth Gaol is the perfect place to start and finish all of your rides with plenty of room to park your bike, grab a coffee before you head off or refuel with a delicious selection of cakes, muffins or light lunch.

No matter which path you choose to take - the newly opened Indigo Epic Trail or Rail Trail - it's all way more fun on an E-Mountain Bike!

The Ride Republic have E- Mountain Bikes to hire for your next adventure on the trails or discover the beautiful surrounds of Historical Beechworth in the Northeast.

The team have you covered with great value packages available for whatever trail you want to tackle and get off the beaten track to experience the best nature has to offer throughout this unique landscape.


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Guided Experiences - Options

Woolshed Falls is a scenic 25m-high waterfall around 8km north of Beechworth. The falls cascade over smooth granite, and the surrounding rocky outcrops are a very popular place to sit and relax with a picnic. On this ride package, the team equip you with one of their fun E-MTBs, a picnic hamper of locally-sourced food and drink packed into a handlebar bag, and a map of the route you'll take to the Falls. It's a wonderful way to cycle the local backroads and experience one of Beechworth's favourite sites. The out-and-back ride takes in a section of the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail near Lake Sambell, the Chinese Gardens and the old railway station before heading down Malakoff Road and out into the farmland north of town.

The long-awaited rail trail link between Beechworth and Yackandandah certainly lives up to the hype! The Murray to Mountains rail trail originally finished at the old Beechworth station, but this 27km extension sends you east of town and through farmland before a fun 4km descent into Yackandandah. Mostly sealed gravel bike path with one short gravel road section, the trail is a safe cycling adventure between two of North East Victoria's favourite towns. Riding to Yack and back is a 50km plus effort, so the team have put together this simple ride package with an E-MTB rental and a shuttle pickup in Yack back to Beechworth so that you don't have to ride back. The E-bike and the pickup make the route enjoyable by almost everyone. You have two options for the shuttle back to Beechworth: 12.45pm and 3.45pm. The earlier shuttle is best for cooler morning rides and an early lunch (or late breakfast), while the later shuttle is perfect for a lazy lunch and a wander around Yack township.

Downcountry Dreaming is their all-day Indigo Epic descents shuttle package. Take the Indigo Epic Uplift shuttle three times to the Wallaby Mine Track uplift point to enjoy one Baarmutha Belter descent back to Beechworth and two Homeward Bound descents to Yackandandah, with two shuttle pickups from Yack back to Beechworth after your runs. There's time in the middle of the day for you to grab some lunch, and you'll be done and dusted by 4.15pm, perfect to stroll up to town to top off your day with a pint and pizza. There's no better way to end a full day of mountain biking than that.

The Baarmutha Belter ride package is for you if you're curious to find out what the Indigo Epic fuss is all about. It's the perfect entry into riding machine-cut flow trail and singletrack, but be warned, you'll be hooked on that downhill flow feeling! The trail from Wallaby Mine back to Beechworth is rated Easy with Intermediate sections (check what this means for you). You'll be on one of their E-MTBs to help you up the steeper bits ... you're going to have a great time! By the time you hit the flat Pipeline return track near the caravan parks you'll be (a) in a hurry to get back to the Gaol for a second run, and (b) thinking about which of your possessions you can sell in order to buy an e-mountain bike.

Indigo Epic Uplifts Save yourself 45 plus minutes of riding to Wallaby Mine Track from Beechworth and grab their Indigo Epic Uplift instead. The uplift takes 15 minutes and drops you close to the highest point on the trail, near the two flow descents Baarmutha Belter and Homeward Bound. Beechworth-Yackandandah Shuttle Whether you’ve ridden to Yack on the Indigo Epic MTB trail or rolled down the Rail Trail, you’ll need their Beechworth-Yack shuttle to get back. The journey between Yack and Beechworth takes around 25 minutes.