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Cycling in the Dandenong Ranges during the bushfire season

Several of the Dandenong Ranges Fire Brigade Groups have teamed up to create a pamphlet on cycling in the Dandenong Ranges during the bushfire season.

The  Fire Safe Cycling in the Dandenong Ranges Pamphlet provides some basic information on pre-planning your cycling and what you should do in the event of fire. You should also remember that it is not only how hot the day is but how windy and how humid it is.  Anything over 30kph wind speed will increase fire intensity beyond normal. Humidity below 15% is also a danger with fire speed and your own personal hydration. Both of these figures are available on most weather stations on the update hourly.

The local CFA vols are concerned with the number of riders on Total Fire ban days, especially on the the Tourist Road and the 1:20. If a fire does break out, it's time to pull the pin and have a well earned coffee down the bottom of the hill.

 Safer Places

There are a number of Safer Places identified including 11 in the Yarra Ranges if fire does occur. Please note these if you ride at any time over summer in Victorian countryside - and why wouldn't you want to ride.

 Many thanks to the brigades of Kalorama, Olinda and Sassafras-Ferny Creek for the providing this information. We were not associated with the production of the pamphlet and hold no copyright over it.