Ride to Riverstone Festival

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Ride to Riverstone Festival

Time: May 15, 2010 from 7am to 2pm
Location: Riverstone
Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: RobK
Latest Activity: May 16, 2010

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Riverstone Lions Club & CAMWEST present the 2nd annual Ride to Riverstone Festival. Enjoy yourself with 30 or 55km rides, challenge yourself with 80 & 105 km options or or bring the kids for a family-friendly 10km ride on bike paths around Rouse Hill. Enjoy some of the great scenery that the Hawkesbury region has to offer, and help raise funds for the Children's Cancer Institute Australia. Entry fee includes on-ride support, an after ride sit-down meal, and raffle & fund-raising prizes. Valet bike parking available after the ride in Riverstone for a gold coin donation.
Enjoy the entertainment and stalls at the Riverstone Festival before heading for home.

Various start times from 7.00am.
Full entry details see http://ride2riverstone.com.au/

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Comment by RobK on April 23, 2010 at 10:28am
Is this related to the McAfee Anti-Virus issues of the last few days? I've heard of at least one other person running McAfee having issues.
Comment by Ma Dame Vélo on April 23, 2010 at 10:43am
My husband uses AVAST on his laptop and on Tuesday his computer got a very bad virus (or spyware) invasion from what should have been a benign website. He is not sure whether his firewall was disabled at the time, though. I was wondering whether there is some nasty spyware out there at the moment that is causing McAfee and other programs to be overly cautious with sites....... Personally I have not had a problem registering for the Ride2Riverstone - but I use Norton.
Comment by Ma Dame Vélo on April 23, 2010 at 12:31pm
Paul, it might be the fact that the web-hosting is by "blinddog". Perhaps that sounds dodgy, errr or naughty........?
Comment by Al on April 25, 2010 at 8:14pm
I get a similar message from my Trend Micro security product - warns the site is infected with malware, as I'd been to the site before with no issues being flagged I just went in anyway and have had no virus or malware issues at all.
Comment by RobK on April 25, 2010 at 10:00pm
Early-bird registrations close on April 30th. Adult entries cost an additional $10 each from May 1st. (There will be on-the-day registrations as well).
Comment by RobK on May 3, 2010 at 9:16pm
I can't replicate the problem. I'm using McAfee 8.7i Antivirus on an XP machine, and tried with Firefox 3.6.3 and IE8....All working for me.
Comment by Andrew on May 3, 2010 at 9:17pm
Is anyone familiar with the course? Considering doing the 100km course on the fixed gear.

Google seems to think the site is clean:

* http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=ride2riverstone....

I checked the source and saw some the site was doing some dodgy stuff and downloading something from an script at an external site at but its now returning an error. If you're interested the page was

* http://hingham-ma.gov/Scripts/FadeSlideShow/ajax.php

Its possible that page got hijacked and has now been removed, but I'd probably be checking your machine for malware.
Comment by RobK on May 3, 2010 at 9:38pm
Andrew,
I'm familiar with the course (well, hope I am since I nominated it). The 100km route is basically 2 loops of the 50km circuit. Most of it is undulating, with a few half decent climbs. Here is the bikely elevation image of the route:

Note that to complete the 100km in the allotted 4.5 hours, an average speed greater than 23 kmph will need to be maintained.
Comment by Andrew on May 3, 2010 at 10:21pm
Thanks Rob, I should have spotted the profile on bikely! Looks a bit more challenging than what I get round here in the inner west, so maybe I'll bring the gears :)

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