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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, Barley and Lentil crops with the occasional paddock of sheep or cattle grazing near by. The Ride also passes several historic buildings and the Natimuk Lake.In total, the Course is 104 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. A shorter 56 kilometre option is offered to ride from Horsham to Mt. Arapiles with a Shuttle Bus trip back to Horsham. Once at Centenary Park, at the base of the Mount, a mini bus will offer rides up the steep, narrow road to the summit, to experience the unique views from the top.Further shorter family friendly options will be offered to cycle from nearby Natimuk, along the newly opened Big Sky Arapiles Bike Trail.This Event is supporting the work of the Wimmera Drug Action Task Force within our 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.