The weather played its part for the annual Dungog Pedalfest from Friday to Sunday.
Pedalfest is a celebration of cycling and sociability which is held on the second weekend in September each year.
Participant numbers were good with more than 100 children, parents and others taking part in the Kids and Cobwebs ride on Friday afternoon, with all proceeds from that ride going to the Dungog Public School.
For the remainder of the weekend the events departed from and finished at the Dungog Showgrounds where there were craft stalls operating on Saturday.
Despite a gloomy forecast for Saturday the first ride of the day to Fosterton Loop and return started with clear skies which continued for the rest of the weekend.
Again, more than 100 riders participated and enjoyed the leisurely ride around the loop with a food and drink stop at the Williams River bridge.
The Scones, Jam and Cream ride followed on Saturday afternoon with a ride out to Thalaba Church via Alison and Marshdale roads.
The Saturday night dinner and entertainment was well attended. Musical entertainment was provided by Jacqui Luke and Greg Wilson of Springtide and Ron Brown entertained the audience with his poetry.
The final two rides for the weekend took place on Sunday.
About 70 riders revisited the Fosterton loop road while a group of about 20 serious riders took on the Bingleburra Challenge, a new addition to Pedalfest.
The challenge was a 50km ride over Mount Richardson to East Gresford and return.
Some of riders described the climb back over the mountain as a killer with others choosing to use four wheels to return to Dungog.
Dungog Rotary Club ran the event for the first time, and Rotary president John Walton was extremely happy with the outcome.
The club looked to have raised more than $5,000 from the event.
Mr Walton said it was a great learning experience for the club and that feedback had been positive.