BayWest BUG is a Bicycle User Group covering the area of City of Hobsons Bay and City of Wyndham. We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving local conditions for cyclists.

For the path pedaller interested in fun, friends, and coffee, we do two social rides per month, suitable for most abilities. For the lycra-clad road warrior, we will do monthly road rides in the western suburbs if members are interested.

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Thursday 2 October 2014. Annual General Meeting.
We will hold our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 2 October 2014 starting at 7.00pm @ the Laverton Community Hub, Creative Room, 95-105 Railway Avenue & Crown Street, Laverton. Please come along and help select the committee for the next twelve months, all positions are open and it would be great to have some new members on the committee bring new ideas.
We hope to see you all there.
Sunday 12 October 2014. Social Ride – Chandler Highway.
More information forthcoming.
Contact to be advised.
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 October 2014. Lilydale to Warburton overnight ride.
For this weekend ride we pack our bikes with our weekend bits and pieces and catch the 8.22am train from Altona [8.13am from Laverton, 8.12am Williams Landing] to Parliament Station for the 9.16am Lilydale train. Upon arrival in Lilydale ride the Rail Trail to Warburton where we spend the night. We reverse the ride to return home the following morning. 40Km ride for each day. Accommodation suggestion: Warburton Lodge, 18 Park Road, Warburton; www.warburtonlodge.com.au; rooms starting from $110.
Contact – Mary C [0459 836 687].
Sunday 14 September2014, Social ride – Altona to Footscray.
Meet at Altona Pier 10.00am and take the bike path to Happy River Café along the Maribyrnong River in Footscray where we stop for brunch/lunch and then take track back home. Approx 40kms round trip.
Contact – Mary C [0459 836 687].
Friday 26 September 2014. BayWest BUG dinner.
Tonight we return to the Phoenix Hotel, 40 Wallace Avenue, Point Cook [Palmers Road exit] at 7.00pm for dinner. To ensure of your seat, please confirm that you are coming to Mary via Facebook, SMS or email. You can check out their menu on this link http://thephoenixpointcook.com.au/.
Contact – Mary C. [0459 836 687].
Sunday 28 September 2014. Social ride – Altona to Abbotsford.
Due to weather conditions ride has been altered. Meet at Altona railway station at 9.30am for the 9.42am to Footscray. Ride will adjusted during the day to meet conditions.

Meet at Altona Pier at 9.00am from where Cath will lead us on the Bay Trail to Williamstown, up Hyde Street to the Docklands Hwy trail then onto the Capitol City Trail to Royal Park and the Zoo. From here we follow the trail alongside Park Street to St. Ali’s Coffee Roasters for coffee. Then we move to the Merri Creek Trail for lunch at the Collingwood Children’s Farm at Abbottsford. Total ride will be about 36Kms. Option for a train home.
Contact – Cath [0407 123 094].
Sunday 3 August 2014. Social ride – Altona to North Melbourne.
Today we will meet at the Altona pier for a 10.00am departure and will follow the Bay Trail to Footscray where we will then turn towards Melbourne. We will follow the Footscray Road path to Docklands and switch across to the Capitol City trail to Arden Street in North Melbourne. After a short ride along the bike lane, we will find a cafe for your morning coffee, cake or whatever you fancy. This ride will be approximately 40 kms. A return trip by train is an option if you do not wish to ride home.
Contact – Mary C [0459 836 687].
Saturday & Sunday 16-17 August 2014. Weekend ride – Yea/Molesworth area.
On Saturday we will leave Molesworth at 10.00am to follow the Great Victorian Rail Trail http://www.greatvictorianrailtrail.com.au/. Return to Yea for overnight stay. Sunday we may look at riding to Yarck and back depending on time available. The round trip to Yarck and back will be approximately 55kms. You will find a range of accommodation available in Yea. Those interested in this weekend can talk about planning accommodation. Allow at least two hours driving time to Yea on Saturday morning. A mountain or hybrid bike with minimum 32mm tyre width is recommended for this trail.

Contact – Allan [0417 594 601].

Sunday 31 August 2014. Social ride – Altona to Royal Park.
Meet at the Altona Pier at 10.00am from where we will ride the Bay Trail to Footscray, Footscray Road trail to Docklands where we will connect to the Capitol City trail to the Royal Park area and find a café for lunch. This ride will be approximately 40 kms.
Contact – Cath [0407 123 094].