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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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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].
 
Sunday 28 September 2014. Social ride – Altona to Abbotsford.
Meet at Altona Pier at 10.00am 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 Molesworth to follow the Great Victorian Rail Trail http://www.greatvictorianrailtrail.com.au/. I am hoping to ride to Alexandra. 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].
Sunday 6 July 2014. Social Ride – Flinders Street to Ashburton and return.
Today we will ride the Gardiners Creek trail, catch a train to Flinders Street station, 8.46am from Werribee, 8.56 am from Laverton or 9.02am from Altona. Ride start time is 9.45am and we follow the Yarra River to Ashburton passing the rowing sheds, Como Park and other Melbourne landmarks. After lunch at Ashburton, follow loop and return to Flinders Street following the north side pontoon back to Flinders St. We will catch a train home from here. Don’t forget to have a couple of circuit’s around the Velodrome along the way! Ride will be approximately 40kms.
Contact – Mary C. [0459 836 687].
 
Friday 11 July 2014. BayWest BUG dinner.
Tonight we return to Gulati’s Indian Restaurant in Harrington Square Altona [opposite Westona Railway Station] at 7.00pm for another dinner. This little restaurant is BYO wine so find yourself a nice bottle to share; alternatively you can buy a house red or white. The food is reasonably priced and always very good. If want to join us for another fun night, please let Carol know via SMS, email or accept on Facebook.
Contact – Carol [0422 054 660].
 
Sunday 20 July 2014. Social ride – Hoppers Crossing Railway Station to Werribee River.
We will meet at Hoppers Crossing station at 9.00am and ride the trail fromthe station to Heaths Road, along to Presidents Park and wind our way to the Werribee township and pick up the Werribee River Trail to Werribee Park. Once at Werribee Park we will join activities at the Werribee Park Heritage Orchard including budding and grafting of fruit trees and BBQ with the Heritage Orchard Group. We leave the Park to follow the Federation Trail back to Hoppers Crossing station for the return trip home. Approx: 30K’s.
Contact –Cath [0407 123 094].