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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 2 August-2015. Social ride – Altona Pier to North Melbourne & return.

We will meet at Altona Pier at 10.00am and ride along the Coastal Trail to The Anchorage in Williamstown for a quick coffee and then off to North Melbourne via the Footscray Road trail for lunch at the French Patisserie in Queensbury Street. Approx: 50 Km’s.

Contact – Mary C [0412 848 067].

Sunday 16 August 2015. Social ride – Carol’s Local Mystery Ride.

Meet at Altona Pier at 10.00am for Carols mystery ride. This ride will involve busy on-road bike lanes and off-road shared bike trails with some rough gravel tracks not suitable for skinny tyres. There may be mud (depending on the weather) and possibly some grass riding track. Suit mountain bikes or fatter tyre commuter bikes and riders will need to bring a sense of humour and adventure. It will be a short ride, approx. 20-25 Km’s, including a stop at a café for coffee/snack. We will return to Altona Pier approximately 1.00pm for the option for lunch in Altona  at Runkle Dell or 2Bros or venue to be chosen on the day.

Contact – Carol [0422 054 660].

Friday 21 August 2015 – BayWest BUG dinner.

For our next dinner, we return to Wild Rice Thai Restaurant, 11 Ferguson Street, Williamstown, at 7.00pm. A booking for 12 will be made. This is a popular and very busy restaurant so please ensure you respond via Facebook, SMS or email to ensure your place, a late increase of numbers may not be possible.

Contact – Carol [0422 054 660].

Sunday 30 August 2015. Social ride – Flinders Street Station to Jells Park via Scotchmans Creek.

Meet at Flinders Street Station concourse at 9.00am for a 60 Km ride along the Yarra & Gardiners Creek Trails to East Malvern station where you meet Cath at 10.30am. From here you will follow Cath along the Scotchmans Creek Trail to Jells Park to the café for lunch or you can BYO if you wish. This second part of this ride will be approx. 40 Km’s. Please let Cath know your plans for this ride.

Contact – Cath [0407 123 094].

Sunday 5 July 2015 – Flinders Street Station to Ashburton & return.

Today we will ride the Gardiners Creek trail, catch a train to Flinders Street station, 8.46am from Werribee, 8.56am from Laverton or 9.02am from Altona. The ride start time is 9.45am and we will follow the Yarra River to Ashburton passing the rowing sheds, Como Park and other Melbourne landmarks. After lunch at Ashburton, we return to Flinders Street following the north side of the Yarra River. 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 –Allan [0417 594 601].

 

Sunday 19 July 2015 – Hoppers Crossing to Werribee Mansion & return.

Meet at Hoppers Crossing Railway Station at 10.00am, and then follow the pathways out the back of Hoppers Crossing and through Tarneit to Hogans Rd. We follow Hogans Rd along to where the bike path starts on the Werribee River and follow it all the way down to the Werribee Park Mansion and the Heritage Orchard. We return via the Federation Trail. Approx 35 km.

Contact –Cath [0407 123 094].

Sunday 7 June 2015 – Williamstown to Brighton via punt & return.

Meet at the Information Centre Commonwealth Reserve Williamstown at 10.00am. We will follow the shared trail to the Westgate Punt and cross the river to Westgate Park. We travel through the park to the Bay Trail and beyond to Brighton where we stop for lunch. Approx: 40kms.

Contact – Carol [0422 054 660].

Sunday 21 June 2015 – Footscray to Heidelberg & return.

Meet at Footscray station at 10.00am [9.42am train from Altona], from here we ride to the Bay Trail on to Footscray Road and then follow various trails to the Main Yarra Trail which will lead us to the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen. A lunch spot will be found in the area once there. The return trip will be approx: 50kms.
Contact – Cath [0407 123 094].