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 13 September 2015 – Social ride – Altona to Point Cook Coastal Park.

Meet at the Altona Pier at 10.00am for today’s easy, scenic ride of along the Coastal Bay Trail via Altona Meadows and Sanctuary Lakes to Point Cook South. There will be some on road riding as we negotiate from the end of stage one of the Point Cook Coastal Park Bay trail to the entrance to the Point Cook Homestead where we will access the gravel and/or boardwalk trail to the Cheetham Wetlands Viewing Tower. Naturally there will be potential for a coffee stop or maybe lunch on the way at Coast Cafe. We will return back to Altona Pier. The return ride will be Approx: 30Kms.

Contact – Carol [0422 054 660].


Sunday 27 September 2015 – Social ride. Federation Trail Ride.

Meet at Altona Pier at 10.00am to ride to Williamstown, Yarraville and Spotswood to the start of the Federation Trail in Fogarty Avenue. Once on the trail we follow it through to Hoppers Crossing and Werribee for our lunch break. We will catch the train home from Werribee. Expect a 40Km ride.

Contact – Cath [0407 123 094].

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 – East Malvern 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].