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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3 July 2016. Social ride – Williamstown to Brighton.

Meet at Williamstown Information Centre, Commonwealth reserve @ 10.00am from where we ride to the Westgate Punt to cross the Yarra River. Once over the river we ride from Port Melbourne to Brighton for lunch. After lunch we return to the punt via South Wharf and back to Williamstown. Total trip will be approximately 40 Kms.

Contact – Peter [0419 257 922].

15 July 2016. BayWest BUG dinner.

Our next BUG dinner will be at the Skippers Restaurant at the Kooringal Golf Club, Wilga Avenue, Altona @ 7.00pm. A booking for 12 people has been made but final numbers required no later than Thursday 14 July. Kooringal has a good wine list and is Not BYO, plus you can pay for your meal individually. Please let Kristine know by accepting on Facebook, SMS or email. Want to know more, check out the website http://www.kooringalgolf.com.au/cms/weddings-functions/restaurant/.

Contact – Kristine [0425739011].

24 July 2016. Social ride – Footscray to Fawkner.

Meet at Footscray station @ 10.00am from where we ride to pick up the trail to Fawkner (trail runs parallel to Sydney Road). We ride back via the Moonee Ponds Creek trail having lunch in Coburg. We will catch the train back from Footscray. Approximately 50 kms will be covered on this ride.

Contact – Ken [0412 373 017].

5 June 2016. Social ride – Altona Pier to North Melbourne.

Meet at the Altona Pier at 10.00am from where we ride the Bay Trail through to Williamstown stop at the Anchorage for a quick coffee and then off to North Melbourne via the Footscray Road Trail for lunch at the French Quarter Patisserie in Queensbury Street. Some on-road riding on Arden Street in North Melbourne. Approximately 50 kms round trip.

Contact – Mary C [0412 848 067].

19 June 2016. Social ride – Altona Pier to Spotswood.

Meet at Altona Pier @ 10.00 from where we ride the Bay Trail through to Williamstown and onto Spotswood. We turn off at Scienceworks and take the back streets to Hudson Road where we have brunch/lunch at one of the cafes. We reverse our ride back to Altona. Approximately 35 kms return.

Contact – Allan [0417 594 601].

15 May 2016. Social ride – Altona to Ascot Vale.


Meet at Altona Pier @ 10.00 am from where we follow the Hobsons Bay Trail until we turn up Maddox Rd and ride to Newport along Market St. From Newport we ride along Hall St, down Craig St to Spotswood and onto the Bay Trail again. We follow the Maribyrnong River trail through Yarraville, Footscray, and Maidstone. At Pipemakers Park we cross over the Maribyrnong River and ride the back streets to Union Road, Ascot Vale, where we stop at a café for lunch. Our return trip back to Altona will be approximately 42 km.
Contact – John Dawes [0408 663 376].

20 May 2016. BayWest BUG dinner – Stellas.

The next social event for 2016 will be held on Friday 20th May at 7pm at Stella’s,  http://www.stellapizza.com.au/. It is BYO wine and also licensed and not just pizza. Booking for 14 has been made but final numbers are required no later than Tuesday 17th May. Book via Facebook, SMS or email. Please also bring sufficient cash/change to pay for your meal as there are no split bills or cash/card combos. Prices are very reasonable and portion sizes are generous.
Contact – Carol [0422 054 660].

29 May 2016. Social ride – Heidelberg to Eltham.

Today we catch the 9.42am train from Altona for Parliament station to connect with the 10.27am train to Heidelberg. We the ride down Yarra Street to the Main Yarra Trail, or for those who need immediate coffee we can divert to one of the coffee shops on nearby Burgundy Street. From Heidelberg we cycle along the Yarra Trail, through the City of Banyule, following the river past wetlands and a picturesque view of Finns Reserve to Westerfolds Park. We follow the trail near the river through Westerfolds, crossing a newish bridge before heading to Eltham. There are two or three lunch spots in Eltham, or just north, to choose from, or alternatively for a longer ride, we can continue on the track to Diamond Creek, lunching there or returning to Eltham. Return home by train from Eltham or cycle back to Heidelberg. Distance from Heidelberg to Eltham is 15km (30km return). Extension to Diamond Creek is a further 12km return. The trail includes some modest hills. Some of the trail is not sealed; suitable tyres are a requirement.

Contact – Peter [0419 257 922].