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 usually do two social rides per month, suitable for most abilities.

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Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 October 2016. Social Rides – Weekend in Smythesdale.

On Saturday we plan to ride from Smythesdale to Ballarat on the Ballarat to Skipton Rail Trail for lunch by the lake. The return trip will be approximately 50km. Sundays ride may be a shorter 25km ride to Linton for lunch and return to Smythesdale. Both rides are still to be confirmed and are subject to change once discussed amongst those attending. Dinner on Saturday night will be at the Courthouse Hotel, Smythesdale.

Contact – Allan [0417 594 601].

Sunday 9 October 2016. Social ride – Altona Pier to Footscray.

We will meet at the Altona Pier @ 10.00am to ride along the shared trail to Williamstown and then head north along the Maribyrnong River to Footscray where we stop for brunch/lunch at the Happy River Café.  We reverse the ride back to the Altona Pier. The ride will be approximately 35kms.

Contact – Mary C [0412 848 067].

Friday 14 October 2016. BayWest BUG dinner.

Our next dinner will be held at The Vault, 13 Ballarat St, Yarraville @ 7.00pm. This restaurant has come highly recommended so to attend please accept via Facebook, email or SMS.

Contact – Kristine [0425 739 011].

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 October 2016. Social Rides – Lilydale to Warburton & return.

For this weekend away we pack our panniers and catch the trains from Altona to Lilydale station from where we start our ride to Warburton along the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail. We will stop for lunch along the way, maybe at the Home Hotel in Launching Place for another great meal. We arrive at Warburton later in the afternoon to check in to our chosen accommodation. For good food and an interesting night we could return to the Wild Thyme in Warburton for dinner. This appears to be the local hippie restaurant, hopefully with music and other entertainment!  Sunday will see us returning along the Rail Trail to Lilydale after having breakfast at the Cog Café in Warburton.  The total weekend ride will be 80 km’s. We suggest those riding liaise with each other to decide travel and accommodation arrangements.

Contact – John D. [0408 663 376].

Sunday 11-September 2016. Social Ride – Altona Pier to Docklands Precinct.

Meet at the Altona Pier @ 10.00am from where we ride the Bay Trail to Docklands for lunch. After lunch we ride on to Port Melbourne to catch the punt to Spotswood for our ride back to Altona. Ride approximately 40km return.

Contact – John S [0435 768 777].

Sunday 18 September 2016. Social Ride – Altona to Sanctuary Lakes.

Todays ride has been cancelled due to the weather.

Today we meet at the Altona Pier @ 10.00am where we begin our journey to Sanctuary Lakes via the Coastal Trail to Coast Cafe for lunch and then reverse our ride to return to the pier. Ride approximately 30km return.

Contact – Allan [0417 594 601].

Sunday 14 August 2016. Social ride – Hoppers Crossing to Werribee Mansion and return.

Today we will meet at the Hoppers Crossing station at 10.00am to ride to the Werribee Mansion following the Federation Trail to where it ends at the Werribee River. We will cross under the freeway to follow the path to the Werribee Mansion for lunch at the café. We will reverse the ride back to Hoppers Crossing station for a train home. Catch the 9.38am train from Altona. This ride will be approximately 25 kms.

Contact – Anthony [0400 138 749].

Friday 19 August 2016. BayWest BUG dinner.

For the next dinner we return to the Stags Head Hotel, 39 Cecil St, Williamstown, Corner Ann Street @ 7.00pm. Please let Carol know if you wish to join us via Facebook, SMS or email.

Contact – Carol [0422 054 660].

Sunday 28 August 2016. Social Ride – Flinders Street to Fairfield.

Meet at Flinders Street Station Concourse @ 10.00am [9.02am train from Altona] from where we ride along the Yarra River before crossing over the bridge at Richmond to ride up to the Chandler Hwy. From here we ride mostly downhill to Fairfield for something to eat and drink. The return trip is expected to be approximately 35km.

Contact – Lori [0448 552 353].