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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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].


8 April 2016. BUG dinner – Wild Rice Williamstown.

Our next BUG dinner will be at 7.00pm @ Wild Rice Thai Restuarant, 11 Ferguson Street, Williamstown. For those that haven’t enjoyed a meal with us here before, check out their website at http://www.wildricerestaurant.com.au/. Please let Kristine know if you will be joining us asap, either via Facebook, SMS or email, this is a popular restaurant and late comers may miss out.

Contact – Kristine [0425 739 011].

10 April 2016. Social ride – Altona Pier to Seddon.

Meet at Altona Pier at 10.00am from where we will ride to Seddon along the Bay Trail via Williamstown and Yarraville. We will have brunch/lunch in Seddon before riding back to Altona. Approximately 40kms.

Contact – Mary C [0412 848 067].

24 April 2016. Social ride – Altona to Kensington.

Meet at the Altona Pier @ 10:00am for a new ride to Kensington. This ride follows the bay around towards the Maribyrnong River, and then follows the river crossing over at Newells Paddock just before the Princes Highway. We soon leave the shared trail and follow quiet roads to Kensington Station. We will have a number of coffee shops to consider here. The return to Altona will be approximately 48Kms with the option to return by train to Newport or Williamstown.

Contact – Lori. [0448 552 353].

30 April – 1 May 2016. Social ride – Bellarine Peninsula weekend.

For our weekend on the peninsula we will base ourselves in Queenscliff from where we plan to ride to Geelong and back on Saturday along the Bellarine Rail Trail

https://www.railtrails.org.au/trail-descriptions/victoria/melbourne-metropolitan?view=trail&id=139 . This will be a 70km return trip but full details are still to be confirmed. Sunday we have options for shorter rides, possibly St Leonards to Portarlington or Queenscliff to Point Lonsdale. These will be decided on the day.

Contact – Ken [0412 373 017].