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 18 years and older interested in fun, friends, and coffee, we usually do two social rides per month, suitable for most abilities.

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Sunday 6 November 2016. Social ride – Altona Pier to Port Melbourne.

Meet at the Altona Pier @ 9.30am from where we ride the Bay Trail to Spotswood to catch the Westgate Punt over to Port Melbourne for lunch. We then ride back through Westgate Park to the punt and home. This ride will be approximately 40 km.

Contact – John D [0408 663 376].

Sunday 27 November 2016. Newport to Brimbank Park.

Meet at Newport railway station @ 9.30am (on the east side). We will the ride along the trail to Footscray and on to the Maribyrnong trail. We will stop for a coffee at Anglers Tavern, and then ride up the switchback, past Canning Reserve and on to Brimbank Park and the Brownstone Cafe for lunch. Our return will be via the M80 and the Federation trail. There is some hills and gravel sections along this trail with approximately a 50 km round trip.

Contact – Peter [0419 257 922]. 

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 among 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].

Sunday 23 October 2016. Social Ride – Altona to Kensington.

Ride cancelled today due to inclement weather.

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].

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.

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].