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BayWest BUG is a Bicycle Users 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 offer a variety of social rides each month, suitable for most abilities.

The rides program through to June 2017 is now available.

The program broadly conforms to the style of rides suggested by the recent poll of BUG members – there are a mix of rides in terms of the locality, the distance and the terrain.

The practice of scheduling two Sunday rides per month continues, with additional rides being scheduled on other days.  We will track the uptake of various rides and fine tune accordingly for rides later in the year.

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Sunday 19 March 2017. Social ride – Hoppers Crossing to Werribee Loop

Meet at Hoppers Crossing Station at 10a.m. Follow Skeleton Creek then Tarneit Creek north then west to Derrimut Road and continue through Tarneit to the Werribee River Path, and on to Werribee for lunch. Return to Hoppers Crossing via the Federation Trail.

Easy. Approx. 35km, some local roads in Tarneit.

Contact – Anthony [0400 138 749]

Monday 27 March 2017. Social ride – Spotswood to Brighton

Meet no later than 9:00 am at the Westgate Punt, Spotswood, to catch the last morning punt across to Fishermans Bend at 9:10 am. Take the Sandridge Rail Trail to Port Melbourne, then the Bay Trail to Brighton. Stop for coffee and brunch along the way. Return along the Bay Trail, through Port Melbourne to Flinders Street to catch the train home.

Approx. 35km. Easy.

Contact – Lori [0448 552 353]

Note: This ride has been cancelled due to the forecast weather conditions.

The April-June rides program summary follows. See rides for the full description.

Wednesday 5 April 2017. Social Ride – Newport to Valley Lake and return

Meet at 10 a.m. at Newport Station, on the east side. Medium-Hard. Approximately 35km, traverse switchback twice.

Contact – Peter [0419 257 922]

Sunday 9 April 2017. Social Ride – Moonee Ponds Creek Trail

Meet at 10 a.m. at Newport Station on the east side. Medium. Approx. 30km.

Contact – Peter [0419 257 922]

Wednesday 19 April 2017. Social Ride – Flinders Street to Mordialloc

Meet at Flinders Street Station (information kiosk) at 10 a.m. Easy. Approx. 33km.

Contact – Lori [ 0448 552 353]

Sunday 23 April 2017.  Social Ride – Altona Pier to Ascot Vale

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m. Easy. Approx. 42km.

Contact – John D. [0408 663 376]

Sunday 7 May 2017. Social Ride – Altona Pier to North Melbourne and return

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m. Easy. Approx. 40km.

Contact – Mary C. [0412 848 067]

Friday 12 May 2017. Social Ride – Skeleton Creek and Federation Trail Loop

Meet at Alton Pier at 10 a.m. Easy. Approx. 30km.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]

Sunday 21 May 2017. Social Ride – Diamond Creek and return

Meet at Newport Station platform 1 at 9.45 a.m. Medium. Approx. 42km.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]

Sunday 4 June 2017. Social Ride – Altona Pier to Footscray

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m. Easy. Approx. 35km.

Contact – Mary C. [0412 848 067]

Sunday 18 June 2017. Social Ride – Newport to Brighton

Meet at the Punt at 10 a.m. Easy. Approx. 30km.

Contact – Anthony [0400 138 749]

Monday 26 June 2017. Social Ride – Altona Pier to Docklands

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m. Easy. Approx. 35km.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]