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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Sunday 14 Feb 2016 – Flinders Street Station to Ashburton & return.

Today we will ride the Gardiners Creek trail, catch a train to Flinders Street station, 8.46am from Werribee, 8.56am from Laverton or 9.02am from Altona. The ride start time is 9.45am and we will follow the Yarra River to Ashburton passing the rowing sheds, Como Park and other Melbourne landmarks. After lunch at Ashburton, we return to Flinders Street following the north side of the Yarra River. We will catch a train home from here. Don’t forget to have a couple of circuit’s around the Velodrome along the way! Ride will be approximately 40kms.
Contact – Carol [0422 054 660].

Friday 19 Feb 2016 – BayWest Bug Dinner

Our first BayWest BUG dinner for 2016 is to be held at Spottiswoode Hotel cnr Hall St & Hudson Rd Spotswood at 7.00 pm.  If you are planning to join us, please advise by Thursday 18 Feb via facebook, txt or email. For further details about the venue, incl menu and prices, go to:  http://www.spottiswoode.com.au/

Contact  – Kristine [0425 739 011].

Sunday 28 Feb 2016 – Altona Pier to Footscray & return. 

This morning we meet at the Altona Pier at 09.00am and ride along the bike path to Williamstown then head north along the Maribyrnong River to Footscray where we stop for brunch/lunch at the Happy River Café.  We head back home on the same path. Ride Approx: 35 kms.

Contact – Mary C. [0412 848 067].


Sunday 17 January 2016. Social ride – Altona to Sanctuary Lakes & return.

Our first ride of the New Year will be an easy flat ride for all those who have been eating too much and have not been on their bike for a while. We will meet at the Altona pier to leave at 9.00am. We will follow the path west along the BayWest Trail to the bridge over Skeleton Creek and cross over. Once over the bridge we will follow the road through Sanctuary Lakes to the café on the lake for coffee and a bite to eat. Once re-fuelled, we will return back to Altona. This will be a reasonably short but pleasant ride at approximately 25 kms.

Contact – Allan [0417 594 601].


Sunday 31 January 2016. Social ride – Altona to Yarraville.

This will be an evening Ride & weather dependent. We will meet at the Altona Pier at 5.00pm and ride to our dinner spot in Yarraville. After dinner we can catch a train home, or ride back from Yarraville, or maybe Williamstown.

Contact – Mary C [0412 848 067].


Sunday 6 December 2015. Social ride – Altona to Yarraville.

For our annual “Picnic in the Park”, meet at the Altona Pier @ 10.00am from where we follow the Bay Trail to Williamstown, then on to the Yarraville Gardens for our picnic lunch. You can buy your lunch from one of the many lunch trucks parked at the gardens, or if you would prefer you can make up your own gourmet delight at home and bring it with you. Don’t forget to pack your picnic blanket if you have one. Approx 35km.

Contact – Carol [0422 054 660], Mary C [0412 848 067].


Thursday 24 December 2015. Social ride – Altona’s Christmas Lights.

We will meet at a location to be decided @ 9.00pm and ride through the streets of Altona visiting the Christmas lit homes. Be sure to have Christmas lights on your bike! Make sure your front and back lights are working as well, please.

Contact – Cath [0407 123 094].


Thursday 31 December 2015. Social ride – New Year’s Eve fireworks.

Meet at the Altona Pier @ 9.00pm from where we ride to Williamstown to watch the fireworks from The Strand. Don’t forget to charge your bike lights or have new batteries for the ride home.

Contact – Cath [0407 123 094].