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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 for February – April 2017 is now available. We are pleased to announce there are 13 rides scheduled for the period.

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 February 2017. Social ride – Altona Pier to Ascot Vale

Meet at Altona Pier at 9.30 am. Ride the Bay Trail to Maddox Rd through to Newport, back onto the Bay Trail to Shepherd’s Bridge then along the Maribyrnong Trail to the Riverside Kitchen in Ascot Vale for brunch. Return by the same route. Riders can meet up with the group along the way.

Easy. Approx. 40 km

Contact – John D. [0408 663 376]

Saturday 25 February 2017. Social ride – Ruffey Lake Park

Meet at Newport Station platform 1 at 9.45a.m. and train to Heidelberg (approx. 1 hour), ride Main Yarra Trail to Finns Reserve, cross the Yarra to the Ruffey Creek Trail, following it through Templestowe and Doncaster to the Koonung Creek Trail. Return along the Koonung Creek Trail to Heidelberg, and train home. Keen riders can ride on if they wish. Coffee at Melissas in Templestowe (the original?), lunch in North Balwyn.

Approximately 35km circuit. Medium. Some hills, and a short road section. Option to start earlier if hot.

Contact – Peter [0419 257 922]

Sunday 5 March 2017. Social Ride – Two Creeks

Meet at Newport Station platform 1 at 9.45a.m. and train to Darebin station (approx. 55min), roll down Heidelberg Road a few hundred metres to start the Darebin Trail. Follow the trail north along the picturesque creek approximately 15km to the Ring Road Trail, head west a few kilometres to pick up the Merri Creek Trail. Follow this even more delightful trail south past Coburg Lake to Ceres for lunch (approx. 30km from start). Continue on Merri Creek Trail a few kilometres to Rushall station to return home, or for those wishing to continue, pick up the Capital City Trail, then onto the Bay Trail and home, a further 15km to Newport.

Bail out points from the Merri Trail to Batman or other stations on the Upfield line. Option to start earlier if hot.

Medium. 35 or 50km.

Contact – Peter [0419 257 922]

Wednesday 15 March 2017. Mullum Mullum Valley

Meet at Newport Station platform 1 at 9.00a.m. and train to Ringwood (approx. 1.5 hours). Ride through the delightful Mullum Mullum Valley, onto the Koonung Trail, and then to the Main Yarra Trail to the city. Return via train from Flinders Street, or at Dights Falls ride home via Merri Creek and Capital City Trails. Plenty of lunch options along the way.

Approx. 40km to Newport. Hard – a steep hill or two in the Mullum Mullum Valley.

Contact – Peter [0419 257 922]

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 – Flinders Street to Brighton loop

Meet at Flinders Street Station (information kiosk) at 10a.m. Take the Sandridge Rail Trail to Port Melbourne, the Bay Trail east, and then onto the Elwood Canal (Elster Creek) Trail to the Nepean Highway. Follow the path adjacent to the highway to Dendy Street and return to the Bay Trail, and then back to Flinders Street. Stops at Walnut Cake Shop and Bakery and/or along the Bay Trail.

Approx. 35km. Easy.

Contact – Lori [0448 552 353]

 

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 – Altona Pier to Ascot Vale

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

Contact – John D. [0408 663 376]

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 – Newport to Coburg Lake and return

Meet at 10 a.m. at Newport Station on the east side. Medium. Approx. 50km.

Contact – Peter [0419 257 922]

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]