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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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Friday 1 May 2015 – BayWest BUG dinner.
Tonight’s dinner will be at Nosh @ Newport, 24 Hall St. [over road from station] http://www.noshnewport.com.au/ starting at 7.00pm. Friday night is their Mexican fajita night so something different from our usual dinners. Limited A La Carte is also available. Please let Carol know ASAP via Facebook, SMS or email if you wish to come along, numbers must be confirmed by 28 April. Live background music provided by Marty Fripp.
Contact – Carol. [0422 054 660].
 
Sunday 3 May 2015. Altona Pier to Footscray & return.
This morning we meet at the Altona Pier at 10.00am and ride along the bike path to Williamstown the 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 P. [0409 849 755].
 
Please note change of date. Also, please let Cath know if your are riding, numbers need to be confirmed for lunch booking.
Sunday 17 May 2015. Seabrook to Werribee & return.
Meet at Shane Avenue, Seabrook opposite Carole Court at 11.00am from where we ride the Skeleton Creek trail to K Road, Werribee where we will choose one of the cafes for lunch.
Contact – Cath. [0407 123 094].
 
Saturday 23 May & Sunday 24 May 2015. – Weekend in Queenscliff.
We will start our weekend of riding in Queenscliff at 10.00am by following the Bellarine Rail Trail http://www.railtrails.com.au/trail-descriptions/victoria/melbourne-metropolitan?view=trail&id=139 to Drysdale where we have lunch before returning to Queenscliff. On Sunday morning we pack our bags before driving to Drysdale where we get back on our bikes to ride to Geelong for lunch, returning to Drysdale for the drive home. Approx: 36km rides on each day. There are various options for accommodation in Queenscliff, with sharing recommended.
Contact – Ken. [0412 373 017].
Sunday 12 April 2015. Social ride – Altona to Port Melbourne & return.
Meet at Altona Pier at 10.00am to follow the Bay Trail to the Spotswood Punt. We cross the river by Punt and ride through Westgate Park to Port Melbourne for lunch. After lunch we return to the Punt to cross the river again and then ride home. Approx: 40kms.
Contact – Mary C [0412 848 067].
 
Ride cancelled due to weather.
Sunday 26 April 2015. Altona to Abbotsford & return.
Meet at the Altona Pier at 10.00am from where we ride the Bay Trail to Footscray, along the Footscray Road Trail to connect to the trail passing the Collingwood Children’s Farm for lunch. Total ride Approx: 50km, there is the option to travel home by train from Collingwood Station.
Contact – Cath. [0407 123 094].
Sunday 8 March 2015. Social ride – Altona to Seabrook & return.
For something different we will today meet at the Altona Pier at 12.00 noon and ride to Cath’s for a BBQ lunch. For this ride you will need to BYO salad and drinks, maybe something you can share with your fellow riders. The return trip to Altona will only see about 20 Km’s covered but after Cath’s BBQ, that should be plenty.
Contact – Cath. [0407 123 094].

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 March 2015. Social rides – Weekend in Smythesdale.
We will drive up on Friday evening or early Saturday morning to Smythesdale. On Saturday we will ride from Smythesdale to Ballarat on the Skipton Rail Trail, have lunch in Ballarat and return for a total of 50km’s. Dinner on Saturday night will be at the Court House Hotel. Then on Sunday we plan to ride from Smythesdale to Lynton for a picnic lunch, returning to Smythesdale in time to drive home. The return trip will be approx. 30km.
Contact – Ken [0412 373 017].
 
Friday 20 March 2015. BayWest BUG dinner.
Our first dinner for this year will be held at Thai on Charles, 88 Charles Street, Seddon, https://www.facebook.com/ThaionCharles starting at 7.00pm. This is a small popular restaurant so get in early as late comers may not be able to get a seat. We also believe that you can BYO wine but Carol will check this for us. The food is good and reasonably priced.
Contact – Carol. [0422 054 660].
 
Sunday 29 March 2015. Social ride – Spotswood to Ceres.
This morning we will meet by the Westgate Punt, Spotswood at 10.00am to ride along the Bay Trail to connect with the trail along Footscray Road before changing to the Capitol City Trail and onto the Ceres Community Environment Park for lunch. From Ceres we have the option of catching a train home from Rushall station or riding back to Spotswood.
Contact – Cath. [0407 123 094].