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 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 – TBA [XXXX XXX XXX].

Sunday 15 November 2015. Social ride – Altona to North Carlton.

Meet at the Altona Pier @ 10.00am from where we’ll ride via Maddox Rd to Newport, along to Footscray Rd, then onto the Capital City Trail, through Royal Park to the Green Park Café (formerly St Ali), 815 Nicholson St, North Carlton. We’ll stop for lunch at the Green Park Café, and then ride back to Altona. Approx. 48 km round trip.

Contact – John [0408 663 376].

Friday 20 November 2015. BayWest BUG end of year celebration.

To celebrate the end of another BUG year we will be returning to Café Terroni at 18 Ballarat Street in Yarraville at 7.00pm. We have several options so when you make your booking to secure your place (and to allow us to finalize numbers with the restaurant later in the year) please indicate your preference. On offer is a 2 course set menu for $37 Antipasto & Main or a 3 course set menu Antipasti, Main & Dessert for $45 or A – La -Carte. Details of the set menus are on the website http://www.cafeterroni.com.au/ and there are also usually some specials on the board. So get in early and book your seats, we look forward to a wonderful night of tall tales, good food and wine. Email to baywestbug@gmail.com, Facebook or SMS to secure your place.

Contact – Carol [0422 054 660]. 

Sunday 22 November 2015. Social ride – Altona to Spotswood.

Note – Ride details have changed.

This morning we will meet at the Altona Pier at the earlier time of 9.00am to follow the Bay Trail to Williamstown and on to Spotswood where we can enjoy a coffee or maybe a late breakfast at one the many cafes. Return back to Altona again via the trail. Expected to be approximately 30km’s.

Contact – Carol [0422 054 660].

Thursday 1 October 2015. Annual General Meeting.

We will hold our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 1 October 2015 starting at 7.00pm @ the Laverton Community Hub, Creative Room, 95-105 Railway Avenue & Crown Street, Laverton. Please come along and help select the committee for the next twelve months, all positions are open and it would be great to have some new members on the committee bring new ideas.

Sunday 4 October 2015. Social Ride – Altona to Ascot Vale.

Meeting at 10.00am at the Altona Pier we will follow the trail to Williamstown and along the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers through Spotswood, Footscray and Maribyrnong. Just before the Pipemakers Park we cross the river and ride the back streets to Union Road Ascot Vale where we stop at a little café for our lunch. Our return trip back to Altona will be approximately 50 Kms.

Contact – Mary C. [0412 848 067].

Friday 16 October 2015. BayWest BUG dinner.

For our next dinner we will be off to the Mozzarella Bar http://www.mozzarellabar.com.au/ at 103 Victoria Street, Seddon. Please note that dinner is booked for a later start at 7.30pm. This restaurant is licensed and unable to split bills, so ensure you have cash on hand. Please respond before the 14th to Carol via Facebook, email or SMS if you would like to attend.

Contact – Carol [0422 054 660]. 

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 October 2015. Weekend Ride – Lilydale to Warburton.

We will be packing our kits and catch the trains from Altona to the Lilydale and ride to Warburton along the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail http://www.railtrails.com.au/trail-descriptions/victoria/melbourne-metropolitan?view=trail&id=64.  We will stop for lunch along the way at maybe Home Hotel and arrive at our lodgings in Warburton in the afternoon. We may go back for another entertaining dinner at Wild Thyme, the local hippie restaurant with music and other entertainment!  Next day we head back home on the trail, after breakfast at the Cog Café.  It will be a 80 Km ride over 2 days.

Contact – Cath [0407 123 094].