Monthly activities news archive

The May – September rides program summary follows. See rides for the full description.

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

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m.

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.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]

Sunday 21 May 2017. Social Ride – Altona Pier to Footscray

This ride cancelled.

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m.

Contact – Mary C. [0412 848 067]

Sunday 18 June 2017. Social Ride – Newport to Brighton

Meet at the Punt at 10 a.m.

Contact – Anthony [0400 138 749]

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

This ride cancelled.

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]

Sunday 2 July 2017. Social Ride- Newport to Ceres

Meet at Newport Station on the east side at 10 a.m.

Contact – John D. [0408 663 376]

Monday 10 July 2017. Social Ride – Altona Pier to Sanctuary Lakes

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m.

Contact – Lori [ 0448 552 353]

Sunday 16 July 2017. Social Ride – Flinders Street Station to Ashburton

Meet at Flinders Street Railway station (information kiosk) at 10:20 a.m.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]

Sunday 30 July 2017. Social Ride – Altona Pier to Moonee Ponds

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]

Wednesday 9 August 2017. Social Ride – Altona Pier to Kensington

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m.

Contact – Lori [ 0448 552 353]

Sunday 13 August 2017. Social Ride – Altona Pier to Seddon

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]

Sunday 27 August 2017. Social Ride – Newport to Brighton

Meet at the Punt at 10 a.m.

Contact – Anthony [0400 138 749]

Sunday 10 September 2017. Social Ride – Ruffey Park Lake

Meet at Newport Station platform 1 at 9.45 a.m.

Contact – Peter [0419 257 922]

Friday 15 September 2017. Social Ride – Dights Falls

Meet at Flinders Street Station (information kiosk) at 10 a.m.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]

Sunday 24 September 2017. Social Ride – Two Creeks

Meet at Newport Station platform 1 at 9.45 a.m.

Contact – Peter [0419 257 922]

 

The rides program for January – March 2017 is now available. We are pleased to announce there are 10 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.

Sunday 22 January 2017. Social ride – Altona Pier to Sanctuary Lakes

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m. and follow the Bay Trail West through the Cheetham Wetlands to the bridge over Skeleton Creek and then to Sanctuary Lakes. Lunch at Waterstone Café. Return by the same route.

Easy approx. 20km. Some roads to Waterstone Café.

Contact – Lori [0448 552 353]

Sunday 6 November 2016. Social ride – Altona Pier to Port Melbourne.

Meet at the Altona Pier @ 9.30am from where we ride the Bay Trail to Spotswood to catch the Westgate Punt over to Port Melbourne for lunch. We then ride back through Westgate Park to the punt and home. This ride will be approximately 40 Km’s.

Contact – John D [0408 663 376].

Sunday 27 November 2016. Newport to Brimbank Park.

Meet at Newport railway station @ 9.30am (on the east side). We will the ride along the trail to Footscray and on to the Maribyrnong trail. We will stop for a coffee at Anglers Tavern, and then ride up the switchback, past Canning Reserve and on to Brimbank Park and the Brownstone Cafe for lunch. Our return will be via the M80 and the Federation trail. There is some hills and gravel sections along this trail with approximately a 50km round trip.

Contact – Peter [0419 257 922]. 

Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 October 2016. Social Rides – Weekend in Smythesdale.

On Saturday we plan to ride from Smythesdale to Ballarat on the Ballarat to Skipton Rail Trail for lunch by the lake. The return trip will be approximately 50km. Sundays ride may be a shorter 25km ride to Linton for lunch and return to Smythesdale. Both rides are still to be confirmed and are subject to change once discussed among those attending. Dinner on Saturday night will be at the Courthouse Hotel, Smythesdale.

Contact – Allan [0417 594 601].

Sunday 9 October 2016. Social ride – Altona Pier to Footscray.

We will meet at the Altona Pier @ 10.00am to ride along the shared trail to Williamstown and then head north along the Maribyrnong River to Footscray where we stop for brunch/lunch at the Happy River Café.  We reverse the ride back to the Altona Pier. The ride will be approximately 35kms.

Contact – Mary C [0412 848 067].

Friday 14 October 2016. BayWest BUG dinner.

Our next dinner will be held at The Vault, 13 Ballarat St, Yarraville @ 7.00pm. This restaurant has come highly recommended so to attend please accept via Facebook, email or SMS.

Contact – Kristine [0425 739 011].

Sunday 23 October 2016. Social Ride – Altona to Kensington.

Meet at the Altona Pier @ 10:00am for a new ride to Kensington. This ride follows the bay around towards the Maribyrnong River, and then follows the river crossing over at Newells Paddock just before the Princes Highway. We soon leave the shared trail and follow quiet roads to Kensington Station. We will have a number of coffee shops to consider here. The return to Altona will be approximately 48Kms with the option to return by train to Newport or Williamstown.

Contact – Lori. [0448 552 353].

Sunday 6 November 2016. Social ride – Altona Pier to Port Melbourne.

Meet at the Altona Pier @ 9.30 am from where we ride via Maddox Rd to Spotswood to catch the Westgate Punt over to Port Melbourne for brunch (Cafe Grumento or Cafe Lafayette in Beach St are suggested options). We then ride back through Westgate Park to the punt and home. This ride will be approximately 30 km. Cost for the punt is $7 return. We welcome new riders but note visitors are required to have read and understood our Code of Conduct beforehand and to sign our insurance disclaimer form at our meeting point on the day. Our Code of Conduct is available from here: http://baywestbug.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/Code-of-Conduct.pdf

Contact – John D [0408 663 376].

Sunday 27 November 2016. Newport to Brimbank Park.

Meet at Newport railway station @ 9.30am (on the east side). We will the ride along the trail to Footscray and on to the Maribyrnong trail. We will stop for a coffee at Anglers Tavern, and then ride up the switchback, past Canning Reserve and on to Brimbank Park and the Brownstone Cafe for lunch. Our return will be via the M80 and the Federation trail. There is some hills and gravel sections along this trail with approximately a 50 km round trip.

Contact – Peter [0419 257 922]. 

Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 October 2016. Social Rides – Weekend in Smythesdale.

On Saturday we plan to ride from Smythesdale to Ballarat on the Ballarat to Skipton Rail Trail for lunch by the lake. The return trip will be approximately 50km. Sundays ride may be a shorter 25km ride to Linton for lunch and return to Smythesdale. Both rides are still to be confirmed and are subject to change once discussed among those attending. Dinner on Saturday night will be at the Courthouse Hotel, Smythesdale.

Contact – Allan [0417 594 601].

Sunday 9 October 2016. Social ride – Altona Pier to Footscray.

We will meet at the Altona Pier @ 10.00am to ride along the shared trail to Williamstown and then head north along the Maribyrnong River to Footscray where we stop for brunch/lunch at the Happy River Café.  We reverse the ride back to the Altona Pier. The ride will be approximately 35kms.

Contact – Mary C [0412 848 067].

Friday 14 October 2016. BayWest BUG dinner.

Our next dinner will be held at The Vault, 13 Ballarat St, Yarraville @ 7.00pm. This restaurant has come highly recommended so to attend please accept via Facebook, email or SMS.

Contact – Kristine [0425 739 011].

Sunday 23 October 2016. Social Ride – Altona to Kensington.

Ride cancelled today due to inclement weather.

Meet at the Altona Pier @ 10:00am for a new ride to Kensington. This ride follows the bay around towards the Maribyrnong River, and then follows the river crossing over at Newells Paddock just before the Princes Highway. We soon leave the shared trail and follow quiet roads to Kensington Station. We will have a number of coffee shops to consider here. The return to Altona will be approximately 48Kms with the option to return by train to Newport or Williamstown.

Contact – Lori. [0448 552 353].

Sunday 11-September 2016. Social Ride – Altona Pier to Docklands Precinct.

Meet at the Altona Pier @ 10.00am from where we ride the Bay Trail to Docklands for lunch. After lunch we ride on to Port Melbourne to catch the punt to Spotswood for our ride back to Altona. Ride approximately 40km return.

Contact – John S [0435 768 777].

Sunday 18 September 2016. Social Ride – Altona to Sanctuary Lakes.

Today we meet at the Altona Pier @ 10.00am where we begin our journey to Sanctuary Lakes via the Coastal Trail to Coast Cafe for lunch and then reverse our ride to return to the pier. Ride approximately 30km return.

Contact – Allan [0417 594 601].

Sunday 14 August 2016. Social ride – Hoppers Crossing to Werribee Mansion and return.

Today we will meet at the Hoppers Crossing station at 10.00am to ride to the Werribee Mansion following the Federation Trail to where it ends at the Werribee River. We will cross under the freeway to follow the path to the Werribee Mansion for lunch at the café. We will reverse the ride back to Hoppers Crossing station for a train home. Catch the 9.38am train from Altona. This ride will be approximately 25 kms.

Contact – Anthony [0400 138 749].

Friday 19 August 2016. BayWest BUG dinner.

For the next dinner we return to the Stags Head Hotel, 39 Cecil St, Williamstown, Corner Ann Street @ 7.00pm. Please let Carol know if you wish to join us via Facebook, SMS or email.

Contact – Carol [0422 054 660].

Sunday 28 August 2016. Social Ride – Flinders Street to Fairfield.

Meet at Flinders Street Station Concourse @ 10.00am [9.02am train from Altona] from where we ride along the Yarra River before crossing over the bridge at Richmond to ride up to the Chandler Hwy. From here we ride mostly downhill to Fairfield for something to eat and drink. The return trip is expected to be approximately 35km.

Contact – Lori [0448 552 353].

Sunday 14 August 2016. Social ride – Hoppers Crossing to Werribee Mansion and return.

Today we will meet at the Hoppers Crossing station at 10.00am to ride to the Werribee Mansion following the Federation Trail to where it ends at the Werribee River. We will cross under the freeway to follow the path to the Werribee Mansion for lunch at the café. We will reverse the ride back to Hoppers Crossing station for a train home. Catch the 9.38am train from Altona. This ride will be approximately 25 kms.

Contact – Anthony [0400 138 749].

Friday 19 August 2016. BayWest BUG dinner.

For the next dinner we return to the Stags Head Hotel, 39 Cecil St, Williamstown, corner Ann Street @ 7.00pm. Please let Carol know if you wish to join us via Facebook, SMS or email.

Contact – Carol [0422 054 660].

Sunday 28 August 2016. Social Ride – Flinders Street to Fairfield.

Meet at Flinders Street Station Concourse @ 10.00am [9.02am train from Altona] from where we ride along the Yarra River before crossing over the bridge at Richmond to ride up to the Chandler Hwy. From here we ride mostly downhill to Fairfield for something to eat and drink. The return trip is expected to be approximately 35km.

Contact – Lori [0448 552 353].

3 July 2016. Social ride – Williamstown to Brighton.

Meet at Williamstown Information Centre, Commonwealth reserve @ 10.00am from where we ride to the Westgate Punt to cross the Yarra River. Once over the river we ride from Port Melbourne to Brighton for lunch. After lunch we return to the punt via South Wharf and back to Williamstown. Total trip will be approximately 40 Kms.

Contact – Peter [0419 257 922].

15 July 2016. BayWest BUG dinner.

Our next BUG dinner will be at the Skippers Restaurant at the Kooringal Golf Club, Wilga Avenue, Altona @ 7.00pm. A booking for 12 people has been made but final numbers required no later than Thursday 14 July. Kooringal has a good wine list and is Not BYO, plus you can pay for your meal individually. Please let Kristine know by accepting on Facebook, SMS or email. Want to know more, check out the website http://www.kooringalgolf.com.au/cms/weddings-functions/restaurant/.

Contact – Kristine [0425739011].

24 July 2016. Social ride – Footscray to Fawkner.

Meet at Footscray station @ 10.00am from where we ride to pick up the trail to Fawkner (trail runs parallel to Sydney Road). We ride back via the Moonee Ponds Creek trail having lunch in Coburg. We will catch the train back from Footscray. Approximately 50 kms will be covered on this ride.

Contact – Ken [0412 373 017].