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Meet at Newport station on the east side at 10 a.m. Follow the Bay Trail to the Capital City Trail and onto the Merri Creek trail near Rushall, then to Ceres for lunch. Return by the same route.

Easy-Medium. Approx. 40km.

Contact – John D. [0408 663 376]

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

Easy. Approx. 20km.

Contact – Lori [ 0448 552 353]

Meet at Flinders Street Railway station (information kiosk) at 10:20 am. We follow the south side of the Yarra Trail and then along the Gardiners Creek Trail to Ashburton. Lunch at Milk Cloud or Glen Iris Pantry.  Return to Flinders Street station via Ferndale Trail, Gardiners Creek trail and the Yarra Trail north side pontoon track.

Easy. Approx. 30km.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 am, set off to Moonee Ponds via the Maribyrnong Trail where we have brunch at Puckle Street, and then return back to Altona the same way.  You may take a train back home from Footscray or Seddon stations.

Easy. Approx. 50km.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m. and ride the Bay Trail and Maribyrnong Trail to Kensington. Lunch at the White Rabbit. Return by the same route.

Easy. Approx. 45km.

Contact – Lori [ 0448 552 353]

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m. and ride the Bay Trail to brunch at Seddon, via Charles Street.

Easy. Approx. 30 km.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]

Meet at the Punt at 10 a.m., then over to Port Melbourne, and the Bay Trail east to North Point Café at Brighton for lunch. Return to Flinders Street and train home.

Easy. Approx. 30km.

Contact – Anthony [0400 138 749]

Meet at Newport Station platform 1 at 9.45 a.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. Coffee at Melissas in Templestowe (the original?), lunch in North Balwyn. Some hills, and a short road section.

Medium. Approx. 35km.

Contact – Peter [0419 257 922]

Meet at Flinders Street Station (information kiosk) at 10 a.m. and ride along the Main Yarra Trail. Early lunch at the Convent Bakery, Lentil as Anything, or the Farm Café.  Continue on to Dights Falls, and return via Merri Creek Trail, Capital City Trail, and Bay Trail to Newport. One set of stairs to push bikes down. Alternative is to train home from Victoria Park or Rushall station.

Medium. Approx. 35km.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]

Meet at Newport Station platform 1 at 9.45 a.m. and train to Darebin station (approx. 55min), roll down Heidelberg Road a few hundred metres to start the Darebin Creek 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.

Medium. Approx. 50km.

Contact – Peter [0419 257 922]