Rides

For the path pedaller 18 years and older interested in fun, friends, and coffee, we usually do two social rides per month, suitable for most abilities. Most of these rides follow or cross Melbourne’s rail system. If riders are new to riding and are finding it difficult, they can catch a train home; you can build your cycling ability over time.

Every so often we get a little more adventurous and explore Victoria on a weekend ride, such as a Lilydale to Warburton overnight trip.

All rides are free and open to anyone who would like to participate. After two rides, we ask you to become a member of BayWest BUG.

All rides have a “Lead Rider and Tail Rider”. Please stay with your lead rider. Should you have any issue while on a ride, such as with your bike or you are falling behind, your tail rider will contact our lead rider.

All riders must abide by our Code of Conduct.

We ask that all riders program their mobile phone with an “ICE” [In Case of Emergency] contact number[s] so that we can contact someone for you in an emergency.

If the weather is inclement, please contact the lead rider to check if the ride is on. Please also note that rides may be altered due to circumstances beyond our control. Please check our website, it will be updated as soon as possible to advise any change.

In all cases, please contact the day’s nominated lead rider to confirm that you wish to join the ride. If numbers are insufficient by 6 p.m. the evening prior to a ride, it may be cancelled.

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Meet at Flinders Street Station (information kiosk) at 10 a.m. Take the Sandridge Rail Trail to Port Melbourne, then the scenic Bay Trail east to Mordialloc. Plenty of lunch opportunities along the way. Return by train.

Easy. Approx. 33km.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]

Meet at the Punt at 10a.m., then onto Port Melbourne. Take the Sandridge Trail to Docklands, and then onto Foostcray and Newport. Refreshments at Docklands.

Easy. Approx. 30km.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]

Meet at Flinders Street Station (information kiosk) at 9.30  a.m. and train to Ringwood (approx. 1 hour). 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]

Meet at the Altona Pier at 10 a.m. Head west along the Bay Trail and onto the Skeleton Creek Trail and then Palmers Road to the Federation Trail, heading west to Hoppers Crossing. Return by train. Refreshments at Point Cook along the way.

Easy. Approx. 30km.

Contact – John D. [0408 663 376]

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