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 Altona Pier at 10.30 a.m. and follow the Bay Trail West to the bridge over Skeleton Creek and then to Sanctuary Lakes. Turn south and follow local roads to RAAF Point Cook, and view the Museum, and a flying display at 1 p.m. with a vintage aircraft, and possibly aerobatics, (see http://www.airforce.gov.au/raafmuseum/exhibitions/inter_display.htm). Photo id required for entry. Simple take away lunch from the coffee shop.  Return via Sanctuary Lakes and the Bay Trail to Altona.

Easy. Approx. 25km.

Contact: Peter [0419 257 922]

Meet at Hoppers Crossing Station at 10 a.m. Head north then west, following Skeleton Creek then Tarneit Creek through the delightful wetlands to Derrimut Road, then continuing through Tarneit to the Werribee River Path, and on to Werribee for lunch. Return to Hoppers Crossing via the Federation Trail. Some local roads at Tarneit.

Easy. Approx. 35km.

Contact John D. [0408 663 376]

Overnight trip to Lake Elizabeth near Forrest. This will involve scenic walks of about two hours duration and some short bike rides on easy trails. We will be staying at the Wonky Stables Holiday Park overnight.

We will book closer to the time subject to suitable weather conditions. More detailed information to follow.

Contact: Denice [0429 167 013‬]

Meet at Parliament Station Platform 1 at 10.00 a.m. and take the 10.07 to Heidelberg. From Heidelberg, we ride down Yarra Street to the Main Yarra Trail, and cycle along the Yarra Trail, through the City of Banyule, following the river past wetlands and a picturesque view of Finns Reserve, to Westerfolds Park. Follow the trail near the river through Westerfolds, crossing a newish bridge over the Yarra and head to Eltham.

There are two or three lunch spots in Eltham, or just north, to choose from, or alternatively for a longer ride, we can continue on the track to Diamond Creek, lunching there or returning to Eltham for lunch. Return home by train from Eltham, or cycle back to Heidelberg.

Distance from Heidelberg to Eltham is 15km (30km return). Extension to Diamond Creek is a further 12km return. The trail includes some modest hills. Some of the trail is not sealed; suitable tyres are a requirement.

Medium. Approx. 42km.

Contact Peter [‭0419 257 922‬]

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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. Turn south and follow local roads to the Point Cook Coastal Park. Return to Sanctuary Lakes and on via Skeleton Creek and Palmers Rd to the Williams Landing Shopping Centre. Lunch at the Jolly Miller Café. Return along Skeleton Creek, then the Bay Trail West to Altona, or alternatively, train home from Williams Landing.

Easy. Approx. 30km.

Contact: Denice [0429 167 013‬] 

Meet at Flinders Street Station platform 2 at 9.40 a.m. and take the 9.48 to East Malvern. Ride along the Anniversary Trail through Ashburton, Surrey Hills, Camberwell, Canterbury, Balwyn and Kew to Fairfield, lunching at the Bean Counter Café. Return by train from Fairfield, or option to continue on to Newport.

Medium. Approx. 30km.

Contact: Peter [0419 257 922]

Meet at Newport Station, on the east side, at 9.30 a.m., and head to the Maribyrnong trail, past the Canning Reserve and on to Brimbank Park (Brownstone Café) for lunch. Return by ring road trail and Kororoit Creek trail. Option to train home from Sunshine to reduce the ride length.

Hard. Approx. 60km.

Contact: John S. [0435 768 777‬]

 

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