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. and take the Sandridge Trail to Port Melbourne and then the Bay Trail to North Point Café at Brighton for lunch. Return to Flinders Street and train home.

Easy. Approx. 30km.

Contact: Lori [0448 552 353‬]

Meet at Newport Station, on the east side, at 10.00 a.m., take the Bay Trail past Footscray to the Capital City Trail, and then take the Upfield Path turn-off. Head north to Gafney Street, and then to Coburg Lake for a picnic. Coffee and snacks also available at 8th Nerve on Gafney Street. From Coburg Lake head back on the Merri Creek Trail. Continue to Newport, or train from Rushall or Royal Park.

Medium. Approx. 45km.

Contact : Peter [0419 257 922]

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

Easy. Approx. 45km.

Contact: Lori [0448 552 353]

This rail trail runs from Wangaratta to Bright, with a spur to Beechworth. Join us for from our base at Myrtleford for rides and activities over the weekend.

Contact: Denice [0429 167 013]

Meet at 10 a.m. at Newport Station, on the east side. Head north on the Bay Trail and then follow the Maribyrnong Trail past the switchback and turn off, heading north along Steele Creek, past the vineyards to Venice in Melbourne, Valley Lake. Return by the same route stopping along the way for lunch.

Medium. Approximately 35km, traverse switchback twice.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]

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