Rides

For the path pedaller 18 years and older interested in fun, friends, and coffee, we usually arrange two to four social rides per month, suitable for a range of abilities. Many 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 rail trails over a few days.

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.

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.

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

Latest ride news...

Meet at Flinders Street Railway station (information kiosk) at 10 a.m. We follow the south side of the Yarra Trail and then along the Gardiners Creek Trail to Ashburton. Lunch at 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 – Peter [0419 257 922]

Meet at Hoppers Crossing Station at 10.00 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, or train home from Werribee.  Some local roads at Tarneit.

Easy. Approx. 35km.

Contact Peter [0419 257 922]

Depart 10 a.m. from Altona Pier taking the Coastal Bay Trail via Altona Meadows and Sanctuary Lakes to Point Cook South. Some on road riding as we negotiate from the end of stage one of the Point Cook Coastal Park Bay trail to the entrance to Point Cook Homestead where we access the gravel and/or boardwalk trail to the Cheetham Wetlands Viewing Tower. Lunch at the Saltwater Coast Café, return the same route back to Altona Pier.

Easy. Approx. 30km.

Contact: Denice [0429 167 013]

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m. and head to Footscray with lunch at the Happy River Café and then board the Blackbird for a river cruise. Return home by the same route with options to train from Footscray or Newport.

Medium. Approx 40km.

Contact: Denice [0429 167 013]

Ride the Bellarine Rail Trail over 2 days, staying overnight at Portarlington.

Contact Denice [0429 167 013] for details.

Meet at Hoppers Crossing station at 10 a.m.  Cycle along Fed Trail to Werribee River Trail and on to Watton St, Werribee for coffee. Return along the river to Werribee Mansion for lunch, returning to the Station along Fed Trail.

Coffee Stop
Lunch Stop
Short distance of 30 kms.
Off-road, easy cycling with one short stretch of loose stone
Super views and photo opportunities
Free wine (BYO!)
– what isn’t there to enjoy?

Contact: John S. [0435 768 777]

Details TBA

John, Denice and Carolyn completed the Werribee Station to Werribee Park ride today. We were lucky to have fine and warm weather for the ride. We welcomed Carolyn who hadn’t ridden with the BUG before. She really enjoyed the scenic Werribee River stretch and the Werribee River Park with views across the river to the golf course and to the market gardens. A large range of birds were spotted, especially raptors at Werribee Park.
We enjoyed lunch at the mansion to fortify us before the head wind on the return journey to Hoppers Crossing Station.

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