BrimBUG is a Bicycle User Group based in the City of Brimbank. We are a non-profit organisation, dedicated to improving local conditions for cyclists. We conduct free rides of varying levels every two weeks.
BrimBUG members suggest that all riders become members of Bicycle Network Victoria (previously Bicycle Victoria) and receive the benefits of rider and accident insurance.
Brimbug Achievements 2013
1. The Cairnlea Trail, Deer Park Link.
2. Sunshine Ave to WRR path section fronting the Caltex service station.
3. Adelaide Street, upgrade with on road bike Lanes.
4. Perth Ave to Derrimut Trail renewed Shared User Footpath.
5. Devonshire Road on road bike Lanes.
6. WRR path – Terror Street – Re-alignment / resurfacing improved safety in commercial area.
Date: Saturday 29th Nov 2014
Where: BELGRAVE Railway Station
When: 1000 – 1015 am (Trains arrive at 1012 am)
Distance: 45 – 50 klms (approx).
Cost: Free – need MYKI card and nibbles
Suits: Adults, any maintained bike – Ride involves some HILLS and sections of road riding.
Description: From the station our route explores the Upper Ferntreee Gully to Blind Creek Path (Knox cycleway). This trail heads to Knox City and eventually to the Dandenong Creek Trail and the option of a stop at Jells Park. From Jells Park it is a rather hilly negotiation of some marked but local streets on the Scotchmans Creek Trail and onto the Gardiners Creek Trail. This final trail can be followed to Kooyong station for rides end – distance about 47 klms. Cyclists may choose to continue riding to Flinders Street station.
Contact Ruth 0417 110 880
Date: Sunday 16th November 2014
Where: More Park, Ballarat Rd, Ardeer, Melways 25 K9
When 1000 am
Distance: 35 klms, easy – medium ride, mostly on trails some road riding
Suits: Adults, any maintained bike.
Cost: Free – money for refreshments
Description: After meeting at More Park the route takes us via the WRR path to Fitzgeralds Rd where we link up with the Deer Park wellness trail and continue in to Caroline Springs and the West waters lakeside Bistro/cafe for refreshments. The return route is on the Kororoit Creek Trail and back to the More Park starting point. Plenty of free parking at the start.
contact Ruth 0417 110 880 Ferdi 0409 384 977
Report: Springtime rain – Oh that Melbourne fickle weather!
Date: Saturday 25th October 2014
Where: Craigieburn railway station
Distance: 35 klms (optional extension) Cost: Free
Suits: Adults, any maintained bike
Description: After meeting at Craigieburn station our ride explores the new bike infrastructure in the city of Hume. A few hills in Mt Ridley area and new estates for exploring. Option to ride towards Melbourne for rides end. Official ride ends in Craigieburn area.
Contact: Ruth 0417 110 880
Report: A glorious spring day. Tail winds, many trails explored and a speedy trip towards the city through Broadmeadows valley area for rides end. Great coffee along the way. Distance for most riders approx. 50 klms