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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.
All welcome!

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  2014

2014 was a very good year for improvements to cycling infrastructure in Brimbank.  Much of the work was built as part of the Regional Rail Link (RRL) and Brimbank council has continued to build both recreational trails and on-road cycling lanes.

Below are just some of the achievements that Brimbug was involved in – with the relevant stakeholders, RRL, Brimbank council.

1.  St Albans On Road bike lanes – 1.5 klms between Furlong Rd and Gilmour Rd and 600 mts of concrete Shared User path along the rail line to WRR path.

2.  Pedestrian bridge across rail line in Sunshine to H V McKay Gardens and Albion.

3.  Anderson Road RRL rail bridge –  path on both sides of the structure from Albion to Sunshine retail centre.

4.  South Hampshire Rd – On Road bike lanes.

5.  Opening of Station Rd, Deer Park Underpass on Kororoit Creek Trail.

6.   Power line easement between Mulhall Dve and Stradbroke Dve – 6oo mts of path.

7.  Re-construction of 400 mts of WRR path due to construction damage during M80 upgrade at Jones Creek, St Albans.

8.  Under construction – Forrest St path to Fitzgerald Rd – 3klm long
Sunshine to Tottenham – 3.5 klm of path into Ashley St, West Footscray.

Further works are planned as part of St Albans and Ginifer rail crossing upgrades.

 

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When:         Sunday 9th August 2015.    Ride subject to weather conditions, check website morning of ride.

Meet:          Albion Railway Station

Time:         10:00  am

Distance:      35 Km approx.  Return by train

Suits:       All riders with a maintained bike,       Cost :   Free,  bring your Myki Card.

Description:  This route takes riders along the newly completed Sunshine Trail through Footscray to Docklands and onto Port Melbourne to a new section of recreational trail to the mouth of the Yarra River, with views of the City and Williamstown.

Contact:     Ferdi    0409 384 977 

When:         Sunday 26th July 2015

Meet:          Ride to Event cancelled

Time:         9:30  am

Distance:      30 Km return

Suits:       All riders with a maintained bike,       Cost :   Free BBQ lunch provided at Venue by organisers.

Description:  This route takes riders along the Kororoit Creek through Brimbank and onto North Altona for the National Tree Planting Event, to help with planting out trees and shrubs.

Announcement will be made by the  Hon. Jill Hennessy MP for Victoria about plans for the Kororoit Creek Trail.

Contact:     Ferdi    0409 384 977

Report:   Thanks to several members that helped out on the day, over 2000 plants where put in by many volunteers to help re-vegetate the Kororoit Creek embankment, and make Cycling more enjoyable along the Creek.

A very successful day, Toyota has pledged $1.8 million dollars to help complete the 7Km Trail to the Bay Trail, with Hobsons Bay Council and State and Fed Gov, putting in the rest.

 

Date:       Sunday 5th July

Meet:      Bendigo – Lake Weeroona – North western end off Weeroona Ave

Time:      1000 am

Distance:    40 klms plus

Suits:       Adults, gravel trail riding not suitable road bikes.

Cost:      Free

Description:   After meeting in Bendigo at the local Lake Weeroona the O’Keefe Rail Trail makes its way to Axedale.  Return to Bendigo via the same route.  Deviations available to add distance to this 40 klm ride.  Route is mostly on the gravel  trail with a little road riding.

Contacts:      Ferdi   0409 384 977           Peter:    0400 686 801