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 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.
When: Sunday 25th October 2015
Meet: Caltex service station, cnr WRR & Sunshine Ave, Kealba, Melways 26H2
Time: 1000 am
Distance: 40 klms - some hills & gravel trail in Woodlands Park
Suits: Adults, maintained bike, no “bail out points”
Description: Meeting at the Caltex servo it is an easy cycle along the Western Ring Road path to Gowanbrae where we’ll cross over the Ring Road and head down to the Jacana Wetlands and in to Westmeadows. A few short streets later we re-join and follow the Moonee Ponds Creek path in to the southern end of Woodlands Heritage Park and historical Homestead site. Lots of paths to explore and a viewing point to the end of the airport runways. Return trip can be varied to bypass that steep hill out of Jacana wetlands. Coffee, nibbles in the Woodlands Park cafe OR Westmeadows area (cafe).
Contact: Ferdi 0409 384 977
When: Sunday 18th October 2015
Start: Belgrave Railway Station
Time: 1000 (approx. as some trains arrive at 1012 am)
Distance: 45 – 55 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 then onto the Gardiners Creek Trail. This final trail can be followed to Kooyong station – distance about 47 klms for a “Bail out point” but we plan to continue riding to Flinders Street station – distance about 55 klms.
Contact Ferdi 0409 384 977
Brimbank City Council – National Ride to Work Day
When: Wednesday 14th October 7.30am-9.00am
Where: Tom O’Brien Park, Mathew Hill Reserve, Mathews Street, Sunshine VIC 3020. On the new Sunshine Trail.
What: National Ride2Work Day is the largest celebration of commuter riding in Australia.
Held annually in October, the day celebrates the benefits of riding to work and brings together the communities that support it.
‘Join us for free community brekkie and activities including sausage sizzle and delicious healthy options. Victoria Police will be onsite engraving bikes to make them identifiable if stolen. Bike tune ups courtesy of Ray’s Bicycles, massages courtesy of Total Wellbeing Massage & Naturopathy’.