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 17th May 2015
Meet: Caltex Service station. cnr WRR & Sunshine Ave, Nth Sunshine
Time: 1000 am
Distance: 35 klms
Suits: All riders with a maintained bike, Cost : Free
Description: This route takes riders through Brimbank Park and along the picturesque Maribyrnong River Trail and into the city for coffee. An easy 35 klm gravel trail with a short sharp climb out of Steele’s Creek area to a city lookout point.
Contact Ruth 0417 110 880 Ferdi 0409 384 977
Date: Saturday 2nd May 2015
Meet: More Park, Ballarat Rd, Ardeer
Time: 1000 am
Distance: 40 klms
Suits: Adults, any maintained bike. Cost: Free
Description: From More Park our route takes riders along the WRR path and veers towards Werribee where a short but rough path takes riders into the Werribee Mansion area for exploration. Riders free to return to More Park or train from Werribee station or Williams Landing.
Contact Ferdi 0409 384 977
When: Sunday 12th April 2015
Where: Craigieburn Railway Station
Distance: 32 klms ( Optional addition 60 klms total.)
Suits: Adults Cost: Free, bring nibbles,
Description: Starting from Craigieburn Railway Station the journey takes us on a short stretch of Craigieburn streets till we join the Craigieburn Bypass for an exhilarating 10 klm downhill coast to Cooper St Epping. Across Cooper St and another downhill cruise to the Metropolitan Ring Rd in Thomastown and then Eastwards along to the Greensborough By Pass. At this point the journey can be varied. Into Greensborough for more refreshments and the station for Rides end OR join onto the Plenty River Trail, Main Yarra Trail and onwards to Banyule Flats and Heidelberg Station.
Contact: Ferdi 0409 384 977
Report: A tail wind aided the downhill coast to Epping for coffee stop then onwards with a few gentle climbs via Greensborough area along the scenic Plenty River trail. After taking in the wonderful views from viewbank the journey took us along the start of the Main Yarra trail to Banyule flats in Heidelberg for a light lunch. Ride ended at Heidelberg station - distance 45 klms on a good autumn day.