News archive for February, 2010

Date:      Sunday  28th March

Time:      8 30 am approx

Start:     Woodend

Distance:   65 klms

Cost:       Enter on line before March 6th  $30

Level:     Medium,   MUST be Fit according to MAD website

Description:    Join several of the BrimBUG riders as we try the Melbourne Autumn Day Ride.  (MAD Ride).  This is undulating country and one must be fit.  The route starts at Woodend and goes through Carlsruhe, Kyneton, Lauriston, Upper Coliban and returns to Woodend.  This is a Day ride – not a race.

Check out the MAD Ride 2010 website and enter on-line.  We will arrange to meet at the start.

Contact:      Stuart     9364 2956

Ride Report:   A great day was had by all who attended and rode in glorious weather

Date:       Sunday 21st March 2010

Time:     10 00 – 10 15 am

Start:      Watergardens (Sydenham) Railway Station

Distance:  18 klms

Level:        Easy,  any bike, Families welcome,  some Highway riding

Cost:       Free

Description:       Join us as we investigate the significance of the first flight by Harry Houdini exactly 100 years ago.        We will ride along the Melton- Keilor Highway to Plumpton Road and then to the plaque commerating Houdini’s achievement. 

Then it is on to the Houdini Festival of Flight run by Melton Shire council at the Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve in Plumpton Rd.  Lots of entertainment and activities from 11 am till 4 pm.  Stay as long as you please.

Contact:    Stuart    9364 2956

 Report:       10 riders enjoyed a very pleasant ride to the plaque for a photo stop and then  on to a very imaginative festival by Melton Shire Council for more photos with some very antique bikes.  A swift tail wind carried us home.

Date:          Sunday 7th March

Time:         10 00 am

Place:         Southern Cross Station

Distance:    50 klms

Level:         Easy,  Any Bike

Cost:          Train fare and nibbles

Description:      Meet at Southern Cross Station (Spencer St in Melbourne) and we ride via the Capital City trail to the Gardiners Creek Trail to East Malvern.  Then we follow the Anniversary Trail to the Main Yarra Trail and return to Southern Cross station via the Capital City Trail.  There are many stations to “bail out” along this scenic route.

Contact:    Stuart  9364 2956

Ride Report:   6 riders started out on a grey cool day and ended up riding into glorious sunshine on a very scenic route.

Date:         Sunday 28th February 2010

Time:        9 00am sharp

Place:       Caltex Service Station, Kealba (Melways 26 H2)

Distance:   60 klms total

Cost:         Free

Description:    Ride via the Western Ring Road Path to Westmeadows Coffee shop where we will meet the riders from HumeBUG at 1000 am and join them on a family ride to the DS Aitken Reserve in Craigieburn via Roxburgh Park and suburbs.  We will spend some time at the Craigieburn Family Festival and then make our way back to the start.


Contact:    Stuart   9364 2956

Report:  6 BrimBUG riders joined with HumeBUG making about 20 riders in all on this enjoyable ride.  Lots of family activities and information at the reserve in Craigieburn.

Date:       Saturday 20th Feb 2010

Time:      1000 am

Start:      Caltex Service Station, Kealba (Melways 26 H2)

Distance:    40 klms

Cost:          Free

Level:    Easy- medium, any bike

Description:    We follow the Maribyrnong River to Edgewater Estate and have coffee along the way.  Then its “up and over the edgewater hill” and easy return via the suburbs.

Contact:   Stuart  9364 2956


9 riders checked out the new “underpass” in Buckley Street as we cruised over Lily St hill and on to coffee & beer at the rather expensive Maribyrnong Boathouse.  A pleasant ride on a rather warm day.