News archive for March, 2011

Dear Brimbug members, the 12th of June Monthly meeting has been cancelled as several Committee members are not able to attend due to prior commitments.

Next meeting 10th July.

  • Contact     Ferdi    0409 384 977

Date:          Sun 10th April 2011

Start:            8 00 am

Where:          Buffalo Stadium,  Woodend    Melways 509  G9

Distance:     65 klms  return trip

Suits:             Adults,   maintained bike

Description:       BrimBUG has again decided to include the MAD ride in its calendar of events.  We will be doing the 65 klm road ride and meeting at the start at 0800 am.

Check the website for ride details and costs.

Contact           Ferdi    0409 384 977

Ride Report:      A fun day was had by by 8 riders on this weather perfect day.  Undulating terrain, gentle head wind then a tail wind home and great coffee at the local bakery.  Yes it did sprinkle rain but not before all riders had completed the 65 klm route.

Date:                 Saturday  26th March 2011

Time:                    1000 am

Start                     Caltex Servo, Sunshine Ave,  Kealba,  Melways  26 H12

Cost                   Free,  bring nibbles,  “Gold Coin donation” for cottage tour

Distance           30 klms  loop ride.           Suits:   Adults,  any bike

Description         This will be a loop ride to take in an exploration of the historic “Harricks Cottage” which is having its Open Day. 

Starting at the caltex servo we head via the W Ring Rd path towards Airport west where we take a road route along Melrose Drive and out towards the Airport on South Centre Rd.  Then its Link Rd and onwards to Keilor Park Drive where we will detour down to “Harricks Cottage” for a heritage tour and nibbles.  Return to the start via Keilor Park Drive or head in to Keilor Village for lunch.

Contact:         Ferdi      0409 384 977

Ride Report:     11 riders completed this easy ride on a cool but pleasant day. ” Harricks cottage open day” was a fascinating look back in time for the Keilor area and a “gold coin donation” entry fee included a marvelous afternoon tea!


Date: Sunday March 13th 2011

Start: 1000 am

Location: Caltex Service Station, Sunshine Ave, Kealba, Melways 26 H12

Distance: 60 klms (approx)

Cost: Free, coffee money, suits any rider,

Description: Starting at the Caltex Service Station we head via the Ring Road path to Millers Road and then down to Williamstown for Coffee, lunch. Return trip will depend upon the road works in the area. Many options available to be discussed.

Contact: Ruth 0417 110 880 9364 2956

Ride Report: 8 riders on a glorious 30 deg C day rode to the Altona foreshore via W Ring Road and Millers Rd and continued via the wetlands to Williamstown for coffee, lunch. We then separated and some “trained” it home while others had chauffeurs waiting. Distance from servo to cafe – 30 klms.