News archive for May, 2012

Date:        Sunday   3rd     June     2012

Time       9:00am  for  9:30am start.    Registration  forms  to  be completed.

Please follow the link for the reigration form http://www.brimbank.vic.gov.au/Events_and_Activities/Ride_for_Reconciliation

Or email, Ferdi at brimbug@gmail.com  if you intending coming on the day.

Start        From   Selwyn Park,  Selwyn St.  Albion.  3020.  About 2km from Albion railway station.   Ref. Melway 26 D11

Distance       Approx,  35 Km one way.  Bring your MyKi card if you intend to return home by train.

Suits        Adults, teens – Any maintained bike

Cost      Free – A light lunch will be provided to all  participants. Specific dietary requirements and enquiries please Ph. 9249 4600

Ride Support Goldcross Cycles Hoppers Crossing,  is kindly providing pre & post ride bike checks and assistance during the ride.

Description:  Celebrating  the 20th anniversary of the Mabo Day, the ride will take in a number of local indigenous and historic interest points along the route. Commencing at Selwyn Park, riders will travel along Kororoit creek Trail connecting with the Federation Trail in the City of Wyndham then West along the Werribee river into Werribee.

Kororoit Creek was the home of the Wurundjeri Aboriginal tribe who hunted, fished and camped along the creek for thousands of years. Aboriginal occupation is evident in the form of many scattered artifacts dotted along the creek together with a number of scar trees where canoes or implements were carved from the bark of the red gums.

An easy  medium, flat ride.

Contact      Ferdi   0409 384 977  or  Christine McIntyre  9249 4608

Ride Report:

The weather looked ominous, but a determined group of 20 recreational riders and 10 Brimbug members came along to celebrate Reconciliation week and to mark the 20 anniversary of the Mabo determination.  It was a very pleasant and informative 35km ride along the Kororoit creek, Federation and Werribee river trials. The ride finished in Werribee with a lovely lunch at the Bowls Club.

Many thanks to the Brimbank Council for organising a great event and to Goldcross Cycles, Hoppers Crossing for the on ride support.

Well done to all those who came along for the ride.

Date:        Saturday    19th     May     2012

Time       10:00  am    at   North  Melbourne    Railway    Station

Start        From   North  Melbourne    Railway    Station

Distance       45 klms

Suits        Adults, teens – Any maintained bike

Cost      Free – coffee and lunch money

Description       Meet at North Melbourne railway station and make our way to the Capitol Trail, proceed to the main Yarra Trail towards Meeri Creek, (coffee at boat house).  Ride  to Outer Circle Trail and Lunch stop at Hartwell. Returning to Federation Square via Monash Freeway Bike path.

An easy  medium  ride, with a hill or two.

Contact      Ferdi    0409 384 977

Date:        Sunday   6th     May     2012

Time       1000  am

Start        Caltex servo, cnr Western RR & Sunshine Ave, Kealba Melways 26 H2

Distance       35 klms

Suits        Adults, teens – Any maintained bike

Cost      Free – coffee money

Description        This ride we’ll head along the Western Ring Road and on to the Deer Park Bypass – “Wellness Trail”. From there we’ll head in to a  coffee shop situated on Caroline Springs lake. Then its a return to the start point via Kororoit Creek trail.  We may even explore the new Isabella Williams creek Trail.

An easy, medium ride with no hills

Contact      Ferdi    0409 384 977