News archive for September, 2015

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’.

Sunbury Ride.

Date:                     Sunday 2oth Sept. 2015

Meet:                    Sunbury Station.

Time:                    10:00 am

Distance:             Approx.  30 Km

Suits:                     Adults with a maintained bike

Cost:                       Free,  MYKI card & refreshment money

Description:         From the station we will ride around the  Sunbury area Trails to explore the country side.

Contact:        Ferdi    0409 384 977                 Peter      0400 686 801

Ride Report: Thirteen riders had an enjoyable day  touring around the hills and waterways of Sunbury. Perfect Spring weather, panoramic views and great hospitality. Thanks Vince and Lisa for organising the day.