Rides news archive

When: Sunday 8th of April

Meet: at North Melbourne station at 9.30 am for the 9:39  train to Craigieburn station.

Time:  10:15  am at Craigieburn

Distance:  50 km

BYO:  MyKi and lunch

Description:  This ride takes you along the Hume Freeway ByPass and returning to the City via the Merri Creek Trail. Stopping for lunch at Ceres in Brunswick.

Any questions, contact Ferdi 0409 384 977

When:  Saturday 24th March

Meet: Sunshine Railway Station

Time:  10 am

Distance:  45 km

BYO: MyKi and lunch

Description: Taking the Sunshine Trail to Footscray and Bay Trail to Williamstown where we stop for coffee and a  break.

Ride the Bay Trail to Altona and onto 100 steps, stopping for lunch. Continue our ride to Sanctuary Lakes and to    the Aircraft Railway Station to return home.

Any questions, contact Ferdi on 0409 384 977

When:  Sunday 11th of March

Meet:  Parliament train station platform No: 4

Time: Meet at  9.00am for 9.16 am train to Heatherdale

Distance:  55 km

BYO:  MyKi and Lunch

Description: We take the train to Heatherdale and follow the Mullum Mullum Creek Trail  stopping for coffee in Ringwood.  Returning to the City via Eastlink and Main Yarra Trail.

Any questions, contact Ferdi on 0409 384 977

When: Sunday 25th February.

Meet: Nth. Melbourne Rail Station.

Time: 10:15 am.

Distance: approx. 35km.

BYO: MyKi and Lunch.

Description: This ride takes you along Moonee Ponds creek, then onto the Capitol trail.

Stop for lunch at Frog Hollow Hartwell and continue to Ashburton, returning via Gardiners creek trail back to the City.

Any Questions? contact, Ferdi  0409 384 977

When:     Saturday 9th December  2017.

Meet:   Sunshine Railway Station platform 4,  

Time:   8:42am train to South Geelong, arrives 9:32am

Travelling by Train, this is a Myki service.

Ride starts:    0945 am

Distance:       Approx 70 klm    (return to Sth Geelong Railway Station)

Loop ride from Sth Geelong  railway Stn towards Queenscliffe & return.

Lunch planned for Queenscliffe area.  BYO or café.

NOTE:   Riders free to meet at the start point for ride start at 0945 am.  Plenty of parking if choosing to go by car to the start.

Please RSVP to Ferdi if attending as train travel with bikes is very popular at this time of year.

Contact:      RSVP     Ferdi       0409 384 977

When:    Saturday 25th Nov 2017

Start:       1000 am

Meet:       More Park, Ballarat Rd, Ardeer  Melways  25 K9

Distance:     35 klms  return

Free ride,  morning tea stop planned at café.  Free side street parking if getting to the start by car.

Description:  From More Park the route takes in Caroline Springs – mostly on cycle paths or quiet back streets to Lake Caroline Reserve & Caroline Springs shopping precinct for morning tea stop.  Return to More Park via Burnside & the Deer Park Wellness trail.

Report:  Glorious weather, well attended ride along this picturesque route.  Distance 32 klms.

Sunday 12th  November 2017

Meet:   9:15 am at Sunshine station,  platform 4,  for the 9:28 train to Ballarat

Start:  10:45 am from Ballarat Central station

Distance:  20 klms

Suits:    Adults, maintained bike,  BYO  nibbles, food if desired.

Description:   This is a loop ride from Ballarat station , around Lake Wendouree and surrounding gardens.  Includes cycle paths & some on road riding.

Contact      Ferdi   RSVP  0409 384 977

Report:  Well attended ride.  Train journey busy with other cyclists for the journey up.  Great weather to explore the lakeside & surrounds.  Good lunch.

Sunday 8th October  2017

Meet:      10 00 am

Start:    Caltex Service station.  Cnr WRR & Sunshine Ave Kealba

End:     Sunshine railway station

Distance:       40 klms (approx.)

Suits:    Adults, maintained bike,  FREE,  BYO  nibbles, food.

Description:  This route makes its way along the Maribyrnong River Trail to the Footscray area then (mostly) along cycle paths to Sunshine railway station.

Be prepared for some sharp hills, gravel trail, short road riding & a very picturesque route along the river.


When:      Sunday 20th August 2017

Meet:        Nth Melbourne Railway Station.

Time:    1000 – 1015 am

Distance:   55 klms – Undulating ride.

Cost:   Free, Adults, any maintained bike, BYO nibbles

Description: An undulating ride exploring the trails along side the Eastern Freeway and down into Mullum Mullum Reserve –  Ringwood area.   Train return / ride home – riders option.  Coffee stops lunch planned. BYO or buy.

Report:  A longer ride with few rest stops.  A good cycling day

When:    Sat 5th August 2017

Meet:    Caltex Service station.  cnr WRR & sunshine Ave Kealba

Time:    10:00 am

Distance:    50 klms

Suits:    Any rider with maintained bike.

Description:    The ride follows the WRR to divert onto  the Darebin Creek trail & follow this scenic route

towards Alphington Station.

Wonderful city views along parts of this route.  Bail out points available for train exits.  Coffee stop.  BYO or buy lunch.

Contact   Ferdi    0409 384 977

Report:      A small group explored this beautiful trail.  Tricky to find the turn off along the WRR but a good ride for all.