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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.

SUNDAY 30th JULY – National Tree Day 2017.

Hobsons Bay City Council, Toyota Australia, the Victorian Government and Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek invite you to the opening of the first major section of the Kororoit Creek Trail in Hobsons Bay.

BrimBug riders plan to cycle to Altona North to join the Friends Of the Lower Kororoit Creek  (FOLKC) for tree planting, celebrations, BBQ lunch & trail ride.

IF RIDING WITH BRIMBUG CYCLISTS

Meet:    More Park, Ballarat Rd Ardeer

Time:    0930

Group cycle to the main event.

MAIN EVENT

Where:     G.J. Hosken Reserve, Blackshaws Road Altona North, Mel Ref 40:H12

1000 – 1200   Tree & native grass planting.

1230- 1 pm     Welcome to country,  speeches & trail opening

1 pm onwards   Exploration of new trail

Contact:   Ferdi   0409 384 977

Report:   A good turn out, many trees planted.  A great extension to existing trails.  This section will be called “Toyota Way”

Date:     Saturday 15th July 2017

Meet:    1000 am

Where:     Caltex Service station,  cnr WRR & Sunshine Ave, Kealba, Melways 26 H2

Distance:    45 klms  occasional on road  riding – mostly paved / gravel trails.

Cost:          Free,  BYO nibbles, food

Description:  Following a brief on road detour the route continues along the WRR till a deviation to West Meadows area & we pick up  the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail.  The trail takes riders into the southern end of Woodlands Park.  A gravel trail leads to the café.  Return via the same route.

Note:  There is only one train “bail out point” on this ride for the weary.

Contact:    Ferdi   0409 384 977

Date:     Sunday  2nd July 2017

Meet:      SUNBURY  Railway Station – on the bus side.  Plenty of free parking

NOTE:  Sunbury train arrives at 1027 am  if arriving by rail route.

Time:     1030  am

Distance:   Total  30 – 35 klms.

Cost:  free, need a maintained bike, nibbles, MYKI etc;

Description:  From the railway station it is x2 undulating LOOP Rides exploring the surrounds of this growing area.

Lunch break in between the ride loops.  Lunch in local parklands with a café nearby.  BYO or café – riders choice.

Contact:   Vince   0401 184 969

Report:    15 riders braved the icy winds & enjoyed the expanding surrounds of Sunbury.  Occasional hills, great views & good company.

Date:    Sat 24th June 2017

Meet:    Caltex Service Station, cnr WRR & Sunshine Ave Kealba  Melways 26 H2

Time:   1000 am

Distance:      40  klms

Free ride, need maintained bike.  BYO morning tea.  Café lunch OR BYO.

NOTE:   If attending this ride please contact the ride co-ordinator(s) to enable lunchtime café / coffee seating to be planned & booked as appropriate.

Description:     From the service station the route crosses the E J Whitten bridge & after a little road work deviation we re-join the WRR path & continue over Sydney Rd to the Dalton Rd area where we turn R) onto the Merri Creek Trail.  This trail takes us to our lunch stop along the trail (at Brunswick East) at a cafe OR BYO.  Rides end is Nth Melb station BUT exit points along the route.

Contact:  Ruth  0417 110 880     Ferdi   0409 384 977

Report:   Well attended ride on a crisp morning.  MT at Jack Roper reserve.  Distance ridden by all – 45 klms to Nth Melb station.  Most riders continued cycling to their home destinations.

Date:   Sunday 4th June 2017

Meet:   Nth Melbourne railway station

Time:     1000- 1015 am

Distance:       approx. 20 klms

Cost:     free.  BYO nibbles.  BYO/Buy Lunch.

Need a maintained bike & an interest in Melbourne’s history.

Description:  John will be taking us on a cycle tour to explore some interesting & perhaps lesser known areas & history of Melbourne.  Includes stop / start & on road riding & (hopefully) a lap outside the grounds of the MCG.  LUNCH stop:  is planned for the area near St Vincent’s Hospital, Nicholson St – café available OR BYO.  Ride concludes with lunch (unless we can cajole John to continue).

Contact:  Ruth   0417 110 880

Report:    Well  attended ride (x15).   From Nth Melb we headed to docklands area & the Upside down cow sculpture.  Our route made its way past Polly Woodside and along to the northern banks of the Yarra – stopping at Banana Alley, The multicultural bridge crossing & Sandgate bridge before continuing to Burrurung Marr & the chimes.  We completed a circuit of the MCG taking in the sculptures of our sporting heroes then headed off through Treasury Gardens & on to the Petition scroll & parliament buildings.  Melbourne’s hidden “Madame Brussels Lane”, early dwellings & historical diggings were fascinating.  A look at Melb Gaol and then on to Exhibition fountain & gardens for rides end.   Thank you John for a fascinating tour of Melb & some of the “hidden treasures”.  Distance or ride under 15 klms.  As planned – cyclists made their own home journeys.