Bike Fun Melbourne Rides and events

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Rides and events from 27/2/2014

Special Bikefun bulletin to let you know about the Royal Park festival on this Saturday.  We have scheduled two rides around the Park, so come along and maybe see paths you didn’t know existed! The festival is highlighting the damage and loss of parkland that the East West motorway will cause.  This road will permanently damage Melbourne if it is built, at a cost of $8Bn (estimated – will be higher).  The amount the State Government spends each year on making our roads safer for bikes: $0.

Check back at our calendar for latest updates, or follow us on twitter @bikefunmelb
Please tell us about rides and events via this form:http://www.bikefun.org/bikefun.nsf/melbourne/bikefunsubmit

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Ride to Shadow Electric (Abbotsford Convent) — Friday 28th February
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7PM — Rushall Station
Meet at Rushall station at 7pm, and ride to Shadow Electric (Abbotsford Convent) along the Merri Creek and Yarra River.  Alternatively meet at the bike racks at Abbotsford convent 7.30pm.

The film is the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis”, screening from nightfall.  We’ll be ordering pizza from nearby Encore Pizzeria, or enjoy the ‘food truck’ tucker on site.  Warm clothes and/or blanket are a good idea if it’s expected to be even a moderately cool night.  Outdoor cinema and can get chilly.  (Don’t forget your bike lights!)

NOTES: If it’s bad weather the film and ride will be cancelled.  Refer to https://twitter.com/ShadowElectric on the night.
It’s also recommended you purchase your tickets beforehand to avoid disappointment.
2014.shadowelectric.com.au/program/inside-llewn-davis-2

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Projector Bike FREE Friday Night Rides (Every Friday!) — Friday 28th February
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8PM — Testing Grounds, 1 City road Melbourne 3000 Australia
Projector Bike will be leaving Testing Grounds at dusk every Friday night.  We will take a ride through the city and return by around 10.00pm for a drink at the Testing Grounds bar.  Projector Bike will be showing award-winning short films, with a fresh playlist every week.

Bring your bike and meet at Testing Grounds, or catch up with us via Twitter updates.

Here is the ride route map

This is a free event for all-ages.
www.projectorbike.com.au/calendar/24/1/14/fridayrides

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Royal Park Festival ride — Saturday 1st March
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1:30PM — Ross Straw Field
Ride around Royal Park to see the areas that will be destroyed by EW link, plus visits to some special places around the Park.
Organiser: Nik & Ned
royalparkfest.com

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Royal Park Festival ride — Saturday 1st March
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3:30PM — Ross Straw Field
Ride around Royal Park to see the areas that will be destroyed by EW link, plus visits to some special places around the Park.
Organiser: Nik & Ned
royalparkfest.com

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Pushy Women South Speaking Event — Sunday 2nd March
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4PM — Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park
Eight of Melbourne’s most prominent writers, comedians, thinkers and performers will present their take on being a pushy woman.  Featuring:

Kate Miller Heidke, Chloe Shorten, Tracy Harvey, Monica Dux, Bev Killick, Sally Warhaft, Lally Katz, Nelly Thomas

Hosted by writer, comedian, atheist postergirl and commuter cyclist evangelist Catherine Deveny, bringing together Melbourne’s most fabulous and fiercely funny women to share their story of life on two wheels.

Will sell out.  Be wise to pedal to book.

Tickets: $35 full / $25 conc.  plus booking fee

www.thesqueakywheel.com.au/events/pushy-women-south

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Pushy Women Excursion – A Mother Daughter Sisterhood Ride — Sunday 9th March
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2PM — Elwood Primary School, Scott St, Elwood
Bring your mum, daughter, sister, besti, neighbour babe & Co.  for a truly leisure lady cycle to some of Southside’s most loved summer destinations.

Including op-shop, beach cruise, ice cream, bubbles and hair-braiding in the park.

Cost: $15
www.thesqueakywheel.com.au/events/pushy-women-excursion-a-mother-daughter-sisterhood-ride

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Le Tour De Drunk Scavenger Hunt — Saturday 15th March
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4PM — Mordialloc Skatepark
We are having a scavenger hunt for our 4th Birthday and would like you to come along.
The ride will consist of approx 20kms of riding over 10 checkpoints.  Some of the checkpoints we will be stopping at for various competetions.  Past competitions have been: Skidding competition, Seedy Egg and Spoon Race, Passion Pop Relay and of course the old foot down competition.

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MazzaBug’s March social ride — Sunday 16th March
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10AM — Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland st, Footscray
Meet at 9.45 for a 10am start for a ride to Williamstown and back to Footscray.  Coffee/lunch at Footscray Community Arts Centre afterwards.  Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome.  We’re a friendly and welcoming group and we ride at a social pace.  contact person is Steve 0427 131 052

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Cherry Lake Full Moon ride — Sunday 16th March
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6PM — Cow up a tree Docklands
Meet at Cow up a tree Docklands (link below to map) to ride 24 km to Cherry Lake, Altona for a picnic by the lake.  Ride back to the city or catch the train back from Williamstown.

Bring food and drink to share.

Maree (0487833161)
goo.gl/maps/D0CrP

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Rediscover Riding — Saturday 22th March
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10AM — Elwood Primary School, Scott St, Elwood
Haven’t ridden in a few years?

Jacinta Costello invites ladies to get back on their bikes: In a supportive relaxed group learning atmosphere you will get techniques and tips on hand and realise how easy and fun it is to be bike riding again!

Cost: $10 / $5
www.thesqueakywheel.com.au/events/rediscovering-riding

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Pushy Women Excursion with Tracy Harvey — Sunday 23th March
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2PM — Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park
A social afternoon of riding for women, featuring one of Melbourne’s leading, smart, sharp and hilarious writers, thinkers and performers for a literary and comedic two-wheeled tour.  This week’s host: comedian, actor and writer Tracy Harvey.

Tracy Harvey’s Day out on a bike will get you to enjoy the beauty of Sunday cruising with a commented excursion to a selection of the best locations in Tracey’s neighbourhood.

Part performance, part observance, no parts endurance, Pushy Women Rides bring together women in a unique setting to consider what it means to be a woman on wheels.
www.thesqueakywheel.com.au/events/pushy-women-excursion-with-tracy-harvey

 

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OTHER PLACES TO FIND RIDES:

Banyule Bug: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~banylbug/rides.html
Darebin Bug: http://www.darebinbug.org.au/rides.html

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Bicycle Polo — Tuesday at 7pm, Sunday at 1pm
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Details: www.bikepolo.com.au/?city=Melb
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YarraBUG Radio — Every Monday on 3CR
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Broadcasting every Monday at 10-10.30am on 3CR Community Radio 855am http://www.yarrabug.org/radio
Have an idea, want to be interviewed or have program feedback? We welcome your contribution, after all YarraBUG Radio is here for you to help you make your cycling safe, fun and infectious for others.  YarraBUG Radio – streaming live on the web at:www.3cr.org.au/3CR_streaming

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Most rides go at a social pace, run rain or shine, and are free (like the streets themselves).

BikeFun depends on people like you to create events and contribute to Melbourne’s creative bike community.  Organise a ride (or whatever) and BikeFun will promote it.  Fill in the form at http://www.bikefun.org/bikefun.nsf/melbourne/bikefunsubmit to let us know the details.

To subscribe to the Bike Fun email, put your email address intohttp://www.bikefun.org/bikefun.nsf/melbourne/subscribe

AND THE CUSTOM FIXIE CONFIGURATOR WINNER IS…

Thanks to everyone and their interest in our Custom Fixies. There have been so many great submissions, so many great colours and so many great comments!

It was hard to choose a winner out of so many great combinations.

And the WINNER IS:

Jacqui Miller

 

CUSTOM FIXIE CONFIG WINNER

Thanks so much on your winning custom fixie bike configuration Jacqui. Please send us a photo of your bike when you finally get it. Those eye-popping colours will definitely get you noticed.

Please contact me (mark@cellbikes.com.au) with your details.

We’ll be having more #CellCustomFixie configuration contests soon, so stay tuned, the next winner may be you.

OUR LATEST STRAVA WINNER (WITH 16h35m OF RIDING LAST WEEK!)

Strava Club Winner

 

Our latest winner came in at #1 for last week’s leader board with 465.5 km total distance ridden, with a longest ride of 184.0 km to take third place on the leader board for longest ride.

Richard ODonnell Strava 16hrs

 

Big Ups for having 16h 35m in the saddle as well! Efforts like this would also be great for the Cycling Tips February 15 Challenge! Check out their Omeo 2.0 review.

Congrats to:

RICHARD O’DONNELL

STRAVA Winner

 

Please note, prizes are awarded to riders based on many factors, including great efforts, personal achievements, most improved and other factors.

Personal milestones and rides that inspire others are all in the running, feel free to share with the rest of the club if you’ve reached a personal goal or found an inspirational ride that you would recommend to others. Simply make a post in the Club’s discussion section.

Please contact Mark (mark@cellbikes.com.au) to receive your $50 Promotion Code Voucher.

What Is Strava?

STRAVA is a madly addictive app that has cyclists battling to be the virtual king of the road. Strava is changing the way you ride!

Strava, a website and app, has brilliantly tapped the power of GPS to change the way millions ride. Strava turns your solo or group rides into a real-life computer game.

Strava works by allowing cyclists to upload rides recorded via its smartphone app or any GPS bike computer such as Garmin. Routes, be they 5km commutes or 100km+ rides are mapped alongside times and data such as power output. Members may follow each other and create “segments”, turning stretches of road into virtual race tracks.

If a route takes in a segment, Strava automatically ranks the rider’s time. The cyclist with the best time wins King of the Mountain (KOM), a name taken from the Tour de France, where pros fight to be awarded the polka-dot jersey for best climber.

Strava gives you a ‘virtual locker room’ where you can share workouts among friends.

Strava fans say: “A bunch of grown men trying to compare where they stand seemed like a silly thing to do,” “But then you get into it and realise how much fun it is and what it adds to your riding. You use it to find key climbs if you go somewhere new. If a friend does a long ride somewhere, I get an alert and can send them a note saying well done.”

Another Strava fan says: “It allows you to track your progress and see how you compare with others without having to go through the formal or scary racing process,” “I definitely try to beat other cyclists and the first time I got KOM I pretty much danced around the house.”

Our Top Selling STRAVA Compatible Devices:

Garmin Edge 810 GPS Performance Bundle

Garmin Edge 510 GPS Performance Bundle

JOIN CELL BIKES ON STRAVA

CELL BIKES OMEO 2.0 REVIEW IN CYCLIST MAGAZINE!

2014-2-26-OMEO2.0-M

Read Cyclist Magazine’s March issue and see their Omeo 2.0 Review! What did they think? Loved It? Hated It? Final impressions? Get your own copy now!

CUSTOM CONFIGURE-A-FIXIE AND WIN

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Always wanted your own Custom Fixie? Here’s your chance!

One Lucky Person WINS Their Configuration!

OUR LATEST STRAVA WINNER! THANKS FOR YOUR EFFORT!

Strava Club Winner

This week’s CELL Bikes STRAVA Club Winner climbed 14,627m, which is a heroic climbing effort, his legs must’ve been SCREAMING! He also had the 2nd longest ride with 188.7km ridden.

Strava Winner Baz Blakemore

Congrats to Baz Blakemore

Please note, prizes are awarded to riders based on many factors, including great efforts, personal achievements, most improved and other factors.

Personal milestones and rides that inspire others are all in the running, feel free to share with the rest of the club if you’ve reached a personal goal or found an inspirational ride that you would recommend to others. Simply make a post in the Club’s discussion section.

Please contact Mark (mark@cellbikes.com.au) to receive your Promotion Code Voucher.

What Is Strava?

STRAVA is a madly addictive app that has cyclists battling to be the virtual king of the road. Strava is changing the way you ride!

Strava, a website and app, has brilliantly tapped the power of GPS to change the way millions ride. Strava turns your solo or group rides into a real-life computer game.

Strava works by allowing cyclists to upload rides recorded via its smartphone app or any GPS bike computer such as Garmin. Routes, be they 5km commutes or 100km+ rides are mapped alongside times and data such as power output. Members may follow each other and create “segments”, turning stretches of road into virtual race tracks.

If a route takes in a segment, Strava automatically ranks the rider’s time. The cyclist with the best time wins King of the Mountain (KOM), a name taken from the Tour de France, where pros fight to be awarded the polka-dot jersey for best climber.

Strava gives you a ‘virtual locker room’ where you can share workouts among friends.

Strava fans say: “A bunch of grown men trying to compare where they stand seemed like a silly thing to do,” “But then you get into it and realise how much fun it is and what it adds to your riding. You use it to find key climbs if you go somewhere new. If a friend does a long ride somewhere, I get an alert and can send them a note saying well done.”

Another Strava fan says: “It allows you to track your progress and see how you compare with others without having to go through the formal or scary racing process,” “I definitely try to beat other cyclists and the first time I got KOM I pretty much danced around the house.”

Our Top Selling STRAVA Compatible Devices:

Garmin Edge 810 GPS Performance Bundle

Garmin Edge 510 GPS Performance Bundle

JOIN CELL BIKES ON STRAVA

CELL BIKES OMEO 2.0 REVIEW BY CYCLING TIPS BLOG AUSTRALIA

 CELL BIKES OMEO 2 REVIEW

Cycling Tips Review by Matt Wikstrom:

Cell claims that the Omeo 2.0 is the best bike under $3,000 and I agree with them based on the quality of the build and the performance of this bike.

The Omeo 2.0 is a great bike that is well suited to the demands of racing. The bike is both efficient and responsive but it is the quality of the steering and handling that stands out as exceptional.

Quality build, superb value, and an impressive performer…

 

To read the review of the Cell Omeo 2.0 in its entirety, please go here: Omeo 2.0 Review

To see our Amazing Cell Omeo Range, Please Go Here: Cell Bikes Omeo

iPHONE & iPAD USERS CAN NOW LOVE OUR FIXIE CONFIGURATOR TOO!

 iPhone iPad Best Fixies Configurator

Google ‘BEST FIXIE BIKE‘ and you’ll see CELL Fixie Bikes at the top of the rankings! Why? Because we’ve worked HARD to bring the most affordable fixies to you, at the best quality, price and performance.

Christian Kebaby Loves His CELL Stinger(Christian Kebaby Loves His CELL Stinger)
Our insanely popular Custom Fixies can now be configured on iPhones & iPads! Millions of possibilities at your fingertips!

OUR LATEST STRAVA WINNER! THANKS FOR YOUR EFFORT!

Strava Club Winner

This week’s CELL Bikes STRAVA Club Winner did 567.0km, narrowly edging out ‘Big Goaders’ by 25.9km, as well as having a 7,721m climb, and the longest single ride of 254.6km for last week.

STRAVA CLUB BILL ROBINSON

Congrats to Bill Robinson

Please note, prizes are awarded to riders based on many factors, including great efforts, personal achievements, most improved and other factors.

Personal milestones and rides that inspire others are all in the running, feel free to share with the rest of the club if you’ve reached a personal goal or found an inspirational ride that you would recommend to others. Simply make a post in the Club’s discussion section.

Please contact Mark (mark@cellbikes.com.au) to receive your Promotion Code Voucher.

What Is Strava?

STRAVA is a madly addictive app that has cyclists battling to be the virtual king of the road. Strava is changing the way you ride!

Strava, a website and app, has brilliantly tapped the power of GPS to change the way millions ride. Strava turns your solo or group rides into a real-life computer game.

Strava works by allowing cyclists to upload rides recorded via its smartphone app or any GPS bike computer such as Garmin. Routes, be they 5km commutes or 100km+ rides are mapped alongside times and data such as power output. Members may follow each other and create “segments”, turning stretches of road into virtual race tracks.

If a route takes in a segment, Strava automatically ranks the rider’s time. The cyclist with the best time wins King of the Mountain (KOM), a name taken from the Tour de France, where pros fight to be awarded the polka-dot jersey for best climber.

Strava gives you a ‘virtual locker room’ where you can share workouts among friends.

Strava fans say: “A bunch of grown men trying to compare where they stand seemed like a silly thing to do,” “But then you get into it and realise how much fun it is and what it adds to your riding. You use it to find key climbs if you go somewhere new. If a friend does a long ride somewhere, I get an alert and can send them a note saying well done.”

Another Strava fan says: “It allows you to track your progress and see how you compare with others without having to go through the formal or scary racing process,” “I definitely try to beat other cyclists and the first time I got KOM I pretty much danced around the house.”

Our Top Selling STRAVA Compatible Devices:

Garmin Edge 810 GPS Performance Bundle

Garmin Edge 510 GPS Performance Bundle

JOIN CELL BIKES ON STRAVA

CELL BIKES OMEO REVIEW BY BIKE RADAR

CELL OMEO REVIEW BIKE RADAR

Bike Radar Review by David Rome:

2014 signals a new direction for Australian company Cell Bikes, with a new designer, and a new focus in offering performance that matches its factory direct low pricing. The Omeo is one example of this re-branding and on paper has plenty to offer.

Named after a small town in Victoria, and an Aboriginal word for mountains or hills – the Omeo is lean, aero and ready to attack on the hills.

Ride and handling: High end race performance with a defying budget…

 

To read the review of the Cell Omeo in its entirety, please go here: Review Cell Bikes Omeo 1.0

To see our Amazing Cell Omeo Range, Please Go Here: Cell Bikes Omeo