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).

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