OUR LATEST STRAVA WINNER! THANKS FOR YOUR EFFORT!

Strava Club Winner

This week’s CELL Bikes STRAVA Club Winner did 629.6km, edging out Nadsy by 64.3km for distance and was also 3rd in climbing, with 6,770m climbed.

Congrats to Tim Nelson

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.”

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Garmin Edge 810 GPS Performance Bundle

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Are you feeling lucky? Have a GO and ENTER our ‘Click Like To Win a Bike‘ promo! One lucky winner chosen each month!

Congrats to this month’s Winner:

HARRY KOOROS

Please send me an email (mark@cellbikes.com.au)

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Melbourne Bike Fun

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Rides and events from 5/2/2014

Here is your list of bikefun events and more.  Love to see you on a ride soon! Bikefun rides mostly go at a social pace, Some rides are off-road recreational, some are on-road mini-masses.  Food and moderate alcohol consumption are often featured.  We also list rides organised by others, usually with a link to their website.
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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mozo musical tour by bike — Wednesday 5th February
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8PM — the drunken poet 65 Peel St, West Melbourne
Wine Whiskey Women Night!

MoZo does bicycle tours around the world and the US.  The Seattle-based power duo will be traveling by bicycle throughout New Zealand and Eastern Australia from January – March 2014.

Along for the ride, an acoustic guitar, harmonica, snare drum, washboard and some sweet vocal harmonies.

MoZo is celebrating the release of their new album Time Flies (when you’re having fun).

https://www.facebook.com/events/570857463002346/

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Coburg Drive-in Ride-in movie — Friday 7th February
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7PM — Rushall Station
Meet at Rushall Station at 7pm for a ride along the Merri Creek, stopping at Coburg Lake for a BBQ (bring food if you wish to cook).
(Alternatively meet us at Coburg Lake or at Coburg drive-in).

We will ride on to Coburg Drive In to see a movie.  Tickets will be around $8 each (bring snacks and beverages to drink or share).  Good idea to bring along a picnic rug or something to sit on.  Don’t forget your bike lights!

SMS 0487833161 if you miss the meeting point and need to catch up.

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Evening Ride to Williamstown — Saturday 8th February
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6:15PM — Southern cross station Spencer and Collins st Corner entrance
A ride to Williamstown in the Evening instead of heat of the day no suntan cream required

THE ROUTE From the Station head across the bridge collins st turn Right harbour esplanade / Footscray rd follow the bike path till the Maribynong river bridge follow the path around bend to Whitehall st thru the industrial at the set of lights Turn Right large park on right next set of lights turn left Hyde st becomes Douglas Pde turn left at North Rd follow this around to the Strand bear right you are now in Williamstown
Distance: 30km
Cafe/Pub:Dinner at Williamstown

Meet: 6;15 pm leave around 6:30pm

will need a Myki ticket if catching the train back

Contact Michael
batsgo@aim.com
Evening Ride to Williamstown

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Look.Stop.Swap AND Ride — Thursday 13th February
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6PM — Melbourne Bike Share Station Federation Sq, cnr Swanston & Flinders St
Sustainable Living at it’s best: We’re teaming up with the City of Melbourne and the Thousands crew to extend their award winning Look.Stop.Swap program by … riding it! And YOU are invited.
We’ve got three kinds of tours over six occasions over a week of the Sustainable Living Festival, so there is bound to be a tour that is right for you.
The tours will be conducted on Melbourne’s famous blue bikes, thanks to Melbourne Bike Share, and guess what, they’re FREE.

Book your place:
Thursday 13 Feb, 6pm, CBD and City North
www.thesqueakywheel.com.au/?p=3008

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Treadlie Bike Hub — Friday 14th February
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1PM — Birrarung Marr
Nestled within the Sustainable Living Festival ‘Big Weekend’, the Treadlie Bike Hub will feature everything you need to fuel a life on two wheels.

Up to 30 stallholders, hand selected from bike distributors, retailers, craftspeople, wholesalers, collectors and enthusiasts will be there with bikes, accessories, fashion, experiences and more.  The Treadlie Bike Hub features something for every kind of rider so check out the growing list of stallholders.

Situated opposite the ArtPlay building on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River, we are very handy to the SLF food and bar are making the Treadlie Bike Hub the perfect place to arrange to meet up with some friends and hang out while enjoying the bikey vibes.
treadlie.com.au/treadlie-bike-hub-2014/

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Treadlie Speed Dating By Bike — Friday 14th February
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6PM — Mountain Goat Bar, Birrarung Marr
Hoping to meet the bike rider of your dreams? Someone with whom you can pedal off into the sunset?

The Treadlie Bike Hub kicks off this February on Valentine’s day so we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by bringing bike lovers together.  Low ride, front ride, cargo, fixie, BMX, vintage, flatbar, racer, or tricycle, whatever your fancy, Treadlie Speed Dating will find the right one for you, and we’re not just talking about your bicycle.

Hosted by glitter queen Kitty Bang.  Two sessions so make sure you register for yours now.

Friday 14 February, 6 – 7pm (under 35), 7 – 8pm (over 35)

Mountain Goat Bar, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Tickets $35 Follow the link for details of how to register

treadlie.com.au/speed-dating-by-bike/

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Treadlie Projector Film Night — Friday 14th February
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8PM — Birrarung Marr
Hop on your bike for a romantic film night out! The Treadlie Bike Hub kicks off Friday February 14th with the perfect romantic outing for you, your bike and someone special.

The Treadlie Projector Film Night takes riders on an eventing tour of the CBD, with stops at designated sites where short films will be projected for your viewing pleasure.  Led by Projector Bike, this rolling short film festival will honour St Valentine with films exploring lerv in all its guises.  The final screening for the evening will be at Little Veggie Patch‘s Pop Up Patch where riders can snuggle up together with the lights of the CBD twinkling in the background.

Be ready to leave with bike, special friend or a whole gang of friends from the Treadlie marquee at the Treadlie Bike Hub, Birrarung Marr, 8pm on Friday February 14th.

This is a free event, brought to you with love!
treadlie.com.au/projector-film-night/

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Look.Stop.Swap AND Ride — Saturday 15th February
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10AM — Melbourne Bike Share Station Fed Sq, cnr Swanston & Flinders St
Sustainable Living at it’s best: We’re teaming up with the City of Melbourne and the Thousands crew to extend their award winning Look.Stop.Swap program by … riding it! And YOU are invited.
We’ve got three kinds of tours over six occasions over a week of the Sustainable Living Festival, so there is bound to be a tour that is right for you.
The tours will be conducted on Melbourne’s famous blue bikes, thanks to Melbourne Bike Share, and guess what, they’re FREE.

Book your place:

Saturday 15 Feb , 10am CBD and City South

Or…

Saturday 15 Feb, 3pm Family Tour (quiet streets & off road paths)

www.thesqueakywheel.com.au/?p=3008

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Treadlie Bike Hub — Saturday 15th February
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10AM — Birrarung Marr
Nestled within the Sustainable Living Festival ‘Big Weekend’, the Treadlie Bike Hub will feature everything you need to fuel a life on two wheels.

Up to 30 stallholders, hand selected from bike distributors, retailers, craftspeople, wholesalers, collectors and enthusiasts will be there with bikes, accessories, fashion, experiences and more.  The Treadlie Bike Hub features something for every kind of rider so check out the growing list of stallholders.

Situated opposite the ArtPlay building on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River, we are very handy to the SLF food and bar are making the Treadlie Bike Hub the perfect place to arrange to meet up with some friends and hang out while enjoying the bikey vibes.
treadlie.com.au/treadlie-bike-hub-2014/

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Full Moon Ride – Western Misadventure revisited — Saturday 15th February
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7:30PM — St.  Albans Station (Sunbury line)
Catch the 6:59 Sunbury train from Flinders St – look for us in the last carriage.

An exploration of broken links and unpolished gems on the west side of the Maribyrnong pioneered by legendary ‘bikefunnist’.  We’ll take in Jones and Kororoit Creeks, the Federation Trail, and the streets of Yarraville, with just a hint of cave clan chucked in.  Ride ends at Newport Station in time to catch a train home (11:29 & 59pm).

Be warned, this ride may feature about 3km over a bumpy crappy unsealed track that won’t be exactly pleasant: decent lights/fresh batteries recommended; skinny tires not recommended.  (There is an easy bypass to the dirt section if required)

Bring drinks & nibbles to share as there will not be an opportunity to shop beforehand.

Contact 0417145375 if you’re lost or running late.
www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/505840

 

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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 855amhttp://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.