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CYCLING GEELONG

Welcome to the home of Cycling Geelong, a recreational cycling club established for cyclists of all abilities from beginners to experienced.

Our mission is for supportive, cooperative companionship and enjoyment of the Geelong region’s great cycling assets.

Read a message from our President here.

TRY CYCLING – EVERYONE WELCOME

Easy social ride – Every Saturday morning at 9, starting from the Balyang Sanctuary car park (Marnock Road, Newtown).

Just turn up with your helmet and bike. Suitable for all ages.  Cycling Geelong welcomes cyclists with electric bikes to the club, events and rides.

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RIDE CALENDAR

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Happy safe riding – Cycling Geelong

Special events:

ON YA BIKE! – bike rides series for October

On Ya Bike! ride to Lara, using the new path between Rippleside and St Helen’s.

Every Wednesday in October, Cycling Geelong runs rides for the Seniors Festival sponsored by City of Greater Geelong.  The 2018 series had five rides – a Barwon River circuit and rides to Lara, Drysdale via Bellarine Rail Trail, Collendina and Avalon Airport.  There were over 100 participants over the series, with cyclists notching up around 3800 km in total.

CYCLE TOURING

As well as rides in the Geelong region, there are day trips out of time, to destinations like Melbourne bike paths and rail trails like Skipton- Ballarat and Lilydale-Warburton.  There are also multi-day tours.  In 2018 these included a goldfields tour to St Arnaud on Grandfinal weekend and the Warrnambool-Port Fairy rail trail on the Melbourne Cup weekend.

SOCIAL EVENTS AND CLUB MEETINGS

Cycling Geelong holds bi-monthly dinner meetings, and occasional other functions.  The Annual General Meeting is held in July each year.

The next dinner will be on Tuesday, November 20th, at the Fyansford Hotel – dinner from 6pm.

Dinner bookings to Stephanie.

Thanks to Stephanie and Geoff who continue to do a sterling job of organising our club social evenings.

 

CYCLING GEELONG is a proud partner of CYCLING WITHOUT AGE GEELONG

Cycling Without Age is a world-wide organisation bringing the pleasures of cycling to the aged, infirm, and those who, for any reason, cannot enjoy the experience of cycling without support.

Guide dogs can also enjoy the ride

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  1. mapmyride.com is fantastic. I found it via one of your links – “Bike the Bay”.
    Always wondered what the distance is from Marshall Station to Lara Station via bike. Thankyou.

  2. So far there has only been 4 interested in the Maryborough ride.No comments as to the best month for them. Or would they like to ride the old Beechy Rail Trail From Colac & car shuttle to Beechforest,again the best time is late spring

    • So far there is about 14 interested in the Maryborough Rides. It will be on the 3rd-4th of October & leaving Friday evening.We will be staying at the Laanecoorie Lakeside Park ,
      http://www.laanecoorie.com.au Where I have booked the 4 bedroom house & a Delux Ensuite Cabin & 2 Powered van sites. They have one of the best camp Kitchens that I have seen & we may take advantage of it .I should call the Rides Cycle Central Goldfields. Day one Shuttle to Tarnagulla then bike tour around this old gold mining town,then bikes back on the trailer & go to Moliagul. We will bike around on 4 -5 KS of dirt Roads The home of the Welcome Stranger nugget & the Berth place of Dr Flynn the founder of the Flying Doctor service.Then we will bike it to Dunolly for lunch & a ride around this old gold mining town,we will have lunch here I have spoke to them at the Bakery, if we are a bit late they will hold it open for us I am to ring. After this we will ride to Bealiba its about here where my mothers parents had 640 acres during the 2nd war I used to visit as a 4-5 year old but I can’t find the exact spot.Tour around this old town,then bikes back on the trailer & head for Laanecoorie to freshen up. I am still working on day 2 I know but I want to drive it first. I will be showing some pictures & a talk at the AGM.
      Good riding Allan Marshall

  3. Staying in Portarlington 16/5 – 24/5/15. Trying to contact the Port Pedallers for a ride in the area. We are touring cyclists 25 – 27kph, any distance. Would like to join with fellow cyclists. Thanks in anticipation.

  4. Jim Day remembrance day.
    Sorry I am unable to join the ride today Sunday 15 November 2015.
    Jim was the person who introduced me to the club many years ago. He also came to my assistance when I was exhausted and dehydrated while on a club ride. I have fond memories of Jim. It is heartening to recognise him annually.
    Tina

  5. Just a warning riding this afternoon bellarine rain train near wilsons rd altercation with 3 youths of bike on the ground kicked to head and face, gold necklace stolen, thanks to passers by who came to help and chased them off. Im 68 they were 16-17. I thought moving to Geelong from Tas was a good move not any more.

    • Kim
      Have you reported this to the police? I hope so. I’ll pass it on to our club members and circulate to the wider cycling community. I hope you’re not too injured, though I’m sure you’re very shaken up by this.

    • That’s really terrible Kim. Last time I rode through there, a woman who was walking asked if I could walk with her to the next street as she’d been hassled and wanted to get off the trail.

      I hope you are mending well and not too sore for too long.

    • Hi Margaret. It’s a slow social ride – probably around 16kph – be as slow as the slowest rider, with at least three stops to regroup along the way. Coffee and chat is also a part of this laid back event. We’d love to see you if this is the sort of riding you’d like to do.

  6. Dear Geelong Cycyling Club,

    Could you please advise if your publciaiton newsletter ‘Flashing pedals’ is still produced as last issue available on your site is the Aug 2016 issues.
    Kind regards,
    Kim Graham

  7. I’d love to come to your Saturdsy ride. Have they startedfor the year and what time do you generally finish?
    Cheers Izzy

    • Hi Izzy
      We’re usually finished at around 11am – or at least at the coffee shop which is only around 1km away. I look forward to meeting you on a Saturday soon. Helen

  8. Hi I’m just wondering if you still do this ride at 9 a.m on saturdays as I am interested in joining you. Thank you

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