Ride Calendar

NOTE:  Prospective riders for Cycling Geelong rides (other than the Saturday River circuit) should contact the ride leader the day before the ride.  Ride leader details are in the Members Area of the website.  Non-members who wish to ride should make contact through Dave Simpson, the ride coordinator. (This ensures the ride leader knows how many riders are attending, and can let riders know if there are changes in the ride.)

Saturday River Ride – map for starting place – every Saturday 9am

Non-Cycling Geelong rides in dark red.  

AUGUST

Date Starting Time/place Ride Description Distance/Grade Leader
17 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium Kevin Clingan
19 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park  Barwon River Ride 20km, easy Rod Charles
20 Sunday 9am, Grovedale Community Garden, 45-47 Heyers Road, Grovedale Garden Delights Trail Ride

See here for details:

https://cyclinggeelong.com.au/2017/08/01/garden-delights-enjoy-the-gardens-of-grovedale-and-highton-from-the-saddle-of-your-bike/

20km, easy Rosemary and Joy
23 Wednesday 8am South Barwon Reserve Wheels on Wednesday   (Contact Helen for more details)
24 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium Leader needed
26 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy Laura Millman
27 Sunday 9am Austin Park, cnr Bellarine & Corio Streets, Geelong
Lara via Ted Wilson Trail, Bluestone Bridge Rd,  Tower Hill Rd, Houston Rd, Bacchus Marsh Rd, and Patullous Road to Miller’s cafe. Return via Hovells Creek and Bay Trail http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/1668357008/

Watch this space for the longer version of this ride (leader required)

  Fiona Kerstan
30 Wednesday 8am, Rippleside Park Wheels on Wednesday   (Contact Helen for more details)
31 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium Doug Merritt

SEPTEMBER

Date Starting Time/place Ride Description Distance/Grade Leader
2 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy Barbara Van der Burg
3 Sunday 8:30am, Drysdale Station Queenscliff via Bellarine Rail Trail. — Gravel ride, not suitable for road bikes, sorry! Alternative ride via Bellarine Hwy possible, with a meet at Queenscliff Marina for coffee. Details TBA 40km, medium Dave Simpson
6 Wednesday 8am South Barwon Reserve Wheels on Wednesday   (Contact Helen for more details)
7 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium George Belcher
9 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy Michael Lindsay
10 Sunday 8:30am Park n Ride carpark, Herne Pde, Eastern Beach GTC joint ride – Cycling Geelong leads

Portarlington and return via St Leonards and Wallington. Coffee at Jack Rabbit winery, 85 McAdams Lane, Bellarine

60km medium Dave Simpson
13 Wednesday 8am, Rippleside Park Wheels on Wednesday   (Contact Helen for more details)
14 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium Michael Lindsay
16 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park  Barwon River Ride 20km, easy Rod Charles
17 Sunday Sth Geelong Station at 11.26am
Arrive Footscray Station at 12.25pm
 City Ride to Altona Beach 30km, easy Robert Turnour
20 Wednesday 8am South Barwon Reserve Wheels on Wednesday   (Contact Helen for more details)
21 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium Dave Simpson
23 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy Geoff Blyth
24 Sunday 10:08am Little River station. (take 9:36am train from Waurn Ponds, check train timetable for other station times) Little River to Rippleside via Lara and Hovells Creek trail 30km, medium Geoff Andrews
27 Wednesday 8am, Rippleside Park Wheels on Wednesday   (Contact Helen for more details)
28 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium George Belcher
29 Friday TBA Maryborough weekend:  Grand Final Long Weekend. Friday – Sunday September 29 – October 1st.

Allan Marshall is an expert on the central goldfields area where he grew up.  This weekend tour will be based in Maryborough with day expeditions with support vehicle and bike trailer.  The rides include short and longer rides.  Consider coming along for a weekend’s cycling with your friends.  Partners welcome (there are lots of non-cycling activities available).

Various Allan Marshall
30 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy

OCTOBER

Date Starting Time/place Ride Description Distance/Grade Leader
1 Sunday 8:30am  TBA TBA   Karen A
4 Wednesday 9:00amBalyang Sanctuary Car Park, Marnock Road, Newtown On Ya Bike! – week 1

History around the Barwon River

20km, 

Easy (all bike paths)

Rod Charles – Geelong’s cycling historian
5 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium Geoff Blyth
7 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
8 Sunday   GTC joint ride – GTC leads  
11 Wednesday 9:00am Rail Trail near Showgrounds entrance, Carr Street/Breakwater Road, South Geelong On Ya Bike! – week 2

Drysdale via Bellarine Rail Trail. Coffee at Cafe Zoo.

36km,

Easy (mainly sealed bike paths)

Dave Simpson
12 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium
14 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park  Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
15 Sunday
18 Wednesday 9:00amSouth Barwon Reserve On Ya Bike! – week 3

Torquay.  Route TBA

55km,

Easy/medium. On road.

Paul Hart
19 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium
21 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
22 Sunday      
25 Wednesday 8:30am, Rippleside Park (near Adventure Playground) On Ya Bike! – week 4

Allan’s Mystery Ride.

Riders need to be able to maintain an average of around 20kph for this ride

60-80km,

Medium/hard (sealed roads)

Allan Marshall
26 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium
28 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
29 Sunday

NOVEMBER

Date Starting Time/place Ride Description Distance/Grade Leader
1 Wednesday 8am South Barwon Reserve Wheels on Wednesday   (Contact Helen for more details)
2 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium Kevin Clingan
4 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
5 Sunday  8am – Geelong for Colac c.a. 9.15am
To be confirmed
Red Rock Ride- Colac/Beeac, Lake Corangamite, Cororooke (lunch at Cafe Rooke), Colac

Short ride http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/1692866447/

Long Ride http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/1692863657/

 70km – medium/hard,
46km – medium
Allan Marshall
8 Wednesday 8am, Rippleside Park Wheels on Wednesday   (Contact Helen for more details)
9 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium
11 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park  Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
12 Sunday GTC joint ride – Cycling Geelong leads
15 Wednesday 8am South Barwon Reserve Wheels on Wednesday   (Contact Helen for more details)
16 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium
18 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
19 Sunday
22 Wednesday 8am, Rippleside Park Wheels on Wednesday   (Contact Helen for more details)
23 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium
25 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
26 Sunday
29 Wednesday 8am South Barwon Reserve Wheels on Wednesday  (Contact Helen for more details)
30 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium

DECEMBER

Date Starting Time/place Ride Description Distance/Grade Leader
2 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
3 Sunday      
6 Wednesday 8am, Rippleside Park Wheels on Wednesday   (Contact Helen for more details)
7 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium
9 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
10 Sunday   GTC joint ride – GTC leads  
13 Wednesday 8am South Barwon Reserve Wheels on Wednesday   (Contact Helen for more details)
14 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium
16 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
17 Sunday    
20 Wednesday 8am, Rippleside Park Wheels on Wednesday   (Contact Helen for more details)
21 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium
23 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park  Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
24 Sunday  Christmas Eve
27 Wednesday 8am South Barwon Reserve Wheels on Wednesday   (Contact Helen for more details)
28 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium
30 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
31 Sunday
 New Year’s Eve  

8 thoughts on “Ride Calendar

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  2. Helen & Karen I have accepted the 1st of November for the Red Rock ride & I have sent in the information about the ride I will try to give it a plug with Helen on Sat at the Puls

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  6. Helen I am thinking about running a Rail trail ride on the 19th of November. I have in mind the Old Beachy starting from Beachforest down to Colac. Then shuttle the bikes to Forest & take the old trail from there to Birregura then home
    .I would like to see how many are interested in this ride I plane to put 35 mil tyres on my flat bar bike for this ride,this means it isn’t fit for Road bikes,we would need a driver for every 4 riders & to tow the trailer. We would have to leave early in the day so as we can have lunch in Gellibrand or Colac. Interested members can ring me on 0418992672 or E/mail me amarshal@ncable.net.au.

  7. I have given the incorrect date as I plan to do the Rail Trail ride on the 20th of November if there is enough members wanting to go & the trails are dry enough then as you know they have had a lot of rain in the Otway Rangers Allan Marshall

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