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 2019

Date Starting Time/place Ride Description Distance/Grade Leader
21 Wednesday 8am, South Barwon Reserve Wheels on Wednesday (Contact Helen for more details)
22 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium Kevin Clingan
24 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy Leader Needed
25 Sunday 8:30am Drysdale Station GRAVEL RIDE – Drakes Rd, Founds Rd, Old St Leonards Rd. Coffee at St Leonards. Bluff Rd, Manifold Rd, Andersons Rd & back via BRT to Drysdale 35km, medium Dave Simpson
28 Wednesday 8am, South Barwon Reserve Wheels on Wednesday (Contact Helen for more details)
29 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium Dave Simpson
31 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy Rod Charles

SEPTEMBER 2019

Date Starting Time/place Ride Description Distance/Grade Leader
1 Sunday Leader Needed
4 Wednesday 8am, South Barwon Reserve Wheels on Wednesday  (Contact Helen for more details)
5 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium George Belcher
7 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy Michael Lindsay
8 Sunday 10.15am, South Geelong Station Small wheels ride, including Melbourne Brompton Club

Cycle to The Break, to Fyansford Common, and back to South Geelong. Lunch at Little Creatures Brewery.

20km, easy Coralie Jenkin
8 Sunday 8:30am, from Front Beach Cafe, Price St, Torquay GTC joint ride – CG leads

GRAVEL RIDE

Torquay-Anglesea via Surf Coast Path

40km, medium, a few hills! Dave Simpson
11 Wednesday 8am, South Barwon Reserve Wheels on Wednesday (Contact Helen for more details)
12 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium Dave Simpson
14 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy Russell Ison
15 Sunday
18 Wednesday 8am, South Barwon Reserve Wheels on Wednesday (Contact Helen for more details)
19 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium Michael Lindsay
21 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy Kevin Clingan
22 Sunday TBA TBA Leader Needed
25 Wednesday 8am, South Barwon Reserve Wheels on Wednesday (Contact Helen for more details)
26 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium George Belcher
28 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy Rod Charles
29 Sunday TBA TBA Leader Needed

OCTOBER 2019

Date Starting Time/place Ride Description Distance/Grade Leader
2 Wednesday

9:00am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park, Marnock Road, Newtown

On Ya Bike! Week 1 – Historical around the Barwon 20km, easy, all bike paths
3 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium
5 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
6 Sunday
9 Wednesday 9:00am Rippleside Park (near Adventure Playground) On Ya Bike! Week 2 – Geelong Circuit 30km, easy (sealed bike paths and roads)
10 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium Dave Simpson
12 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
13 Sunday GTC joint ride – GTC leads
16 Wednesday 9:00am Bellarine Rail Trail (cnr Breakwater Rd/Carr Street)

near Showgrounds entrance

On Ya Bike! Week 3 – Drysdale via Bellarine Rail Trail 40km, easy/medium Doug Merritt
17 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium Dave Simpson
19 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
20 Sunday TBA TBA
23 Wednesday 8:30am South Barwon Reserve, entrance, Barwon Heads Road On Ya Bike! Week 4 – Torquay 50km, medium (sealed roads)
24 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium
26 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
27 Sunday TBA TBA
30 Wednesday 8:30am, Rippleside Park (near Adventure Playground) On Ya Bike! Week 5 – 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)
31 Thursday 9am Rail Trail, Carr St/Breakwater Rd cnr Drysdale Mid-Week Ride. Coffee at Cafe Zoo 40km, easy/medium

NOVEMBER 2019

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, 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 Dave Simpson
9 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
10 Sunday 9am, Little Creatures, Swanston St GTC joint ride – CG leads

Laneways Explorer Ride

20km, easy Gary & Dave Simpson
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 Dave Simpson
16 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
17 Sunday TBA TBA
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
23 Saturday 9am Balyang Sanctuary Car Park Barwon River Ride 20km, easy
24 Sunday TBA TBA
20 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

27-29 September – 2019 Goldfields Tour – Heathcote Area –

Contact tour organiser, Allan Marshall for more information.  https://cyclinggeelong.com.au/2019/01/04/goldfields-tour-2019-news-flash/

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13 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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  11. Hii folks ,
    Wondering how dc I find out if the ride is canceled!?? In at balyang sanctuary 9 25 am & no one here it’s raining ☔️ Cheers Jo

    • Hi Jo
      Yes. The ride did happen last week. The group left at 9am, so if you didn’t arrive till 9.25 they would have been long gone. Saturday ride is most unlikely to be cancelled – the leader, at least, is likely to be there before 9am even when the weather is awful. Hope to see you one Saturday soon.

      • THaanks for the reply – I’ll have to get there a bit earlier next time !

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