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Bikes, Burgers & Beer- Eltham (31kms Easy/Social]
This ride is open to financial MBTC members, and Meetup visitors who have not yet completed three introductory rides. When in Eltham do as the Romans do- Gorge yourself on the good stuff! And in Eltham you go to The Burger Lounge to do that. Their burgers are reputed to be amongst the best in Melbourne, so lets go there and make them prove it, lets hold them up to scrutiny, lets just hold them up- the burgers or your life! And life's pretty dull without burgers. Checkout the menu: http://theburgerlounge.com.au/menu/ We will keep a social pace and regroup regularly. Bikes to be in good working order, any type of bike will be ok. Check out the route at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28158352 ESSENTAIL ITEMS Functioning headlight & tail light Spare tube and a puncture kit MYKI card, ATM card/cash, basic tools, rain gear, food/snacks, etc WATER It's your responsibility to check the temperature and distance for the day and carry an appropriate amount of water. When riding outside suburbia remember that carrying too much water is better than not enough as the distances between water availability may vary greatly from the planned route due to road closures or other unforeseen circumstances. Check your app for any changes two hours before a day ride, or two days before a multi day ride as the ride may be cancelled in the event of extreme weather or other unforeseen circumstances. If you cannot make it to the ride please change your RSVP to 'NO' within a reasonable time. Our club policy is that visitors may participate on three rides before making the decision to join our club for an annual fee of $25. You can join Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club Inc. at http://www.mbtc.org.au/membership/ Benefits include other rides not listed on Meetup, special event meetings, social events, RWGPS club subscription, etc. When I RSVP for this event/activity I acknowledge that the activity of bicycle riding can be dangerous and that I may suffer loss or injury or death and I agree that in consideration of my participation in any event conducted by the MBTC that I will absolve from liability the MBTC, its officers, and any event organiser from all claims, demands, or suits whether for personal injury or property loss suffered whether by negligence or breach of contract or otherwise, save for any right I may have pursuant to the Trade Practices Act 1977 (Commonwealth) as amended. I agree that photos taken of me during MBTC rides or social events may be used for publicity purposes.

Parliament Station

Spring Street, · East Melbourne

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What we're about

Welcome to bicycle touring!

It’s all about what the great Australian outdoors has to offer, the only thing missing is you!

This is the Meetup page for Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club.

There’s nothing quite like the ‘spirit of place’ and freedom you will experience when riding a bicycle on an isolated back road through farmland, along a bush track, over a mountain range, or across a desert. The satisfaction and sense of independence is incomparable.

The Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club has been running recreational rides and tours continuously since 1973. Check out our rides program and see what’s coming up this weekend.

At MBTC we aim to give you a large variety of rides that cater for a broad variety of people, from simple sightseeing metro rides all the way up to multi week expedition touring and everything in between.

Many of our rides are suitable for many different types of bikes as we often ride along bike paths and rail trails.

We run social get together rides that start in the CBD and take us along a beach or river path to have either breakfast, lunch, or dinner at a nice place with some amazing people.

Our most common rides are one day urban or country tours which may start in Melbourne or at a country location. These rides may be either car or train based.

We regularly run overnight tours that will cater for people who prefer to travel light and stay in accommodation, but we also cater for the hard core tourers who prefer to load up their bikes, carry everything out to a great spot in the bush and tell stories around the campfire.

We also run regular social nights at various venues near the CBD, as well as special club meetings throughout the year.

Meetup Riders are not automatically financial MBTC Club Members, but are welcome to take up full club membership by visiting (www.mbtc.org.au/membership).

Our club policy is that visitors may participate on three rides before making the decision to join our club for an annual fee of $25.

Benefits include other club rides and activities not listed on Meetup, member-only rides, weekly club emails, social events, club meetings, Ride With GPS club subscription with premium navigation features & offline maps, etc.

For more information about MBTC please feel free to take a ride through our website http://www.mbtc.org.au and follow us at: https://www.facebook.com/Melbourne-Bicycle-Touring-Club-21311767190/

Everyone is riding at their own risk and the club does not take responsibility for any injuries or accidents you may have on any of our rides.

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