What we're about

MELBOURNE CYCLING is a meetup cycling group that organise bike rides several times a week around Melbourne and beyond. There are events along metropolitan roads as well as bike paths and we travel even further out of town for country road-rides, rail trails and weekends away.

Scroll our Past Meetups (http://www.meetup.com/melbournecycling/events/past/?scroll=true) page for an insight into what we've been doing lately or browse the Calendar (http://www.meetup.com/melbournecycling/events/)for past and future events. New rides are announced to members by email so they can RSVP a "Yes" to reserve a place. (You'll only need to RSVP a "No" if changing your mind later)

Rides vary in speed, fitness level and distance so there will be something for most and ride speeds will usually be posted on each ride description where applicable. Beginners / novices will find the slower and shorter rides more suitable and more advanced riders can find longer and hilly rides to go harder / longer / faster, etc. Between all our ride leaders (Event Hosts) there are usually enough rides posted for each weekend to suit everyone.

[If you are joining, please answer all five questions, do upload a recognisable profile picture of yourself and add a short introduction to your profile, too. It helps the leaders a lot.]

You'll find us here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/melbcycling...

There is a small $5 annual voluntary subscription to help defray costs of Meetup web page every six months and other expenses. This covers: Maintenance of Meetup web site each 6 months and other expenses in the year.

Payment is accepted using: Cash or bank transfer- You can pay Neil on a ride or into BSB 814282 Acc 50572735 direct to Neil Griffiths. Reference your name please or I won't know who sent the donation.

FastPay, if your bank has that feature, is also available to PayID 0419560409 (Neil's phone number) and will transfer into our Special Account.

If you direct deposit then let Neil know by a message, please.

So you are most welcome to join in with like minded folk and enjoy your passion of cycling with us.

Upcoming events (5)

A week long ride (supported). Follow the longest river in Victoria

JAMISON RIVER RUN 2019 CAR SUPPORTED BIKE RIDE DATES LEAVE MELB SUNDAY 24/3/19 RETURN MELB 31/3/19 Next year (2019) we will run the week long ride and roughly follow the longest Victorian river, the Goulburn. it starts up on the great dividing range near a Hamlet called Matlock. we start at Matlock and go through places like Woods Point, Jamison, Eildon, Alexandra, Seymour, Shepparton, Nathalia and finish at the river port of Echuca at the Murray. To confirm a place a deposit of$100 per rider must be paid into bsb[masked] acc[masked] (and yes Irene a new account). This window of opportunity will last 1 week before the invitation is spread wider. As usual we can cater for 12 bikes and the 3 drivers have said they will be happy to do it again, we have 5 places vacant Cancellation policy A full refund will be returned if cancelled 8 weeks prior to the ride start date, after that date you can have a refund if you supply another rider to take your place Cost $300 to $500 steve[masked]

NARRE TO CITY Intermediates 56km

Narre Warren

Weather forecast for Tuesday is looking good, so come join me on this mostly flat and easy ride. Moderate pace only on bike paths and quiet backstreets, nearly all sealed and very little climbing. Coffee/lunch stops we'll decide on the day. See the route here- https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29533931 GETTING THERE: Metro train leaves Southern Cross 8:20 arriving at Narre Warren 9:19 with a short ride to the start. If driving there's plenty of parking next to the starting point. TYPE OF BIKE: Any bike in good condition will be ok. Please check your bike beforehand. SPEED/FITNESS LEVEL: About 20-25kph. A comfortable ride for intermediates, we won't be leaving anyone behind (unless I don't like them) CONTACT: John Cafarella[masked]. If you find you can't make it on the day please ring or text me (ie not via Meetup) DISCLAIMER: Melbourne Cycling is a social riding group and not an incorporated company or cycling club. Participants of activities organised by Melbourne Cycling participate at their own risk. The participant acknowledges and accepts that the Organisers within the MeetUp Group Melbourne Cycling do not hold any professional qualifications relevant to the organised activities. By participating in such activities the participant indemnifies the MeetUp Group Melbourne Cycling and its ride organisers from any liability for any loss or accidents incurred during such activities. It is the participant's responsibility to adhere to all applicable road rules and cycle in a responsible and safe manner. Participants are encouraged to take out Bicycle Network membership or equivalent levels of insurance that covers third party and personal injuries.

Tour d'Altona - Thursday evening ride

Melbourne Exhibition Centre (Jeff's Shed)

* Thursday forecast is 26°C with northwesterly winds * * Our twentieth Altona weekly evening ride for the 2018/19 season with one more after this. RIDE: An after-work evening ride on bike paths to Williamstown and Altona. Some cycling on the road is likely coming back. Headwinds are the usual experience on this 50 km ride making it unsuitable for many beginners. We meet in South Wharf at Jeff's Shed on Clarendon St to ride via Docklands to Williamstown for a short break and then continue on the coastal path to the seaside suburb of Altona for a quick bite (usually a picnic in the park) before returning to town by 9:30pm. BIKE: Any mechanically sound bicycle. Check it and your tyres before coming. LIGHTS: Very good lights that illuminate the path are essential. We aim to get back by 9:30 when it will be very dark. Perhaps bring a spare headlight. SPEED: 20-25 kmh on paths where appropriate. We'll go faster on a few roads but it's mostly on paths. DISTANCE: 50 km for the round trip or you can catch the train back from Altona or Williamstown MAP: Click here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6954193 *Actual route may vary on the day BRING: Water, cash for food, Myki, tube, tools, bike lights, jacket, your phone with my number. Did I mention lights? You will need excellent bike lights that light the ground. Don't forget to recharge them, too. LIGHTS: Very good lights that illuminate the path are essential. CONTACT: Neil Griffiths,[masked] *Photos: Docklands at traffic lights (Mar'19) Ship on the Yarra River heading to the bay (Mar '19) Bay Trail West (Mar '19) Returning under lights (Mar '19) LIGHTS: Very good lights that illuminate the path are essential. (At the risk of repeating myself, you need to bring very good lights) *Photos: "All riders are riding at their own risk and Melbourne Cycling does not take any responsibility for any injuries or accidents you may have on any of our rides"

Japan cycling trip - 20 - 30 May'19

Kansai International Airport


Detailed info here -> https://goo.gl/iMLuiL This is a 10 day cycling trip to Japan, visiting the following destinations • Osaka • Kyoto • Kobe • Nara • Shimanami Kaido Bikeway • Etajima Island • Miyajima • Hiroshima The trip is focused on seeing the country of Japan and experiencing the local culture and cuisines by bike. Japan is an island country and is hilly, thus we will clock up approx 417km in distance with 5732m vertical meters over 7 riding days (4 hard days; 3 easy days). Once your registration form and deposit are received, you will be moved from the "Waitlist" to "Going". For more information, refer to this document - https://goo.gl/iMLuiL

Past events (1,884)

Tour de Newport (Short social ride to Newport and Willy)

Melbourne Exhibition Centre (Jeff's Shed)

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