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MBTC now has a Meetup page – More Bakeries Than Cycling. We are listing a few rides each month that are most suitable for introductions to the club for new members. These are rides from the club program that we would like existing members to consider supporting as well, so that we can present our club story to those who choose to join us in our travels. People who come on rides from Meetup are riding as club visitors, not as members. It is also crucial for members to join Meetup and spread the news of MBTC about – go to and click the red sign up link.

Once registered with Meetup (free of charge) you can then go to the club page and become a ‘member’ (a Meetup page member, not new club member). The club page is:

More Bakeries Than Cycling

Melbourne, AU
1,070 Members

This is the Meetup page for Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club (but we do like bakeries). Cycling is a truly remarkable activity; a deceptively simple thing to do. The satisfactio…

Next Meetup

Weekend on the Grand Ridge Road

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018, 9:00 AM
5 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

Members who have joined the club Meetup page can be listed as Event Organisers to co-ordinate their rides.

Currently the club page has over 550 members, all of whom will receive notification of club rides listed on Meetup, which is certainly great publicity for the club.

Sunday May 24th Redbeard Bakery ride: 70 to 80 km, hard.

The ride will start from Kyneton and head to Trentham for lunch at the Redbeard bakery. The route will follow quiet, mostly unsealed, roads. After lunch, the ride will continue to Woodend, probably through the Wombat State forest; given that the route via the main road isn’t far, and there will be a lot of time. Mathew ran this ride last year, and it turned out to be a very pleasant route with little traffic.