Detailed List

Visitors please book your spot on a ride by contacting us at rides@mbtc.org.au

April 25, 2018
  • Gembrook and Kirth Kiln on Anzac Day - 73 kms

    April 25, 2018

    https://ridewithgps.com/events/49452-gembrook-and-kirth-kiln-on-anzac-day-73-

    A more challenging ride from Belgrave to Lilydale via Emerald, Gembrook, Kurth Kiln and the Warburton Trail. Train-based using the Met at the start and finish. We will do morning tea at Emerald, lunch stop at the lovely Kurth Kiln picnic area, and return via Woori Yallock and the Warburton railtrail. Kurth Kiln has a war-time link as the kilns and forest that supplied charcoal for the gas-producers used for motor vehicles during the fuel restrictions of World War II.

    This is a ride that demands a higher level of riding ability in the hills, comfort with a variety of gravel roads, and the ability to carry some food for lunch and basic tools for the bike.

    The ride distance is 75kms, and we will be aiming to maintain an average speed of 15-18kmh. The hilliest part of the ride is in the morning; the afternoon is more open with easier grades. The traffic levels generally will be low-moderate, with the quiet Beenak Road being a highlight.

    Bring tools, spare tube, pump, money, phone, MYKI, bike lock, wet weather gear if raining.

    Meeting place will be in Belgrave. The 8.06am train from Flinders Street will get you out to Belgrave at 9.32am. We will meet this train.

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  • Bayside ANZAC Day Dawn Service and Breakfast

    April 25, 2018

    https://ridewithgps.com/events/53347-bayside-anzac-day-dawn-service-and-break

    ANZAC Day Dawn Service
    Wednesday 25 April @ 5.30AM
    Assemble at Hampton RSL at 5.15 for 5.30am service | 25 Holyrood Street | Hampton

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April 28, 2018
  • Amore, Amore, That's Amore. Destination Croissants & Cheesery! (Social Ride)

    April 28, 2018  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    https://ridewithgps.com/events/52941-amore-amore-that-s-amore-destination-cro

    Ride Leader- Vera

    Meet at Fed Square and from there we'll ride along the river through Birrarung Marr to the MCG and then along some back streets in Fitzroy for our first stop at Lunes Croissants for coffee and some yummy, you guessed it- Croissants!

    From here we'll head north through Edinburgh Gardens and onto the Capital City Trail to the Merri Creek Trail, riding this path to the Ring Road Trail where we'll stop for lunch at 'That's Amore Cheese' in Thomastown.

    Next we ride to Alphington along the Darebin Creek Trail for an optional afternoon tea stop, then we continue to Rushall Station and for those that are keen we can go all the way to Southern Cross Station via the zoo and Moonee Ponds Ck Trail.

    We will regroup regularly and the pace will be set by the slowest riders.

    Bikes to be in good working order.

    Remember the bits:
    MYKI card, cash, basic tools, tube, rain gear, water, snacks, etc.

    Distance options:
    Thomastown Station- 27Kms
    Rushall Station- 49Kms
    Flemington Bridge Station- 54Kms
    Southern Cross Station- 60Kms

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  • Yarraville - Geelong (100kms, +457v/m)

    April 28, 2018  9:15 am - 6:00 pm

    https://ridewithgps.com/events/52539-yarraville-geelong-100kms-457v-m

    Ride Leader- Yarra

    We'll ride 25kms along the Federation Trail & Skeleton Creek Trail to our coffee stop at Tarneit shopping centre before riding another 53kms to our lunch stop in Lara where we have several food options. After lunch we'll ride 22kms along the Hovell Creek Trail, coastal paths, and some back streets into Geelong. This ride is a combo of sealed roads, unsealed roads, and bike paths.

    We will keep up a reasonable pace of approx. 20kph but won't leave anyone behind.

    Bikes to be in good working order, any type of bike with tyres suitable for unsealed surfaces will be ok.

    You must have a spare tube and a puncture kit.

    It's your responsibility to check the temperature for the day and carry the appropriate amount of water, remember that too much is better than not enough.

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May 3, 2018
  • Cycology, Dinner and Drinks (Club social night)

    May 3, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    https://ridewithgps.com/events/52929-cycology-dinner-and-drinks-club-social-n

    Event Host- Walter

    Our social nights are held on the first and third Thursdays of every month at various public venues in or around the CBD, so come along and join us.

    Have a meal and a drink

    Meet like minded people

    Get new ideas for riding/touring

    Share your cycling stories and experiences

    Learn new tricks on setting up your bike for touring

    Get to know each other

    Newbies and experienced riders all welcome

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May 5, 2018
  • Tallangatta Double- Lake Hume Loop 76Kms(+720v/m) & Mt. Granya Loop 60Kms(+802v/m)

    May 5, 2018  9:00 am - May 6, 2018  4:00 pm

    https://ridewithgps.com/events/50567-tallangatta-double-lake-hume-loop-76kms-

    Ride Leader- Yarra

    Meet at Tallangatta on Friday night or Saturday morning.

    This is an accommodated overnighter with separate day rides on Saturday & Sunday.

    Day 1
    The Saturday ride will be the Lake Hume Loop starting at 9am. Bring some snacks for the morning stop, lunch will be at Bellbridge (43Kms)where the general store has a good variety of cooked food. After lunch we will ride back to our accomodation in Tallangatta and go for a pub meal.

    0 - 9Kms Unsealed rail trail
    9 - 18Kms Sealed road
    18 - 25Kms Unsealed road
    25 - 53Kms Sealed road
    53 - 76Kms Unsealed rail trail

    Day 2
    The Sunday ride will be the Mt Granya Loop starting at 9am. We can drive to Old Tallangatta where the ride starts or we can ride there but this will add an extra 8Kms each way. Bring some snacks for the morning stop. Our lunch stop will be at the Granya Hotel (35Kms) where we can get a counter meal as long as we arrive between 12pm & 2pm, outside of these hours they will still provide sandwiches, rolls, etc. After lunch we will complete the loop back to our cars and decide what to do for dinner.

    0 - 9Kms Sealed road
    9 - 20Kms Unsealed road
    20 - 52Kms Sealed road
    52 - 60Kms Unsealed rail trail

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May 6, 2018
  • Red Hill, Merricks & Coolart Loop

    May 6, 2018

    https://ridewithgps.com/events/53330-red-hill-merricks-coolart-loop

    Ride Leader- Pete S

    Visit some of the iconic attractions of the eastern Mornington Peninsula - Gordon Studio Glassblowers, Red Hill Brewery, Merricks Store, and Coolart Homestead. Lunch can be had at either Red Hill Brewery or the Merricks General Store, depending on interest and riding time.

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May 12, 2018
  • French Island Weekend

    May 12, 2018 - May 13, 2018  

    https://ridewithgps.com/events/49456-french-island-weekend

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May 13, 2018
  • Merri Creek and Plenty River Trails

    May 13, 2018  9:30 am - 1:30 pm

    https://ridewithgps.com/events/53380-merri-creek-and-plenty-river-trails

    Ride Lader- Ian C

    Merri Creek and Plenty River Trails (20 or 54km – Low or Medium difficulty). Meet outside the station at 9.30 AM, ride for coffee at CERES Community Park then out to the Western Ring Road. Lunch break at University Hill, Bundoora. Onto Greensborough, down the Plenty River to join up with the Main Yarra Trail and back. Individuals can bail out at Keon Park railway station (20km) to make a shorter ride.

    Almost no riding on roads.

    Recommend bring tools, spare tyre tube, money, phone, MYKI, bike lock, wet weather gear if raining. Check your app on the day for any changes.

    Etiquette: Social pace. We wait for each other to regroup at key navigational points. No one is left behind with a puncture.

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May 17, 2018
  • Cycology, Dinner and Drinks (Club social night)

    May 17, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    https://ridewithgps.com/events/52932-cycology-dinner-and-drinks-club-social-n

    Event Host- Yarra

    Our social nights are held on the first and third Thursdays of every month at various public venues in or around the CBD, so come along and join us.

    Have a meal and a drink

    Meet like minded people

    Get new ideas for riding/touring

    Share your cycling stories and experiences

    Learn new tricks on setting up your bike for touring

    Get to know each other

    Newbies and experienced riders all welcome

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May 19, 2018
  • Mansfield-(Rail Trail)-Tallarook 147Kms

    May 19, 2018  8:00 am - May 20, 2018  4:00 pm

    https://ridewithgps.com/events/46833-mansfield-rail-trail-tallarook-147kms

    RIDE LEADER- Yarra

    Day 1 (75Kms)
    For the first part of the day we will meet at Tallarook and from there we will be transported to Mansfield which is approx. a two hour drive away.

    From Mansfield we will ride a 38km stretch before stopping for lunch at the Merton BP/General Store, they have sandwiches, burgers, etc. From Merton we continue to ride for 24Kms to Cathkin where we turn off the main trail and ride another 13Kms to Alexandra where we will stay overnight.

    Day 2 (72Kms)
    After a chunky breakfast we ride 13Kms back to the main trail, then 23Kms to Yea where we stop for lunch. From Yea it's another 36Kms back to Tallarook.

    Cost of transport from Tallarook to Mansfield is at a flat rate of $295 whether it's for one person or the maximum of ten people, so if we aim for ten riders we'll each pay $30.57 including PayPal fees. If we fall short of ten people we will need to make up the difference in cost on the day.

    I'll look into the the accomodation at a later date.

    Please ensure that your bike is well maintained and in good condition and I'll check that everyone is carrying two spare tubes, or one spare tube plus a puncture kit, as well as a pump and basic tools.

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