[YarraBUG-list] YarraBUG December News

Yarra Bicycle Users Group enquiries at yarrabug.org
Thu Dec 6 00:11:56 AEDT 2007

Hi all,

In this action-packed edition there's probably something for everyone. 


Chris ;)

- Yarra BUG radio show on 3CR
- Summer rides calendar
- North Side Ladies Bicycle Calendar - Launch Party
- Melbourne Bicycle Film Festival - 5th - 9th December
- Solutions to Climate Change Festival - Saturday December 8th
- CSV Women’s Cycling Development Series - Coffee Crits
- The 77th Melbourne Cup on Wheels

1. Yarra BUG radio show on 3CR
The radio show is all go for 2008! YarraBUG has been accepted as an 
affiliate member of 3CR and our community grant application to cover 
costs for training and administration has been given the thumbs up by 
the City of Yarra.

- We have funds to train six presenters. Even if you don't want to be a 
presenter your ideas for the shows content are most welcome.
- The training is approx 25 hours each and can be tailored to suit time 
requirements (i.e: weekends). During Jan-Feb is quiet at 3CR and 
therefore a good time for people to complete training.
- The show will be weekly, in a half hour slot and hopefully commence in 
March 2008 or when training is completed. At the moment we're 
considering a early evening weekend spot, as weeknights are 3CR language 
- It's up to Yarra BUG to decide the guidelines for presenters and show 
format, at the very least aspiring announcers should be a financial 
member of the BUG, a 3CR subscriber have a interest in cycling issues.
- We can have the option of podcasting the show after six months on air.

That's the very basic details so far, please contact us if you require 
further information about the show's format and are interested in 
participating. And if that's not exciting enough, 3RRR-FM have a new 
bicycle show on 7-8pm, Tuesdays on the summer grid filling in for The 
Architects. Not forgetting, Sooty Park commenced it's third season 
tonight (Thursdays) on Channel 31. So here's your chance to become a 
part of Melbourne thriving bicycle media.

3CR: http://www.3cr.org.au

Sooty Park: http://www.sootypark.com

2. Summer rides calendar
If you're interested in either organising a ride or learning more about 
being a ride leader, please contact us. This request has been asked 
before and as all of us involved with running the BUG are rather busy, 
very busy or extremely busy doing other stuff it would be appreciated if 
people could volunteer to help either beginner rides or training rides. 
Have a existing ride you'd like to invite people along to? Then let us 
know and get the word out. Email: enquiries at yarrabug.org

3. North Side Ladies Bicycle Calendar - Launch Party - This Thursday 6th 
December, 7pm - 11pm
Kick Gallery - 239 High St Northcote. Proceeds to The Victorian Cancer 
Council - Breast Cancer Appeal. From Jay: After Years of speculation, 
trials and tribulation, I'm proud to announce that the 2008 Northside 
Ladies Bicycle Calendar is finally a reality! Featuring 12 wonderful 
pieces of photography that serve to capture and combine all that is a 
lady, her bicycle and our little Metropolis just north of the Yarra. 
Calendar is being launched is part of the Fresh Prints III, T-shirt and 
Printed paraphernalia exhibition at the wonderful Kick Gallery, 
Northcote. Very Limited Release, Printed on Heavy Weight Gloss A3 - $20 
Each. Copies available at launch or to have copy delivered by post 
please email: jcsyrup at gmail.com

4. Melbourne Bicycle Film Festival - 5th - 9th December
 From Pip: Tickets for the first ever Melbourne edition of the Bicycle 
Film Festival are now on sale! The festival runs from December 5th - 9th 
and features films, art shows, street parties and more! Finally the 
cyclists of Melbourne will have a chance to see the best cycling-related 
short and feature length films the world has to offer in the glorious 
surroundings of the Capitol Theatre.

We have a number of festival passes to give away and would like to offer 
the members of your group the opportunity to win one. Festival passes 
are valued at $60 and grant the bearer free entry to any of the 
screening sessions at the RMIT Capitol Theatre plus free entry to our 
opening night party - Bikes Rock! To win, all they have to do is email 
info at ambiguoushorse.com with the name of one of films in the Melbourne 
screening program*.

Program details at: http://bicyclefilmfestival.com/2007_site/melbourne/

(*How easy is that!)

5. Solutions to Climate Change Festival - Saturday December 8th
YarraBUG will be at the Solutions to Climate Change Festival on this 
Saturday 8th December, Darling Gardens, Clifton Hill from 1 to 5pm. 
We'll be sharing a stall with our friends from Human Powered Cycles and 
Bike Fix of Carlton Gardens fame. Come along and enjoy a great day out 
in the park and meet the locals.

 From FoE: Friends of the Earth Melbourne, in collaboration with the 
City of Yarra, presents the annual Solutions to Climate Change community 
festival. Learn and share practical knowledge about low impact 
lifestyles, renewable energy, and simple D.I.Y solutions to climate 
change. The afternoon will involve talks by climate change specialists, 
amazing workshops (for big and small), stalls, FoE's foodie delights, 
and some fine rhythms! Inspiration to Change is the festival theme, and 
the event is therefore focused on inspiring people to implement 
solutions to climate change and improve the health of the planet.

Program: http://www.melbourne.foe.org.au/pdfs/FOE_Infosheet_web.pdf


6. CSV Women’s Cycling Development Series - Coffee Crits
Been thinking of racing criteriums but just never quite got there? You 
want to try, but think you need to improve your racing skills & 
knowledge first? CSV’s Women’s Committee, in conjunction with metro 
cycling clubs, bring to you a Women's Criterium Series with a twist! 
Aimed at female cyclists with little or no experience in criterium 
racing, the series will provide all participants a chance to ride great 
criterium circuits in a relaxed and comfortable environment, and learn 
great skills and techniques along the way!

A mentor will ride along side participants during the event, offering 
great coaching tips and techniques throughout. There will be no places, 
prizes or rankings awarded, so it will be safe and enjoyable for all 
involved. And after the event, a chat and event debrief will be 
conducted over a nice cup of coffee!

Contact CSV for more information on the series & to register for the 
series first event. Plus keep an eye out on the CSV website for 
information for the announcement of more series dates in the new year. 
Events will be hosted by St Kilda CC, Carnegie-Caulfield CC & Footscray 
CC & the series’ first event is... 7.30am, Sunday 16 December, White 
Street, Port Melbourne. (Melways Ref 2E F11). Free Entry PLUS a free 
coffee!!! Intro session 7.30am. Event (20mins + 3 laps) 8am. Open to 
current female CA licence holders: Open, Club, RIDE IT & 3 RIDE or Day 
permit. For more information on the series please contact Amy McCann on 
03 8480 3000 or email: amy.mccann at cycling.org.au.

More at Cycle Sport Victoria: http://www.vic.cycling.org.au

7. The 77th Melbourne Cup on Wheels - 19th December
The Melbourne Cup on Wheels is always a fantastic nights entertainment 
at Vodafone and this year it is part of the Revolution Series. From 
Vodafone Arena: Be part of the action with World and Olympic Champions 
in an action-packed night of finals racing. The Revolution concept has 
transformed track cycling in the UK and is now set to do the same right 
here in Melbourne. It is all about entertainment, atmosphere and 
top-level racing.

Melbourne Cup on Wheels: 

Cycling Revolution: http://www.cyclingrevolution.com.au


Yarra Bicycle Users Group
PO Box 253
Clifton Hill VIC 3068
Abbotsford, Alphington, Burnley, Carlton North,
Clifton Hill, Cremorne, Collingwood, Fairfield,
Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Princes Hill, Richmond

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