[YarraBUG-list] November bike fun

Nicholas Dow nik at cbdweb.net
Thu Nov 6 12:50:04 AEDT 2008

Bike Fun Melbourne presents...

*** November Bike Fun ***
Check back at http://bikefun.org/calendar.html for latest updates

Melbourne Bicycle Film Festival - call for volunteers
The Melbourne Bicycle Film Festival is looking for volunteers to undertake 
a variety of activities during the 2008 BFF. Roles include Ushering, Box 
Office, Bicycle Valet Parking, Bar work (RSA preferred but not essential), 
Bussing, Merchandise Sales, Front of House.  We are also seeking a small 
number of production specific volunteers that will work on: Venue bump in 
/ bump out, Transportation, Heavy Lifting and set up, Production 
Management.  The Bicycle Film Festival requires minimum 4- hour / maximum 
7 hour shifts, minimum 21-hour commitment.  The BFF can offer volunteers - 
Invitation to VIP and Volunteer closing party on Monday 24 November - 
Melbourne BFF T-shirt designed by Lisa Gorman - Food on every shift - Gift 
from the Bicycle Film Festival - Reference from Ambiguous Horse.
More information: julie at bicyclefilmfestival.com

Melbourne City Bug ride - Sunday 9th of November
10am Nth Melbourne Station, family friendly ride.  Train to Altona and 
ride back along the Bay.  Depending on wind direction, might do it in the 
other direction.  Distance about 25km.  Coffee break at Williamstown, and 
train bail-out here if you need it.  For last minute updates, including 
cancellation due to wind, heat or rain, phone 9329 9757.  Organiser: 

Moreland Bug ride - Sunday 9th of November
1pm.  Join Moreland BUG as we cruise down the Merri Creek trail and Yarra 
to Abbotsford for a tour of the Farren?s collection of vintage bicycles. 
We?ll return by the Merri Creek, or you can catch a train from Collingwood 
Station. This is an easy ride and all are welcome. Distance: 15km  Rating: 
Easy, on bike paths,  Note: 1pm is our DEPARTURE time, please arrive early 
and if you?d like lunch or a coffee at the cafe before hand, allow lots of 
time (lunch can take more than an hour to order, eat and pay for on a 
beautiful Sunday at CERES)! Please do RSVP to ruthpaterson at mail.com 
including your phone number. (We need at least 10 people for the tour. We 
should be able to accommodate everyone, but if numbers are too great, 
we?ll give Moreland residents who register before 2 November first 

Mean Streets 3 - Sunday 16th of November
3pm 447 Collins St, Melbourne, $20 entry.  No brakes allowed!  More 
information: http://www.fixed.org.au

BFF: Art Show Opening @ Don't Come Gallery - Wednesday 19th of November
Design aficionado and committed bicycle nut Brad Haylock will curate local 
and international artworks that explore the rich and expanding 
appreciation of the bicycle in the creative community. 
http://www.dontcome.com.au/  Part of the Melbourne Bicycle Film Festival, 
Exhibition runs 20th to 30th November 

Eighth Annual Bicycle Film Festival Melbourne - 20th to 23rd of November
http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com.au/ or pick up a programme at your 
local bike shop.

BFF: Bikes Rock! - Thursday 20th of November
8pm Hi Fi bar and ballroom, 125 Swanston St, $15 & Booking Fee unless buy 
at door.  Acts include MY DISCO, Mountains In The Sky, Super Wild Horses & 
Town Bikes.  18+ only 

BFF: The Bicycle Underground - Afterparty - Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd of 
8pm?1am - Campbell Arcade, Degraves Subway, 18+ only.  Celebrate 
Melbourne's underground bike scene - underground. Featuring works by Chris 
Pollack, Andy White and Ben Richards, a bar, music and some very good 

BFF: Bicycle Swap Meet - Saturday 22nd of November
9:30a.m. - 3pm, entry by gold coin donation.  Rear of Abbotsford Cycles 27 
Swan St, Richmond (under Richmond station). Presented by the Vintage Cycle 
Club of Vic courtesy of Abbotsford Cycles. A chance to bring, buy, swap, 
sell precious old bicycle junk. All eras welcome, but classic and vintage 
preferred. To register as a seller ($10 fee bkgs essential - limited space 
available). Contact Charlie Farren on 9827 4453 or farren at vicnet.net.au 
for more details.

BFF: Bike Polo Tournament - Saturday 22nd of November
12-5pm, Royal Exhibition Building, Corner Rathdowne & Queensbury Sts.  
Contact Alex on 0425 870 681 or email 
melbourne.bicycle.polo.club at gmail.com for more details. 

BFF: Cycling Safety Clips Launch - Saturday 22nd of November
2:30 - 3:30 (entry with ticket to programme 3), VCA Federation Hall, 
Presented by Cycling Promotion Fund.  Cycling is great for your body and 
mind but with anything enjoyable there are some risks involved. Join us 
for the launch of some great video clips with tips on how to avoid some 
common risks. The launch includes a panel discussion to encourage sharing 
of hints and experiences.  Contact Cycling Promotion Fund 9818 5400 or 
office at cyclingpromotion.com.au for more details.

BFF: Bikes As Transport Awards - Saturday 22nd of November
4pm - 6:30pm then ride to 7:30PM Screening.  Presented by Commuter Cycles 
14 Prentice St, Brunswick.  A fun celebration of bikes as transport. 
Competitions held to decide:
'Pit lane' award for the fastest puncture repair,
'Lindsay Fox' award for the biggest load carrying capacity,
'Connex' award for the most people on a bike (safely),
'Mudguards are hot' award for the sexiest commuter bike,
'Best dressed' award for the least lycra clad and most visible rider.
Entry free on the day. Contact Huw on 9388 1319 or 
huw at commutercycles.com.au for more details.

BFF: B.est F.riends F.orever Street Party - Sunday 23rd of November
12?5pm, Dodds St Southbank, , Presented by Fitzroy Revolution.
Beautiful bikes and their owners from every corner of Melbourne come 
together in an afternoon of bicycle-themed frivolity. Featuring a show and 
shine, bunny hop contest, roller derby and of course the second annual 
bicycle beauty pageant. A bar and DJs for the grown ups, kids and their 
bikes welcome!

Critical Mass - Friday 28th of November
5:30PM - State Library
Last Friday every month.  13th birthday this month!  Come and party!
organiser: you

Geelong full daylight ride - Saturday 13th of December 
Check at http://www.myspace.com/fullmoonbikeridesgeelong for details, yet 
to be announced. Something about ringing a road?


Every Monday
10am on 3CR 855AM Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio

Bike Polo!
Sundays 1pm until around 6pm usually @ the carpark in the Carlton Gardens, 
west of the Exhibition Buildings Bring a bike, beverage and yourself. 
Mallets and ball provided.
Tuesdays now in Hawthorn Rd Northcote, behind the Northcote Social Club 
from 5pm until dark, check at http://www.bikepolo.com.au/ for more 
Melbourne Bicycle Polo Club: melbourne.bicycle.polo.club -at- gmail.com. 
Join the bike polo list on Yahoo Groups: 

Every Friday
6pm sharp Cyclic Bikes, 56 Pin Oak Cres (opposite Newmarket Station)
Ride from Flemington to Mountain Goat Brewery (Richmond). Different route 
each week, faster than your average bikefun ride.


Most rides go at a social pace, run rain or shine, and are free (like the 
streets themselves).

BikeFun depends on people like you to create events and contribute to 
Melbourne's creative bike community. Organise a ride (or whatever) and 
BikeFun will promote it. email details to: bikefun at nikdow.net

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