[YarraBUG-list] March Bike Fun

Nicholas Dow nik at cbdweb.net
Sat Mar 7 22:26:57 AEDT 2009

Bike Fun Melbourne presents...

Check back at http://bikefun.org/calendar.html for latest updates

Bicycle Polo relocating - Sunday 8th March
2pm.  Polo will be at the corner of Hawthorn St and Helen St, Northcote; 
just behind the Northcote Social Club (301 High Street). There is a map 
available here.  This is due to another Expo at the Royal Exhibition 
Building.  Organiser: Alex

Melbourne Bug Watsonia to North Melbourne - Sunday 15th March
9:45 a.m. North Melbourne Railway Station.  Take the train to Watsonia 
then ride home via Latrobe University, Darebin Creek and Capital City 
trails.  Coffee stop in Station Street Fairfield.  Distance about 20km, 
pace slow.  Suitable for all riders including primary school aged 
children.  Limited riding on roads, short stretch of gravel on one trail.

The World Naked Bike Ride - Sunday 15th March
3pm Union Club Hotel, corner of Gore & Webb Sts, Fitzroy.
Mission Statement: We face automobile traffic with our naked bodies as the 
best way of defending our dignity and exposing the unique dangers faced by 
cyclists and pedestrians plus all the negative effects of oil, cars, war, 
consumerism and non-renewable energy.  The Protest Themes in 4 Words: 
Naturism, Environmentalism, Pacifism and Biketivism.

Clothing is optional. The dress code for the World Naked Bike Ride is 
"Bare As You Dare"!  YOU get to decide how naked you wish to be. If that 
means completely naked, the decision is yours.  Fantastic Fun! World Naked 
Bike Ride is the biggest naked protest event in the world. It is the 
grooviest, funniest, most hippie greenie event. Riding in the WNBR will 
give you a natural high and a feeling of joy, liberation and freedom that 
will amaze you. The memory of WNBR will cheer you for years to come.

Goatage - Friday 20th March
6pm Mountain Goat Brewery, Cnr North St & Clarke & St Richmond.  Come 
celebrate a love of the amber liquid, talk bikes and general guff. 
Organiser: Hijustmepete

City Laneways ride - Saturday 21st March
6pm at the round-about top of Queen St near Vic market.  Celebrate the 
autumn equinox with an extended ride through the lanes of the City and 
south Carlton.  Cobblestones and kerbs: Suspension an advantage, but not 
necessary.  Half-way drinks on a rooftop.  See 
Organiser: Ned & Mr Wheels

Geelong Autumn Equinox Ride - Saturday 21st March
6:30pm South Geelong Station.  Note change to date.  Bellarine Rail Trail 
to Drysdale, share entrees and BBQ dinner.  On the return trip stopping at 
Leopold for supper.  More information 

Critical Mass - Friday 27th March and Last Friday every month.
5:30PM - State Library.  According to one of Australia's leading 
architects, Melbourne's streets remain too focused on car traffic. Come to 
Critical Mass and help change that.

Moreland Bug Brunswick to Altona - Sunday 29th March
10:00am to 4:00pm.  Meet at Upfield Bike Path between Railway Hotel & 
Brunswick Train Stn. Distance: 30 km with a few hills ; and moderate, 
good, elite level of riding (Bikefun note: we think that means everybody 
can do it except beginners).
Surface: Bike Path; Organiser: Veena.  Check on 
http://groups.google.com/group/BrunsBUG?hl=en for last minute changes or 
more details
RSVP: Please e-mail to rides at morelandbug.org by March 27 2009

Melbourne Roobaix - Saturday 18th April
12pm Federation Square, Entry $10.  Melburn Roobaix is a cycle rally for 
all ages, abilities and bicycle persuasions.  The 'gruelling' course 
covers Melburn's most treacherous cobbled lanes, over railways, stopping 
only at cafes - bound for Col d'Ugly and a lap of the glorious Brunswick 
Velodrome.  Be early.  More information: 


YarraBUG Radio - Every Monday on 3CR
Broadcasting every Monday at 10-10.30am on 3CR Community Radio 855am 
Have an idea, want to be interviewed or have program feedback?  We welcome 
your contribution, after all YarraBUG Radio is here for you to help you 
make your cycling safe, fun and infectious for others. YarraBUG Radio- 
streaming live on the web at: http://www.3cr.org.au/3CR_streaming

Bike Polo!
Sundays 2.30pm until dusk @ the carpark in the Carlton Gardens (N.B. 
temporary move to Northcote, see above for details), West of the 
Exhibition Buildings. Bring a bike, beverage and yourself. Mallets and 
ball provided.
Tuesdays from 7pm onwards on the rooftop carpark at Victoria Gardens, 
corner Burnley and Victoria Streets Richmond. 
Melbourne Bicycle Polo Club: 
web http://www.bikepolo.com.au/
email melbourne.bicycle.polo.club at gmail.com
list http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/bike-polo/

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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