[YarraBUG-list] Cup day ride and more...

Nicholas Dow nik at cbdweb.net
Mon Nov 1 12:53:55 AEDT 2010

Here is your list of bikefun events and more.  Love to see you on a ride soon!
Check back at http://www.bikefun.org for latest updates, or follow us on
twitter @bikefunmelb
Plus you can now tell us about your event via this form:

Main Yarra Trail from Eltham - Tuesday 2nd November
11:20AM Eltham Railway Station.  Catch the 10:35 train from Flinders Street
(Platform 1 - look for us in the last carriage - Elizabeth Street end).  We
will stop somewhere for lunch picnic so pack your favourite foods and drinks. 
I hear that one dog is coming and a 7-yo is riding with us on a trailer bike. 
Organiser: Nik and Ned 0412703483

Hanover ConnectEast Ride for Home - Sunday 14th November
Ride on one of Melbourne’s smoothest pieces of bitumen, using both
carriageways and including trips through both of EastLink’s 1.6km tunnels.
Ride for Home aims to raise $450,000 for Hanover to meet the growing needs of
homeless Victorians. Entry is by pre-event registration only. Places are
limited so register early to secure your place on the start line. More
information about the event can be found at: http://www.rideforhome.com.au

Bicycle Ball - Saturday 13th November
Exact starting time TBC - watch this space! Launch Bill Cawte's campaign for
the State seat of Brunswick. "Better Bike Paths Now" is Bill's campaign slogan
for the State Election, and the launch is a dance with the Moonee Valley
Drifters at St Ambrose Hall, Dawson St Brunswick (opposite the Brunswick
Baths).  Promises to be a hoot! 

Ride to the CargoBike Picnic - Sunday 14th November
09:30AM Human Powered Cafe High St Thornbury.  Ride to the Cargo Bike picnic
Port Melbourne. Meet at Human Powered Cafe at 9am for a10am depart and we'll
ride to Port Melbourne for a BikeFun style picnic. Bring some food and drinks
to share and I'll see you there. 
Where: Garden City Reserve, Tucker Ave, Port Melbourne. When Sun Nov 21,
11am-2pm Contact Alison | 0409 322975 
Sponsored by: Cargocycles - http://www.cargocycles.com.au/ ;;
Dutch Cargo Bike - http://dutchcargobike.com.au/ ;;
Gazelle - http://www.gazellebicycles.com.au/ ;;
psbike.com.au - http://psbikes.com.au/ ;;
Taga - http://www.tagabikes.com/au/ ;;
Winther - http://www.winther-bikes.com/pages/winther-plus.php ;;
Zigo - http://www.myzigo.com.au/ ;;

Full Moon Ride: Outer Circle path - Monday 22nd November
7PM Fairfield Railway station. Catch the train from Flinders Street 6:40pm
(Hurstbridge line, platform 1 - look for us in the last carriage, Swanston St
end), or meet us at 7pm at Fairfield Railway Station. Ride the outer circle
path, including Chandler Hwy bridge, Anniversary trail and Alamein line, then
Gardiners Creek and the Yarra back into the City. Bring nibbles and drinks to
share for supper along the way.
Organiser: Pete and Nik 0412703483

Bikefest Melbourne Wed 24th - Sun 28th November
Stand by for announcement of full programme Monday November 1st.
Bikefest is a new event for Melbourne that celebrates and advocates for bikes
as part of everyday life. Bikefest is planned and delivered by the same
volunteer committee that brought you the Melbourne Bicycle Film Festival from
2007-09. More information: http://www.melbournebikefest.com.au

Critical Mass 15th birthday ride - Friday 26th November
Melbourne is changing and so is Critical Mass.  It's more fun, less
confrontational but still a party on wheels.  The birthday ride is always a
blast, the biggest ride of the year.

Apply for Otesha Tour by - 28th November
Are you passionate about sustainability? Are you looking for something to do
midyear in 2011? Have you ever dreamt about riding around Australia on two
wheels? If so, then why not put those dreams into action and join The Otesha
Project (Australia): Cycling for Sustainability's forthcoming adventure. 
is currently seeking 20 passionate people to participate in the next 
cycle tour: Melbourne to Canberra (April 26 – June 22, 2011). Wow, what an
Since 2000, The Otesha Project (Aus.) has pedaled across Australia educating
youth and raising awareness about environmental sustainability and social
justice issues. Otesha is a Swahili word for 'reason to dream' and is the
underlining philosophy of the organisation. The Otesha crew combines theatre
performance with interactive workshops to empower primary and secondary school
students to consider their life choices to create a positive future.
Following the 2010 Otesha tour, a tour member recalled ‘There is no better
way to test your potential, stretch your boundaries and really live, than to 
something like Otesha where you’re walking the talk of a simple and more
sustainable lifestyle, meeting so many inspirational people along the way and
seeing the countryside at the first light of day’.
Otesha (Aust.) is seeking people from all walks of life – people with varying
experiences, backgrounds and interests. Otesha is unique in that each tour
member gets the opportunity to organise a region of the tour; learning skills
to become strong advocates for living sustainably, develop skills in media
communication, leadership, performance whilst living as an on-road sustainable
For information about applying visit the Otesha (Aust.) website at


Banyule Bug: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~banylbug/rides.html
Darebin Bug: http://www.darebinbug.org.au/rides.html

Cyclic Bikes to Mountain Goat - Fridays
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.

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

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. Fill in the form at
http://www.citycyclist.org/melbourne.nsf/index/bikefunsubmit to let us know

the details.

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