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    Bike Fun Melbourne presents... Check back at http://bikefun.org/calendar.html for latest updates ******************************* HippyHippy Shake Ride -
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 4, 2009
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      Bike Fun Melbourne presents...

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

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      HippyHippy Shake Ride - Tuesday 7th April
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      6pm state library Swanston St.  Dinner in chinatown, ride to Carlton for an evening of alternative dance to fun electronic music in a big community hall (no alcohol).  $15 at the door.  finishes around 10pm.  Organiser jellyware.

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      Full Moon Ride - Thursday 9th April
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      All the riders on the March FMR from Diamond Creek thought it was such a nice ride that we are risking déjà vu to do it all again. We'll venture past Eltham to semi-rural Diamond Creek and follow the whole Diamond Creek trail to Westerfolds Park where we'll have a rest break at the Mia Mia Gallery picnic area for (BYO) refreshments. For those who want to keep the ride to an easy 20km, Heidelberg Station is a good opt-out point (2Hr Metcards should be valid to 3am), Others can continue to ride to Clifton Hill making it a 30km ride. Meet Flinders St Station at 6:30pm to catch the 6:40pm Hurstbridge Train (last carriage) to Diamond Creek Station (arriving 7:38pm).

      As always bring drinks & nibblies and good conversation to share. (There is a supermarket & bottleshop beside D.C. station for those who need to shop late) 
      Organizer: Rider-X 0417145375

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      Reasonably Fast Rides - Thursday 16th April
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      6:30pm North Melbourne Town Hall. Riding about 20km & faster than your average bikefun ride - on roads
      Organiser: Stevie

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      Proposed Pub Crawl - Friday 17th April
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      6pm meeting outside the State Library Swanston St. Details to be determined, but based on a recent survey in http://melbournism.com for melbournes "best worst" bars. Final details next email, but considering an "orienteering course" where groups split off and visit pubs in random order. Maybe using Twitter to keep in touch throughout the evening. OTOH if attendance is not large, can do it in a single group.
      Organiser: Jellyware.

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      Goatage - Friday 17th April
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      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

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      Melbourne Roobaix - Saturday 18th April
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      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:
      http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=137702070653&h=kSgzY&u=RMwO8

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      Critical Mass - Friday 24th April and Last Friday every month.
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      5:30PM - State Library. BTW See video of the Low Down Street Orchestra, including some footage of a previous CM: http://www.youtube.com/lowdownstreetorchest

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      Reasonably Fast Rides - Thursday 30th April
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      6:30pm North Melbourne Town Hall. Riding about 20km approx - faster than your average bikefun ride - on roads
      Organiser: Stevie

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      Full Moon Ride - Friday 8th May
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      7:45pm – Roxburgh Park station, Craigieburn Line. Catch the 6:49 or 6:58 from Flinders St. Ride down the Shankland Valley Trail and Moonee Ponds Creek Path to Docklands. There are easy exits @ Pascoe Vale Station or Flemington Bridge Station if you don't have the time or legs for 35 Km. Bring something to share and we'll picnic at Gowanbrae or Boeing Reserve. The ride is mostly down hill and a north wind is perfect.
      Organiser: Brunswick Bike Boy

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      Geelong Full Moon Ride - Saturday 9th May
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      We are going to head to the You Yangs because a little bird tells us there is already going to be much mirth and merriment occuring there that evening.   See www.geelongaustralia.com.au/connectingidentities More details will follow - although listed as a more demanding ride, the pace and social aspect will be the same, just a bit longer than the normal rides.  But we will organise 'short cuts' for beginners or those who don't want a long ride. More information http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=158552329&blogId=471132650

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      North Melbourne to Abbotsford Convent - Sunday 17th May
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      10 am North Melbourne Town Hall.
      A Sunday morning ride along quiet streets to Abbotsford Convent and Collingwood Children's Farm. The return trip will be mostly offroad, and uses the Main Yarra, Merri Creek and Capital City trails. We will take a coffee break and the Convent bakery or the Children's Farm café (depends on crowds). There will be time to admire some of the animals and to visit the glassblowing studio at the Convent. The total distance covered is about 20 km with about half on roads. There are some undulations. The ride is suitable for riders of all abilities, including children. Geared bikes are recommended.
      Organiser: Helen

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      REGULAR EVENTS:

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      The Crosskeys Crusiers - Strathmore - Friday rides
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      The Crosskeys Crusiers are a group of retired men and women who meet in the Crosskeys CarPark near the Strathmore station at 9am on Friday mornings.
      The rides are decided each Friday and the adventure begins. Some riders go till morning tea while others ride till lunch and then homeat about 3pm. New members most welcome to chat and share the experience Telephone Max 93783501 or John 93707829

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      Along For The Ride - 3RRR
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      3RRR's bicycle podcast is riding along every fortnight! Download the newest podcasts at http://www.rrr.org.au/programs/podcasts.
      Also, we're seeking new contributors! If you have a thing for a good story and happen to like bicycles of any sort too, we'd love to hear from you. Radio experience is a bonus, but not mandatory. Email alongfortherideradio@... for more info.
      30 March: Join us for a trip to the Benalla Costume and Heritage Museum to for vintage bicycles, bike attire, and how biking reflected women's rights. Also, a chat with Rob Adams updating us on Swanston Street and turning Melbourne into a city of the future.
      10 April: Meet a fellow who's been over the highest roads in the world...by bicycle. And, meet one of AFTR's newest contributors...!

      Also, along For The Ride is expanding its collective! If you have a thing for journalism, enjoy sharing stories and happen to like bicycles of any sort too, we'd love to hear from you. We're looking for people who can make some commitment to the show, but the definition of that could be flexible. Radio experience is a bonus, but not mandatory. If you're interested, send us an email at alongfortherideradio@... outlining why you're interested and what you might bring to the show, and we'll be in touch soon. If you've got ideas but aren't interested in following through on it yourself, we also welcome suggestions to the same email address.

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      YarraBUG Radio - Every Monday on 3CR
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      Broadcasting every Monday at 10-10.30am on 3CR Community Radio 855am http://www.yarrabug.org/radio
      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

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      Bike Polo!
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      Sundays 2.30pm until dusk @ the carpark in the Carlton Gardens (N.B. temporary move to Northcote, thanks to State Government overruling Melbourne City Council's decision to move the flower show out of the Carlton Gardens - now at Corner of Hawthorn St and Helen St, Northcote; just behind the Northcote Social Club at 301 High Street), normally is 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/

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

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