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    Bike Fun Melbourne presents... Check back at http://bikefun.org/calendar.html for latest updates ****************************************************** Full
    Message 1 of 1 , May 6, 2009
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      Bike Fun Melbourne presents...

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

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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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      How to organise a full moon ride: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32614668@N00/3385988367/in/pool-702917@N21

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      Last day to have your say on Swanston St - Friday 8th May
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      http://www.melbournebug.org/ has a petition supporting the best options for bicycles, and a link to the Melbourne City Council survey.

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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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      Build your own 'NightEyes' helmet lights - Sunday 10th May
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      Workshop booked out! Stay tuned for another one in future.
      Q: What are 'NightEyes' lights?   A: See http://www.flickr.com/photos/32614668@N00/3427446065/
      In this workshop, we will be teaching you how to use electrickery to make your own uber-cool helmet lights. All you need is a helmet with a fairly horizontal visor (see flickr pic) and $12 for the parts. All other equipment supplied. You will learn how to wire up a simple parallel circuit, how to solder, mount the lights on your helmet and come away with a set of fully operational, and very original lights. 

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      Reasonably Fast Rides - Thursday 14th May
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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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      Pub Bug - Friday 15th May
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      6PM - 10PM Mountain Goat Brewery Cnr North St & Clarke St Richmond. Come celebrate a love of the amber liquid, talk bikes and general guff.

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      North Melbourne to Abbotsford Convent - Sunday 17th May
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      10AM 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, Melbourne BUG

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      Reasonably Fast Rides - Thursday 28th May
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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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      Critical Mass - Friday 29th May and Last Friday every month.
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      5:30PM - State Library. Stick together and ride in safety.

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      Geelong Ride for Reconciliation and Family Day - Sunday 31st May
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      from 10.30AM. The Ride for Reconciliation is a 2.5 km circuit of Eastern Park, and as well as the bike ride, family members can participate in Koorie educational games, face painting, jumping castle and other activities, or simply relax in the park as a family. Registration is free and free food (barbecue and drink) will be provided to all registered attendees. Bring extra picnic food if your family would like to make a day of it. Please register by phone 5258 4397 or email onefire at pipeline.com.au beforehand, or from 9.30 on the day.

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      Australian Youth Climate coalition send-off - Wednesday 24th June
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      8AM State library. Michael Crowe, a volunteer for the Australian Youth Climate coalition is currently organising an awareness raising bike ride from Melbourne to Sydney planned for the 24th of June till the 11th of July. I would love to have as many people as possible see us off from Melbourne on the morning of June 24th. If we could really claim the streets - critical mass style it would be amazing and provide a great impetus for the ride. we will be getting a lot of media coverage along the way and will be finishing in Sydney with a 2 day climate change summit called PowerShift. this event will have around 3000 participants

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      REGULAR EVENTS:

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      Bike Polo!
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      Sundays 2.30pm until dusk @ the carpark in the Carlton Gardens 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/ (check here for Sunday venue - subject to change at short notice)
      email melbourne.bicycle.polo.club at gmail.com
      list http://groups.google.com/group/melbournebikepolo

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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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      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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      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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      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.

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