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September: more bike fun than you ever had before

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    Check back at http://bikefun.org/calendar.html for latest updates ****************************************************** Dinner Dash - Thursday 3rd September
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 1, 2009
      Check back at http://bikefun.org/calendar.html for latest updates

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      Dinner Dash - Thursday 3rd September
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      Slow ride to Sydney Rd for some slow food: Meet at IMAX in Rathdowne St Carlton 6pm and head off for some Moroccan food at La Paella 217 Sydney Rd Brunswick. Bookings not essential but text Pete on 0417145375 if you can.

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      Reasonably Fast Rides - Thursday 3rd September and every 1st and 3rd Thursday
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      6:30PM North Melbourne Town Hall. Riding about 20km & faster than your average bikefun ride - on roads. May end up joining the reasonably slow ride for dinner at Moroccan food at La Paella 217 Sydney Rd Brunswick (to be confirmed). Organiser: Stevie.

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      Geelong Full Moon ride - Friday 4th September
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      6.30pm outside Cafe 9 Zero at 90 Pakington St, Geelong West. Points of history and the Barwon River and waterfront will be included in the ride and an element of mystery about one visit. A BBQ dinner maybe on the waterfront. Ensure everyone brings their BBQ meat or veg alternative. Names starting A-L should bring an entree or side dish while those M-Z bring something for dessert. More information: http://www.myspace.com/fullmoonbikeridesgeelong

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      Brunswick Op Shop Ride - Saturday 5th September
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      9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Meet at Jewel Railway Station. Bring your panniers as we go hunting for a bargains in the op-shops of Brunswick. Organiser: Bikenerd

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      2x2 bike polo tournament - Saturday 5th September
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      12pm Princes Hill High School. $5 entry - cash prizes. More info: http://www.bikepolo.com.au/

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      Full Moon Ride [BFM] - Saturday 5th September
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      7:30pm Ringwood Station. The Bridge over troubled water ride. A brand new route for the FMR this month. Join us as we travel along the Mullim Mullim Ck trail to a mystery finishing point where there will be small bonfire to gather around. It's only a shortish bike ride from there to the CBD, inner northern & eastern suburbs and a local rail line (Last city train 12:07am). As always bring food, drinks & good conversation to share.
      Catch the 6:30 pm Belgrave train from Flinders Street Platform 3 arriving Ringwood 7:18 pm. (6:50 -7:38pm for those running late).
      There is a large shopping centre near the station for those that need to pick up last minute supplies.
      Organiser X-rider 0417145375

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      Fast Human Powered Vehicles Ride - Sunday 6th September
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      The Pre-Spon ride for Fast Human Powered Vehicles (recumbents and suchlike or those with an interest, 60k in a bit over 2 hours)
      We depart 8am sharp from Cafe Racer, 15 Marine Parade St. Kilda, (Melway 2P A10), Sunday September 6 and ride along Beach Road to Mordialloc. We cross the railway line just after the Mordialloc roundabout and ride along Station St. to where it ends in Carrum. (Melway 97 C6) We return to St Kilda on the same route to meet the Human Powered Vehicle "Be Spon" group assembling for the monthly Come N Try ride to Williamstown. The be-spon ride is already listed on the web at http://www.bv.com.au/findshow/1/4170/
      If you can't meet at the start, join us along the way. The scheduled stops are at the end of Station St. Carrum (9am ish), and on the way back at the Pier Road Kiosk, Mordialloc, (Melway 92E1, 9:20ish). The ride is on public roads on bike-popular beach road, you should know how to ride safely and well in traffic and with other cyclists before attempting this ride.
      Organiser: Steve 94818290 We ride unless the weather is particularly shocking.

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      Easy bike tour Lilydale to Warburton and return. Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September.
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      Leaving Saturday in the morning for Lilydale and staying the night in Warburton and riding back the next day probably via some wineries if we have time. People can choose to ride up Mt Donna Buang on the Sunday morning too if they want. Will probably book accommodation there -something simple and cheap so we don't have to carry tents etc. 40k each way, fairly flat (rail trail).

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      North Melbourne to Ceres and return - Sunday 13th September
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      Meet 10am North Melbourne Town Hall cnr Queensberry and Errol Streets. Most of this ride is along off-road paths. Coffee at Ceres and return by the same route. Pace suitable for primary schoolers (slow), should be back in North Melbourne by about 1pm.
      If the weather is bad (wind/rain) check for a last minute cancellation by ringing 9329 9757 after 8a.m. on the day of the ride.
      Organiser: Helen, Melbourne BUG

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      Reasonably Fast Rides - Thursday 17th September and every 1st and 3rd Thursday
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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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      Goatage - Friday 18th September
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      Location: 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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      Pirate Picnic Ride Saturday 19th September
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      Meet 12 midday at iMAX Rathdowne St Carlton. It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Let's dress like pirates and ride to Port Phillip to enjoy a picnic. Bring fish dishes, fish snacks, fish stories & rum drinks.
      http://dm.senixee.net/youareapirate.swf
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day
      Organiser X-Rider 0417145375

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      Ladies Who Leisure - Sunday 20th September
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      1pm at the Rotunda in the Edinburgh Gardens. A short and sweet leisurely ride for the ladies. The ride is less than 10km with a coffee stop & all bicycles are welcome!
      More information: http://cyclebucket.com/images/ladieswhol.jpg

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      Critical Mass - Friday 25th September and Last Friday every month.
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      5:30PM - State Library. - Come for a pleasant ride in a big group, and socialise afterwards at the pub.

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      Full Moon Ride on the Maribyrnong River trail – Saturday 3rd October
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      Depart from St Albans station at 7:26, supermarket and bottle shop near the station. Catch the 6:56 from platform 5 at Finders St station on the Sydenham / Watergardens line (or from North Melbourne station at 7:05). Join the Maribyrnong Trail via Main Road East and the Ring Road trail. Exit by consensus, either through New Market to join the Capital City trail or along Footscray Rd to Docklands. Picnic half way at Canning Reserve or the Lily St Lookout depending on the weather. It seems to always rain on my rides so I'm hoping to put the mozz on that by suggesting you bring your wet weather gear.
      Organiser: Brunswick Bike Boy

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      REGULAR EVENTS:

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      Reasonably Fast Rides - 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month:
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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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      Bike Polo!
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      Sundays 3:00pm until late @ Flagstaff Gardens Multipurpose courts. Corner William & Dudley Streets. Bring a bike, beverage and yourself. Mallets can be borrowed. $10/$5 for court hire.
      Tuesdays from 7pm onwards on the rooftop carpark at Victoria Gardens, corner Burnley and Victoria Streets Richmond (no court hire cost)
      Melbourne Bicycle Polo Club:
      web http://www.bikepolo.com.au/
      email melbourne.bicycle.polo.club at gmail.com
      list http://groups.google.com/group/melbournebikepolo

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      Darebin Bug Social Rides - Tuesdays and Thursdays
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      9:30 a.m. corner plant and union street, northcote. 40 -60 km rides mainly on bike paths and quiet streets for experienced cyclists. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Contact Norm on 9484 4767 to confirm start time and location (usually departs from Jika Jika).

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      Darebin Bug Port Melbourne Ride - Saturdays
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      9.30am Meet at Jika Jika Neighbourhood House, cnr Plant & Union Sts, Northcote. Slow ride suitable for beginners.

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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 home at about 3pm. New members most welcome to chat and share the experience Telephone Max 93783501 or John 93707829

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      Cyclic Bikes to Mountain Goat - Fridays
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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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