PORT STEPHENS CYCLE GROUP

Sharing rides around the Nelson Bay area

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This week's rides

 We will be only putting MATES RIDES on for the next period of time.  Thursdays at 3.00pm and Saturday mornings.  Due to some health issues our main ride leader can not commit to rides until at least early December. We know there has been some interest in the Saturday rides so if anyone wants to lead a ride just let us know we will advertise them in all the usual places.  Just email us and we will do it.

Just turn up if our are interested in any of the rides

 We will be running our usual Thursday Arvo Spin as a mates ride from Salamander Bay Oval starting at 3.00pm.  We will decide on the day where to ride. 

 

SATURDAYS 

Mates Ride starting at 7.15am from Salamander Bay Oval. 

 

Newcastle Overnight

This is a ride leaving Sydney at 9.00 pm Saturday 8 November and riding to Newcastle FREE ENTRY

http://newcastleovernight.com/

NEWCASTLE BIKEFEST

Thanks to Angela for reminding us that Newy to Dungog is part of this riding festival.  What a great ride this would be.

Take a look at www.newcastledungogbikeride.org.au/ for details

Bikefest is an award winning lifestyle event designed to encourage Novocastrians to enjoy a weekend of bike rides, races, expos and entertainment at locations along our city’s beautiful foreshore and scenic cycleways.

Bikefest offers something for everyone from elite athletes to families, commuters, recreational cyclists, new and experienced riders. It encourages people of all ages and interests to make riding a bike part of their everyday lives, helping build a healthier, more liveable city – good for our people, economy and our environment.

Bikefest brings together a host of organisations and activities to present the biggest cycling event in our region.

It builds on outstanding successes of previous years including winning the cycling industry’s national and state awards for best event.

Bikefest will offer attractions to new and experienced cyclists and will provide a unique opportunity for businesses and organisations to showcase their community awareness, corporate responsibility, products and services to a rapidly growing cycling community.

For the latest updates visit facebook: www.facebook.com/bikefestnewcastle

Where

Bikefest will take place at the Honeysuckle Precinct and cycle paths along Throsby Creek and Newcastle Foreshore, with rides and events extending across the region including the Mick Chapman Memorial Criterium, Two City Circuit and Crowne2Crowne.

When

Preliminary events: Saturday 25 October 2014

Main events and Expo: Sunday 26 October 2014

For more information please email: info@bigbangevents.com.au


Lake Macquarie Cycle Paths

Lake Macquarie City Council has put out a pamphlet about their cycle paths.  There are some very interesting paths particularly what is essentially an extension of the Fernleigh Track from Belmont to Booragul which adds around 36 klm return.  Some of our members rode Fernleigh Track some time ago and enjoyed the variety.

We are thinking about doing the Adamstown to Booragul return in September and welcome anyone who wishes to ride with us. Please contact us to register interest or enquire.

The pamphlet can be found at http://www.lakemac.com.au/downloads/E6C346D097EDFF30CD267AEE739B8D2DBBD5470F.pdf

Here is an email I received to my enquiry about the above for Central Coast Touring Cycle Club

Hi PSCG
 
I’ve lead rides to the Fernleigh track and around to Booragul many times  its bike path most of the way and good on road shoulder don’t venture into the green point foreshore reserve it is a good cement path but unless you’ve done it before you can get lost and end up heading back where you came from. Best route is to continue from Belmont station up Railway Parade to the lights turn right onto Pacific Hwy, 2nd set of lights left onto Macquarie St, follow that road (will wind around and change names a few times) past Belmont Hospital and over the hill to a set of lights with a BP garage on the left side. Continue on road past the parks on your left and stay on that road, it’s not a real wide shoulder from here on so use caution stay single file and to the left once you past the parks, again will wind around a bit, then you come to the Warners bay Lions Park with  parking bays on your left, turn left there into parking bay and onto the start of the bike bath follow the path it will wind out over the water (new bridge) and will continue all the way to Booragul along the edge of the water good cement bike path all the way. Check on Google maps so you can get some insight on direction. Any more questions I’m willing to help if I can.
 
Have fun riding and be safe.
 
Paul Murray
CCTCC

Our route maps are now available

The maps of our ride routes are on the RIDE DESCRIPTION page.  Obviously because of the fluid nature of this group these are flexible and can be and are often adapted to suit the needs of participants.

We were unable to link them to the CALENDAR so if anyone has a clue let us know. 

About Port Stephens Cycle Group

We are a Bicycle User Group (BUG) who have organized rides around the bay area.  Our rides start and finish from the same points and cater for all ages and standards.  The rides vary from 15klm up to 50+klm.

We are not competitive simply a social group who are hoping to grow.  Being “real” bike riders we always have a coffee stop usually at the mid point of a ride but some of our shorter rides will start and finish near a cafe.

The aim is to get riders to share their routes and lead rides along these routes.

We also act as advocacy for cycling related manners around eastern Port Stephens consulting with Council on important matters as they crop up.

Our Rides

Our rides are listed in our Rides Calendar and  Pushon  http://www.pushon.com.au/rides/RidesCalendar_filter.asp

which is Bicycle NSW calendar listed under PSCG (non affiliated)  We also put out a fortnightly newsletter which you can subscribe to. Details about the rides are on our Ride Description page.

Please look at FAQ for details around requirements for participating in our rides

 

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