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This week's rides
NO WEEKEND RIDE 6 and 7 SEPTEMBER
We are at Dungog for Pedalfest. The following weekend 13-14 September there is a ride at Hawks Nest on the Sunday.
Looking at doing a Birubi and Back on Saturday 13th starting at 8.00 from Salamander Bay Oval.
PLEASE email us to confirm or for more info.
CANCELLED IF RAINING
THURSDAY ARVO SPIN
We will be running our usual Thursday Arvo Spin from Salamander Bay Oval starting at 2.00pm. We will decide on the day where to ride. PLEASE email us to confirm or for more info.
CANCELLED IF RAINING
We are all aware the time is almost upon us. Last year the advice was to draw eyes and attach them to the top of the helmet. I thought "Oh Yeah" but it seemed to work for me. I an article in this weeks Examiner this was discussed as a method to deter maggie swoops.
Just like last year we are asking for information on where magpies are swooping. We will publish the locations for all to be aware. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with information. We will list the locations here.
I saw a guy swooped about 300 metres from the roundabout coming from Soldiers Point just before Old Sally Shops (Deimars Rd) on the water side. Did not get me on the way back maybe luck or my eyes do work.
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
Dungog Pedalfest will be held 5th-7th September. This is a fun weekend with several ride options, camping is available at a very reasonable price. The website has had some problems it will give basic info but to register you will need to go to www.rescuehelicopter.com.au/events this link has info http://www.pedalfest.org.au/IntroFrame.htm
Several members have already registered for this event. We will be camping at the showground which is very reasonable and close to the start of the events. The atmosphere there is fantastic and as the night goes on the tales get taller and noisier. Anyone thinking about camping I would suggest arriving Friday arvo to secure a good spot. Email for any info you may require around the events, camping, accommodation or any other aspect of the weekend.
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 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