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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.
Mates Ride starting at 7.15am from Salamander Bay Oval.
This is a ride leaving Sydney at 9.00 pm Saturday 8 November and riding to Newcastle FREE ENTRY
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
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.
Preliminary events: Saturday 25 October 2014
Main events and Expo: Sunday 26 October 2014
For more information please email: email@example.com
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
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