start a conversation, make a comment, organize a ride, tell people about an event cycling related/other event or even tell us what you don't like about this site.
I have taken over the running of Port Stephens Cycle Group to take a bit of pressure off Warwick who is progressing very well with his recovery. Warwick said to me and is happy for me to mention in this post that he was too relaxed in trying to generate interest in the group. In fact he was happy if there anyone to ride with. 18 months ago I along with another guy, Steve, thought it would be a good idea to form a cycling group, we bumped into Warwick at Village Grind one morning and got him involved. He created the Facebook page and this website as well as managing to get our rides listed on PushOn. Warwick also did some good work bringing cycling issues to the attention of Council. There was a lot of work done by Warwick and I would like to thank him.
Not sure if I can make a difference in increasing numbers of riders but I will try. Warwick organized this website until April 2015 so that will be the cut off if things do not improve numbers wise.
If you read this and it seems many people do please let me Ron Miller email@example.com or click on the CONTACT US tab why you do not ride with us is it the timing of the rides, the distance, the pace or any other impediments. Poor Warwick said to me a while he thought it may be him because quite a few people have ridden but not returned. He is so relaxed about things he probably does not encourage people to come along regularly.
This week's rides w/e 27 Dec
SATURDAY 27th DECEMBER
Riders Choice 7.15 Salamander Bay Oval, depending on who is there to ride we will decide where to ride probably around 25 klm. Please contact Ron on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to confirm. If no one confirms there will be no one to lead the ride.
All rides will be cancelled if it is raining.
The search for the best Coffee and Cake
We are looking for the best coffee and cake combo in the area.
Suggestions to date have been Crest, Village Grind, Bay Dreamz and The little Nel Café. And while the coffee has been reported as fine the cake offerings have not been real what people are looking for.
Please let us know your thoughts on this matter of vital interest https://www.facebook.com/portstephens.cyclegroup
This is what comes from not being able to ride --- very sad. My aim is to try most cafes in the area and then report my findings. Probably end up the size of a barn and unable to ride when I am cleared to do so due to bulbousness after many cakes and the steroid medication.
Please save me from this by doing some research and reporting back this will save both my waistline and wallet.
Here some Facebook posts from local cafes
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 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
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