ridinwithdale wrote:still persisting withthis ride....will be doing a black rock pootle from blustone to eureka via black rock...@730
JAC wrote:ridinwithdale wrote:still persisting withthis ride....will be doing a black rock pootle from blustone to eureka via black rock...@730
Waffles. Mmmmmmm. Ok, I'm in.
commi wrote:how's the turn out at the southbank BBC?? how is bike security?
Thank you to those of you that responded to our survey, we appreciate the feedback. Some of it echoed what we had already heard, however a lot of it was new information and was a great help to us in attempting to deliver a satisfactory service to you all.
When the breakfast began, it was part of a sponsorship of the St Kilda Cycling Club by the Belgian Beer Cafe group. This sponsorship included several different streams and the then $25 annual fee was brought in as a way to help cover costs of the monthly social ride for members of the St Kilda Cycling Club. As more and more members joined, it was decided to raise the fee to $50 annually, however remove the requirement that Belgian Beer Cafe Cycling Club members are also part of the St Kilda Cycling Club. At the end of 2011, the decision was made to move the cycling club from BBC Bluestone on St Kilda Rd, to BBC Eureka in Southbank. This was initially done so that renovations to the St Kilda site could be completed without adversely affecting the cycling club, however during the renovation period, the decision was made to sell the Southbank Belgian Beer Cafe and transform the St Kilda rd venue into the Village Project. The St Kilda Rd venue was no longer part of the Belgian Beer Cafe group and so the cycling club will now remain at the Southbank venue permanently.
With new ownership of the Belgian Beer Cafe in Southbank, the order was given to ensure that the cycling club was not losing money, hence the changes. Several members have let us know that they felt the changes were not adequately communicated and we apologize for this, we hope that you will feel you are once again getting what you paid for.
As a result of the feedback we will be making some changes immediately; other changes will be implemented in the future. We also have several clarifications that we are able to make, following confirmation of several details from past and present members.
• Beginning next Saturday (30th March) the breakfast will be returning to the old format of self serve juice, tea, coffee, waffles, pastries, muesli, fruit salad & yoghurt. Espresso coffee and loose leaf tea will still be available for purchase for those that prefer. For the time being, we will be ceasing the a la carte menu for the cycling club, however may look to bring this back in some way in the future as an additional option to the buffet for those that wish to have eggs etc.
• The membership fee will remain at $75 for the year, however we will no longer be providing 'buy 1, get 1 free' vouchers. For those that do not want to commit to the 11 breakfasts at $6.81 per breakfast may attend on a casual basis, the price for this will be $10 per breakfast, down from $20 per breakfast last year.
• Several members have now let us know that they find it difficult to get a park in the Southbank area and we are looking into discounted parking options for our members.
• Several members have also expressed a desire for more organized rides and this is something we will organize as soon as we are able. If you are interested in participating in these rides, please let us know how far and what sort of route you prefer so that we can group participants. Likewise, if you ride with a group and would like to invite additional participants to ride with your group, or would like to act as a liaison between us and other riders, please let us know.
• We are no longer associated with the St Kilda Cycling club in any way, however in the interests of potentially reducing the cost to members and increasing service, we are conducting tentative discussions with the St Kilda Cycling Club as well as several other cycling clubs and bicycle stores in the area. If you are part of such a club or are associated with a bike store that would be interested in partnering with the Belgian Beer Cafe Cycling Club please let us know.
Finally, having opened up such productive and informative feedback channels with you all, we do not want this to cease. If you have any further feedback or any ideas for how we can make this a better Cycling Club for you, the members please let us know.
Belgian Beer Café Cycling Club
hello, former bbc cycling club member here.
do you have any intention of running a bbc style cycling club out of here, as the current arrangements at eurka really suck, the place has no soul, no parking for either bikes or cars....
Hi Dale, thanks for your enquiry.
At this stage there are no plans to start a Village Melbourne Cycling Club. Although the idea has not been ruled out for the future. Hope we see you soon.
will look forward to it....shame to see all those empty bike racks....
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