Bicycle Network will be out and about on Beach Road on Saturday morning, helping riders get into gear for Around the Bay with a Team Bicycle Network social ride, and also joining Melbourne Water to share some important information about future works along the popular cycling strip.
Team Bicycle Network's first Around the Bay social ride for 2017 will be on Saturday, leaving Phamish Food and Wine Bar at 7:00am for casual ride to Mordialloc and back. With comfortable weather forecast it will be a great way to dust off the winter cobwebs and start getting the legs up to scratch before Around the Bay on Sunday 8 October.
At the turn around point at Mordialloc the ride will stop for a breather and a bite to eat at the Around the Bay super rest stop and Melbourne Water pop-up.
The Around the Bay super rest stop will give riders a taste of the on event experience, while Melbourne Water will be talking with riders about important sewer works that will affect Beach Road from March next year.
Works will be done to rehabilitate the 100 year old Brighton Main Sewer that is hidden under the road and runs for almost five kilometres from Brighton to Hampton.
There will be a number of carefully developed traffic management plans put in place during the work period. Melbourne Water would like to consult and discuss with bike riders on Beach Road about the project and how the impact to road users will be managed.
If you're out and about on Beach Road on Saturday please make sure you join the Around the Bay social ride or drop into the Around the Bay super rest stop and Melbourne Water pop-up!
Around the Bay Beach Road social ride
What: Team Bicycle Network's Around the Bay social ride
When: Saturday 26 August, 6:50am for a 7:00am start
Where: Meet at Phamish Food and Wine Bar, 30 The Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182
Duration: 2.5 hours (approximately 44km return)
Ride pace: Approximately 25 km/h
Ride leader: Richard Cross (0448 523 766)
The Around the Bay super rest stop and Melbourne Water pop-up will be at Pier Road, Mordialloc. The social ride will finish back at Phamish Food and Wine Bar for coffee.