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Women's community social rides

Our packed schedule of training rides, skills sessions and workshops cater to three specific levels of riding ability, so we can support you at any stage of your riding journey.

Beginner: Ride at a relaxed pace on a bike path. Able to ride in a straight line, brake, balance and corner

Intermediate: Can ride two abreast in a bunch and hold a pace of low-to-mid 20km/h. Capable of riding on the road in traffic with a good level of bike skills.

Advanced: A good base fitness and knowledge of road etiquette and hand signalling. Is able to ride in a bunch and maintain 30km/h+. Comfortable riding on the road with traffic.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Weekly training rides

Every Tuesday - Breeze training ride (Kew, VIC)

Time: 6:00am
Meeting spot: Kew Boulevard, Corner of Walmer Street and the Boulevard
Ride Leader: Alison Raaymakers and Lisa Byrne
Duration: 1-1.5 hour ride
Level: Intermediate 
Notes: Post ride coffee at at Frankie Says. If weather conditions result in ride cancellation a post will be put out on the Breeze Facebook page.  

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Every Tuesday - Ella training ride (Kew, VIC)

Time: 6:00am
Meeting spot: Near the corner of Walmer and Victoria St, Abbotsford, toward the Walmer St bridge over the Yarra
Ride Leader: Ella Cycling Tips ambassadors
Duration: One hour ride with plenty of climbing
Description: This is not a coaching ride or skills session, but is a friendly group to go and roll at a solid pace with in order to add some extra hilly kilometers to your weekly total. It tackles the Yarra Boulevard and some extra surrounding steep pinches.reasons.
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Notes: If weather conditions result in ride cancellation a post will be put out on the Ella CyclingTips Instagram account on Monday night.

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Every Tuesday - SKCC training ride (St Kilda, VIC)

Time: 6:00am
Meeting spot: Soul Kitchen,  Marine Parade, St Kilda 
Ride Leader: Lizzie Georgeson
Distance: 28km
Level: Beginner
Description: Pace: 25km/h to 28km/h. To note this ride is open to people on dropped bar road bikes only. This is a no drop ride. Post ride coffee will be at Soul Kitchen 

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Every Tuesday - Joyriders Women’s Cycling Group (Bendigo, VIC)

Time: 6:00am
Meeting spot: Bendigo Cycles Carpark; 52 Edward St, Bendigo
Ride Leader: Jo Lythgo (0403 978 636)
Distance: 28km
Duration: Aprox 1 hr 15mins
Level: Beginner / intermediate
Description: This great loop is suitable for riders with bunch riding experience who are looking for a fun, social and supportive group. The ride includes gentle rises and two medium climbs around the outskirts of inner city Bendigo, where the Bike lanes are a little wider and street lighting is more prominent.
Notes:This ride is never cancelled – even if the weather is poor. However should the conditions not be sage, all notification for cancellations will be on the Joyriders Women’s Cycling Group Facebook page.

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Every Wednesday - SKCC training ride (St Kilda, VIC)

Time: 6:00am
Meeting spot: Soul Kitchen,  Marine Parade, St Kilda 
Ride Leader: SKCC
Distance: 28km
Pace:  32-35km/h pace
Description: This ride is open to people on dropped bar road bikes only. Any rider joining must be competent in a bunch and have basic maintenance/ tube changing skills as it is not a no-drop ride. Post ride coffee will be at Soul Kitchen.
Level: Inter/Advanced

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Every Wednesday - Melburn Hurt track session (Brunswick East, VIC)

Time: 6:30pm (for beginners) 7:00pm for all other levels
Meeting location: Brunswick Velodrome, Brunswick East VIC 3057
Ride leader: Sarah Knights
Level: All levels
Description: Ever wanted to give track bike riding a go? Now is your chance to do it with a great group of supportive and encouraging women – Melburn Hurt. Track bikes are supplied if you don’t have one, you just need to bring a helmet, gloves and flat bottomed shoes (or your pedals and clip in shoes).

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Every Thursday - Joyriders Women’s Cycling Group (Bendigo, VIC)

Time: 6:15am
Meeting spot: Bendigo Cycles Carpark; 52 Edward St, Bendigo
Ride Leader: Jo Lythgo (0403 978 636)
Distance: 28km
Duration: Aprox 1 hr 15mins
Level: Beginner / intermediate
Description: This great loop is suitable for riders with bunch riding experience who are looking for a fun, social and supportive group. The ride includes gentle rises and two medium climbs around the outskirts of inner city Bendigo, where the Bike lanes are a little wider and street lighting is more prominent.
Notes: This ride is never cancelled – even if the weather is poor. However should the conditions not be sage, all notification for cancellations will be on the Joyriders Women’s Cycling Group Facebook page.

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October

Saturday 6 October: Great Vic training ride

Date:Saturday, 6 October 2018     

Start Time:7.00 am

Start Location: Black Rock, carpark just south of the roundabout.   

Distance: 77.9km   

Route: Overport, 2 repeats of Two Bays      

https://www.strava.com/routes/4176479

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Wednesday 10 October: Wheel Women Geelong Bellarine Trail

Time: 9:30am

Meeting Location: On the Bellarine Trail, at Geelong Showgrounds near cnr Carr St and Breakwater Rd.

Distance: 30 – 35km

Duration: 4 hours

Level: Beginner

Notes: We will enjoy the beauty of the Bellarine Rail Trail and ride towards Drysdale. This path is sealed and gravel.

Should you have questions about this ride contact Alicia 0409 142 264 or message us via the Wheel Women Facebook page. Cancellation due to weather will be made via the Wheel Women Facebook or an email sent to registered riders.

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Thursday 11 October: Body geometry and bike fit (social night)

Time: 6pm
Duration:1 hour
Location: Wheel Women HQ’s – 52 Pin Oak Crescent, Flemington
Details: Let’s talk comfort. A bike should provide you with an enjoyable experience not one that gives you with a sore back, chaffing, and pins and needles in your hands and feet .  In this session we’ll discuss the details of a proper bike fit and how it can improve your comfort.

 

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Saturday 13 October: Wheel Women Fat Pengion ride

Time: 8:00am

Meeting Location: Carpark near the Croquet Club at Victoria Park, Kew

Distance: 30 – 35km

Duration: 3 hours

Level: Intermediate

Notes: A hilly ride through the leafy eastern suburbs of Kew and Ivanhoe. This ride is on bike path and road.

We will enjoy the beauty of the Bellarine Rail Trail and ride towards Drysdale. This ride is on bike path and road. You must be comfortable riding with others on the road. Lights are mandatory.

Should you have questions about this ride contact Alicia 0409 142 264 or message us via the Wheel Women Facebook page. Cancellation due to weather will be made via the Wheel Women Facebook or an email sent to registered riders.

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Saturday 13 October: Whitehorse Cyclists Womens' hill training ride - Beat the hills

Starting time: 9. 30 am,

Finishing time approx. 12 pm

Distance: 32 km, classified medium

Route: Starting point Bayswater Park car park, Melways 64 F 3, mostly track riding until the Basin, then a gradual climb up the Mountain Highway ( or 1 in 20) for tea and coffee at Sassafras. The ride is done in an environment of peer support where everyone achieves at their own pace. Hill climbing beginners are particularly encouraged. No one is left behind and the experienced riders will look after the beginners.

Please contact either the ride leader Ann L. on 0418 567 332 or the ride co-ordinator Johanna SJ. on 0437 267 011.

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Saturday 14 October: Great Vic training ride

Date: Sunday, 14 October 2018

Start Time: 7.00am

Start Location: South Yarra, Chapel and Alexandra cnr, outside Fanuli Furniture

Distance: 63km

Route: Rosehill Rd, 1.5 laps of Kew Blvd. Start with a lap on way out to Rosehill, back to Walmer, continue onto Rosehill Road and 1.5 laps on Return to Kew

Strava Map https://www.strava.com/routes/4236138

 

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Wednesday 17 October: Wheel Women Wednesday Warriors ride

Time: 7:00am

Meeting Location: Wheel Women HQ, 52 Pin Oak Crescent, Flemington

Distance: 30km

Duration: 2 hours

Level: Intermediate

Notes: We’ll have a quick ride to Williamstown Beach and back. This ride is on bike path and road. You must be comfortable riding with others on the road. Lights are mandatory.

Should you have questions about this ride contact Tina 0412 993 650 or message us via the Wheel Women Facebook page. Cancellation due to weather will be made via the Wheel Women Facebook or an email sent to registered riders.

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Saturday 27 October: Whitehorse Cyclists Women's rides

Starting time: 9.30 am.

Every ride has a different ride leader offering a different route with a different length and grade of difficulty. Most rides a classified medium, some are easy, none are hard rides. The rides average between 35 and 45 km.

For more information contact the ride co-ordinator Johanna SJ on 0437 267 011.

Saturday 28 October: Great Vic training ride

Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018

Start Time: 7.15am

Start Location: Ferntree Gully Train Station, Eastern Carpark (Closest to the mountain)

Distance: 50.79km

Route: Ferntree Gully Station Carpark, Forest Rd, 1:20, Sherbrooke Rd, Grantulla Rd,

https://www.strava.com/routes/15442599

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Sunday 28 October: Fondo rides with Bicycle Network

Time: 7:30am
Meeting point: At the carpark near The Basin Progress Hall in The Basin. Here’s a link: https://goo.gl/maps/td57xcKeDrB2
Distance: 50km approx. 
Level: Intermediate  
Details: As the weather warms up, we’ll head out to the Dandenongs to replicate parts of the ride from The Ascent in 2016. 

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November

Saturday 10 November: Whitehorse Cyclists Womens' hill training ride - Beat the hills

Starting time: 9. 30 am,

Finishing time approx. 12 pm

Distance: 32 km, classified medium

Route: Starting point Bayswater Park car park, Melways 64 F 3, mostly track riding until the Basin, then a gradual climb up the Mountain Highway ( or 1 in 20) for tea and coffee at Sassafras. The ride is done in an environment of peer support where everyone achieves at their own pace. Hill climbing beginners are particularly encouraged. No one is left behind and the experienced riders will look after the beginners.

Please contact either the ride leader Ann L. on 0418 567 332 or the ride co-ordinator Johanna SJ. on 0437 267 011.

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Thursday 15 November: Transporting your bike (social night)

Time: 6pm
Duration:1 hour
Location: Wheel Women HQ’s – 52 Pin Oak Crescent, Flemington
Details: Do you turn down rides because they’re too far from home to ride to the start?  We’ll cover the different bike rack options available for getting you and your bike to that ride. Plus the road rules you need to know.

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