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United Energy Around the Bay

With nine ride options ranging from 20km to 300km, there’s a ride for everyone at United Energy Around the Bay — and a full suite of pre and on-event support.

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Great Victorian Bike Ride

We’re gearing up for our greatest Great Vic yet in 2019. Whether it’s your first or 36th Great Vic, everyone is welcomed and supported as part of the Great Vic family.

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Peaks Challenge

Team Bicycle Network have dedicated training sessions and info nights to support the women’s community who’re looking to tackle Peaks Challenge Falls Creek.

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Great Kiwi Escape

Great Outback Escape 2019 was our first event to hit the 50/50 gender target! We’re hoping to do the same again with next year’s premium riding holiday in New Zealand.

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Check out our full list of bike riding events, social rides and behaviour change programs.

1 September – 6 September 2019

Women's Health Week

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MCG social ride and coffee – Monday 2 September

Celebrate Women’s Health Week with Bicycle Network and Jean Hailes for Women’s Health by joining us for a social ride and coffee at the MCG on Monday 2 September.

We’ll enjoy some laps of the MCG councourse as the spring sun shines through the trees in Yarra Park. After a simple ride we will rest for coffee at the Hugh Trumble Cafe.

When: 7:20am – 8:00am Monday 2 September. Please meet at 7:20am to start riding at 7:30am.

Where: Meet at the Betty Cuthbert Statue near Gate 3 at the MCG.

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Women’s Community social night – Wednesday 4 September

Want to know more about Bicycle Network’s Women’s Community and riding our events United Energy Around the Bay and the Great Vic Bike Ride?

Join us for a social night at our Melbourne office to chat about everything you need to know and get some tips to help you get riding more often.

Be sure to ride in or bring your bike along – our mechanic will be doing free tune ups!

Drinks and nibbles will also be supplied by Bicycle Network.

When: 6pm – 8pm, Wednesday 4 September

Where: Bicycle Network, Level 4 246 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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Hobart Easy Women’s Ride – Sunday 8 September

We’re celebrating Women’s Health Week and gearing up for our next Women on Wheels ride. Join ride leader Dorothy McCartney on a relaxed, easy ride via the InterCity Cycleway and quiet streets through Battery Point to Sandy Bay. 

We’ll have coffee and snacks at The Duchess Cafe (of course!) and then return on the recommended route through Battery Point. 

A good ride to build confidence and skills.  All bikes, all riders welcome.  We can go further, or turn around at any point, guided by the group on the day.

When: 10am – 12pm, Sunday 8 September

Where: Meet Cornelian Bay Boathouse car park, Queens Walk, New Town

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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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