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FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES

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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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January

Tuesday 22 January - Alé Cipollini Women’s Social Ride (Geelong, VIC)

Starting time: 7.30 am

Finishing time approx: 10 am

Distance: 45 km round trip

Route: Starting at Cunningham Pier Carpark in Geelong before rolling out to Torquay and back along a 45km course. On the day you’ll get to ask the team questions and there will be giveaways for all participants.

Info: This is a rare opportunity to get some training and racing tips from World UCI Women’s Cycling Team Alé Cipollini. Alé Cipollini team arrive in Australia in early Jan to race at the Tour Down Under in Adelaide, before travelling to Melbourne to compete in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race from 24-27 January.

Tickets: This is a free event, but participants must register through the link below. Numbers are limited to 30 people.

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February

Saturday 9 February: High Country Women’s Cycling Festival training ride (Warburton, VIC)

Starting time: 9:00am 

Distance: 17 km, hard climbing

Route: Meet at car park behind the Warburton Bakery, toilets are walking/riding distance. 16.8km climb up Mt. Donna Buang. Recommended 9 am start. May need to bring bike clothes for every season and some snacks to eat along the way. There are no facilities at the top, except toilets. Very little kms before the climb commences. Some riders might like to park and start riding at Milgrove/Launching Place (behind General Store) to warm up.

Please contact the ride leader Ann L. on 0418 567 332 with any questions.

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Saturday 23 February: Women's ride to Elthan (VIC)

Starting time: 9am

Starting location: Valda Avenue

Distance: 40 km, medium

Route: Start at Valda Avenue, ride along the Koonung Trail, cross over at Tunstall Square, along Springvale Road, cross into the Mullum Mullum Creek trail, from there along the Main Yarra trail and into Eltham. Morning coffee at the library Café in Eltham.  Return via Westerfolds Park, across the bridge at Finn’s Reserve, and  through Ruffey Lake Park, cross Doncaster Rd. at council offices, ride down Whittens Lane to Tram Rd. From there back to the Koonung Trail again and to Valda Ave.

Please contact the ride coordinators Sarah P. on 0411 034 758 or Johanna SJ on 0437 267 011 with any questions.

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