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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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May

Saturday 12 May: Wheel Women Heide Maker's Market Ride

Time: 9:00am
Meeting location: Carpark off High St, Victoria Park, Kew
Ride leader: Wheel Women Leaders
Distance: 20km
Duration: 3 hours
Level: Beginner
Notes: We’ll enjoy a casual ride to Heide Maker’s Market where we’ll stop for some shopping and coffee before riding back. This ride is on bike path with some gravel sections. Cancellation due to weather will be via the Wheel Women Facebook Page.

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Sunday 13 May: Fondo training ride

Time: 8:00am
Meeting location: Luna Park – 18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182
Ride leader: Emma Grella
Distance: 90km
Level: Intermediate
Average speed: 25–30km/h
Route: Beach Rd, Frankston return leaving from St Kilda
Notes: This ride will be cancelled should it be raining, should you be unsure if the session will be going ahead or not please contact the ride leader Emma Grella on 0413 261 100

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Thursday 17 May: Social night on tips for riding through winter

Time: 6:00pm 
Meeting location: Wheel Women HQ, 52 Pin Oak Crescent, Flemington
Duration: 1 hour
Notes: We all love riding when the weather is warm and sunny, but what about when it’s cold, wet and dark? Come along and learn some tips for riding through winter. We’ll cover what to wear, the difference in lights and some safety tips to increase your visibility.

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Friday 18 May: Wheel Women Beach Road Ride

Time: 9:30am
Meeting location: Corner Bourke St and Harbour Esplanade, Docklands
Ride leader: Wheel Women Leaders
Distance: 40km
Duration: 2 hours
Level: Intermediate
Notes: We’ll head down Beach Road and see how far we can get before we run out of time. This ride is on road and path depending on traffic levels. Lights are mandatory. Cancellation due to weather will be via the Wheel Women Facebook Page

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Sunday 20 May: Wheel Women Geelong Ride

Time: 8:00am
Meeting location: Promenade off Barrabool Rd, Barwon Valley Park, Geelong
Ride leader: Wheel Women Leaders
Distance: 50km
Duration: 4 hours
Level: Intermediate
Notes: This ride is on the road. Lights are mandatory. Cancellation due to weather will be via the Wheel Women Geelong Facebook Page

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Saturday 26 May: Whitehorse Cyclists women only ride

Time: 9:30am
Meeting location: Glen Iris Park, Glen Iris, 3146 (CP off High Street), Melw. 59 K 9
Ride Leader: Jenny (0416 154 865)
Distance: 40km
Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Route: Gardiners Creek and Urban, Forest trails, Caulfield Sth. (M), Elwood Canal, Bayside trail to Light Rail Trail, Southbank (B), Gardiners Creek to Glen Iris
Notes: This ride will be cancelled should the weather conditions be poor. Please contact your ride leader if you are unsure if the ride is going ahead or not

 

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June

Friday 1 June: Wheel Women Around The North Training Ride

Time: 9:30am
Meeting location: Cross Keys Reserve, Bridge St, Essendon
Ride Leader: Wheel Women Leaders
Distance: 30km
Duration: 3 hours
Level: Intermediate
Notes: This ride has some manageable hills and will be on bike path and roads, confidence in traffic is essential. 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 via the Wheel Women Facebook Page.

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Sunday 17 June: Wheel Women Hot Chocolate is the Go Training Ride

Time: 9:00am
Meeting Spot: Jells Park, Ferntree Gully Rd entrance. Near the playground and toilets
Ride Leader: Wheel Women Leaders

Distance: 24km
Duration: 3 hours
Level: Beginner
Notes: This ride is all on bike path and fairly flat, so a nice one if you are just getting into riding or for those fitter riders wanting a gentle ride. 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 via the Wheel Women Facebook Page.

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Thursday 21 June: Skills session on using cleats

Time: 6:00pm 
Meeting location: Wheel Women HQ, 52 Pin Oak Crescent, Flemington
Duration: 1 hour
Notes: Interested in learning about cleats? Feel confused by the different options? Scared about the risk of falling off? Then join us as we demystify the world of cleats. Learn about the different styles of shoes, cleats and pedals. You’ll be able to sit on a bike and safely practice clipping in and out with different cleats for yourself.

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Saturday 23 June: Wheel Women Early Morning Hills Training Ride

Time: 8:00am
Meeting Spot: Darebin Parklands, end of Separation St, Alphington
Ride Leader: Wheel Women Leaders
Distance: 30km
Duration: 3.5 hours
Level: Intermediate
Notes: This ride has some manageable hills and will be on quiet and busy roads, confidence in traffic is essential. Please bring a pocket snack as coffee will be at the end of the ride. 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 via the Wheel Women Facebook Page.

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Saturday 30 June: Whitehorse Cyclists women only ride

Time: 9:30am
Meeting location: Box Hill Mal, Box Hill, 3128, Melw. 47 D9
Ride Leader: Gay (0416 124 377)
Distance: 38km
Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Route: Wattle Park, Ferndale Park, Gardiners Ck, Hawthorn (MT), Kew, Anniversary trail,  Canterbury. There will be some hills
Notes: This ride will be cancelled should the weather conditions be poor. Please contact your ride leader if you are unsure if the ride is going ahead or not

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