Women's Community

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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.

3 – 7 September 2018

Put yourself first for Women’s Health Week

Two of the biggest barriers facing women when it comes to a healthy lifestyle is a ‘lack of time’ and ‘health not being a priority’.

It’s time women put their health and happiness first. 

Teaming up with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health as a Major Community Partner in 2018, Bicycle Network is supporting women of all ages to make a positive change and get active for their health and happiness.

 

See what FREE events we and our Women’s Community ambassdors have planned.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

What's on

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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August

Saturday 4 August: Fondo training ride (Beach road, VIC)

Time: 8:00am
Meeting location: Luna Park, St Kilda 
Ride Leader: Fondo ride leaders
Distance: 60km
Level: Intermediate
Route: Carrum return

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Saturday 11 August: Ride with the This Girl Can Cycling Ambassador (Geelong, VIC)

Time: 9:30am
Meeting Location: Fountain of Friendship Park carpark, off Anakie Rd, Geelong
Ride Leader: Wheel Women Ride Leaders
Distance: 20km
Duration: 3 hours
Level: Beginner
Notes: We’ll do a loop around Geelong on a combination of bike paths and road. 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 email or the Wheel Women Facebook Page.

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Sunday 12 August: Great Vic training ride (St Kilda – Reserve road)

Time: 7:00am
Meeting location: Luna Park, St Kilda (the little reserve on the beach side)
Ride Leader: Alison Raaymakers (0407 424 851) and Soo Taylor
Distance: 33km
Level: No drop bunch ride (riders are expected to have the fitness to manage the full 33km distance)
Route: St Kilda to Reserve Road (with a post ride coffee)
Notes:This ride will be cancelled should it be raining, or if the wind is too strong. If you are unsure if it will be going ahead or not please contact Alison on 0407 424 851) or training@SKCC.com.au

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Wednesday 29 August: Wheel Women (North Fitzroy – Eltham return)

Time: 9:30am
Meeting Location: Rushall Station, Rushall Crescent, North Fitzroy
Ride Leader: Wheel Women Ride Leaders
Distance: 55km
Duration: 5 hours
Level: Intermediate
Notes: This is a beautiful ride along bike paths and quiet roads through Should you have questions about this ride bush and parklands. 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 email or the Wheel Women Facebook Page.

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Thursday 23 August: Around the Bay and Great Vic Bike Ride social night

Time: 6pm
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Wheel Women HQ’s – 52 Pin Oak Crescent, Flemington
Details: Looking to do Around the Bay or the Great Vic Bike Ride? Or maybe there’s another big ride you’re planning. We’ll give you some tips on how to prepare yourself and your bike for the big event as well as what and how to pack for a multi-day ride.

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September

Sunday 2 September: Great Vic training ride (St Kilda – Mordialloc return)

Time: 7:00am
Meeting location: Luna Park, St Kilda (the little reserve on the beach side)
Ride Leader: Alison Raaymakers (0407 424 851) and Soo Taylor
Distance: 44km
Level: No drop bunch ride (riders are expected to have the fitness to manage the full 44km distance)
Route: St Kilda to Mordialloc (with a post ride coffee)
Notes:This ride will be cancelled should it be raining, or if the wind is too strong. If you are unsure if it will be going ahead or not please contact Alison on 0407 424 851) or training@SKCC.com.au

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Saturday 8 September: Wheel Women’s Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week Ride

Time: 9:00am
Meeting Location: New Quay Promenade (Pearl River Drive end, near the red crouching monks sculpture), Docklands
Ride Leader: Wheel Women Ride Leaders
Distance: 15km
Duration: 2.5 hours
Level: Beginner
Notes: We want to get EVERY woman riding a bike, so please ride with us and encourage your friend who perhaps hasn’t ridden in a long time, your daughter (minimum age 10yo) or your mum to join us too. This ride will be on bike paths and quiet roads if unavoidable. 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 email or the Wheel Women Facebook Page.

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Thursday 20 September: The pros and cons of different bikes (social night)

Time: 6pm
Duration:1 hour
Location: Wheel Women HQ’s – 52 Pin Oak Crescent, Flemington
Details: Let’s talk about bikes. Hybrids, Flat-bars, Road bike, Mountain bikes, ebikes. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of different bikes so you can know which is the right type of bike for you. 

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Sunday 23 September: Great Vic training ride (The Boulevard)

Time: 7:00am
Meeting location: TBC
Ride Leader: Alison Raaymakers (0407 424 851) and Soo Taylor
Distance: 42km
Level: No drop bunch ride (riders are expected to have the fitness to manage the full 42km distance)
Route: 2 x Laps Kew via Richmond Boulie (with a post ride coffee)
Notes:This ride will be cancelled should it be raining, or if the wind is too strong. If you are unsure if it will be going ahead or not please contact Alison on 0407 424 851) or training@SKCC.com.au

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October

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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November

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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