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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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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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Sunday 11 November: Great Vic training ride

Starting time: 7:15 am

Starting location: Ferntree Gully Train Station, Eastern Carpark

Distance: 65 km

Elevation: 1756 m

Route: Start at Ferntree Gully Station, Forest Road, 1:20, Sassafras and on to Olinda. Descent Mt Dandenong Tourist road to Canterbury Road, ascend same road back to Olinda, descend Olinda-Monbulk Road (C406 – The Wall), at the base go around the roundabout and ascend. At Sassafras, turn left into Mountain Hwy, descend the 1:20, turn left at Forest Road and return to Ferntree Gully Train Station.

https://www.strava.com/routes/4334225

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Wednesday 14 November: Wheel Women Wednesday Warriors ride

Starting time: 7:00 am

Duration: 2 hours

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

Distance: 30 km

Level: Intermediate

Route: 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, and lights are mandatory. 

Should you have any questions about this ride, please contact Tina on 0412 993 650, or message the Wheel Women Facebook page. Cancellations due to weather will be made via the Wheel Women Facebook page or an email to registered riders. 

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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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Sunday 18 November: Great Vic training ride

Start time: 7:00 am

Start location: Beach side of Luna Park, St Kilda

Ride leaders: Soo Taylor (0417 388 311) and Alison Raaymakers (0407 424 851)

Distance: 100 km

Elevation: 1044 m

Route: Two repeats of ‘Two Bays’

https://www.strava.com/routes/15442702

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Wednesday 21 November: Wheel women Path Less Travelled ride

Start time: 9:00 am

Meeting location: Rushall Station, Rushall Crescent, North Fitzroy

Duration: 3.5 hours

Distance: 30 km

Level: Intermediate

Route: Riding along the Merri Creek path, Darebin Creek path and the Ring Road trail to a cafe at the old Pentridge Gaol. This ride is mostly on bike path with a little road riding. 

Should you have any questions about this ride, please contact Alicia on 0409 142 264, or message the Wheel Women Facebook page. Cancellations due to weather will be made via the Wheel Women Facebook page or an email to registered riders. 

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Saturday 24 November: Whitehorse Cyclists Womens' ride

Start time: 9:00 am

Start location: Schwerkolt Cottage car park, Mitcham

Distance: 35 km

Level: Easy / medium 

Route: Ride the new Mullum Mullum Path

Should you have any questions about this ride, please contact Marion Hick on 0400 521 926 or 9841 7141

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December

Saturday 8 December: Whitehorse Cyclists - Beat the Hills

Starting time: 9am,

Distance: 35 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 29 December: Whitehorse Cyclists Womens' ride

Starting time: 9am

Starting location: Mitcham Railway Station

Distance: 42 km, easy/medium

Route: Eastern Ramble – starting at Mitcham Railway Station, the ride will head along the Mitcham Creek, Dandenong Creek Trail to Bayswater, Railway tracks to Upper Ferntree Gully (M), Ferny Creek Trail, back to Mitcham.

Mostly flat, mostly track riding.

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