Women's Community

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Build your confidence on the bike, get fit and ride with like-minded women

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

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

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

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 Wednesday - SKCC training ride

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

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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April

Thursday 12 April: Wheel Women training ride

Time: 7:00am
Meeting location: On Yarra Boulevard, just up from the corner with the Chandler Highway
Ride Leader: Wheel Women
Distance: 15km (one lap of ‘The Boulie’)
Duration: 1 hour (followed by coffee)
Level:
 Intermediate
Notes: Cancellation due to weather will be made on the Wheel Women Facebook Page

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Wednesday 18 April: Wheel Women training ride

Time: 7:00am
Meeting location: Wheel Women HQ, 52 Pin Oak Crescent, Flemington
Distance: 20km (one lap of ‘The Boulie’)
Duration: 1.5 hours (followed by coffee)
Level:
 Intermediate
Notes: Cancellation due to weather will be made on the Wheel Women Facebook Page

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Thursday 26 April: Wheel Women training ride

Time: 7:00am
Meeting location: On Yarra Boulevard, just up from the corner with the Chandler Highway
Ride Leader: Wheel Women
Distance: 15km (one lap of ‘The Boulie’)
Duration: 1 hour (followed by coffee)
Level:
 Intermediate
Notes: *Capped at 10 riders. Cancellation due to weather will be made on the Wheel Women Facebook Page

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Thursday 26 April: Skills session on changing a flat tyre

Time: 6:00pm
Meeting location: Wheel Women HQ, 52 Pin Oak Crescent, Flemington
Duration: 1 hour
Notes: A flat tyre doesn’t need to stop you riding. At Wheel Women we feel strongly that every woman should know how to change a flat tyre. It’s another part to becoming an independent rider. First we’ll take you through the steps to changing a flat, then we’ll have you doing it yourself

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Saturday 28 April: Whitehorse Cyclists women only ride

Time: 9:30am
Meeting location: Koomba Park, Boronia Rd Entry (Melway 63 D5)
Ride Leader: Helga (mobile: 0407 908 741)
Distance: 50km
Level:
Beginner to Intermediate
Route: Dandenong Creek Trail, Dandenong (M) , Eastlink Trai back to Koomba Park

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Sunday 29 April: Ladies learn to ride (Mildura)

Time: 9:00am
Meeting location: Mildura Tennis Club, Hugh King Drive, Mildura
Ride Leader: Tressna (mobile – 0434 044 118)
Distance: 15km (one lap of ‘The Boulie’)
Duration: 1 hour (followed by coffee)
Level:
All levels
Notes: Has it been a while since you were on a bike? Come and join us for a gentle ride, or a more adventurous one if you’re feeling up to it. Helmets and bikes provided if you don’t have one.

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May

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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June

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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