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

What's on

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 ride leader
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 Sunday - Trek Carnegie training ride

Time: 8:00am
Meeting spot: Trek Carnegie store -1062 Dandenong Road,Carnegie VIC 3163
Ride Leader: Vida Douglas
Distance: 30km
Description: On the bike paths of the Trek Carnegie area. A road bike and clip in pedals are not compulsory, any type of bike and pedals are welcome on this ride. This a non drop ride.
Level: Beginner 

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November

4 November: Great Vic Bike Ride - Training ride

Time: 7:15am meeting, to start at 7:30am
Meeting spot: Ferntree Gully train station, exact meeting location will be e-mailed to you the evening prior to the training ride
Ride Leader: Alison Raaymakers and Soo Taylor
Distance: 72km 
Route: The Dandenongs
Notes: Should you have any additional questions about this training ride please contact ride leaders Alison on 0407 424 851 or Soo on 0417 388 311. Weather permitting this ride is subject to change, to which you will be notified by e-mail and or text the evening prior to the ride

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8 November: RACV Great Vic Bike Ride packing tips

Time: 6.30pm
Meeting spot: Bicycle Network HQ’s – Level 4, 246 Bourke St Melbourne 3000
Presented by: Tina McCarthy of Wheel Women
Description: Tina is a veteran of 4 Great Vic and knows how to pack light, pack smart and stay healthy. There are a lot of tips that will help you enjoy the ride and keep you dry and warm as well as prepared. Come along and get some tips to make your ride a happy one!
Notes: Further info at info@wheelwomen.com.au 

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11 November: Great Vic Bike Ride - Training ride

Time: 7:15am meeting, to start at 7:30am
Meeting spot: St Kilda, exact meeting location will be e-mailed to you the evening prior to the training ride
Ride Leader: Alison Raaymakers and Soo Taylor
Distance: Approx 100km 
Route: St Kilda to Two Bays (2 x hill repeats) return
Notes: Should you have any additional questions about this training ride please contact ride leaders Alison on 0407 424 851 or Soo on 0417 388 311. Weather permitting this ride is subject to change, to which you will be notified by e-mail and or text the evening prior to the ride

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11 November: Flat Tyre Changing Session

Time: 9.30am
Meeting spot: Wheel Women HQ, 52 Pin Oak Crescent Flemington
Description: A hands on flat tyre change without the pain and frustration…we’ll get you going faster than you can imagine removing wheels (front and back!) and replacing the tube so fast you’ll look like a pro.
Notes: Further info at info@wheelwomen.com.au 

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19 November: Great Vic Bike Ride - Training ride

Time: 9:00am
Meeting spot: Port Melbourne, exact meeting location will be e-mailed to you the evening prior to the training ride
Ride Leader: Alison Raaymakers and Soo Taylor
Distance: Approx 50km
Route: Port Melbourne to Williamstown and Altona return, with coffee at Soul Racer Café in St Kilda
Notes: Should you have any additional questions about this training ride please contact ride leaders Alison on 0407 424 851 or Soo on 0417 388 311. Weather permitting this ride is subject to change, to which you will be notified by e-mail and or text the evening prior to the ride.

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25 Nov - 3 Dec: RACV Great Vic Bike Ride

Thinking about joining this year’s RACV Great Vic? We have a specific Women’s package at no extra charge! Keen to know more?

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