Safe Melbourne bunch rides

Dr.Nate
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Safe Melbourne bunch rides

Postby Dr.Nate » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:14 pm

Hi Guys,

I'm moving to Melbourne next week and was wondering if there are any safe bunch rides (ie not the hell ride :o )that are mostly flat avg 28-30km/h on weekends ?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Safe Melbourne bunch rides

Postby andione1983 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:23 pm

What part of Melbourne? I'm looking for a bunch ride in the outer south eastern suburbs

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Re: Safe Melbourne bunch rides

Postby Dr.Nate » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:05 pm

From around the balwyn area ...but happy to drive somewhere eg beach rd etc

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Re: Safe Melbourne bunch rides

Postby matt.blak » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:59 pm

Hell Ride is the exception, not the rule for most rides.

There are probably 5 ways to find a ride:

1) ask at your local bike shop if they have a ride or if they know of one.

2) look at http://www.bunchridefinder.com.au/ for a ride that sounds suitable

3) look at the Bicycle Vic website, lots of rides are listed there e.g. https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/forum ... =16&t=3319

4) join a cycle club, they have regular training rides,

5) start your own group, decide when & where you want to ride and advertise for interested people.

I ride at 7am every Sunday starting in Narre Warren South or Lynbrook and ride to Mordialloc, Frankston, Tooradin or Emerald you are welcome to join me and my friend. Is 2 riders a bunch?

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Re: Safe Melbourne bunch rides

Postby cyclotaur » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:42 pm

Dr.Nate wrote:From around the balwyn area ...but happy to drive somewhere eg beach rd etc

You don't drive to Beach Rd from Balwyn - you ride there. Balwyn to Mordiallocvia Kerford Rd and back is about 80kms. :wink:
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Re: Safe Melbourne bunch rides

Postby Dimis » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:14 am

Plenty of safe rides in Melbourne...

There's always Yarra Blvd, Studley park Kew area, Eastern freeway bike path for a short local rides.

Else +1 cyclotaur.

You could always check out cycling profiles for some suggestions.
http://www.cyclingprofiles.com.au/

I try to pick one of these every now and then for some variety. I'm quietly trying to get through the whole list, its kind of a small bucket-list goal of mine.

Its my experience, most of these rides on weekends have enough cyclists grouping together creating bunches for you. introduce yourself and jump in.

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Re: Safe Melbourne bunch rides

Postby takeitasread » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:49 pm

It's not a weekend ride, but you could try the Maling Room Ride, which is popular and leaves from Canterbury each weekday.
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Re: Safe Melbourne bunch rides

Postby macca33 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:40 pm

Dave from Bicycle HQ Carnegie leads a merry bunch out every Saturday from 0630 Princes Hwy Carnegie. They mix the rides up a bit - some 25-28, 28-30, some 30-35 and distances b/w 50-90km. They are a welcoming bunch, generally 10-25 riders dependent upon who shows up. Look up Secret Mystery Rides on Facebook / Google

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Re: Safe Melbourne bunch rides

Postby silkishuge » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:14 pm

takeitasread wrote:It's not a weekend ride, but you could try the Maling Room Ride, which is popular and leaves from Canterbury each weekday.

+1 for this ride. I recommend joining the first group that leaves Ave Athol, Canterbury at 5.50am. Back by 7.30am at Maling Room for Coffee, although I generally skip the coffee and join the good conversation around the table.
The MRR will link you with many other rides that could take you all around Melbourne.

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