Bike Riding

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Bike Riding Activities

The City of Port Phillip encourages riding for local trips

Join in these activities and discover how bike riding can be a quick, cheap and convenient alternative for a happy, fun and fit lifestyle.

 

 

 

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Saturday 31 January, 2 pm start
Cycle and Snorkel to the Seahorses by the Port Phillip BUG

Port Phillip Bicycle User Group Inc cycles along Port Phillip Bay, headed to discover the marvellous underwater world of Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, near Black Rock. Arrive at the sanctuary to decide whether or not to rockpool ramble, swim or head off snorkelling. Will one see the elusive cuttlefish, find a sea biscuit or be able to spot a gannet in the sky? Snorkelling gear available for hire. Refreshments afterwards at the nearby cafe to prepare for the 13 km trip back to St Kilda.

Starts at the Port Phillip EcoCentre in St Kilda, FREE

Bookings essential. Book your place online.

For enquiries about this ride contact the ride leader by email bronnie@ecocentre.com or phone 0417 337 993

 

 

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Thursday 5 and 12 February, 6 to 8 pm
Women bike skills workshop and guided ride by Ladies Back on Your Bike

Join ‘Ladies Back on Your Bike’ for a bike skills workshop (week 1) and guided ride around Port Phillip (week 2) for women.
These sessions will also allow you to be allocated to the most suitable riding group based on your riding skill level and fitness.
Ongoing events for each group are specifically created with these levels in mind and adapted to speed and duration of the ride for which you are invited to attend.

You will not only make progress with your cycling skills but meet other incredible women.

Elwood Primary School, Elwood, FREE

Bookings essential.
INFORMATION SHEET
REGISTRATION FORM

For enquiries, contact the City of Port Phillip Sport and Recreation Team on 9209 6677 or helpsportandrec@portphillip.vic.gov.au

As event as part of the Leisure & Lifestyle Program and the Sustainable Living Festival







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Sunday 8 February, 10 am to 12 pm
Basic Bike Maintenance for Women by Bikes@Work

Learn all the important basics to help keep your bike running smoothly! The female facilitator will demonstrate how to: undertake safety checks, set your bike up effectively, adjust brakes, change a tube, repair a puncture and clean the chain. You’ll learn all about what tools are required and how to use them, as well as have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

St Kilda Library Community Room, St Kilda, $10 + bf
Bringing your bike is optional.

Bookings essential, max group size is 20. Book your place online.

For enquiries about this workshop contact the facilitator Georgie by email georgie@bikesatwork.com.au or call her on 0432 291 775

As event as part of the Sustainable Living Festival







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Tuesday 17 February, 6.30 to 8.30 pm
Basic Bike Maintenance for Women by Bikes@Work

Learn all the important basics to help keep your bike running smoothly! The female facilitator will demonstrate how to: undertake safety checks, set your bike up effectively, adjust brakes, change a tube, repair a puncture and clean the chain. You’ll learn all about what tools are required and how to use them, as well as have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

St Kilda Library Community Room, St Kilda, $10 + bf
Bringing your bike is optional.

Bookings essential, max group size is 20. Book your place online.

For enquiries about this workshop contact the facilitator Georgie by email georgie@bikesatwork.com.au or call her on 0432 291 775

As event as part of the Sustainable Living Festival

 

 

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Sunday 22 February, 8.30 am start
Edible Escape by the Port Phillip BUG

Port Phillip Bicycle User Group Inc rides from St Kilda to Gunyah, to visit Karen Sutherland's amazing garden at Edible Eden Design as part of Open Gardens Australia. See 200 edible plants: vegies, vines, citrus, fruit, nuts and Australian bush foods. Discover aquaponics, rooftop garden, bees & chickens and listen to talks at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

It's a 20km ride there (40km return) to Pascoe Vale, almost exclusively on bike paths and via Royal Park. Lots of bail out points.

Starts at the St Kilda Pier. See the map for meeting location details.
Garden entry fee is $8 and BYO lunch.

Bookings essential. Book your place online.

For more information about this garden, visit Open Garden Australia and Edible Eden Design.

For enquiries about this ride contact ride leader Liz Smith by email portphillipbug@gmail.com

 

Questions?

For more information contact us by email: workplacetravel@portphillip.vic.gov.au or call 03 9209 6274.

 

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