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Five chocolate cafés over a day of feasting.
Its delicious, decadent (and a bit pricey budget $50 or more for the day)
Meet at Rushall Station at 10am.
Koko Black (Carlton)
Fraus (North Melbourne) – a good spot for a savoury lunch
San Churro (Docklands)
Finish at Fed Square at 4pm.
We’ll spend roughly half an hour at each cafe.
For route map visit
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Date: Sat 2 March 2013
Meet at: The playground behind Velo Cycles / St Ali North (corner of Park and Nicholson Sts, Carlton North) on the Capital City Trail
Cast off your secret identity, don your hero costume and ride around the city thwarting wrong-doers.
The Batmania superhero ride will be a fun day of dressing silly and performing heroic challenges whilst riding around Brunswick and Coburg.
Prizes for best costume and most heroic deed.
Bring a camera or smartphone – some challenges will involve taking photos.
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Simon (again as an individual) is organising another Moreland BUG social ride.
Op Shop Ride – Sat 9 Feb 2013.
Start: 10AM Brotherhood St Laurence Op Shop Brunswick (If the 10AM start is a little early for you, join us en-route. I expect to spend around half an hour at each shop)
End: 4PM Al-Alamy Cafe Waterfield Street Coburg.
- Brotherhood St Laurence – 109 Brunswick Rd Brunswick (Open till 4)
- Christ Church Brunswick – 8 Glenlyon Rd (open till 1)
- St Johns Op Shop – Daly St Brunswick (near cnr Victoria St), behind St Johns Church (Open till 1pm)
- Don Bosco’s – 368 Sydney Rd (Between Albion and Moreland)
- Salvos Brunswick – 740 Sydney Rd (Between Albion and Moreland) (Open till 5) and if we have time we can pop into two more op-shops near Al-Alamy.
If you are thinking about going on the Batmania superhero ride (Sat 02/03/2013) this is a great opportunity shop for costume inspiration.
To make op shopping a bit more fun we’ll do a show and tell at the end of the ride.
Will you be the rider with …
- The Craziest costume.
- Best find for under $5.00
- Coolest thing you can hold in the palm of your hand.
- Best bad taste / Kitsch item.
- Most stylish ‘DIY Diva” award (i.e. what crafty outfit will you make with your op-shop finds?)
- “Project Inspiration” award (i.e. what mad project will you make with your op-shop finds)
Celebrate the launch of the MoreArt Public Art event with a guided trail along the Upfield train line.
Participating artists will be on hand to discuss their works on site, and the ride will conclude at RMIT Brunswick for the MoreArt launch party, also taking in the Artland exhibition of student works. Stick around for some complimentary nibbles and a drink to quench your thirst.
Meeting: 12:30pm at Coburg Station
Finishing: 3:30pm at the MoreArt Launchparty at RMIT Brunswick.No comments
As many of you would know, a riders rally is planned for next Thursday, June 21 to protest against the Baillieu Government’s decision to cut the Victorian bike budget to zero.
Bicycle Network Victoria and various BUGs are organising the event and the estimate is that there’ll be 3-4000 riders there on the day.
The rally is from 7.30 am to 8.30 am in front of Parliament House.
If you are not happy with the Baillieu Goverment’s decision, make your voice heard and come along to the rally. You can make your way into the city at your own leisure or join one of the organised rides. More details on the rally and various meeting points and times for rides can be found here.
Moreland BUG member Tim Read is organising a ride to the rally from Brunswick. We meet at Cafe L’Amour, 76 Lygon St. (next to Gelobar), Brunswick East at 7am and ride in together along Canning St.
And Anna has set up a Facebook event and so far 72 people are going. You can join here.
While some elements of the rally are still on the drawing board, a rough run sheet for the morning currently looks like this:
0730 – rally starts, Victorian Parliament steps, Spring St, Melbourne
0745 – we plan to unfurl a fabric bike path to symbolise the types of facilities that will now not be possible with zero funding. This “path” can be passed around overhead or perhaps symbolically laid!!
0815 – speech and pics
0830 – event ends
Hopefully we will have a good turn out so make sure you are coming along!
Here are the details for the next Moreland BUG ride:
Date: Saturday, 23 June 2012
When & Where to meet: 11am in front of the Noise Bar (on the corner of the Upfield Path and Albert Street, Brunswick)
Description: Ride south on the Upfield Bikeway, Capital City trail then Merri Creek bikeway to Dight’s Falls, then along the Yarra to the Childen’s Farm.
Minimal on-road, family friendly. There are some ups and downs on the path, the cafes at the Farm are a definite up!
Come and regard the goats, horses, chickens, geese, ducks…
Update: due to the bad weather, tonight’s ride has been cancelled!
The next Moreland BUG ride is the ANZAC Glow Stick Ride and the details are as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 25 April 2012
When & Where to meet: 7pm in front of the Noise Bar (on the corner of the Upfield Path and Albert Street, Brunswick)
Description: Ride to the Espy (Hotel Esplanade) in St. Kilda via St. Kilda Road and enjoy free live music, drinks and good company.
Make sure to lighten up your bike with usual or unusual lighting devices!
Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail Ride
Date: 24 and 25 of March 2012
Where and when to meet?
Option 1: Meet us at the Noise Bar (corner of Upfield Path and Albert Street), 9:00 am Saturday and ride to Flinders Street Station together, OR
Option 2: Meet us in front of the last carriage on platform 3 in Flinders Street Station. The train to Lilydale leaves at 9:50 am.
Option 3: Make your way to Lilydale at your own leisure and preferred mode of transport and meet us in Lilydale.
Ride leader: Bill (email@example.com)
Description: Ride on the rail trail from Lilydale to Warburton (one way 40 km), bring tents and stay overnight at the caravan park (or make other arrangements. The pub is quite nice.) Nice easy pace, gentle gradients. Stop at the odd cafe or three. Children, families and infrequent riders welcome.
If you want to join the ride please register your interest with Bill who is gonna be the ride leader. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Likewise, if you have any questions about the ride or need further information don’t hesitate to contact him.
Here is the long awaited and patiently longed for list with upcoming BUG rides in the near future. So get your calendar out and mark the dates! Further details will be provided closer to the respective rides.
Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail – Ride Date: 24 & 25 March 2012 (overnight stay in Warburton)
Ride on the rail trail from Lilydale to Warburton, bring tents and stay overnight at the caravan park (or make other arrangements. The pub is quite nice.) Nice easy pace, gentle gradients. Stop at the odd cafe or three. Children, families and infrequent riders welcome.
Cinema Nova Mystery Ride – Date: 16 April 2012
Ride at a leisurely pace to the Nova cinema, watch a mystery movie that will be on (the Nova hasn’t finalised the program yet) and have a drink and/ or snack beforehand.
ANZAC Glow Stick Ride – Date: 25 April 2012
Ride to the Hotel Esplanade in St. Kilda and enjoy music and drinks and good company.
Airport & Woodlands Homestead Ride – Date: 20 May 2012
We will ride to the airport for a latte and then on to the Woodlands Homestead for a picnic. The return journey will be through the Bandicoot Reserve and Gellibrand Hill. A stop at the bakery at Old Broady is certainly a possibility.
Winter Solstice Afternoon Tea Ride – Date: 23 June 2012
Ride at a leisurely pace to the Abbotsford Convent/Collingwood Children’s Farm for some afternoon tea.
Julia & all Ride Leaders.
The next ride organised by The Squeaky Wheel is on this Sunday…
Put the public in public art and join the People’s Choice ride of the MoreArt Trail.
Taking in all of the exhibition sites, selected artists will be on hand to describe or perform their works. The ride will conclude at The Brunswick Green with a ceremony awarding the $1000 prize for the People’s Choice Award. Voting prize of $200 also up for grabs. Enjoy a complimentary drink for riders on arrival! It’s a win-win-win.
Meeting Point: From 12pm at Lux Foundry Café, 21 Hope St Brunswick, (departing 12.35pm)
Finishing: The Brunswick Green, 313 Sydney Rd at 3.30pm
Complimentary drink on arrival for ride participants
Registrations: Let us know you’re coming via email@example.comNo comments