Saturday Club Ride

All riders are required to have their bike in good working order and carry their own repair equipment.  (refer here for suggested equipment)

New riders and potential members are very welcome at any Saturday ride. To be compliant with the Club's insurance policy, as a guest rider, please register with the ride co-ordinator before the start of the ride. Until you become a member, you will need to do this each time you ride. 

'Beach n' Coffee Ride'

Saturday 6:00 am* from the ‘All Abilities Park’ on The Esplanade, Pialba (at the bottom of Taylor Street near the oval) finishing with coffee at 'Magaloo's Cafe', Urangan or 'Aqua Vue Cafe' Torquay. There are seven ride groups to cater for all skill levels from kids just off trainers to 'gun' riders on carbon steeds.  Ride duration is 1 hour to 1.5 hrs approx.  All groups are headed by an experienced leader and have a sweep to monitor issues eg. mechanical failures.  Although participation in these rides is free, money for the 'finest coffee in town' is suggested.  These rides are categorised as:

Ride 1    18 to 19 kph flat ride speed.

Ride 2    22 to 24 kph flat ride speed.

Ride 3    25 to 26 kph flat ride speed.

Ride 4    26 to 27 kph flat ride speed.

Ride 5    27 to 28 kph flat ride speed.

Ride 6    29 to 30 kph flat ride speed.

Ride 7    31 to 32 kph flat ride speed.**

* Later 6.30 am start 1st Saturday in April to last Saturday in August inclusive. 

**Ride 7 is self guided (no leader or sweep)

 

 

Howard

'Open Country Ride'

New riders and potential members are very welcome at any Saturday ride. To be compliant with the Club's insurance policy, as a guest rider, please register with the ride co-ordinator before the start of the ride. Until you become a member, you will need to do this each time you ride. 

Saturday 7.00am from the Skate Park (opp. Howard Railway Station on Old Bruce Highway) ending at the Coalfields Cafe, Howard.

This ride often winds through the historic part of town circa 1870's before quickly moving into open country farm roads.  It is over mostly sealed roads but occasionally traverses unsealed roads that have been recently graded and bush trails.  Average ride speed of 18-20 kph, covering a distance of about 20-30 km.

Every 4th Saturday is a longer ride of around 40-50 km.  Currently the ride is graded as easy.