Cycling in Melbourne Australia
Well yes looking for a riding partner / group around the Rowville area.
Only riding by myself at the moment and generally to / from work with the rides home altered to about the 30km distance and give take 27km/h.
Have done a few rides up the Dandenongs and would like a few rides up and around there too.
Great! are you still looking for riding buddy? when are you generally available?
Still looking for a riding buddy/ motivation... I work nights.. Can get into more detail if your still keen.. Let me know when your free and where you would like to ride to and from..
I'm looking to do some hills rides, including the Dandenongs :) I live in the inner East, but happy to travel!
Hi, I live in Rowville, there is a regular bike group that rides from Heathmont and meet for coffee at Jells Tea house at 8am every Saturday morning(this is where I will meet them when I am not working, I am a shiftworker) and I ride back to Heathmont with them and then ride home, about 40km. The group ride is very easy with a couple of breaks to allow slower riders to catch up, average age would be about 50, mostly men and some women. I am guessing the average size of the group would be about 30, but could be up to 40+ on a good day.
They also have another regular ride at about 7am every Tuesday from Heathmont and I meet them at about 7:40 the other side of Jell, near Shepard's Bush Rd, they ride up to the strip of shops just past Knox SC on Stud road for coffee and they ride back via FTG, Boronia and Bayswater then Heathmont. This group is a bit smaller of about 20.
The average speed would be about 17k/h, this is not a club just a social group, they also have maybe 4 rides a year to other destinations, like the Warby trail, Wang to Bright rail trail etc.
There is also a another smaller group about 4-6 that rides on a Thursday morning, pace is closer to 20k/h and distance is normally over 60km.
There are two groups that I'm familiar with in your area. Lysterfield Lake has two Mountain Biking Groups which ride Tuesday & Wednesday nights after 6pm. You would need some good bike lights if you are interested. Contact the Trailmix cafe' if you need any further information: http://www.trailmix.com.au/
Also Bicycle Superstore at Knox has recently opened up and are running ride groups for bike tracks, mountain biking & road riding. If you need any further information: http://www.bicyclesuperstore.com.au/store-location/knox/
Both of these groups are free entry and are a great friendly social ride.