Wednesday Social Rides

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Event Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/08/2016
8:15 am - 12:30 pm

Event Location
Maribyrnong Ave car park opp Diamantina Cres, KALEEN, just down from the Caltex Service Station

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Wednesday social ride – typically  MXX – leaves Maribyrnong Ave car park opp Diamantina Cres, KALEEN, just down from the Caltex Service Station.  Moderately paced rides 35 to 45 km from Kaleen to destinations around the Canberra suburbs with a leisurely Café stop.  Occasionally something different like a cultural event.  Travel speed 18 – 22 km/h and we return to Kaleen.  We have waypoint markers and tail enders to assist along the way. Meet 8.45am for 9.00am departure.  Note that during the period 5th December 2018 to 27 February 2019 it will be 8.15 for 8.30am departure.    

Wednesday excursion ride (second Wednesday of the month) – typically  MXX – leaves Maribyrnong Ave car park opposite Diamantina Cres, KALEEN. On the second Wednesday an excursion ride replaces the Social Ride.  Taking riders on a more challenging ride further afield, typically 45 km and 60 km (sometimes more) with a leisurely Café stop.  Travel speed 18 – 22 km/h and we return to Kaleen.  We have waypoint markers and tail enders to assist along the way.  Meet 8.45am for 9.00am departure. Note that during the period 5th December 2018 to 27 February 2019 it will be 8.15 for 8.30am departure.    

Please be sure to wear a Standards-approved helmet and to bring water, spare tyre tubes and a pump.

Rarely, if an accredited ride leader is not available to lead a ride, those gathering at the starting point can organize a ride of their choice, but the ride will not be a programmed Pedal Power ride.

Pedal Power Terms and conditions apply.

More information contact: Jon McRae (or ring 0422 148896)

Wednesday Social Rides

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Event Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/08/2016
8:45 am - 9:00 am

Event Location
Maribyrnong Ave car park opp Diamantina Cres, KALEEN, just down from the Caltex Service Station

Event Categories


Wednesday SW Excursion ride 10/8/16

Meet 8.45am for 9.00am departure.

Leaving from Kaleen and heading south to ‘the dark side’ via the AIS, Aranda and down Bindubi St, to the west basin of LBG. Toilet stop at ‘the log cabin’ then follow the lake across Scrivener Dam, turning west along Molonglo River corridor and winding through the new suburbs of Coombs and Wright to Stromlo Forest Park. From there, cross Uriarra Road to the newest western suburb, Denham Prospect and it’s commanding view of the valley. Whiz down the hill to John Gorton Drive then back around to Weston Creek crossing to the east side of Streeton Drive and meandering up through the spiritual centre past the Sikh Centre, the Bahai Temple, Orana Steiner School and onto a new purpose-built bike path running along the top of the ridge past the Islamist School, down Hilder Street to Sakeenas for coffee. Back home via Hindmarsh Drive, Launceston St, Yarralumla Creek path, across Adelaide Ave to Deakin, through Yarralumla to C’wealth Ave bridge, turning west along LBG until Sullivans Creek. Follow the path around the western ANU ring road, cross Barry Drv to O’Conner, then along secondary roads to the Bruce Ridge bike path and back to Kaleen via the AIS and Bruce.

MAP: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15525198