Boroondara Bicycle Users' Group
The Boroondara BUG is a voluntary group working to promote the adoption of a safe and practical environment for utility and recreational cyclists in the City of Boroondara. We have close links with the City of Boroondara, Bicycle Network Victoria, and other local Bicycle Users Groups. Two of the positions on the Boroondara Bicycle Advisory Committee, which meets quarterly, are assigned to Boroondara BUG members.
Boroondara BUG meetings are normally held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month except January. The December 2015 meeting will be held at 7.00pm on Wednesday 9th December, in the upstairs function room of the Elgin Inn, cnr Burwood Rd and Elgin St, Hawthorn. Some of us meet at the Elgin Inn around 6.30pm for a meal prior to the meeting.
We also have a Yahoo Group: Send a blank email to: BoroondaraBugfirstname.lastname@example.org to receive notification of our next meeting, and very occasional other important messages.
Our Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/boroondarabug . Our email address for communications to the BUG is email@example.com
For minutes of our meetings see Meeting Minutes
For contact details see the contact us page.
Please report any problems or hazards you know of in Boroondara that need fixing. If you have a problem with a VicRoads road (debris, potholes, etc.) report it to the VicRoads Traffic Management Centre: telephone 131 170, available 24 Hrs a day. If it's a council road call the local council. Which is which ? - VicRoads roads are marked using black and red lines in the Melway.
Thursday 19 August 2014
2 June 2014
BBUG makes a submission re: the draft Stonnington Council Bicycle Strategy.
Thursday 3 April 2014
BBUG presents the NEBC to the East West Link (Eastern Section) Project Assessment Committee: 10:30 to 11:00am
Friday 6 December 2013
Opening of the Darebin Creek Shared Trail and Boardwalk by the Hon. Matthew Guy, MLC, Minister for Planning, and Cr Craig Langdon, Mayor, Banyule City Council.
9am for a 9.15am start,Sparks Reserve, enter corner Heidelberg Road and The Boulevard, Ivanhoe
Tuesday - 12 March 2013 - Stonnington Council - Cycling Reference Group
Stonnington Council is looking for people to join their proposed Bicycle Advisory Committee: Express your interest
Thursday - 21 June 2012 - Zero-bike budget rally
The current State Government has allocated zero dollars to the 2012-2013 bike budget, even though a recent count of vehicles in the morning peak by Melbourne City Council, showed that ten percent of those vechicles were bikes. Zero-bike budget rally Victorian Parliament steps, 7.30-8.30am, Thursday 21 June. Look forward to seeing you there.
Saturday - 24 March 2012 - Solway Bridge official OPENING
Boroondara Council is 'happy to advise that the Official Opening of the Solway Street Bridge will be held on Saturday 24 March from 11.30am to 1.00pm on site near the Boroondara end of the Solway Street Bridge. This opening will be a community event with lots of cyclists and residents. Official duties will be followed by a BBQ, smoothies from the Smoothie Peddlar, possible coffee cart and possible cycling giveaways.'
The new bridge is now open for use, but may be closed briefly for a few last finishing touches. The official opening is expected to take place in the second half of March.
Wednesday 12 October 2011 at 6.30am to 9.00am Ride 2 Work day will be held at the Hawthorn Velodrome this year. For details check the Council's page.
Tuesday 9 August 2011 at 2.30pm
The official opening of Stages 2 and 3 of the Gardiners Creek Trail connection project (Markham Reserve, Warrigal Rd underpass, bridge and paths) will be held on site in Markham Victory Reserve in the vicinity of Warrigal Road.
Saturday - 5 February 2011 - Solway St Bridge Down
Early Saturday morning 5 Feb 2011 the Solway St bridge, at the south end of the Anniversary Trail at the Malvern Valley Public Golf course, was washed away. It is now impassable.
Sunday - 24 November 2010 - Stonnington Council Workshop
The City of Stonnington’s Active Living Program is offering a Free Bicycle Workshop. The workshop will be facilitated by Bicycle Victoria and encourage local residents to pull their bikes out of their storage areas and place them back on the road and bike paths. The workshop will also assist participants to improve their riding skills and increase their road confidence and will include a 45 minute bike ride.
The workshop will be held at Basil Reserve, Basil St, East Malvern, on Sunday 21 November 2010 between 1.00 - 4.00pm.
Sunday - 24 October 2010 - Rotary River Ride
Starts at Hays Paddock. For details see their website.
Sunday - 24 October 2010 - David Bland - Ride for Life
Starts at the Hawthorn Velodrome. For details see their website.
Wednesday - 13 October 2010 - Ride2Work
Boroondara Council is taking part in Ride2Work and there'll be a free breakfast on the lawn of the Camberwell Civic Centre, 340 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell. Come and meet the Council and Boroondara BUG members. Not riding to work - doesn't matter - all cyclists are welcome.
Download Council's token and get a mini breakfast at one of three sites in Stonnington.
29 Sept 2010
The Walmer St footbridge is due to reopen on the 1st of October, 2010. More details
15 June 2010
The Walmer St footbridge across the Yarra on the Yarra Trail will be closed until mid September, 2010. More details
7 June 2010
BBUG submitted its petition to Stonnington Council requesting an Urban Bush Path be built beside Warrial Rd from the Gardiners Creek Rd Bridge in the north to The Boulevard in the south. Five hundred and fifteen people signed the petition.
Hi All, Here are the minutes of our meetings
Hi all. Here is the Newsletter and Rides Supplement:
The BBUG newsletter is published monthly. It is issued a week before the monthly meeting, ie on the first Thursday of the month, except for January. Members can pay $10 per year to have a hard copy newsletter delivered or posted to their homes.
To receive notification by email each month when the new issue has been put on the website, as well as a reminder about our monthly meeting, send a blank e-mail to BoroondaraBugfirstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe now -->
You will also receive a call for contributions each month, about a week before the newsletter goes out. Apart from that you will rarely receive any other messages. The pdfs are also available on the links further below. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed.
The newsletter provides details of our next meeting and minutes of our last meeting. It also contains a variety of material related to cycling in Boroondara and beyond.
A supplementary section contains rides calendars for various clubs and BUGs in the Boroondara area and surrounding suburbs. The supplementary section is not archived on this web site. See the Rides page also.
Newsletter RSS feed
The Newsletter and Rides are available via this Boroondara BUG newsletter RSS feed. You can subscribe to a feed by using the button in your browser, which looks like this: File:Feed-icon-14x14.png Still haven't a clue about RSS feeds then read this and this or read the help information in your browser on the topic.
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Up and coming events
Note: always check the details directly with the organisers just in case changes or errors have occurred. In the calendar below, click on the little down arrow (far right hand side, past the Agenda tab), to select your view of the world. See also our calendar maintained especially for our Affiliates.
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