Boroondara Bicycle Users' Group
The Boroondara BUG (BBUG) 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, and other local Bicycle Users Groups (BUGs). Two of the positions on the Boroondara Bicycle Advisory Committee, which meets quarterly, are assigned to Boroondara BUG members.
Getting in touch with BBUG
Our email address for communications to the BUG is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have a Yahoo Group: Send a blank email to: BoroondaraBugemail@example.com to receive notification of our next meeting, and very occasional other important messages.
Additional contact details can be found on the contact us page.
Boroondara BUG meetings are normally held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month except January.
The July 2016 meeting will be held at 7.00pm on Thursday 14th July, 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. Meeting Minutes are also found on this wiki.
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.
As an alternative, if you have a mobile smart phone with a camera, you can also try SnapSendSolve.
Save the date
BBUG is refreshing all the information on the web site, as well as engaging in Twitter. Look for more changes over the next few weeks.
Older news that once appeared in this section has been moved to the News Archive.
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.
These feeds represent the views of a variety of groups - some of whom we can relate to and others, from time to time, we cannot. Of course in this country, you can make up your own mind. Use Ctrl F5 in most browsers to fully refresh the feeds, as needed. Use key F11 for a better view.
To display feeds on your website, have a look here.
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.
To display these calendars on your website, have a look here. Then stick this code into your page. Search for new calendars.