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Rides

We are now supplying the monthly list of rides separately from the newsletter. The latest ride list can be found with the Newsletters.

Bicycle Victoria have a Find a Ride section too. Search for a ride near you or post you own for people to find.

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Boroondara Based Rides

See also places to ride and pre ride preparation.

Yarra Boulevard in Kew
One of Melbourne's most popular training routes lies within Boroondara: Yarra Boulevard in Kew, between Walmer St and Chandler Hwy.

Camberwell Downhill Gourmet Bike Riders
The Downhillers Contact Elva Parker, phone: 9836 6392

Boroondara Bushwalkers
The Bushwalkers also do rides. Contact Julia Blunden, phone: 9853 5095, e-mail: website

Hawthorn Cycle Tours
Contact Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre, phone: 9815 0988; e-mail: website

Sassafras Ride
AKA Bike Life Hill Ride. Every Sunday all year. Starts at "Bike Life", 114 Auburn Road, Hawthorn, near corner of Burwood Road and the overhead railway bridge, opposite the Geebung Polo Club, Melway ref. map 45 F10. Arrive prior to 7:30am to ensure departure at 7:30am sharp. Arrives in Sassafras around 9:00am and leaves Sassafras by 9:30am Arrives back in Hawthorn around 10:45am.

Distance under 70km from Hawthorn to Sassafras return (includes the 7km 1 in 20 hill climb). Route: Auburn Road, Rathmines Road, Canterbury Road, Boronia Road, Mountain Highway (Wantirna Sassafras Road), Mount Dandenong Tourist Road. You can join and leave the peloton anywhere along this route.

Refreshment stop: Café "Ripe", 376 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Sassafras, phone: 9755 2100; Melway ref. map 66 F9.

Hawthorn Cycling club
Want to watch some racing locally? Hawthorn cycling club host criteriums during daylight saving at the closed loop of Kew Boulevard. A,B,C and D grades. Wednesday nights from 6pm.

Guides
Many of our commuting members are more than happy to be accompanied on their rides into the CBD, if all you need is a guide to get you on your way. If you're not sure you have the confidence to go on a ride just yet, you may like to pick up some riding tips in our Bicycle Information section.

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Contact: Martin Haynes phone: 9569 5233 (AH)

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Darebin BUG
Contacts: Kathleen Kemp, phone: 9482 3276;
Ray Davis, phone: 9470 3029;

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Contact: Jason den Hollander

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