We unite and celebrate our club right around that big blue bay. A core group rides around the bay on a tight schedule involving as many members as possible. The target is 100 + member participation. You can ride one, two legs, or right the way round. It's all about your choice and ability. Be at one of the meeting points with a full tank and geared up, ready to ride. It's a charity ride too, so there's a $10 rider levy, donated to our Cambodia Project. Register at a meeting point and get your badge.
The $10 ride fee is in exchange for a ride badge and a little something at our short stop in Frankston. The levy is donated in full, and we mean every cent, directly to the Cambodian charity we support.
There won't be a morning tea in Chelsea this year. New stop in Frankston.
We catch the earlier 12 noon ferry, saving an hour.
The freeway stretch on the western side is much shorter.
We'll finish the ride around the bay pleasantly via Altona and Williamstown.
This ride is for our members. It is no longer an open event.
6.45 AM Geelong. The Edge Cafe. Refuel when you get to Yarraville so that you can make it home.
8.15 AM Main ride leaves Yarraville. Dad and Dave's Cafe (Bus station) Good breakfast and coffee too.
8.45 AM St Kilda. Shakespeare Grove car park along Luna Park. A big meeting point! Be ready to go when the ride arrives.
9.50 AM Frankston Beauty Park Car Park Frankston Football Club (Kinetic Stadium)
10.10 AM Mornington Tanti Ave. Re-group only, not stopping
12.00 Noon Sorrento Ferry. We've done a great deal with Searoad ferries and, with a club subsidy, the crossing is back to only $20 per Member & Vespa, and a pillion can cross free. (Normal gate price is $45 & $17) Have exact cash ($20 note) ready to hand to Julie as you pass through the gate.
Lunch is on the ferry. Bring something nutritious to eat, (or use the kiosk). We need you fed and alert for the rest of the ride.
12.45 PM Queenscliff - ride to Portarlington. Don't miss the beauty of this ride. We'll refuel there at the United servo. 'Buddy up' and share the pumps to save time. 1.30 PM we'll ride to Geelong where we'll say farewell to the Geelong riders.
2.30 PM We'll leave Geelong, through Corio port and Lara. North of Little River we'll join the freeway for a short 15 minutes. Don't worry. We'll ride as one big convoy at a speed to suit all. Always move into a left lane. When you see the 'Blue Train' overpass station take the Point Cook Rd / Laverton Exit where we'll re-group immediately on the left in the carpark. We'll then finish the ride with a sweep through Altona Beach and Williamstown.
3.30 PM. Main ride arrives Yarraville. Drinks and snacks at Alfa Bakehouse Cafe
- We are on a tight schedule, especially to meet the ferry departure, and cannot wait for stragglers Be geared up, fueled up, and ready to ride on time. Don't gear down at 'regroup' stops. Take your lead from the Lead Rider.
- This is a club Members ride, and it's organised and marshalled so that everyone has a good time. There's a lot of variables, and a lot can go wrong, so anything you can do to assist the smooth running of the ride is appreciated.