Weather beaten. The Around The Bay Ride is cancelled and postponed
A ride for everyone. Our main aim is to unite the club right around that big bay. A core group rides around the bay on a tight schedule involving as many riders as possible. The target is 100 + rider 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 and 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.
NOTE: We've given the All Clear' on this ride. But: There are significant roadworks taking place along the Nepean Hwy, and also around the Westgate Tunnel project, and last minute announcements may cause changes this ride. Keep checking back to this page.
6.45 AM Geelong. The Edge Cafe. Refuel when you get to Yarraville so that you can make it home.
8.30 AM Main ride leaves Yarraville. Dad and Dave's Cafe (Bus station) Good breakfast and coffee too.
9.00 AM St Kilda. Shakespeare Grove car park along Luna Park. A big meeting point! Be ready to go when the ride arrives.
10.40 AM Chelsea. Morning Tea from 10 AM by members Stefan and Ira at their home at 8 Village Cr. Thank them very much.
11.30 AM Mornington.Wilson's Road. Regroup only. Don't gear down, we ride as soon as tail rider is in.
1.00 PM Sorrento Ferry. $20 cash for Vespa Club members. $30 cash others. Have small notes ready to pay 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.
1.45 PM Queenscliff - ride to Port Arlington. Don't miss the beauty of this ride. We'll refuel there. 'Buddy up' and share the pumps to save time. We'll ride to Geelong where we'll say farewell to the Geelong riders.
3.30 PM. We'll leave Geelong, through Corio and Lara. North of Little River we'll join the freeway for 15 minutes. Unavoidable if we are to get you home. Don't worry. We'll ride as one big convoy at a speed to suit all. We will look after you all the way.
4.30 PM. Main ride arrives Yarraville. Drinks at Vault bar.
- We can't stop for breakdowns. If you have an issue then you'll need to be prepared to deal with it through your Roadside Assist.
- We are on a tight schedule and cannot wait for stragglers Be geared up and ready to ride on time. Don't gear down at 'regroup' stops. Take your lead from the Lead Rider.
- The ride is organised and marshalled so that everyone has a good time. If you are not a VCoM member then you are our guest! We ask that you follow the directions of the ride marshals and ride safely. We reserve the right to exclude you from the ride if we consider that you are putting other riders at risk,