• Dec 19, 2021 from 6:00am to 4:00pm
  • Location: Round Port Phillip Bay
  • Latest Activity: 1 hour ago

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'll give the "All Clear" on this ride in the first week of December. There are significant roadworks taking place along the Nepean Hwy, and also around the Westgate Tunnel project, and last minute announcements may cause the cancellation of this ride. Keep checking back to this page. 

Departing...

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 Queenscliffride 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.

Understandings.

- We can't stop for breakdowns. If you have an issue then you'll need to be prepared to deal with it through Roadside Assist.

- The ride is organised and marshalled so that everyone has a good time. If you are not a member then you are our guest! We ask that you to 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.

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  • MEMBER

    Paul and I will be joining for part of the ride.  St Kilda to Chelsea.  Looking forward to the catch up.

  • MEMBER

    Hi i would like to join the ride from st kilda to sorrento

  • MEMBER

    Hi I'm interested in this ride . Most likely we would join at Chelsea or Mornington and depart at Sorrento  Tania Brooker & Lindsay 

  • MEMBER

    Hello

    I would like to join from St Kilda to Chelsea.

    thanks

  • MEMBER

    Hoping to join St Kilda to Chelsea - looking forward to it!

     

  • MEMBER

    We have a clash but hope to be able to join St Kilda to Chelsea too - Susannah & Rik

  • Corner markers needed.

    In particular Geelong to Geelong round trip.

    And Yarraville to Yarraville round trip.

    It's the usual call out for corner markers for the Around The Bay Ride. Can you help?? The ride can't happen wiyhout you.

    A Corner Marker.

    • Wears a distinctive Yellow Vest
    • Rides Behind the Ride Leader
    • Marks a corner as directed by the Ride Leader, directs the ride through, and waits for the Tail Rider. (probably once per leg)
    • Then rejoins the ride and makes their way to the front again at the next regroup.
    • Then repeats.

    We need a core group who can support the ride from Yarraville to Yarraville. Whatever you can do we need to know which sections you can help us: eg, "St Kilda to Sorrento"

    If you can help, please add your details as acomment below.

  • MEMBER

    Hello, Maria and I will ride from Mornington to Port Arlington.

    Cheers

  • MEMBER

    I'll join at St Kilda and ride through to the end.

    Thanks for organising this!

     

     

  • MEMBER

    I'll also join the ride at St. Kilda and run down to Chelsea - looking forward to this :-)

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