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  • Feb 20, 2022 from 10:30am to 4:00pm
  • Location: Essendon - Western City
  • Latest Activity: Feb 21

 

Description
This is one of David’s strangest rides ever - a journey around the wild west side of the city with a hodge-podge of sights and places to visit. It's a short half day squiggly pretzel-shaped ride. If you like non-stop riding then this event may not suit you. But if you want to learn more about the city you live in, then come on this discovery tour.

See some fine views, gorges and city infrastructure. Explore the few remaining market gardens, so close to the city, before they are eaten up by cheek-by-jowl McMansions. Get up close and personal with a massive prickly pear. There are some deliberate blind alleys on this ride so expect David to lead you up the garden path... and back again. Why, there’s even an old wooden bridge to admire. Of course there is David ;-)

We'll do a bit of plane spotting, although flights are few and far between now, then pass through the surreal landscape of concrete box warehouses where all our overseas online shopping stuff hits Melbourne. It gets even stranger from here. Intrigued? Well you’ll just have to come along with us to discover the Wonders of the West. 

Departure Point
Assembly Ground Cafe
104 Fletcher St, Essendon VIC 3040
https://goo.gl/maps/mBpAwcW1odNtHrAJ8

Departure Time
11 am sharp. Arrive earlier if you want a cup of coffee beforehand.

Lunch will be at the Brimbank Park Cafe at around 12.00 pm. See menu in post below. Pack a picnic lunch if you can't see something that suits you.

Note: Please arrive with a full tank as there will be no fuel stops during this ride.

Covid: Please bring a mask and take all the steps you need to stay safe. If you are feeling symptomatic, please do not attend.

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