Shoalhaven BUG Weekly News and Rides 23 – 30 September

RIDE FROM BELLAWONGARAH TO CAMBEWARRA LOOKOUT THIS SUNDAY WITH SBUG

Next Sunday, 28th September, Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group (SBUG) will be riding Bellawongarah to Cambewarra Lookout and return, starting at 9:00am at the intersection of Kangaroo Valley Road and Tourist Road, Bellawongarah / 25 km return / Moderate pace / Some Traffic / Medium difficulty / Significant hills. Ride to Cambewarra Lookout for coffee and great views of the Shoalhaven Area. Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119.

Last Thursday’s midweek mountain bike ride started with a ride from the Falls Creek Fire Station through to Vincentia where the group joined up with and led the BIKE WEEK ride. The fifteen cyclists who started at Falls Creek were joined by twenty students and two teachers from Vincentia High School as they cycled around Vincentia to Plantation Point, and then to Huskisson via the Collingwood Beach shared path. At Huskisson the SBUG riders farewelled the Vincentia High students who made their way back to school, with the rest of the cyclists having a well deserved coffee break, before continuing back to the Falls Creek Fire Station. It was great to see the BIKE WEEK ride was well attended.

Last Sunday two of our riders travelled south to Termeil and enjoyed a ride on forest roads and tracks west of the Princes Highway. New territory for both riders so quite an adventure.

To help celebrate the beginning of daylight saving, the Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group will hold a paddle and peddle day on Sunday 5 October at Bangalee Reserve. All members and friends are invited to join us for a wonderful day of cycling and water sports by the beautiful Shoalhaven River. See the Shoalhaven BUG Ride Calendar for more information.

SBUG Rides for this week include:

THURSDAY – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE; SBUG / 30 km / Moderate pace / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses On-road Cycleways / Sealed and Unsealed Roads. This week’s ride will start at 9:00am from Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way Nowra. The route of ride will decided on the day in consultation with the participants. Contact: Menno (02) 4447 8490 or 0413 130 985

SATURDAY – FAST TRAINING RIDE TO GREENWELL POINT, RETURN; 40 km / Fast pace / for experienced cyclists. Starts at 7:00am from the Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra (Not an official BUG ride). The fast group usually ride as a rotating peloton. Contact: Rod 0428 211 487

SATURDAY – NOWRA TO GREENWELL POINT, RETURN; 40 km / Moderate pace / Medium difficulty / Some Traffic / The ride starts at 8:00am from the Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra. Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119

SATURDAY MORNING MEANDER: 15 to 20 km / Slow pace / Easy / Some traffic / Sealed roads / Starts at 8:00am from the Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra. The ride route varies week to week and is chosen taking into account prevailing weather conditions on the day. The ride is always within the Nowra area. Contact: Tom (02) 4421 6719. Enjoy coffee and a chat at a local Cafe in Nowra after the rides. All welcome

MONDAY – OAK FLATS TO PORT KEMBLA WITH KIAMA CYCLES; 40 km / Moderate pace / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses On-road Cycleways / Some traffic. Ride starts at 8:30am from the Oak Flats train station to the bike track and follows around edge of the lake to Windang Bridge, across Windang bridge, follows the cycle path and heads to the Seascape coffee shop at Port Kembla. After a coffee break return along the bike path to the Oak Flats Station or some might wish to ride back to Kiama. Riders from the Shoalhaven can get the 6:43am train from Bomaderry or the 7:55am train from Kiama. Car pool where you can. Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119.

WEDNESDAY – NOWRA TO COMERONG ISLAND FERRY, RETURN; 25 km return / Slow pace / Easy / Flat terrain / Some traffic / Suitable for beginners. Starts at 8:00am from Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra. Contact Jim (02) 4423 2943.

Shoalhaven BUG welcomes all riders on their rides, children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Our monthly Ride Calendar and lots of information on cycling in Shoalhaven can be found on our website at www.shoalhavenbug.com.au