Shoalhaven Cycling News and SBUG Rides 12 – 19 August

 Join SBUG On Their Eurobodalla Weekend Ride!

SBUG members are looking forward to a weekend of riding and social activities in conjunction with Eurobodalla BUG from this Saturday 15th August until Monday 17th August 2015. The weekend of rides will include an early start at the popular Moruya riverside Markets on Saturday mornings and an unofficial ride to Moruya Heads on Saturday afternoon. On Saturday evening a dinner will take place at ‘Balcony on Shore’ restaurant, Moruya. While on Sunday we ride along north bank of Moruya river to coffee at Mossy Point with the afternoon free for resting or sight seeing. On Sunday evening a BBQ will be held at the indoor kitchen/recreation room at Riverbreeze Tourist Park.
The highlight of the weekend will be on the Monday when we combine with EBUG for very scenic ride in Bodalla area. Lunch will be at the Dairy Shed, Bodalla. Thank you to President Mel for organising and promoting this wonderful weekend of cycling! For more information on this weekend of riding visit the article on the Moruya Rides in BREAKING NEWS on this website.

Last Thursday eleven riders enjoyed a new mountain bike ride on tracks behind Bherwerre Beach in the Booderee National Park. The morning was cold but warmed up nicely with only light winds. Refreshments were had at the Bayview Bakery after the ride. Thanks to Karen for leading the ride.

Seven riders attended last Sunday’s ride from Huskisson to Wrights Beach and return. It was a clear and cold morning with no wind, excellent riding conditions. The group rode along the Huskisson to Vincentia shared cyclepath, the Wool Road and Jervis Bay Road before entering the Jervis Bay National Park on a fire trail. The route continued through Wrights Beach, Bream Beach and Erowal Bay with a coffee break at Vincentia before returning to Huskisson.

SBUG Rides for this week include:

THURSDAY 13/8/15 – COMERONG ISLAND BREAKWALL; / 40 km return / Moderate pace / Some Traffic / Easy to Medium difficulty / Mountain Bike Required. Starts at 8:30am from Nowra Visitors Centre. Ride along Comerong Island Road through Terara and Numbaa to the ferry. Take the ferry across to the island and ride to the breakwall at the southern end of Comerong Island and then return the same way. A shorter ride of 17.5km can be had by starting at 9:00am at the ferry. Bring water and snacks. Contact: Rod 0428 211 487

SATURDAY 15/8/15 – 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 15/8/15 – 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. Enjoy coffee and a chat at a local Cafe in Nowra after the rides. All welcome Contact: Tom (02) 4421 6719.

SUNDAY 16/8/15 – WEEKEND AWAY AT MORUYA There will be no organised local ride this Sunday. Anyone who has not yet booked but wishes to come to Moruya for three days of riding and socialising, contact Mel on 0439 483 088 as soon as possible.

MONDAY 17/8/15 – NOWRA TO BERRY, RETURN; / 50 km / Moderate pace / Some traffic. The ride starts at 8:00am from Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra. A medium ride with a few small hills. Great scenery. Suitable for riders looking for a medium challenge. Always the option to take the train back. Coffee at a Cafe in Berry. Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119.

WEDNESDAY 19/8/15 – NOWRA TO COMERONG ISLAND FERRY; / 25 km return / Slow pace / Easy / Flat terrain / Some traffic / This is a relatively easy ride suitable for someone returning to cycling. Starts at 8:00am from Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra. Contact Peter (02) 4446 0119.

For information about Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group, including our monthly rides calendar, cycling news, photo gallery, on-line membership application and lots more, log onto our website at www.shoalhavenbug.com.au A variety of rides are scheduled over five days each week. Our rides calendar is updated weekly and occasionally changes are made at short notice so it is recommended that you check the website ride calendar a day or two before an intended ride. Shoalhaven BUG welcomes all riders on their rides, children 13 to 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.