Shoalhaven Cycling News and SBUG Rides 27 August – 1 September

Ride to Bamarang Dam this Sunday with SBUG

Last Thursday ten riders scored a perfect sunny warm morning for their cycle beside St Georges Basin and Wandandian Creek. A picturesque ride using bush tracks, board walks and cycle ways. A great mix of technical challenges and easy cruising with refreshments by the water at Island Point, Pelican Cafe. Another favorite cycle destination.

SBUG President, Mel Gillott has announced that the Annual General Meeting of the Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group will take place on Wednesday September 2nd in the Board Room of Bomaderry Bowling Club. The Monthly meeting will take place after the AGM. Please note early starting time of 6.30pm. Dinner (optional) will be organised after the meetings at a local restaurant. All members are encouraged to attend.

Last Sunday six riders attended a ride from the Kangaroo Valley Showground to the Upper Kangaroo River swimming hole and picnic ground. The group then returned to the township for our ritual coffee and a bite to eat. A good day was had by all with the fortune of unexpected fine and pleasant weather.

Some rides for this week include:

WEDNESDAY 26/8/15 – 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.

THURSDAY 27/8/15 – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE, TIANJARA FALLS TO BOYD LOOKOUT; / 35km return / Moderate pace / Medium to Hard difficulty / Sealed and unsealed roads and bush tracks. The ride will start at 9:00am from Tianjara Falls carpark. Meet at the corner of Braidwood and Albatross Roads at 8:30am for car pooling. Riding on rough rocky tracks, via Twelve Mile Road and Tianjara Fire Trail. An undulating medium/hard route with a steep sections and a rocky ford crossing. Extensive views over the coastal plain, the sea, and St Georges Basin. There are no facilities so bring water and snacks. Contact: Jan 0423 952 713.

SATURDAY 22/8/15 – 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 30/8/15 – BAMARANG DAM ; / 30 km return / Moderate pace / Some Traffic / Significant Hills / Mountain Bike Required / Unsealed Roads. Starts at 9:00am from Nowra Visitors Centre. Excellent views along the Shoalhaven River. Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119 or Vic 0466 280 264. (Ride Leader; Vic Reed)

For details of further rides to be held this week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, check the Rides Calendar on our website at www.shoalhavenbug.com.au

For all 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.