Next Sunday, 12th October, Shoalhaven BUG will be riding in the Booderee National Park. This mountain bike ride starts at 09:00am from the intersection of Jervis Bay Road and the Hyams Beach access road and will be around 30km in length, on sealed and unsealed roads and tracks. The route is via Jervis Bay Road, Wreck Bay Road and Stony Creek Road to the ruined lighthouse then a very scenic ride to Governor Head, Murray’s Beach and return along Jervis Bay Road. There are a few small hills along the way but worth the ride for spectacular views of the Tasman Sea and Jervis Bay. Bring water and snack food. Coffee/lunch will be at Vincentia after ride. Contact: Judi; (02) 4421 5214.

Last Sunday eighteen Shoalhaven Bug members, family and friends enjoyed a Peddle, Paddle and BBQ day at Bangalee Reserve. Some rode, some drove and others arrived by water craft. The weather was quite warm but the group settled in under some shady trees for a BBQ picnic lunch and swapped stories of their past and proposed cycling adventures.

The Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group has been officially invited to the opening ceremony on Saturday, 11 October, as an acknowledgement of the support our organisation has provided to the “Slice of Life”, particularly their North Nowra cafe. SBUG members not only frequent the “Slice of Life” for coffee and cake after rides, we have also donated a shade sail for their outdoor eating area. Our SBUG hard working treasurer, Judi Puru, is also a highly respected volunteer at the cafe.

On Saturday 11 October, SBUG member are encouraged to attend the opening ceremony. Regular Saturday morning riders,can assemble in the Woolworths Car Park at about 10.30am and rider out to Terara to help celebrate the grand opening of the “Slice of Life – Sustainable Garden”.

Long time SBUG member, Peter Hewlett, is recovering in St George Hospital after a bad fall on a recent bike ride.Peter is in good spirits and he is making excellent progress. Hopefully, it will not be too long before Peter is able to join us on SBUG rides.

SBUG Rides for this week include:

THURSDAY – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE; 30 km return / Moderate pace / Medium difficulty / Some traffic / Unsealed roads / Mountain bikes are required. This week’s ride will start at 9:00am from Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra. The ride route will be decided on the day by the participants. Contact: Rod: 0428 211 487.

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 7:00am from the Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra. Contact: Jim (02) 4423 2943

SATURDAY MORNING MEANDER: 15 to 20 km / Slow pace / Easy / Some traffic / Sealed roads / Starts at 7:00am 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 – NOWRA TO BERRY, RETURN; 50 km / Moderate pace / Some traffic. Starts at 9:00am 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: Judi (02) 4421 5214.

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