Cootamundra Bike Festival – 28th October, 2017

The Rotary Club of Cootamundra’s Coota Bike Festival is a weekend of bike riding fun, catering for all levels of cyclists. There are plenty of events for cyclists and plenty to look at if you don’t ride.

There will be early rides on Thursday October 26 and Friday October 27, see the schedule page for more details.

On Saturday October 28 the main event will be held, the Cruisin’ Coota ride with 4 ride distances to choose from, 94km, 60km, 38km or 10km. These rides will be supported and have drink stops along the way.

On Sunday October 29 we will have 2 recovery rides, one nice and easy and one for those who need to see more of the country side.

The Rotary Club of Cootamundra’s Coota Bike Festival and the Amy Gillett Foundation (AGF) have joined forces to promote safety on the roads, urging bike riders and motorists to be more vigilant in their responsibilities toward improving safety.

For more details go to http://www.cootabikefestival.com.au/

SBUG 20th ANNIVERSARY Gala Dinner

On Saturday 4th March, 2017 a very successful SBUG 20th Anniversary celebration and SOLA fundraiser was held at the Butter Factoty Restaurant. About sixty people attended and we were pleased to see some of the original members including Terry Threlfall, Naomi Spencer, and Duncan Marshall attend. These “originals” were each awarded a certificate of appreciation for the role they played in starting the BUG. Also present was Council representative Councillor Nina Cheyne and SOLA Operations Manager Julianna Skeels and one of their employees Brett, all of whom gave addresses. BUG stalwart Tom McDonald also gave a very interesting talk on the history of the BUG, and attendees were entertained by a continuous slide show of thousands of photos and videos that had been taken over the years.

SBUG 20th ANNIVERSARY Gala Dinner – Changed Venue

Due to circumstances beyond our control, SBUG’s big 20th Anniversary event on 4th March next has been changed as follows:

  • Venue is now THE BUTTERFACTORY RESTAURANT at Greenwell Point Road, Pyree.
  • There is now no band or dancing
  • Price is now $45 per head.

The Butterfactory is well established and well known for it’s fine food in a beautiful country setting. The restaurant is tastefully decorated with a lovely rustic ambience. See  www.butterfactory.com.au  

Here are some things you can expect on this big night:

  • Champagne and/or Orange juice on arrival at 6:00pm
  • Entree and Dinner
  • SBUG 20th Anniversary cake for dessert
  • Drinks from bar or BYO wine, corkage $5/bottle
  • Coffee or tea at $3.50/cup
  • Drawing of prizes in our Anniversary Guessing Competition
  • Expert Compare
  • Some short addresses and special presentations
  • SBUG HisTory special presentation by Patron Tom Mcdonald (10 mins)
  • Continuous silent slide show of 20 years of SBUG photographs on big screen

Numbers are strictly limited to 60 and we have approx. 50 confirmed already.
Cut-off is 60 people or 13th February whichever comes first.
So, If you would like to attend please deposit $45/head ASAP in Bendigo account:
BSB 633000  Acct No. 156821456 (note – this is a special social account)
You must state your name in the Reference box when paying.
Thank you to all those who have already purchased the $75 tickets.
You will receive a telephone call from one of our sub-committee explaining how the $30/head will be refunded.
And don’t forget to sell those Guessing Comp raffle tickets – there are 25 great prizes totalling about $2500. Books from Amanda  mumwah2@gmail.com  or ask any Committee person.

Finally, work it all off on Toms Sunday AfterRide to Albatross Museum.
Ride and enjoy and support others.
Mel
El Pres.

SBUG 20th ANNIVERSARY Gala Dinner Dance – THIS FUNCTION HAS BEEN CHANGED – See Latest News and Events on the Home Page

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Anyone who has not yet bought tickets.  We have to confirm numbers with the venue and caterers early in February so you only have until 31st JANUARY TO BUY TICKETS – DON’T MISS OUT!

2017 is the 20th Anniversary of Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group Inc.
To celebrate we will be holding a GALA DINNER DANCE on Saturday, 4th March, 2017 at the Nowra Golf Club, overlooking the beautiful Shoalhaven river.

We are inviting any past members of SBUG, members of other cycling groups and interested members of the public to celebrate with us.
All profits from this major event will go to Slice of Life Australia (SOLA) a local not-for-profit organisation providing supported hospitality employment for People with Disabilities.

It will be an evening of fun, excitement and nostalgia.

  • Pre-dinner canapes and champagne,  Main course and Dessert
  • Presentation of the history of SBUG by patron Tom McDonald
  • Continuous silent slide show on the large screen – hundreds of photographs from the past 20 years.
  • Music, dancing, surprises and support featuring live music by ‘Shrewd Rhythm’.
  • Address by SOLA founder Karen Anstiss.
  • Drawing of winners in the Guessing Competition
  • Cutting of our 20th Birthday Cake

GUESSING COMPETITION
To help raise funds for SOLA a Guessing Competition will be held in conjunction with the Gala Dinner Dance.
Thousands of dollars worth of prizes to be won ranging from a free Bosco tax return to Cafes meals and a Bike Shop vouchers.
Members who have business contacts are invited to help us provide more donated prizes.
All donors will be extensively promoted.
Members have been given books of tickets to sell.
All the prizes will be drawn on the evening of the Gala Dinner Dance. You do not have to be in attendance to win.

SAVE THE DATE  –  MAKE UP A TABLE
Tickets are available for cash payment from the SOLA Cafe, 82 Illaroo Road, North Nowra or from a member of the sub-committee after depositing payment into our special Bendigo Bank account.

BANK DETAILS
Bendigo Bank
BSB 633000
Account Name: Shoalhaven Bicycle user Group
Account No.  156821456
MAKE SURE YOU GIVE YOUR NAME WITH PAYMENT. No name – No ticket.
After direct depositing payment an email must be sent to cornish460@hotmail.com stating that you have paid and giving your name (and contact details if you are a non member) so that tickets may be forwarded.

 

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Guessing Competition Donors and Prizes

In conjunction with the 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance to be held on 4th March, 2017, SBUG  are running a Guessing Competition. All profits will go to Slice of Life Australia (SOLA) a local not-for-profit organisation providing supported hospitality employment for People with Disabilities. All the prizes will be drawn on the evening of the Gala Dinner Dance, you do not have to be in attendance to win.

Tickets are available from SBUG members or call Mel on 0439 483 088.

Donors and Prizes

Donors Prizes Approx. Value
Daves Cycles, Nowra Voucher $70
Bosco Accounting, Nowra Tax return $140
Slice Of Life (SOLA) Nowra Cafe voucher TBA
Beauty on the Bay Fascial & Massage $170
Anonymous Electric Keyboard $650
Our Bookshop & Cafe, Berry Voucher TBA
Berry Music Centre Ukelele $60
Cafe – Ninety One Junction, Nowra Voucher $50
Anonymous Acoustic Guitar $250
Baileys Bottle Shop, Shoalhaven Heads Rosemont Wine – 1.5ltr $40
Nowra Cycle Centre Giro cycling helmet $60
Adane Furniture & Bedding Homewares $180
Woolworths, Nowra Voucher $50
Create a Celebration, Nowra Voucher $100
Blooms Chemist, Nowra Beauty Products $255
Go Vita, Nowra Health Products $30
Hyams Florest, Nowra Voucher $35
Deanswift Books, Nowra Books $30
Dymocks, Nowra Voucher $30
Stanley Johns Menswear, Nowra TBA $70
Priceline Pharmacy, Nowra Mens toiletry bag $25
Sahara Boutique, Nowra Ladies jewellery $120
Jolly Ollies, Nowra Voucher TBA
Tree Adventure Shoalhaven Adventure $100
Christine Burns Cakes/goodies basket $80
CURRENT TOTAL VALUE $2,595
Prizes will be bundled into three packages; 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.
More prizes coming!

SBUG Christmas Party 2016

SBUG Christmas Party 2016

Venue: GREENDALES RESTAURANT, 719 Greenwell Point Road, Pyree
Date: Friday, 9th December 2016
Time: 6:00pm

Cost: $35.00 per person.
The venue is fully Licensed or BYO, wine only. $3.00 corkage.

The evening will start with Canapés followed by a choice of 3 mains and 3 desserts.

Mains  Select 1 main

  • Oven Baked Chicken Breast filled with Baked Ham and Camembert served on Seasonal Greens and Chat Potatoes with Cranberry Jus
  • Seared Fillet Mignon with Creamy Sweet Potato Mash, Steamed Green Beans and Red Wine Jus
  • Atlantic Salmon with vegetables

Desserts – Select 1 desert

  • Apple & Rhubarb Tart with Custard
  • Cheese Cake with Ice cream
  • Christmas Pudding with Custard

Payment is to be made by Electronic Funds Transfer or deposit at Bendigo Bank to the Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group account. Ensure you include your Name and Xmas Party in the payment Reference box.

Bank Details
Bendigo Bank
BSB 633000
Account Name: Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group Inc.
Account No: 156821456

IMPORTANT
Email Les Cornish with your choice of main and dessert to cornish460@hotmail.com  by WEDNESDAY 30th NOVEMBER.
Remember to keep a copy of your choice of meals to simplify serving on the night.

Les Cornish
SBUG Social Secretary

Cootamundra Bike Festival – October 22nd – 23rd, 2016

The Rotary Club of Cootamundra’s Coota Bike Festival is a weekend of bike riding fun, catering for all levels of cyclists. There are plenty of events for cyclists and plenty to look at if you don’t ride.

On Saturday October 22 the main event will be held, the Cruisin’ Coota ride with 3 ride distances to choose from, 94km, 60km, 38km or 10km. These rides will be supported and have drink stops along the way.
For more details go to http://www.cootabikefestival.com.au/

BIKE WEEK – Kids Learn to Ride Day

SCHOOL KIDS LEAN TO RIDE DAY

SBUG have received a request from Shoalhaven City Council’s Road Safety Officer, Kathy Wiseham for some assistance at Sanctuary Point Public School on Friday 23 September with a Learn to Ride Group of school children for Bike Week.

The school is having a bike day at the Sanctuary Point ‘Learn to Ride Facility’ on Clifton Road and they need a couple of experienced people to come down and talk bike safety and check the kids bikes and helmets. Year 3 will be at the facility from 10.00am – 11.00am and Year 4 will be there from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Kathy Wiseham will be with the kids as well giving out brochures and goodies.

Any members who are available to help please email Mel at redshiftxyz@hotmail.com as soon as possible. It’s for a great cause – helping the kids to prepare and then ride safely. It’s also a good promotion for SBUG.