Ride in Booderee National Park this Sunday with Shoalhaven BUG

Last Sunday Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group met for an easy ride from Huskisson to Greenfields Beach and return. Seven riders met at the Huskisson Hotel car park, a couple had started at the Falls Creek Rural Fire Station, and then rode along the shared path to Vincentia, Plantation Point and on to Greenfields Beach. The weather was warm with very little wind, perfect riding conditions and excellent views of Jervis Bay. On the return journey the riders enjoyed refreshments at the Bayside Bakery, Vincentia before continuing back to Huskisson. A couple of the riders had a refreshing swim in the bay to cap off a nice morning ride.

Last Wednesday nineteen riders turned up for the bike ride to Comerong Island ferry and return. The weather was cool with some dark clouds threatening but skies cleared later in the morning . This weekly ride is an easy paced ride with no hills, good for those riders getting back to cycling after a break. Significant traffic is usually encountered along Terara Road so not really a ride for beginners. The riders meet at North Nowra SOLA Café after the ride for refreshments.

SBUG Rides for this week include:

THURSDAY12/2/15 – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE – UPPER KANGAROO RIVER AND RETURN; 35 km return / Moderate pace / Some Traffic / Easy to Medium difficulty / Mountain Bike Required. Starts at 8:00 am from Kangaroo Valley Fire & Ambulance Station car park in Broughton Street. NOTE the change of start location is due to the Kangaroo Valley Agricultural Show starting Friday. The ride follows the Upper Kangaroo River with spectacular views of the sandstone escarpment. Bring swimmers if you would like a dip in the rock pool. Coffee and food in Kangaroo Valley after the ride. Contact: Jan (02) 4422 0793.

SATURDAY 5/2/15 – FAST TRAINING RIDE TO GREENWELL POINT and 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 14/2/15 – 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: Peter (02) 4446 0119

SATURDAY 14/2/15 – 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

SUNDAY RIDE 15/2/15 – BOODEREE NATIONAL PARK AND LIGHTHOUSE RUINS; / 30 km return / Moderate pace / Medium difficulty / Some traffic / Unsealed roads / Mountain bikes are required. The ride starts at 09:00am from the intersection of Jervis Bay Road and the Hyams Beach access road. 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 will be at Vincentia after ride. Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119 or Judi (02) 4421 5214

MONDAY 16/2/15 – NOWRA TO BERRY, RETURN; / 50 km / Moderate pace / Some traffic. There is a new starting time for this ride; 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 or Judi (02) 4421 5214.

WEDNESDAY 18/2/15 – 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.

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 under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.