Come Climb a Tree on May 20 with SBUG!

Last Thursdays Midweek Mountain Bike ride was attended by 7 riders who enjoyed an epic mountain bike ride from Emerys Road, Bugong to three Tallowa Dam lookouts. It was a 63 km cycle with significant hills, water crossings and very scenic lookouts for morning tea and lunch breaks. The day was mild and overcast, with only two brief showers, a tiring but rewarding day in the saddle.

Last Sunday six riders rode from Berry to Seven Mile Beach National Park. The riders left from the Berry railway station and enjoyed a pleasant ride to the beach and back in cool temperatures and without encountering any rain. The group had refreshments at the Book Shop Café in Berry after the ride.

Another social event has been planned for 1:30pm, May 20, at Nowra Trees Adventure. Check out the website at and Contact Judi on 0412880365 or 0244215214 to make a booking. Bookings close on May 12.

The monthly meeting of the Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group (SBUG) will be held tonight, 6 May, at the Bomaderry Bowling Club, upstairs in the Board Room, starting at 7:00pm. All members and friends are welcome.

SBUG Rides for this week include:

THURSDAY 7/5/15 – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE, BAMERANG DAM AND LONG POINT LOOKOUT: / 35 km return / Moderate pace / Medium difficulty / Some Traffic / Sealed Roads / Unsealed roads and bush tracks / Mountain bikes are required. The ride starts at 8:30am from Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra and will travel through West Nowra, Bamarang and Wogamia Nature Reserves, Longreach. Refreshments will be at the university café on the return journey. Contact: Jan 0423 952 713

SATURDAY 9/5/15 – 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 9/5/15 – 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 9/5/15 – 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. Contact: Tom (02) 4421 6719. Enjoy coffee and a chat at a local Cafe in Nowra after the rides. All welcome

SUNDAY RIDE 10/5/15 – SHOALHAVEN HEADS TO BERRY INCLUDING SOME OFF ROAD; SBUG / 29 km return / Medium difficulty / Some Traffic / Sealed and Unsealed Roads and Bush Tracks. The ride starts at 9:00am from Shoalhaven Heads Community Centre. The ride route is via Coolangatta Road, Agars Lane, with some bush track diversions then on to Berry. The return journey will be along Coolangatta Road. Mountain bikes are required. For riders wanting a longer ride of about 58km meet at Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra at 8:15 am. The ride will finish with coffee at a café in Shoalhaven Heads. Contact: Judi (02) 4421 5214 or Peter (02) 4446 0119. (Ride Leader; Gary)

MONDAY 11/5/15 – 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 or Judi (02) 4421 5214.

WEDNESDAY 13/5/15 – NOWRA TO COMERONG ISLAND FERRY; SBUG / 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 Jim (02) 4423 2943 or Judi (02) 4421 5214.

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 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.