SBUG Rides 8 – 15 July and Shoalhaven Cycling News

SBUG Membership Renewal is Due Now!

Last Thursday ten riders cycled from the Falls Creek fire station to Vincentia and return, using the Pritchard Huskisson track, and bush tracks around Moona Moona Creek and the Bayswood Estate. Sections of track were very muddy and others newly laid gravel, making progress slow. The morning was cold and breezy, but protected in the bush. Hot drinks and food were enjoyed at the Bayview Cafe, Vincentia whilst warming in the sun. The cyclists returned along part of the scenic Jervis Bay shared cycle path, before exploring more fire trails in the Woollamia Nature Reserve.

On Sunday, seven riders enjoyed and easy ride from Huskisson to Greenfields Beach. The morning was clear and calm but quite chilly. The group had a leisurely coffee break at Vincentia before returning to Huskisson.

Membership renewal time is here again. Membership renewals for 2015/16 were due by 30 June 2015 and the annual membership fee is still only $20.00. Please arrange your membership renewal as soon as possible to ensure you continue to receive an email copy of our weekly media release, as well as general emails to all member from our committee.
ALL membership renewals need to be completed either on the SBUG website at www.shoalhavenbug.com.au in the Membership/Forms section, Online Membership Application/Renewal form OR on a hard copy of the Application/Renewal form which is also available on the website.

SBUG Rides for this week include:

THURSDAY 9/7/15 – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE – SOUTH NOWRA BUSH CIRCUIT; approx 35 km / Moderate pace / Medium difficulty / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Some traffic / Sealed and unsealed roads and bush tracks. The ride will start at 8:30am from Rotary Park, corner of Flinders Road and the Highway, South Nowra. The ride will be an undulating loop route to Comberton Grange, stopping at ‘Fast n Fresh’ cafe for refreshments after the ride. Bring water and snacks. Contact: Jan 0423 952 713

SATURDAY 11/7/15 – 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 11/7/15 – 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 12/7/15 – BOODEREE NATIONAL PARK, BHERWERRE BEACH AND CAVES BEACH; / 28 km return / Moderate pace / Medium difficulty / Some traffic / Unsealed roads and the beach at low tide / Mountain bikes are required. The ride starts at 09:00am from the intersection of Jervis Bay Road and the Hyams Beach access road (Booderee Ave). This route is via Jervis Bay Road, Ellmoos Road along St Georges Basin and the Bherwerre Beach at low tide, returning via Caves Beach Road. Lunch will be at Vincentia after the ride. Contact: Judi (02) 4421 5214 or Peter (02) 4446 0119.

MONDAY 13/7/15 – 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 15/7/15 – 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 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.