Next Sunday, 26th October, Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group (SBUG) will be riding to Bamerang Dam. The ride will be 30km return, at a moderate pace, some traffic will be encountered on sealed and unsealed roads. Mountain bikes are required. The ride starts at 9:00am from Nowra Visitors Centre. Excellent views along the Shoalhaven River. Coffee/lunch will be in Nowra after the ride. Contact: Judi; (02) 4421 5214 or Peter (02) 4446 0119.

Last Sunday seven riders rode to Coolendel Lookout in the Bugong National Park. Three riders started from Nowra and another four joined the group at the junction of Bugong Road and Emerys Road, Bugong. The weather was fine and warm under a cloudless sky. The group enjoyed a drinks break at the lookout high above the Shoalhaven River and the Coolendel camping ground with spectacular views of the river winding its way through forest and farmland.

Last week a group of around twenty riders ventured to Myrtleford in Victoria for a few days riding in the Myrtleford, Beechworth, Bright area. This area is well known for its rail trails (old railways converted to cycle/walking trails) between Wangaratta, Bright and Beechworth and for its excellent wineries and other tourist attractions. The group had some great rides and social time in this very picturesque part of Victoria. Thanks to Les and Anne for organising the trip.

SBUG Rides for this week include:

THURSDAY – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE; To Shoalhaven Heads via Comerong Island and return. 35 km return / Moderate pace / Medium difficulty / Sealed and unsealed roads and tracks / some traffic. The ride will start from the Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra at 9:00am, sharp, to meet the ferry. Bring plenty of water, sun screen, snacks and swimmers. Coffee will be in at Shoalhaven Heads. 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: Peter (02) 4446 0119

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: Peter (02) 4446 0119.

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