WELCOME TO THE BEAUTIFUL SHOALHAVEN
During December and January the population of the Shoalhaven increases two to three fold, particularly in the coastal towns and villages. Many of the visitors to the area bring their bicycles so that they can enjoy the many on road cycle routes, shared pathways and bush cycling tracks. One of the most popular cycling venues is the Jervis Bay “Around the Bay” shared pathway. Cyclists can begin their journey at Huskisson or Vincentia and travel the several kilometers around the foreshore of the bay, taking in the wonderful views. Lucky cyclists will spot pods of dolphins or penguins if they keep a ‘sharp eye out’ on their journey. Great cafes provide provide coffee, cakes and cool drinks for weary cyclists in both Vincentia and Hiskisson,
For more information on great rides in the Shoalhaven, visit the ride calendar on this website or the Shoalhaven City Council, South Coast United Mountain Bike websites attached to this website. Information on cycling opportunities can also be obtained at the Shoalhaven Tourism office in Nowra.
Enjoy the Shoalhaven, enjoy your cycling!
SBUG Rides for this week include:
THURSDAY – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE; Due to the Christmas New Year break the next Midweek Mountain Bike Ride will be on 8 January 2015.
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
SUNDAY RIDE – Due to the Christmas New Year break the next Sunday ride will be on 11 January 2015.
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 or Judi (02) 4421 5214.
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.
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. Shoalhaven BUG welcomes all riders on their rides, children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.