Join SBUG on the Southern Highlands Explorer Ride
This Sunday, SBUG are holding their well known Southern Explorer Ride commencing from Bowral Swimming Pool Car Park at 9:30 am. Explore the picturesque cherry blossom lined shared pathways of Bowral village and the cycle path through farm land to Moss Vale. The ride will return to Bowral for Coffee. For more information on this ride contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119 or Judi (02) 4421 5214.
Last Thursday eleven cyclists had an adventurous bush track ride in the Parma Creek Nature Reserve. It was a warm and sunny autumn morning, good riding weather. The riders encountered creek crossings and a water fall, scrambling over rocks to access an overhang under the falls. A very pleasant mountain bike ride was topped off with well earned refreshments at the Fast & Fresh cafe South Nowra, after the ride.
Last Sunday four Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group cyclists braved threatening rain clouds to ride to the Comerong Island breakwall and return, about 40km. The group started from the Nowra Visitors Centre and rode along Comerong Island Road through Terara and Numbaa then took the ferry across to the island and rode to the breakwall at the southern end of Comerong Island. Road works are being carried out on part of the sand track which made for difficult riding at times but the group returned to Nowra for refreshments without any incidents. Thanks again to Menno for leading the ride.
In the next few weeks we are planning another social outing to the “ABBA Show” at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre. If you are interested in joining SBUG members to see this show you should contact Paul Taylor on 02 4446 1052 as soon as possible.
SBUG Rides for this week include:
THURSDAY 26/3/15 – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE – ST GEORGES BASIN TO BASIN VIEW; / 38 km return / Moderate pace / Medium difficulty / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Some traffic / Sealed and unsealed roads and bush tracks. The ride will start at 8:00am from Palm Beach Reserve, Greville Avenue, Sanctuary Point. Riding from Palm Beach along the shore of St Georges Basin and Basin View to the Corramy State Recreation Area. This is a scenic but not too challenging ride. Coffee will be at Pelican Café, Island Point Road on the return journey. Contact: Jan 0423 952 713.
SATURDAY 28/3/15 – 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 28/3/15 – 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 28/3/15 – 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 29/3/15 – SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS EXPLORER; / 35 km return / Slow pace / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Some traffic. Starts at 9:30am from Bowral Swimming Pool Car Park. Explore the picturesque cherry blossom lined shared pathways of Bowral village and the cycle path through farm land to Moss Vale. Return to Bowral for Coffee. Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119 or Judi (02) 4421 5214.
MONDAY 30/3/15 – 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.
WEDNESDAY1/4/15 – NOWRA TO COMERONG ISLAND FERRY, RETURN; / 25 km return / Slow pace / Easy / Flat terrain / Some traffic. 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.