Whittlesea Bicycle User Group, serving the Whittlesea Cycling Community.
Whittlesea BUG members organise social rides for cyclists of all skill levels. There are regular rides on Saturdays and Sundays, (Twilight rides during Summer) as well as occasional weekend trips. Find out more about these rides.
CampaignsWhittlesea BUG campaigns to improve cycling conditions in Whittlesea. Read more about past and present campaigns and how to get involved.
Whittlesea BUG organises workshops and classes to educate cyclists about basic bicycle repairs and cycling skills.
To coincide with the start of daylight savings this Sunday, Whittlesea BUG will be recommencing weekly twilight bike rides on Tuesday's throughout daylight savings. The first of which is this Tuesday (October 7th) at 6.45 pm.
We have a new starting location this year which is the corner of McKimmies Rd and Botanica Bvd, Bundoora (map & picture of intersection shown below).
Tuesday's twilight rides will generally consist of routes of about 18 to 25 km with a view to finishing before it gets really dark. As required by law you must have front and rear lights (Big W at Epping Plaza has USB rechargeable sets for $30). It is also recommended that you wear Hi-vis clothing for safety.
We hope to see many of you join us for some interesting rides throughout the daylight savings period.
Super Sunday 2014
Bicycle Network is running it's annual Super Sunday bike count on the 9th of November 2014, with registrations for volunteers now open. Get in early to secure a count site near you. By volunteering for Super Sunday you can raise $120 for Whittlesea BUG or another non-profit organisation* of your choice! The information gathered about cycling traffic is critical for understanding the future infrastructure priorities within the municipality. Register here.
Ride2Work Day is the largest celebration of commuter riding in Australia. Held annually in October, this year's day is Wednesday, 15th October 2014. Registration is free and each registration is a vote for making it easier for people to ride to work. The day celebrates the benefits of riding to work and the community that supports it.