Bikefun Melbourne - Events
Fun bike rides, friendly people
Some rides are organised by other groups, you should get more information from their website where this is indicated.
Winter Solstice Dinner and Ride to secret location bonfireFriday 21/6/2013, 06:30pm Seafarers Bridge Finish: 11:59pm
Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year. We celebrate that every day after that grows longer - with dinner by the Yarra, and then a bonfire at a secret location.
Meet near Pud Thai Vs. Pho (northern side of Seafarers Bridge over the Yarra, Docklands) from 6.30pm.
see http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/71/1628977/restaurant/Melbourne/Pud-Thai-Vs-Pho-Docklands for location details
Dine at Pud Thai vs Pho or bring your own and eat by the river. We'll then ride 8km to our secret location for a bonfire.
Bring along snacks to share at the fire and drinks to drink. Opportunity to stealthy freecamp for those who are game.
Nearest train station to start is Southern Cross. Nearest shops are Woolworths Southern Cross or Market St Docklands
Melburn RoobaixSunday 23/6/2013, 10:00AM TBA Finish: 4:00PM
In its 8th year, the annual 'Hell of the Northcote' is a fun ride across, through, over and under Melburn's bumpiest cobbled alleyways, inspired by the grueling Queen of the Classics, the Paris-Roubaix.
Old and new, young and old, ladies and gents, on bling bikes or beaters. Fixed or free, geared or singlespeed, one wheel or two, there is truly no other event which aligns all sects of the cycling religion for a 'Sunday in Hell' to celebrate this great city.
Less than 40km over 6 hours max. No prizes are awarded for speed or athletic merit. This is not a race in any way, shape or form, just a hell of a lot of fun.
Jan Gehl's film (ACMI), ride & dinner.Thursday 4/7/2013, 05:15PM Meet at the ACMI box office Finish: 09:00PM
We'll see the Jan Gehl film (details at ACMI website - 5:30 session), go for a short ride and have some dinner - possibly Carlton - decided on the night.
Bikes Not Bombs - Nuclear Abolition Bike Tour MelbourneFriday 12/7/2013, 10:00AM Trades Hall- 54 Victoria St, Carlton Finish: 01:00PM
'Bikes Not Bombs!' will combine fun, education and action in a bike tour of Melbourne including:
- Exploring a hypothetical ground zero if a nuclear weapon was detonated in Melbourne's CBD.
- Visiting the Future Fund and the HQ of some companies to learn about their involvement in nuclear weapons.
- Visiting various politician's offices, to sign them onto the Global Parliamentary Appeal supporting a ban on nuclear weapons.
We'll be starting at 10am at Trades Hall and finishing with pizza for lunch.
Organised by ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons). Bring yourself, your bike and a rain coat just in case!
RSVP or for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0421 955 066
Pedal for PremsSunday 4/8/2013, 09:00am Darebin International Sports Centre Finish: 05:00pm
Do your bit for charity and at the same time have a once in a lifetime experience of riding in a velodrome. Each participant will be taught by professional coaches on how to ride in a veldrome, receive a custom jersey, bike hire and a raffle ticket to win an Orbea bike. The top 5 fundraisers get to ride with Australian cycling legend Shane Kelly
Urban Scum Poker RunTuesday 5/11/2013, 10:30AM Wooden Tower, Darebin Parklands Alphington Finish: 01:00PM
Minimum roads, maximum scum fun. Anything but the quick way using lanes, alleys, dirt tracks. Collect your poker hand along the way. Best hand gets half the cash, Fred Hollows Foundation gets the rest. Good time guaranteed for all.