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Who are the Ghostriders ?

Q. Just Who Are We?
A. We are just a group of cycling friends who like to share our mutual love of cycling. On every Thursday we alternate rides along the Warburton Trail with rides around Melbourne's amazing bike path network. We also complete longer weekend and overnight rides at regular times during the year and also organise regular overseas cycling and adventure trips.

If you wish to ride with us you must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. You need to be able to ride a bicycle.
  2. You must have a good sense of humour and enjoy a little light hearted mischief.
  3. You need to have a strong desire to improve your physical fitness while having fun.
  4. You must like making new friends.
  5. You must not take yourself too seriously.
  6. You must want to lower your stress by escaping from pressure for regular periods of time.
  7. You need to have some spare time available you can spare each week for personal improvement (the more the better)

If you would like to join us on a ride you must satisfy the following requirements:

We are NOT a formally constituted or incorporated cycling club. We make NO financial demands of our riding mates. There is NO joining fee or annual subscription fee. Organisers of rides take no responsibility for any injury or damage that may be incurred on any ride. We have no form of rider insurance, all riders are encouraged to take out their own insurance by joining a cycling organisation such was Bicycle Network Victoria. We are simply a group of friends that enjoy our bikes and enjoy the social and health benefits that flow on from these activities.

Any adult riders are welcome to ride with us on our rides, providing they accept full responsibility for their own wellbeing and safety. Our rides all take place either on public bike paths or public roads and all riders are therefore expected to abide by all road rules. We do not have any provision for children on our rides. We do not have a designated "ride leader" and expect anyone who chooses to share the road or trail with us to do so in a spirit of harmony and good will.

Upcoming Rides & Activities until end of 2014 (or see full 2014 calendar HERE)

  • Thurs Oct 30th - Alternate Thursday Ride - start at Blackburn Lake at 10 am
  • Tuesday Nov 4th - Cup Day Ride - Tonimbuk Loop - start at Pakenham at 10 am
  • Thurs Nov 6th - Warby Trail Ride - start at Woori Yallock at 12 noon or 1.40 pm
  • Sat Nov 8th - Ladies Ride - starts in Pakenham at 9 am,
  • Sunday Nov 9th - First Group get together for 2015 Italy and France Riders - details to be announced
  • Thursday Nov 13th - Alternate Ride - start at FTG at 10 am
  • Saturday Nov 15th - Bass Coast Ride - start at Inverloch at 10 am
  • Sunday Nov 16th - George Bass Coast Walk - starts at Punchbowl at 10 am
  • Thursday Nov 20th - Warby Trail Ride - start at Woori Yallock at 12 noon or 1.40 pm
  • Sat Nov 22nd - Ladies Ride - starts in Pakenham at 9 am
  • Tues Nov 25th - Night Rides Resume - Chesterfield Farm 8 pm
  • Thursday Nov 27th - Alternate Ride - start at Stud Rd Sports Centre at 10 am
  • Sunday Nov 30th - Dromana to Point Nepean Ride - start at Dromana at 10 am
  • Tuesday Dec 2nd - Night Ride - start at Chesterfield Farm at 8 pm
  • Thursday Dec 4th - Warby Trail Ride - start at Woori Yallock at 12 noon or 1.40 pm
  • Saturday Dec 6th - Donna Buang Dawdle - TBC
  • Tuesday Dec 9th - Night Ride - start at Chesterfield Farm at 8 pm
  • Thursday Dec 11th - Alternate Ride - start at Mullum Mullum Reserve at 10 am
  • Sunday Dec 14th - Social Ride - details to be announced
  • Tuesday Dec 16th - Final Night Ride for 2014 - start at Chesterfield Farm at 8 pm
  • Thursday Dec 18th - Final Warby Trail Ride for 2014 - Christmas Ride - start at Woori Yallock at 12 noon

Ride Stories

Please note that ride stories are now published in the FREE weekly newsletter - why not subscribe now ?

For all previous weekday ride stories click HERE
Lots of other weekend stories can be found HERE

 

Rider List
A list of current riders and their numbers

Overseas Adventure Challenges

Click HERE for 2006 China Ride
Click HERE for 2007 China Ride
Click HERE for 2008 China Ride
Click HERE for our 2009 Himalayan Challenge and pictures
Click HERE for the 2009 Danube Ride Story
Click HERE for some pictures of the 2010 South America Challenge
2011 Ulm to Vienna Ride - see the video on YouTube
2011 Prague to Dresden - video available soon
Click HERE for the 2012 Under African Skies Story
2012 Under African Skies - African Safari (completed)
2012 "Turkish Delights" Adventure (completed)
2012 "Greek Odyssey" Adventure (completed)
2013 French Revolutions - Cycling Trip (completed)
2013 Bhutan - Land of the Thunder Dragon -completed
2013 Thailand - Burma Railway Cycle - completed
2014 New Zealand South Island - completed
2014 Scandinavia Ride in Finland and Sweden - full
2015 Loire Valley Cycle from Orleans to the Atlantic (applications open)
2015 Danube Ride from Ulm to Vienna (TBC)
2015 Italy Ride from Venice to Florence (TBC)
2015/16 Ride around Cuba (TBC)
2016 South America Ride (TBC)
2016 Turkey Explorer (TBC)

Newsletter

Did you know that we also have an e-mail mailing list? If you would like to be informed/reminded of future cycling events by e-mail just drop a request to me at the following address ghostriders@netspace.net.au