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Past Rides 2002 - 2007

The accounts below cover our special club rides, usually held on weekends or public holidays. If you were looking for the accounts of our regular weekday rides along the Warby Trail, then click here.

2008 Alpine Classic - Wangaratta to Bright Rail Trail

This was our biggest weekend ride and you can read the official account HERE

The Warby Archives - Accounts of Significant Past Rides 2002-2007
(Click on the links to read the story of each ride)

Ride Account
September 14th First Ascent of Donna Buang

October 12th

Epic Ride to Upper Yarra Dam
Nov 29 - Dec 1 Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail
December 28th Special Christmas Ride
Ride Account
January 1st New Year's Day Ride
January 14th First Twilight Ride
January 18th The Poowong Circuit
February 1st Annual Awards Night
February 2nd Special Celebration Ride
February 12th Special Twilight Ride
March 10th Bellarine Circuit
April 25-27 Second Great Traverse
June 9 Queen's Birthday Bash
June 20th Shortest Day of the Year Ride
July 27th Hallam By Pass Ride
September 20th Upper Yarra Dam
October 4th Triumph over Toolangi
October 11th Annual Donna Buang Hill Climb
October Round the Bay in a Day
Tues Nov 4th Phillip Island Bicycle Grand Prix
Nov 21-23 Inaugural Gippsland Rail Trail Ride
December 27th Bellarine Circuit
Ride Account
January 1st New Year's Day Ride
January 26th Australia Day Ride to Sorrento
February 7th
Annual Awards Night
February 21st Toolangi Hill Climb
March 8th Annual Goldfields Classic
March 26-28th Annual Wangaratta to Harrietville Ride
April 12th Dandenong Ranges Easter Ride
April 25th The Poowong Push
May 22nd The Reefton Rush
June 27th Beach Rd Bash
July 24th Melbourne Bike Paths Tour
August 21st Phillip Island Bicycle Grand Prix
September 25th Annual Donna Buang Lung Burst
October 17th Round the Bay in a Day
October 30th Upper Yarra Dam Ride and Picnic
November 19-21 East Gippsland Rail Trail Weekend
December 27th Bellarine Circuit


Ride Account
January 22nd 2005 Annual Awards Evening
January 26th Great Southern Rail Trail
February 19th Walhalla Bush Bash
March 18-20 Great Alpine Classic
March 28 Easter Monday Ride
April 24th Dandenong Ranges Ride
May 21st Annual Reefton Rush
June 13th Queens Birthday Bash
July 23rd Dandenong Creek
August 20th Phillip Island Grand Prix
Sep 24th Donna Buang Lungbuster
Oct 29th Upper Yarra Dam Ride
Nov 18-20th East Gippsland Rail Trail
Dec 27th Bellarine Bike Bash
Ride Account
Jan 26th Great Southern Rail Trail
Jan 28th 4th Annual Awards Night
Feb 19th Picnic at Hanging Rock Ride
March 13th Walhalla Forest Ride
March 17-19 Annual Alpine Classic
April 2007 Great China Ride 2006
April 25th Anzac Day Ride
May 27th Great Southern Rail Trail
June 12th Queens Birthday Bash
July 22nd Mornington Ride
Sept 2nd Phillip Island Ride
Sept 30th Donna Buang Lungbuster
Oct 15th Big Bay Ride
Oct 28th Upper Yarra Dam Picnic
Nov 17-19 East Gippsland Rail Trail
Dec 27th Bellarine Circuit
Ride Account
Sunday 14th January The Poowong Classic
Friday 26th Jan Australia Day Ride
Sat Feb 10th Double Toolangi Hill Climb
Sat Feb 17th Pakenham to Drouin and back
Sunday March 4th Triple Toolangi
Monday March 12 Maribyrnong River Trail
16th - 18th March 2007 Great Alpine Ride
April 2007 2007 Great China Ride
Sunday April 8th Buxton Loop
Wed April 25th (Anzac Day) Great Southern Rail Trail
Sat May 12th 2007 Picnic at Hanging Rock Ride
Sun May 27th Kirth Kiln
Mountain Bike Ride
Mon June 11th Inner City Bike Paths
Sat June 30th Ride to Frankston
Sat July 14th Social Night
Sun July 29th Pakenham - Kooweerup Circuit
Sun August 26th Reefton Ride
Sat Sep 8th Phillip Island Bicycle Grand Prix
Sat Sep 29th Donna Buang Lung Buster
Sun 21st Oct Big Bay Ride
Sat Oct 27th Upper Yarra Dam Ride
Sat Nov 3rd Tonimbuk Loop
Fri 16 to Sun 18th Nov East Gippsland Rail Trail
Sat Dec 1st Glenda's Christmas Party
Thur Dec 27th Annual Bellarine Peninsula Ride
Sun Jan 6th

Warby Trail Social Ride
9.00 am start at COGS

Sat Jan 12th China Training Ride - Upper Yarra Dam/Reefton Pub COMPLETED
Mon Jan 28th Australia Day Ride - Belgrave to South Bank COMPLETED
Sat Feb 2nd Annual Awards Evening - 6.30 start at Paradise Hotel COMPLETED
Sun Feb 3rd Cardinia Loop Ride COMPLETED
Sun Feb 17th China Training Ride - Triple Toolangi COMPLETED
Fri 29th Feb - Sun 2nd March Annual Wangaratta to Bright Rail Trail Ride COMPLETED
Sat March 8th Final China Training Ride -
Pakenham to Drouin
Mon Mar 10th (Labour Day) Maribyrnong River Trail COMPLETED
Sun March 23rd Buxton Loop COMLETED
Sun April 6th Walhalla Forest Ride COMPLETED
Sat April 19th Beach Rd Ride
9.00 am start
Fri April 25th Anzac Day Ride COMPLETED
Sun May 4th Reefton Pub Ride COMPLETED
Sun May 18th Yarra Junction to Noojee Ride COMPLETED
Sun June 8th Kirth Kiln Playtime POSTPONED
Mon June 9th (Queens Birthday) Inner City Bike Paths Loop COMPLETED
Sun June 15th Eastlink Freeway COMPLETED
Sat June 21st Pakenham to Drouin COMPLETED
Sun July 6th Belgrave to Jells Park and Back COMPLETED
Sat July 12th Mid Winter Social Night COMPLETED
Sun July 20th Mt Starling Ride COMPLETED
Sat July 26th Picnic at Hanging Rock Ride COMPLETED
Sat August 9th Poowong Circuit COMPLETED
Sun August 24th Warburton to Marysville COMPLETED
Sat Sep 6th Annual Phillip Island Ride COMPLETED
Sun Sep 21st Dandenong Creek Ride COMPLETED
Sat Sep 27th Donna Buang Lungbuster COMPLETED
Sun Oct 5th Diamond Creek Circuit COMPLETED
Sun Oct 19th Big Bay Ride COMPLETED
Sun Oct 26th Upper Yarra Dam Picnic COMPLETED
Tues Nov 4th - Melbourne Cup Day Tonimbuk Loop COMPLETED
Sat 15th Nov Reefton Pub Ride COMPLETED
Fri 21st to Sun 23rd Nov East Gippsland Rail Trail Weekend Cancelled due to lack of support
Sat Dec 6th Toolangi Hill Climb COMPLETED
Sat Dec 13th Glenda's Christmas Bash COMPLETED
Sat Dec 27th Annual Bellarine Peninsula Circuit COMPLETED

Upcoming Rides & Activities (or download full calendar here)

  • Thurs July 30th - alternate Thursday ride - start at FTG at 10 am
  • Saturday Aug 1st - Saturday morning Social Ride - start at Chesterfield Farm at 10 am
  • Thurs Aug 6th - Warby Trail Ride - start at Woori Yallock at 10 am
  • Sat 8th and Sun 9th August - Social Weekend in Echuca - Train from Melbourne
  • Thurs August 13th - Alternate Thursday Ride - start at Blackburn Lake at 10 am
  • Sat 15th August - Dan's Mystery Ride - start at Lilydale Lake at 10 am
  • Thurs August 20th - Warby Trail Ride - start at Woori Yallock at 10 am
  • Sat August 22nd - Saturday Morning Social Ride - start at Pakenham at 10 am
  • Tues August 25th - Ghostriders 2015 European Rides start
  • Thurs August 27th - Alternate Thursday Ride - start at Malvern East at 10 am
  • Sun August 30th - Upper Yarra Dam Ride - start at Launching Place Pub at 10 am

Ride Stories

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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 - completed
2015 Italy Ride (full)
2015 Loire Valley Cycle from Orleans to the Atlantic (full)
2016 Bruges to Amsterdam by bike and barge (full)
2016 Donaueschingen to Passau (full)
2016 Passau to Vienna (full)
2016 Vienna to Budapest (full)
2017 Turkey Panorama


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