Group Ride: BBN Ride
Location: South Parade rotunda (near Blackburn Station)
Hosted: Blackburn Cycling Club
Time: 6:00 am Wednesday mornings
Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours
Distance: 31 km
Elevation: 700 metres
The BBN ride is a group ride for riders looking for an early mid-week ride. This is great for those that want to get some extra k’s in their legs before work. The loop takes you through part of the stunning Green Wedge area. You can expect to be treated to some magnificent scenery along the way. This is a ride which is enjoyable whether you’re a sprinter or a climber. This course has a bit for everyone with flat sprints, rolling hills, fast speed descents and of course some great company along the way.
This is a casual no-drop ride & there are several rest stops along the way.
The highlight of the BBN ride is the climb through the majestic and scenic Hussey’s Lane. At 1.4 km in length with an average gradient of 4% this may not sound like a challenging climb. However with some subtle undulating gradient changes, we can guarantee that this climb has a real sting to it, and good for the odd pissing contest.
After ride Coffee
What better way to cap off a memorable bike ride than with a Café stop at the end. Riders will meet at the Nuts about Coffee Café (80 South Parade, Blackburn).
There’s a good chance that bikes may be mentioned over Coffee.
This is a social ride and new members are welcome. Good lights are essential as some roads are very poorly lit during the winter months.
For insurance reasons, all participants should have an appropriate Cycling Australia licence. This is available via the club website (see the Membership details for licence information).
Parking is available in and around the Train Station (parking restrictions in place)