• Dec 17, 2023 all day
  • Location: Around Port Phillip Bay
  • Latest Activity: Dec 17, 2023

We unite and celebrate our club right around that big blue bay. A core group rides around the bay on a tight schedule involving as many members as possible. The target is 100 + member participation. You can ride one, two legs, or right the way round. It's all about your choice and ability. Be at one of the meeting points with a full tank and geared up, ready to ride.  It's a charity ride too, so there's a $10 rider levy, donated to our Cambodia Project. Register at a meeting point and get your badge.

The $10 ride fee is in exchange for a ride badge and a little something at our short stop in Frankston. The levy is donated in full, and we mean every cent, directly to the Cambodian charity we support.


This year's route on Plotaroute - download

There won't be a morning tea in Chelsea this year. New stop in Frankston.

We catch the earlier 12 noon ferry, saving an hour.

The freeway stretch on the western side is much shorter.

We'll finish the ride around the bay pleasantly via Altona and Williamstown.

This ride is for our members. It is no longer an open event.



6.45 AM Geelong. The Edge Cafe. Refuel when you get to Yarraville so that you can make it home.  

8.15 AM Main ride leaves Yarraville. Dad and Dave's Cafe (Bus station)  Good breakfast and coffee too. 

8.45  AM St Kilda. Shakespeare Grove car park along Luna Park. A big meeting point! Be ready to go when the ride arrives.

9.50 AM Frankston Beauty Park Car Park Frankston Football Club (Kinetic Stadium)

10.10 AM Mornington Tanti Ave. Re-group only, not stopping

12.00 Noon Sorrento Ferry. We've done a great deal with Searoad ferries and, with a club subsidy, the crossing is back to only $20 per Member & Vespa, and a pillion can cross free. (Normal gate price is $45 & $17)  Have exact cash ($20 note) ready to hand to Julie as you pass through the gate.

Lunch is on the ferry. Bring something nutritious to eat, (or use the kiosk). We need you fed and alert for the rest of the ride.

12.45 PM Queenscliffride to Portarlington. Don't miss the beauty of this ride. We'll refuel there at the United servo. 'Buddy up' and share the pumps to save time. 1.30 PM we'll ride to Geelong where we'll say farewell to the Geelong riders.

2.30 PM We'll leave Geelong, through Corio port and Lara. North of Little River we'll join the freeway for a short 15 minutes. Don't worry. We'll ride as one big convoy at a speed to suit all. Always move into a left lane. When you see the 'Blue Train' overpass station take the Point Cook Rd / Laverton Exit where we'll re-group immediately on the left in the carpark. We'll then finish the ride with a sweep through Altona Beach and Williamstown.

3.30 PM. Main ride arrives Yarraville. Drinks and snacks at Alfa Bakehouse Cafe


- We are on a tight schedule, especially to meet the ferry departure, and cannot wait for stragglers Be geared up, fueled up, and ready to ride on time. Don't gear down at 'regroup' stops. Take your lead from the Lead Rider.

- This is a club Members ride, and it's organised and marshalled so that everyone has a good time. There's a lot of variables, and a lot can go wrong, so anything you can do to assist the smooth running of the ride is appreciated.







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    Fantastic day and fantastic ride. Thanks so much for all the hard work planning and executing such a well organised event. 

  • Report from Julie.
    Thank you everyone who supported this wonderful ride today, and thank you also for the overwhelmingly positive feedback.
    Attendance: We sold an amazing 147 of the 150 badges we had printed. So we raised $1470 for our Cambodian charity. We didn't have time to count bikes at the stops but it was an amazing turnout, and 104 Vespa chose to cross the bay on the ferry. That is a record for the club.
    I would like to formally thank the ride organizers, the hard working corner marker team, the badge sellers, and everyone else who lent a hand to solve problems along the way and make the ride such a success. I'll be communicating with you all over the next week with a letter of thanks.
    A great day, and a great club.

    It was indeed a great day out and the weather could not have been better. Many thanks to all those who contributed to the organisation and execution of this event for all of us to enjoy.

    I understand that it was run to a tight schedule, but it was a pity that there was not more time to spend viewing the bikes and chatting at St. Kilda and Frankston where we only had lightning fast stops.

    thanks again though for a terrific ride today 🛵


    Fantastic ride and thanks so much for organising. Can't wait for the next adventure

    • Sorry to hear the Leeton Boys are out of the ride. Take care and hope we get to see you sometime in 2024. 
      Cheers Julie 

    Do not know how you influenced the weather i can only imagine but that is awesome.


    Sadly, Covid has ruled the Leeton boys out of tomorrow's ride. Nevertheless, we wish everyone a great day and we'll see you next year. 


    There you go...


    One Perfect Day for a ride. See you tomorrow.


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