Annual Round the Bay Ride - Sun 11 Dec

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Annual Round the Bay Ride - Sun 11 Dec

Time: December 11, 2016 from 7am to 5pm
Location: Round Port Phillip Bay
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Phone: 0412 210 388
Event Type: vespa, celebration, christmas, fundraiser
Organized By: Julie Pond
Latest Activity: Jan 2, 2017

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Event Description

Our annual celebration! A core group rides right around the Bay on a tight schedule. We meet & involve as many riders as possible. View route

Ride one or more legs, or the whole circuit - or breakfast and say hi to the ride as it passes through.
Basic Rules
Depart with a full tank of petrol. The only group petrol stop is Pt Arlington.

Geelong riders: please top up in Yarraville in the morning.

We can't stop for breakdowns.

Lunch will be on the Ferry. Bring a lunch with you and we’ll have  a picnic on the deck, or use the kiosk.

There's a $10 rider levy, donated to our Cambodia project.

Meeting points (With departure times)

Be geared up and ready to go.

1. Dep 0700 am. The Edge Geelong MAP

2. Dep 0830 am ALFA BAKEHOUSE Yarraville MAP

Park in the courtyard area - railway station. Enter via Canterbury St / Sun Theatre.

3. Dep 0900 am Shakespeare Gr. St Kilda MAP

A big meeting: car park along Luna Park.

4. Dep 10.45am Stefan & Ira's Chelsea MAP

Morning Tea

5. Dep 1130 am DOC Mornington MAP

Quick stop: regroup & pick up - don't gear down.

6. *Dep 1 pm Sorrento Ferry Terminal MAP

7. Dep 1.45pm Queenscliff Ferry terminal MAP

To Pt Arlington. Don’t miss this leg! Refuel there, so ‘Partner and Share the Pump” to get the bikes through quickly.  Ready to ride: Corio Bay-Lara – Little River-Yarraville.

*Crossing the Ferry Sorrento to Queenscliff.

$20 members - $30 others- Normally $35. Pillions are free as part of our deal. Bring cash in the correct amount, pay Julie at the terminal / we'll bulk purchase Club card.

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Comment by Luke M on December 13, 2016 at 13:24

Many thanks to all of the organisers and volunteers, 

This was my very first bay ride- and where work permits- it will be the first of many more to come.

kind Rgds


Comment by Julie Pond on December 11, 2016 at 20:33

Thank you so much to everyone who joined the ride today...what a great turnout yet again with 88 vespas plus about 6 pillions..amazing. A huge thank you once again to Ira, Stefan, friends and neighbours for hosting morning tea for everyone, thank you to Tufan and Pam for selling the commemorative badges and everyone who assisted with corner marking to make the ride go smoothly. The sun came out and we hope you all had an enjoyable day.  We raised $1000 for our charity in Cambodia which will go a long way in such a poor country.  We also know our dear friend Phil would have been smiling on us and I am sure he had something to do with the sun shining on us all.  Thank you all so much once again.

Cheers Julie

Comment by Chris Katopodis on December 11, 2016 at 18:25
Thanks to VCM, especially Julie and Greg, for a great day.

Comment by Scott Carpenter on December 11, 2016 at 15:54
Thanks for a very enjoyable day and thanks to the club for your continuous hard work. Merry Christmas everyone.
Comment by Tufan on December 11, 2016 at 15:27

wow - what a spectacular day - thanks to the organisers - flowed like clockwork

And didn't Geelong turn on the sun for that specatular leg around from St Leaonards!

Great fun, great company, great riding

Thanks everyone

Comment by David Webster on December 11, 2016 at 7:01

I'm afraid that I, or rather my Vespa, is a non starter for today's round the bay - keeps backfiring and cutting out - looks like I'll be getting my hands dirty today - so it's not a total loss. Hope you all have a great ride!

Comment by mahagogo on December 11, 2016 at 3:05

Hi VCM, late confirmation, but I'm now in for Yarraville to Chelsea this year...

 membership just renewed also :)

Comment by Nancy on December 10, 2016 at 13:04
If I can make it I will join ride this year at Queenscliff:)

Comment by John on December 10, 2016 at 11:32
Road Nav is fitted to the 1959 - all waypoints programmed in
Charge USB port and whopping big iPhone battery fitted

New plug gapped etc..... carting all the tools and sundry even the first aid kit.....ready for anything

Just See how we go, see ya at all the stations with all the stops out

Cheers John k

Comment by Julie Pond on December 10, 2016 at 8:48

Geelong riders also please email through your breakfast orders to so we can pre-order.  We will be leaving Yarraville at 8.30am SHARP

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