Round the Bay 2018 - Sun 09 Dec

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Round the Bay 2018 - Sun 09 Dec

Time: December 9, 2018 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: Dec 9, 2018

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Event Description


A ride for everyone. A core group rides around the bay on a tight schedule involving as many riders as possible. The target is 100 + rider participation. You can ride one, two legs, or right the way round. It's all about your choice. Be at one the meeting points with a full tank and geared up and ready to ride. It's open to all scooters, but we organize primarily for the Vespa Club of Australia.

It's a charity ride, so there's a $10 ride levy, donated to our Cambodia Project. Register at a meeting point and get your badge.


7.00 AM Geelong. The Edge Cafe. Refuel when you get to Yarraville so that you can make it home. Breakfast orders in too for Yarraville.

8.30 AM Yarraville. Cafe Alfa (Yarraville Stn car park) Good breakfast with free coffee too. Drinks here in the afternoon too. 

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

10.40 AM Chelsea. Morning Tea by members Stefan and Ira at their home at 8 Village Cr. Thank them very much.

11.30 AM Mornington. Main St opposite DOCs. Regroup only. Don't gear down, we ride as soon as tail rider is in.

1.00 PM Sorrento Ferry. $20 cash for Vespa Club members. $30 cash others. Have small notes ready to pay 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.

1.45 PM Queenscliff - ride to Port Arlington. Don't miss the beauty of this ride. We'll refuel there. 'Buddy up' and share the pumps to save time.

3.30 PM. We'll leave Geelong, through Corio and Lara. North of Little River we'll join the freeway. Unavoidable if we are to get you home. Don't worry. We'll ride as one big convoy at a speed to suit all. We will look after you all the way.


- We can't stop for breakdowns. If you have an issue then you'll need to be prepared to deal with it. 

- The ride is organised and marshalled so that everyone has a good time. If you are not a member then you are our guest! We ask that you to follow the directions of the ride marshals and ride safely. We reserve the right to exclude you from the ride if we consider that you are putting other riders at risk.

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Comment by Jo on December 4, 2018 at 9:56

Hi, I am in for the whole ride, starting from Geelong. It looks amazing and I'm excited - woo hoo! Last minute as am still "homeless" and logistics of commiting to anything has its challenges. Look forward to seeing you all.  

Comment by Ants Elliott on December 4, 2018 at 8:41

Hi Guys,

Regretibly won't be able to make it to the Bay ride this time. Eye surgery recovery still keeping me close to home for a few weeks. 

Have a great day everyone. 

Comment by Ahmet Ali on December 3, 2018 at 10:18

Hello club members.  Thank you.  I recently became a member and look forward to joining you for the bay ride this weekend.  I will start at Yarraville for breakfast and will go as far as Chelsea, on this occasion, if that is ok.  I am new to this and gathering experience.  At this stage I am comfortable at the 60-70 kmh range so I don’t want to hold up the group.

Comment by John Fitzsimmons on December 1, 2018 at 20:25

Sorry GregJulie et al - I now cannot attend Round the Bay 2019 - family coming in from overseas - late advice and unplanned. :( Have a great ride everyone..

Comment by Vespa Club of Melbourne on November 30, 2018 at 16:50

News from Yarraville

Comment by Vespa Club of Melbourne on November 28, 2018 at 15:50

Ferry crossing prices and details.

Comment by Vespa Club of Melbourne on November 22, 2018 at 20:16

Needed: riders to act as Corner Markers on the day.

Corner Markers will wear a yellow vest, follow the ride leader, then fall to the back as they mark a corner and meet the tail rider. When they can they rejoin the ride leader, and at each stop resume the process.

We need four more people.

So far we have:







The more the merrier. Put your name down here please.

Yellow jacket will be supplied by the club.

Ride leader will also wear yellow.

Tail Rider will wear orange h viz

Comment by Terence Woodward on November 11, 2018 at 12:24

I plan to join in the fun for the St. Kilda to Chelsea leg with my son James riding pillion. Really looking forward to this ride. I hope the weather is kind to us and we have plenty of members along for the fun :-)

Comment by Andrew Willersdorf on November 5, 2018 at 17:10

Hoping to attend, from Yarraville breakfast then to St Kilda and then towards Chelsea, but need to leave then for a Wedding in the afternoon. Looking forward to the event - last year's was brilliant. Regards Andrew

Comment by Vespa Club of Melbourne on November 1, 2018 at 11:26

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