Karen's Dream Port Phillip Bay Run SUN 25 SEPT

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Karen's Dream Port Phillip Bay Run SUN 25 SEPT

Time: September 25, 2011 from 7:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Melbourne, Geelong, Queenscliffe, Sorrento and ending up at The London Pt Melb
Website or Map: http://www.motowhere.com/maps…
Phone: 0407 547 030
Event Type: fun, around, the, bay, ride, one, we, have, all, been, wanting, to, do...
Organized By: Julie Pond
Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2016

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Event Description

Main Route follows Geelong Road

Second Route below is an alternative route / Tony & David


Right round the bay with a ferry ride in the middle, with two choices of route to Geelong.  

Isn't this what you've been waiting for? Stopping to enjoy the Esplanade in Geelong for a coffee, then riding to Queenscliffe to have a look around . We'll catch the ferry across the heads to Sorrento for a leisurely lunch before heading home around the beautiful coast line of Mornington Peninsula. Distance 214 km. (including the sea route)

Meet at Abbotsford Convent http://www.abbotsfordconvent.com.au/visitor-information

7.30 - 8am for breakfast / coffee. There will be two groups riding down. Please choose your ride.

1. First group led by Tony will depart at 7.45 AM and follow the alternative - off highway route down.

2. Second group will depart at 8.20 AM and follow the main highway route down.

Leaving this early to get on our way out of the CBD.   See motowhere map to have a knowledge of the route.

3. REGROUP 9.30 AM at Caltex Service Station / Geelong Road after the first set of traffic lights -  opposite Beckley Park trotting complex.

Meet Tufan and friends there because I am dying for a coffee. Coffee break at the Geelong Foreshore  - The Wharfshed.

Then around the Ballarine Penisula to Queenscliff for a look around.

4. Ferry to  Sorrento. We need to be at the Queenscliff wharf at 11.30 am to ticket and load bikes. MV Sorrento sails at 12 Noon for a 40 minute voyage. Bring your camera!

Cost $31.50 for bike and rider, $7.50 pillion.

5 Lunch at Buckleys Chance for 1pm - booked for 16

174 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento VIC, 3943
Phone: (03) 5984 2888

6 Leave Sorrento at 2 PM  for a leisurely ride home around the Bay - with a mid ride coffee break of course, finishing up at the London Hotel in Port Melbourne for a wind down drink.

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Comment by David Atkinson on September 26, 2011 at 22:35
I would also like to add my compliments and thanks to Julie, Antony, Tufan and Greg for an excellent day of two-wheeled adventure. I'm not sure how my engine stayed together screaming away at top revs trying to keep up with you all. It's as aerodynamic as a square rigger with the wind in front but felt good with the wind behind the sails. My ears are still ringing from the Leo Vince tunnel experience. Loved the way the skyline of Melbourne rose over the bay as we headed home. Vespa and Melbourne just go so well together. A great ride. And thanks for making my brother and sister in law feel so welcome.
Comment by Corrine on September 26, 2011 at 16:40
Thanks for organizing a great day.
Comment by Tufan on September 26, 2011 at 8:39
Great to meet you all (and some again). Had a great ride and so much fun to be amongst a group of 18!, and here's good wishes to Clare
Comment by Ian @ The Back on September 25, 2011 at 22:33

Super day. 238km. 18 bikes. Sunshine. Good vibes.


Comment by Julie Pond on September 25, 2011 at 20:41
Yes Great ride today, perfect weather, lots of gorgeous bikes, lots of new people what more could you ask for. Thank you everyone who led and big thank you Mark for helping when needed.  The ride on the freeway was amazing, just loved it and Bella was doing 110km hmmm not true but felt geat anyway... ferry ride was quite smooth after all hey Phil and the lunch well Buckleys Chance gets my thumbs up for service and yummy food.....the ride back around the back was a pleasure as always and then the final resting spot at the London nice...Karen I hope you dream ride was fulfilling and yes I know you said it could have been warmer but hey we are only in Spring and think the Gods shone upon us today.... definitely a doer again for summer time....  ps Clare hope you are OKour thoughts are with you.

Comment by Greg_ on September 25, 2011 at 20:32

Thanks for agreat ride todat guys. Wonderful seeing 18 bikes parked on geelong foreshore.


Highlight of my day: Breakneck speed ride with Mark D from Geelong to Queenscliffe to catch the ferry.


Thanks Mark for all your help... and do ET4s in Geelong really go that fast? Enjoyed the ride.

Comment by Steve on September 24, 2011 at 23:49
Queenscliff Market is on tommorrow in the park near the wharf. It will be busy.

Comment by Julie Pond on September 24, 2011 at 21:45
Excellent see you in the morning Corrine...
Comment by Corrine on September 24, 2011 at 21:09

I'll set the alarm and try to be there for 7.30 and decide when I get there.


See you in the morning. :)


Comment by Julie Pond on September 24, 2011 at 21:03
I should add at the time we are leaving most of Melbourne will still be sleeping...hmm that rhymes lol..... it should be a dream ride...no hassles what so ever not matter which route anyone wants to take...so enjoy.... no records to be broken on this one except the dream ride come true....well one of the many...the GOR is my dream ride...roll on summer....

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