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BikeNorth runs Wednesday lunchtime rides

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Over the next few weeks BikeNorth will be running some Wednesday lunchtime rides around campus starting at 12:30pm and going for about an hour. The rides begin just outside the cafe near the gym, and are run at a moderate pace for fitness. You don’t need to wear lycra or have a road bike, but its expected that you are confident riding a distance of up to 13km with some hills.

If your not able to commute to Uni by bike, you can always bring your bike in on the train on in the car. Its a great opportunity to get some fitness into your week.

Wednesday 24 June : Shrimptons Creek Cruise
Starts: 12:30 pm Macquarie University Sports and Aquatic Centre
Distance: 13km
Pace: Moderate
Suitability: For those who want to make use of the lunch break to
improve fitness and skills.
Description: Exit the University at Herring Rd, then follow the
Shrimpton’s Creek cycleway and backstreets to Ryde Hospital and
Eastwood station. Return along Vimiera Rd.

Wednesday 8 July: Sth Turramurra Circuit
Starts: 12:30 pm Macquarie University Sports and Aquatic Centre
Distance: 12km
Pace: Moderate
Suitability: For those who want to make use of the lunch break to
improve fitness and skills.
Description: Take the cycle path behind Trafalgar Square to Brown’s Waterhole, leading to South Turramurra, followed by a variety of loops around the back streets, with options for faster riders to get a good workout by lapping the other riders.

Wednesday 15 July: Shrimptons Creek Cruise
Starts: 12:30 pm Macquarie University Sports and Aquatic Centre
Distance: 13km
Pace: Moderate
Suitability: For those who want to make use of the lunch break to
improve fitness and skills.
Description: Exit the University at Herring Rd, then follow the
Shrimpton’s Creek cycleway and backstreets to Ryde Hospital and
Eastwood station. Return along Vimiera Rd.

For a list of all upcoming BikeNorth rides check out:
From: http://www.bikenorth.org.au/calendar/

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EcoInterventions forum: “Green Activism”, May 26

Hi everyone,

There is an EcoInterventions public forum on next Tuesday and it includes our very own Elaena Gardner from BikeSydney (http://bikesydney.org/).

The discussion topic is:

“Green Activism: Fighting for the future, fighting for the environment”

Speakers: Simon Sheik (Get Up!), Elaena Gardner (BikeSydney) and Nick Mueller (MQ Student Rep)

Date: Tuesday May 26th
Venue: Staff Club
Time: 5pm for 5:30pm—7:30pm
Drinks & Light refreshments provided.
Please RSVP to Lisa Cuffe: 9850 6808, lisa.cuffe@humn.mq.edu.au

Hope to see you there.

Tuesday bike lunches

Every Tuesday at 12pm, bike riders are meeting up for lunch under the big tree between E7B and the central courtyard. Come along and chat with other cyclists.
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We have a range of tools available if you need to fix anything or want advice on how to fix your bike.
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We also have ‘rider packs’ that include all you need to know about cycling.
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Free Bike Training Course – Intermediate level

Cyclist’s Action Movement West (CAMWEST http://camwest.pps.com.au) is organising a free intermediate cycle training course in the Parramatta area. AustCycle Level 2 (Intermediate) aims to develop road safety skills and traffic awareness. It can be delivered to adults and seniors of intermediate skill. Riders participate in a range of cycling skill sessions and specific traffic safety sessions. Level 2 teaches skills in an off-road environment, to enable participants to ride on-road. Some activities are conducted on quiet roads.
More information on the course is available at http://www.austcycle.com.au/

The dates and locations of the course are not specified but to register your interest contact John Holstein at jonhol2(at)netscape.net or by phone on 0410662390. The course will have a maximum of 12 people.

After this course, expect to be dancing on your ride into uni:

Lane Cove National Park Ride

Thanks to all those who attended our first ride to the Lane Cove National Park last Friday. Here are some pics.
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If you havn’t ridden to Lane Cove National Park, there is a cycleway just off Lane Cove Road 50m north of the intersection with Fontenoy Road. The cycleway ducks under the road then down onto Riverside Drive where you can enjoy several kms of scenic traffic-free riding along river to Delhi Road.

Upcoming Ride: Discover Lane Cove National Park – 3 April


Come and discover the wonders of Lane Cove National Park. A short ride from campus takes you into the Lane Cove National Park were can you enjoy a traffic free ride along the river.

Date: 3 April 2009
Start: 4pm outside the MQ library
Destination: The Picnic area near the entrance to the National Park at Lady Game Drive
Bring: Food and drink for a picnic and lights for the return ride.
Return: The ride will return to campus. Paul will ride to Lindfield station for North Shore train connection.

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BikeFleet is on its way

Bike Club is currently working to make a loaner bike fleet at Macquarie Uni. The details of the program are still to be confirmed but we’re still working to get a fleet of bikes ready.

Last weekend a number of bike club members and family got together to repaint and restore some ex-police bikes that have been donated to the Bicycle Recycling Network:

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