While the current wet weather here in Kiama has limited our local cycling opportunities, progress has been made in the establishment of a rail trail on the old rail line south of Queanbeyan – a line that we have all pondered from the car on our trips to the Snowy region.
The Snowy Monaro Regional Council has announced it is working jointly with the Monaro Rail Trail group and Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council on the next steps towards developing a rail trail between Queanbeyan, Cooma and Bombala. Continue reading Monaro Rail Trail agreement signed
Members of Kiama BUG have been pooling their knowledge and resources to provide enjoyable rides for local cyclists over many years.
Many of these rides have now been documented with maps and directions, mainly for use by visitors to the local area.
The documented rides are categorised in geographical areas, and many include a link to a GPX file containing GPS information.
These maps and guides are now available at the Ride Guides page on the Kiama BUG web site.
Attention all Kiama BUG members….
The Kiama BUG Christmas Dinner will be held in conjunction with the 2021 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 30th November, at the Kiama Bowling Club.
The function will commence at 6:00pm.
The AGM will be held at 6:30pm, followed by the KBUG Christmas Dinner at 7:00pm
Regular COVID-safe club entry requirements will apply – ie vaccination certificates and masks will be required to enter the venue.
Please review the information below – to either nominate for the Kiama BUG committee, and/or to RSVP for the AGM and Christmas Dinner. Continue reading Kiama BUG AGM and Christmas Dinner 2021
Information about the impact of the CoronaVirus on regular Kiama BUG cycling activities.
Our latest information is published here….
Kiama BUG COVID-19 Info >>>
Kiama BUG will be exploring the National Capital from Monday 1st April to to Thursday 4th April 2019.
Information about the itinerary for rides, meals, etc has been finalised.
Read the Tour Itinerary and Organisation >>>
In a study published in the latest edition of Injury Prevention, Australian researchers focused on the characteristics of on-road single bicycle crashes – as opposed to collisions with other vehicles.
What are the risks associated when negotiating rail lines and tram tracks?
Read the full story at the SMH >>>
Tuesday April 2nd to Thursday April 4th
This year’s Kiama BUG bike ride trip will be in the nation’s capital Canberra, the home of our political masters. It’s rumoured our most famous pedalling pollie Tony Abbott will make an appearance just to appease all you “lefties“ out there!
For accommodation the ALIVIO Tourist Park is recommended.
– Website – aliviogroup.com.au
– Phone -(02) 6247 5466.
The park covers a wide range of accommodation. It is also where all the rides will be starting from. (Checkout the reviews on google or look for other accommodation under Canberra accommodation.)
It is a 2 ¾ hr drive from Kiama, so you will need to book from Monday 1st.
Rides will be planned for the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The rides will be on Canberra’s extensive network of bike paths.
The drill will be the same as in previous years – ride in the morning, afternoons free, then meet in the evenings for a meal.
A more detailed programme of the rides and evening meal arrangements will be sent out closer to the event
Please could you click on the link below and fill in the form if you are joining us.
Most of us have heard recently about warnings issued by police to local riders for rolling through STOP signs.
The SMH reports that the number of fines handed to cyclists in NSW has surged by more than a third in the first year of increased penalties, which has led to the state government collecting more than $2.2 million in revenue from the top-five offences.
Almost two-thirds of the 9760 infringement notices issued in the 12 months after the new laws were introduced were for failing to wear helmets, the fine for which quadrupled to $319 on March 1 last year.
Read more at the SMH >>>
Our cycling cousins in the north of the state have launched a campaign to raise funds for the development of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail.
Check out the video – it looks to be a fantastic project (where can we do this in our area??)
Northern Rivers Rail Trail >>>
Looking for a summer holiday project?
Here are some neat ideas for storing your bike(s) at home when space is at a premium….
Check out the creative bike racks >>>