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Happy New Year everyone and welcome to 2017! I hope this year brings you much happiness and many bike rides :) Hope to see you out on a ride soon!

Bike it Better does Mount Buller - January 2017

Bike it Better is taking an MTB trip to Mt Buller! For Bike it Better members, riders, friends, and their guests/partners. There are also many other riding options available, as well as trail walking/running and other activities on the mountain for the whole family. Lodge accommodation is $80 pp/pn, for dates Friday Jan 20th to Sunday Jan 22nd 2017 (come for some or all).

If you are planning on coming along, please let me know by the end of this week (Friday 6th Jan) so that I can lock in the accommodation. 
Visit this page for full details and to book your place!

Bike it Better SOCKS Now Available !

Check out these cool new socks, in funky colours that match the Bike it Better Jersey and Headsox. These little beauties are made by Happy Socks - and will no doubt bring happiness to your feet :) Two different design options - will you go for the stars, or the storm? Why not one of each!
BUY NOW: $20 per pair - limited stock, get them while they're hot!
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Bellarine Rail Trail

Join me for a rail trail ride from South Geelong to Point Lonsdale for our January social lunch (details below). The Bellarine Rail Trail is beautiful with sweeping views of Swan Bay, farmland, Geelong, You Yangs, and runs beside the tourist railway from Drysdale to Queenscliff. As this ride is almost all on gravel or dirt trails, road bikes are not recommended, unless you are comfortable riding one on dirt/gravel. 35km each way, with shorter options.
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SUN 15th JAN January Social Gathering (lunch)

The location this month will be at a beach house in Point Lonsdale. Date is set for Sunday 15th January, from 1pm, for a shared lunch together. If you are driving, please bring meat/veg for BBQ, salad to share & drinks. If riding from Geelong (see left), never fear - there will be lunch supplied! Bring your bathers and have a paddle in the ocean, there are surfboards and boogie boards at the beach house for loan.
More Info & RSVP

Bike it Better Rides & Events Summary:

Saturday 14th January - Skills Session for Bicycle Network's The Ascent info
Sunday 15th January - Path Ride, Bellarine Rail Trail info
Sunday 15th January - Bike it Better Social Gathering, Point Lonsdale info

20th-22nd January 2017 - Trip to Mount Buller info
18th to 29th March 2017 - MTB Trip to Rotorua, NZ !! More details to come.

Bike it Better Weekly Rides:

Every Tuesday - 10am MTB Ride Candlebark Park info (no ride 27th Dec)
Every Wednesday - 6:30am Road Ride Kew / Ivanhoe info (no ride 28th Dec)

Click here for full details of upcoming rides and events.

Also check out a full calendar of FREE training events for the Bicycle Network Ascent ride - What's On

Bicycle Network's RACV Ascent women's challenge ride

In fantastic news, this great event will hopefully run again in April 2017, and Bike it Better is excited to be an official Partner for the event. I have written the training programs for each of the 3 ride distances (available here), and I will also be leading some of the training rides and skills sessions. View Calendar. 

Bicycle Network - a non-profit, for-purpose organisation charged with the responsibility of turning Australia into a nation of bike riders - won't be able to run the event without more riders. Through crowdfunding, they seek to raise $195,000 or secure 2,000 event entries to cover the costs of running The Ascent ride on Sunday 23 April, 2017. Sadly, if they don’t reach this target by Saturday 28 January, the event will be put on hold. It's an incredible ride and it would be a massive blow to see it not go ahead. Please pledge your support and spread the word to all of your friends. Help make one of Bicycle Network's greatest events a reality in 2017. Learn more about The Ascent ride and crowdfunding campaign here:

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