RMIT Cycling

RMIT Cycling

Have fun, stay healthy, and make new friends exploring Melbourne with the RMIT Cycling Club.

Description

We are back now with rides scheduled from October 2021.

It is our utmost concern that we consider the safety of all of our members, and of any implications that our activities may have on our general population. As a provision for attending our events we ask that all participants heed recommendations and requirements of the Victorian State Government, RMIT University and Cycling Club committee and ride leaders.


Formed in 2014, the RMIT Cycling Club is always looking for new members to join in the enjoyment of Cycling. Whether you are a competitive cyclist, a daily commuter, or just a social / recreational cyclist, the RMIT Cycling Club has opportunities for you. It's one thing to enjoy riding alone, but our objective is to allow you to meet a group of other like-minded individuals and enjoy cycling together.

Our purpose is to get you having fun by riding with others.

Whilst it's great to be an amazing cyclist - not all of us are, nor want to be. The smile after a ride, the satisfaction of pushing just a little bit further, the enjoyment of meeting others who you can head out with, the comfort of knowing that there are others out there looking out for you - that's what this club is about. That's what being a truly amazing cyclist involves.
There's no competition, no world championship points - just fun. Especially from those endorphins buzzing around from both exercise and making connections with people.

Normally the club hosts regular recreational rides, some training rides, and trips that combine the two. We usually have a few social events (BBQ/meal/film/workshops) throughout the year but perhaps these will be limited this year.
We generally participate in some of Melbourne’s iconic cycling events like MS Melbourne Cycle and Around the Bay in a Day. But this year it’ll be a bit different.

What and When:
Social rides for all skill-level riders - TBA
Distance Rides for intermediate skill riders - TBA.

We still have opportunities for any member to start up something new - get in touch and we'll see what we can do to assist.
(Click to see our Calendar of Events)

Where:
Usually our rides depart from the City campus (Bld 51 Bike Hub) and cycle the local Melbourne area. Albert or Princes Park are our go-to places for local training rides as they allow people of all skill levels to ride freely for a lap or 3 and still get back to the Uni as one group. Social rides often take in parts of the CBD and surrounding areas, but we're open to more places.
Trail rides can be undertaken at the Kew Boulevard (as can Road-Training rides) or Plenty Gorge (next to the Bundoora Campus).
Overnight rides may utilise the (regulated-gradient) Lilydale to Warburton Rail-trail (with the potential for the die-hards to do a hill-climb up Mt Donna Buang).

Membership:
Due to COVID-19 our 2020 and 2021 memberships have rolled-over into 2022.
- RMIT Students: $10
- Non-RMIT Students: $15

Contacts:
- Contact the club for more information. We're only too happy to answer your questions. And happier to get you out on a bike with us :)
email: cycling.club@rmit.edu.au

The RMIT Cycling Club is an inclusive non-discriminatory club that welcomes all people of the wide range of cultural, ethnic, religious, gender, sexes and sexual diversities existing in our world. We encourage our members to join together in our enjoyment of cycling whilst respecting and understanding that the differences between us are what make us unique as individuals.

The RMIT Cycling Club acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct rides, events and the business of the Club. The RMIT Cycling Club respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging and encourage input from traditional owners and residents so that we may all enjoy the use of their lands.

The RMIT Cycling Club also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our activities.


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