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A bike ride starting in Altona

Sun, 26 May 2024
10:25 - 14:30

A bike ride beginning at a cafe close to Altona Station, following the Bay via Williamstown to Footscray, then linking to the Capital City Trail to get to lunch at the Great Northern Hotel in Carlton North. 

GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: A "gentle medium" grade ride of around 29 km to lunch. There are many train station bailout options if needed. Most surfaces will be sealed and there are no real hills.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: We'll depart from The Forestta, 60 Pier Street, Altona at 10:25am. From the cafe we'll ride along the coastal trail, then the Capital City Trail, for lunch at the Great Northern Hotel, 644 Rathdowne St, Carlton North. If the Footscray Road path is closed, after we cross the first Footscray Rd bridge we'll immediately loop under Footscray Road to follow the eastern side of the Maribyrnong River, then take the Dynon Road Trail to link to the Capital City Trail.

After lunch, there are many options to either catch a train (e.g. from Rushall, Royal Park, Jewell or Parliament Station) or to cycle home.

BOOKING: By 5pm Saturday 25th May. To register click on Get Tickets.
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MEETING TIME | LOCATION: 10:25am at The Forestta, 60 Pier Street, Altona. Pier Street is a pedestrian mall outside this cafe, and there will be ample tables either on the street or inside the cafe.

MAP REFERENCE: Google map maps.app.goo.gl/bhHu5m486JRzq2169


  • If you'd like a pre-ride coffee: Catch the Werribee line train that departs from Flinders Street (usually platform 9 or 10) at 9:27am, arriving at Altona at 9:56am.
  • If you don't want a coffee: Catch the Werribee line train that departs from Flinders Street (usually platform 9 or 10) at 9:47am, arriving at Altona Station at 10:16am.
  • Getting to the cafe: Exit the station via the ramp, then turn left. After a few metres, turn right into Pier Street. The cafe is on the lefthand (CBD) side of the pedestrian mall section of Pier St. 
  • Note: For cycling events, we usually travel in the rear of the rear carriage. 

FOOD: Lunch will be purchased at a cafe. You should carry some water, plus snacks if you think you might need those.

APPAREL | FOOTWEAR: Comfortable attire for the weather forecast, in addition to your bike and helmet. A spare bike tube is advisable as is a waterproof layer if any chance of rain is forecast.

LEADER: Alan D. | Email LeaderAlanD.thenomadsinc@mail.tidyhq.com if you have any questions.
Members can access leader contact details under Members | Leader Contacts when logged in to the website.



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Visitor paid ticket ($5 per person, per event)
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WAIVER: By purchasing this ticket, I agree to the following:

  1. I declare that I am at least 18 years of age.
  2. I undertake to observe the Rules and By-Laws of the Nomads Outdoors Group Inc. (the Association) in force at any time.
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  3. In voluntarily participating in an activity of the Association, I acknowledge that this activity may expose me to risks that could lead to my injury, illness, death or to loss of or damage to my property. I also acknowledge that I may also be found to have contributed to injury or illness or death of others or to the loss of or damage to their property.
  4. I acknowledge that I will take responsibility for my own actions while participating in any activity of the Association.
  5. I agree that no refund is available if I cancel my booking less than 24 hours prior to the event. However, if I cancel at any time due to COVID-19, or the event is cancelled by the leader, a refund will be provided. 
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32 Pier St
32 Pier St, Altona VIC 3018, Australia

PO Box 56, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, 8009, Australia