[CAMWEST-announce] Upcoming CAMWEST Activities

John Holstein jonhol2 at netscape.net
Mon Mar 2 17:53:00 EST 2009

Fellow CAMWESTies,
                                  there has been a bit of a lull in our activities of late due to a variety of reasons such as weather, time poor members etc,. There have been some rides thanks to Paul Bowyer's popular Heritage Ride & Rob Kemp's activities with his Veg Out Ride & his NYE Fireworks Ride. Thanks to both of those members for their efforts.


TUE 17 March 2009: CAMWEST Meeting. 7.30pm at John Holstein's House, 54 Pye Ave Northmead - ALL WELCOME, I have a large lounge room.

SAT 21 MARCH 2009 : Riverstone Loop : See the website for more detail. Ride a loop from Rooty Hill Station to Riverstone via the M7, Windsor Rd cycleways & return to Rooty Hill via Richmond Road. Some on road riding. A rest/ refreshment stop at Living Planet Cafe/ Nursery at Vineyard - good coffee & food. This is a reconnaissance ride for an event planned for Sat 16 May 2009 ( see further entry)

 Four-day Ride — Rooty Hill to Canberra — Starting Sun 5 Apr or Mon 6 Apr Join Rob Kemp on a four day ride from Rooty Hill to Canberra to attend the National Folk Festival ( you can just go on the ride if you're not a folky). Accommodation will be in Pubs along the way or you can camp. See the website for more details. It is also listed with full details on Sydney Cylist Website (www.sydneycyclist.com) under events.
re is a chance to enjoy a quiet ride with Rob staying at Bargo, Marulan & Collector

3 MAY 2009 (Proposed Ride) Mark Robson has plans to run a Bay to Mountains Loop Ride of about 3.5 hrs duration. He will need some assitance - more details when they come to hand.

SATURDAY 16 MAY 2009  Rooty Hill to Riverstone - Riverstone & District Lions Club have asked CAMWEST to assist with an inaugural ride to be held in conjunction with the Riverstone Festival. Ride 28 kilometres from Rooty Hill to Riverstone via the M7 & Windsor Rd Cycle Paths to Living Planet Cafe/ Nursery & then into Riverstone on quiet streets for the Riverstone Festival. Join in the parade & enjoy the festivities. To get home you can join a ride led by CAMWEST from Riverstone to Rooty Hill Via Richmond Rd or simply catch a train to a station near home, or return via the way you came out.

The route will be supervised on all major intersections, but remember it is all on cycle paths as far as Vineyard. A gentle ride with only moderate hills suitable for parents & supervised children. There will be supervised bike parking available at Riverstone, so you won't have to wheel your bike all around the place through the crowds.

Volunteers will be needed to act as On Ride Support but traffic supervision & parking is being organised by Riverstone & District LIons Club.

This is a great opportunity to explore some of the gems of recreational & commuting cycling in Western Sydney.

SUNDAY 17 MAY 2009: (Proposed 
Ride)Paul Bowyer is planning another of his very informative Heritage Rides in Parramatta. Here is an opportunity to wind down after the Riverstone Festival Lions Ride the day before. Join Paul for a very informative tour of some of Parramatta's unique heritage. This is a gentle ride through the streets of Parramatta visiting such interesting places such as the site of the Female Factory, the convict drain, Government House, Lancer Barracks, Hambledon Cottage & about 20 other points of interest. Paul provides a very interesting & informative commentary throughout the ride which is suitable for all ages & abilities ( Children must be supervised by a responsible adult and are quite welcome).

In other news, Woolworths are advertising their community grants scheme at the moment. They are offering 3 Million dollars in amounts up to $5,000.00 to Community Groups for activities aimed at sporting activities for school aged children. Visit http://www.freshfoodkids.com.au/community/community-grants/
 for more details. There are some conditions which you must meet but here is an opportunity for you to apply for some much needed funding for your own group.
If you have any ideas on how CAMWEST could spend that sort of money, let us know as soon as possible & we can consider applying for a grant.

Basically, it must be aimed at Primary School Children, not part of school curriculum activities & can't be used for transport or coaching fees. If your idea is cycling based, CAMWEST may be able to source other funds to cover those=2
0types of costs. Here is a great opportunity to promote cycling to younger children. All ideas will be considered by CAMWEST, so put on your thinking caps.

Confirmation of the proposed rides above will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

I look forward to seeing you at a CAMWEST Activity in the near future;

John Holstein
Member of CAMWEST (http://camwest.pps.com.au) advocating for better cycling infrastructure for Sydney's West.

"if we don't change direction, we will end up where we are headed" (Professor Irwin Corey
American vaudeville comic and actor (1914 - ) )
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