Archive - Ride and Event Calendar - 2008

Calendar last updated on 03-Sep-2006

This is an archive of past Perth Branch rides in 2008

JANUARY 2008

Date
Time &
Start Pt.

Ride Details

5th
January
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
6th
January
Sunday

T.B.A.

T.B.A.
Your Ride Here! - volunteer to lead a ride.
  • contact John Gliddon (ph: 9332 0440) to volunteer to lead a ride.
12th
January
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
13th
January
Sunday

9:30 a.m.

East Perth
Ladies Choice Ride
19-21
January
Fri-Sun

Pelican Point
Pelican Point Weekend - plus mystery Ride
  • Camp out with a spectacular view.
  • The venue we are staying at (see map) is for Scouters. There will probably be scouts on site, including youth members, but they won't bother us. However, please remember that we are guests, using their facilities with the blessing of their goodwill.
  • We ask that Ulysses participants make a contribution to our hosts of $5 per person per night. Kurt Mueller, our host/ go-between will receive these contributions.
  • This event starts starts Friday afternoon, but you can come any time from then through Sunday morning.
  • Usually we set up camp and follow up with a Fish'n'Chip dinner. In the past Kurt has collected a set amount per person (last year it was $10.00 per person) for the Fish'n'chips. This year it will need to be higher -- The West Australian yesterday said that potatoes are dearer due to drought shortages and the cost of fish is going through the roof.
    Could we please have an indication of numbers (by calling Kurt, or on the discussion forum) so he can contact the fish shop to see if he can try to negotiate a better deal. The $10.00 flat rate equated to 1 serve of fish and chips, but those that were there also feasted on other extras like prawns scallops and other side dishes.
  • There are often members making shared cooked food, such as mini-pizzas for anyone wanting a tasty nibble. Feel free to indulge, and also to offer a contribution for the ingredients.
  • If convenient, do bring other food to share.
  • Saturday: Kurt is working on making available a skippered sailboat for a bit of a sail. For the evening meal, we will follow suit as the same as last year, with everyone bringing something to share. Sooky tells me she will be doing a curry again. The mini-pizzas might be on again. For games: Boulles is good, so are frisbees, and cricket.
  • You will probably need sunscreen and the insect repellent. The Mozzies are big enough to carry away a dog as takeaway! So bring those.
  • Sunday is good for packing up and veging out.
  • Weekend includes a mystery ride.
  • contact Kurt Mueller, ph: 9277 7134, or John Gliddon (ph: 9332 0440).
19th
January
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
26th
January
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop - Australia Day
  • Australia Day
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
27th
January
Sunday

10 a.m.

Midvale
The Virgin Beverley Ride
  • Participants to complete the sentence: "This is my first ..."
  • Route: Northam (refuel, short break), Beverley for sausage sizzle (gold coin donation accepted), return via York, Midvale.
  • Expected time of return: +/-2.30pm
  • Suitable for any rider and bike that'll make it on the highway. Beginners welcome.
  • Ride Leader: Jason, 0402 274 351 or 9377 2398.
30th
January
Wednesday

6:30 pm
for
8 pm

The Stadium
Perth Branch Social Meeting
  • The Stadium Sportsbar, 1120 Albany Hwy, Bentley
  • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
  • Please consider nominating for the Perth Branch Committee; AGM on 26th March.

FEBRUARY 2008

Date
Time &
Start Pt.

Ride Details

2nd
February
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
3rd
February
Sunday

9 a.m.

East Perth
Lunch in Guilderton
  • Enjoy a seaside lunch at the coastal resort of Guilderton
  • Ride Leader: Jas Reshi, ph: 0430 587 650
9-10
February
Sat-Sun

9 a.m.

Armadale
Albany Weekender
  • Sat Feb 9th - Sun Feb 10th for the short weekend ride, or,
  • Sat Feb 9th - Tues Feb 12th for the longer weekend ride.
  • Join us for a ride to the picturesque coastal City of Albany, home of the Ulysses National 2010 AGM.
  • We will visit Dog Rock, Whaling World, Emu Point and "The Gap".
  • Saturday night we will meet in the City for a dinner and tour of Albany.
  • Accommodation: Most of us will be staying at the Amity Motel, 234 Albany Hwy, Albany. 9841 2200 or amity@albanyis.com.au (The cost of a single/double room is around $80 - $90 per night inc breakfast.)
  • Departing from Armadale at 9am
  • Ride Leader: John Gliddon ph: 9332 0440, or 0417 945 789.
  • Returning Ride Leaders: Sun Feb 10th - Lionel Camm 0412 662 657; Tue Feb 12th - John Gliddon 0417 945 789.
9th
February
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
15 - 17
February
Friday-Sunday

10 a.m.

Armadale
Boyup Brook Country Music Festival.
  • Depart Friday 15th for Boyup Brook via Collie & Mumballup
  • Return Sunday 17th via Darkam, Williams, Dwellingup & North Dandalup
  • Festival Details: www.countrymusicwa@westnet.com.au
  • A wide range of music, from Country all the way to Western!
  • Camping & Accommodation details, phone: 9765 1169
  • Ride leader: Steve Starling, phone: 0417 509 242
16th
February
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Our usual coffee stop, plus filming by a Channel 31 TV Crew preparing a documentary on Riding in WA.
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
17th
February
Sunday

9 a.m.

Midvale
Yalgorup "Living Rocks" at Coastal Lake Clifton.
  • Morning ride through the hills and coastal territory to coastal Lake Clifton.
  • Morning tea in Pinjarra
  • A quick tour of the natural wonders of "Living Rocks" in the lake.
  • Followed by lunch at Cape Bouvard Wines
  • Lunch menu includes some low cost options, and free wine tasting.
  • Ride leader: Mark Dixon, ph: 041 382 0071;
23rd
February
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
24th
February
Sunday

9 a.m.

Armadale
Yarloop - plus lunch with Dick and Pam Hendren
  • A nice casual ride down to meet with Pam & Dick at Yarloop for a lunchtime sausage sizzle and a can of soft drink for the princely sum of $6. On the way down we'll stop for morning tea and will spend a good hour or so visiting the Yarloop Steam Workshops. The brochure says, "Journey back in time to see the lovingly preserved timber and railway workshops. Experience a fascinating working steam engine collection", unfortunately we shall miss the working machines on this visit.
  • Provided: Sausage and a bun; onions if we're lucky.
  • From the workshops to the water hole and lunch with Pam & Dick at 12:30 is just a very short ride.
  • The irrigation system as will be seen & perhaps experienced by those wishing to have a dip (bring bathers and towel) will be closed down shortly and the water piped up to feed the expanding Perth population.
  • We shall be providing food for 20 hungry soles, so bring a pillion.
  • See you at Armadale for a 9.00am kick off.
  • Ride Leader: Jim Cheeseman, phone: 0400 902 900
27th
February
Wednesday

6:30 pm
for
8 pm

The Stadium
Perth Branch Social Meeting
  • The Stadium Sportsbar, 1120 Albany Hwy, Bentley
  • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
  • Please give Perth Branch Committee nominations to the Secretary by this date.

MARCH 2008

Date
Time &
Start Pt.

Ride Details

1st
March
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
2nd
March
Sunday

9 a.m.

Midvale
Ledge Point
  • LEDGE POINT or bust - If you have never been there before, nor have I, so it should be interesting. My extensive research reveals there is a cafe in this little hamlet so we will do lunch there - or bring your "sarnies", if you like, and sit by the ocean. Leave Midvale meeting point at 9:00am and head up to Gingin for morning tea / coffee at that little old pioneer building in the park there, then onto Gingin Brook Road / Cowallia Road / Sapper Road to meet up with Lancelin Road which takes us into Ledge Point.
  • Return to Perth via Lancelin Road / Wanneroo Road, perhaps stopping at Hillarys Boat Harbour for afternoon tea and break-up to go home.
  • Click here for tourist info.
  • Ride Leader: Richard Tempest (ph: 9367 2698).
8th
March
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
9th
March
Sunday

9 a.m.

Midvale
Bakery Run.
  • Bakery Run - a ride designed to visit 93.5% of W.A. bakeries so their wares can be quality assured (by us)!
  • Ride leader: Martin Beal (ph: 9295 6009).
15th
March
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
16th
March
Sunday

9 a.m.

Armadale
Ravenswood Ramble.
  • Meander along the escarpment to the Serpentine Dam. On to Pinjarra for morning coffee at the Heritage Tea Rooms. Cruise the old coast road to Lake Clifton then over the Dawesville Cut.
  • Bypass Mandurah to the Ravenswood Pub for lunch beside the river.
  • Then back cross country through the horse studs to Armadale.
  • It is not a long ride so we will be back mid afternoon.
  • Ride Leader: Steve Starling, ph: 9526 2712, or 0417 509 242.
22nd
March
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
23rd
March
Sunday

9 am

Armadale
Bike Maintenance Day.
  • Brink your bike along with parts to fix it with.
  • There's nothing that's broken that we can't make worse.
  • Bring your own food & drinks.
  • Ride Leader: Barry Nelson, phone: 9397 0962
26th
March
Wednesday

6:30 pm
for
8 pm

The Stadium
Perth Branch Social Meeting
  • The Stadium Sportsbar, 1120 Albany Hwy, Bentley
  • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
  • Perth Branch AGM will be held toward the end of the evening.
29th
March
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
29th
March
Sat.-Sun.

Postponed

Postponed
Wagin overnighter - Postponed.
  • This ride has been postponed. Apologies for any inconvenience.
30th
March
Sunday

10 a.m.
W.A.S.T.

Armadale
Dwellingup for Lunch.

APRIL 2008

Date
Time &
Start Pt.

Ride Details

5th
April
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
6th
April
Sunday

9.00 a.m.

East Perth
Ploughman's Lunch Ride.
  • Bring your own "Ploughman's Lunch" to picnic in the bush.
  • See the entry on the forum, under "Ride Information".
  • Ride Leader: Bill Westerhuis, 9378 3383
12th
April
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
13th
April
Sunday

T.B.A.

Serpentine Fly-in Day
  • Cancelled.
13th
April
Sunday

9 a.m.

Midvale
Shocking Frock Ride - the Feral Femmes annual fund-raiser
  • Listed For Your Information - this is not a Ulysses Ride
  • Feral Femmes' 4th Shocking Frock Ride, all invited.
  • 9am registration for a 10am departure from Caltex in Midvale.
  • $10 for riders in frocks and $20 for those too shy to be horrific.
  • See flyer for details (Click Here).
  • Contact: Roz on 0408 913 787 or Tania on 0421 038 838.
19th
April
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
20th
April
Sunday

9 a.m.

East Perth
Bunbury Bash.
  • From East Perth we will head down the "Polly Pipe" and onto the Kwinana Fwy.
  • Any riders wishing to join us South of the river can meet us at BWS Leeming, cnr of Farrington and Findlay Rds, Leeming (next to the servo) at approx 9.20am for a 9.30am departure.
  • Then it's on to Bunbury for lunch!
  • More details on the ride forum, under "ride Information"
  • Ride leader: John Gliddon ph: 9332 0440.
26th
April
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
27th
April
Sunday

9.00 a.m.

East Perth
ANZAC ride
  • Pay our respects at some of the memorials in country towns.
  • Ride leader: Dean Ellis (Boxer), ph: 9315 4767
30th
April
Wednesday

6:30 pm
for
8 pm

The Stadium
Perth Branch Social Meeting
  • The Stadium Sportsbar, 1120 Albany Hwy, Bentley
  • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.

MAY 2008

Date
Time &
Start Pt.

Ride Details

Every Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Every Saturday
3rd
May
Saturday

10 a.m.

Burswood
Starlight Day Charity Ride - Blue Knights International fund-raiser
4th
May
Sunday

9 a.m.

East Perth
Wongan Hills / Victoria Plains.
  • After launching from East Perth, we will work our way past the old Midvale starting point (hint for anyone who would like to join us from out that way), then up the hill, left after the national park to wander the back streets of Hovea, Parkerville, Stoneville, Mt Helena, Chidlow, Wooroloo, then northwards to join Toodyay Road.
  • Morning tea in Toodyay. Note: this weekend is the Moondyne Festival! So we will be stopping on the edge of town and venturing in on foot.
  • We leave Toodyay over the Link Road bridge (Goomalling-Toodyay Road) and thence to Goomalling.
  • From Goomalling, north to the lovely town of Wongan Hills where we will take lunch as guests of the local hotellier.
  • The return ride is via Calingiri, Bolgart, West Toodyay, and then Toodyay Road back to Perth.
  • Ride leader: Mark Dixon, ph: 041 382 0071;
10th
May
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Every Saturday
10 - 11th
May
Sat-Sun

9 a.m.

East Perth
Beverley "Tractor Pull" Overnighter.
  • Accommodation: Beverley Hotel
    137 Vincent St, Beverley, ph: 9646-1190.
  • Cost: $30 per single room or $60 double.
    Book a room ASAP!
  • More details soon; Tractor Pull info (click).
  • Ride leader: John Gliddon ph: 9332 0440.
17th
May
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
18th
May
Sunday

9 a.m.

East Perth
Gingin Vintage Car Festival
  • Come along and check out some vintage cars from a by-gone era
  • Ride leader: Lionel Camm, ph: 0412 662 657;
24th
May
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
25th
May
Sunday

9:00am

East Perth
Macadamia Farm Ride - Go nuts on this ride.
28th
May
Wednesday

6:30 pm
for
8 pm

The Stadium
Perth Branch Social Meeting
  • The Stadium Sportsbar, 1120 Albany Hwy, Bentley
  • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
31st
May
Saturday

4pm - 5:30

Farrell's Cafe.
Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
  • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
  • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
31st-2nd
May-Jun
Sat-Mon

Balkuling
MRA WA - Numbat Rally 2008
  • Listed For Your Information - this is not a Ulysses Ride
  • MRA WA's Annual Numbat Rally - at Balkuling this year.
  • Follow the signs on the York Quairading Road
  • 42km East of York, 30km West of Quairading
    • Soup kitchen, firewood, water, & toilets on site
    • BYO everything else
    • No cars, No dogs, No agro
  • Click Here for Registration Form
  • Contact: Dave Wright (ph: 0418 954 424)
 

JUNE 2008

Date
Time &
Start Pt.

Ride Details

1st
June
Sunday

9:00 am

East Perth.
Decide and Ride - choose a destination.
  • Meet at East Perth BP before 9:00am, for coffee and a chat
  • Decide on a destination
  • Choose a Ride Leader and Tail-End-Charlie
  • Enjoy the day!
  • Contact: John Gliddon ph: 9332 0440, for more information.
  • Note: this one was a HUGE success!
  • 7th
    June
    Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    8th
    June
    Sunday

    9:00 am

    East Perth.
    Moora for Lunch
    14th
    June
    Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    15th
    June
    Sunday

    9 a.m.

    East Perth
    Ulyttlies - bring your scooter or 250cc.
    • Do you ride a smaller capacity bike?
    • This will be a "smaller bike" friendly ride.
    • A combined lunch will be at Whiteman Park.
    • All riders 40+ are welcome.
    • Ride leader: Kurt Mueller, ph: 9277 7134.
    • Website: (Click here for Ulyttlies Website)
    • Information from Kurt:
      Sunday 15th June - Ulyttlies Ride.
      Destination: Whiteman Park.
      Leave from: BP East Perth.
      Time: 9:00AM.
      2nd assembly and pick up point: Caltex Midvale ETA 9:30AM.
      Leave 9:45 approx or when TEC arrives.
      3rd Reassembly point: Swan Valley Chocolate factory on West Swan Rd,
      leaving 30 mins after arrival of TEC.
      From there, directly to Whiteman park via Gnagara Road and Lord Street.
      Whiteman Park: We will reassemble at Mussel Pool for lunch and break up.
      For Park information, there is an excellent web page:
      http://www.whitemanpark.com.au/park/map.asp#
      Kiosk facilities are available as well as coin in the slot BBQ's or you can simply make a picnic of it. The ride will officially end at Whiteman Park as some will want to explore and stay.
    • Bigger bikes will also attend, but leave from East Perth at 9am for a separate ride through the Hills.
    • Ride leader for bigger bikes: Mark Dixon, ph: 041 382 0071
    21st
    June
    Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    22nd
    June
    Sunday

    9:00am

    East Perth
    Waroona Dam Cut Lunch Ride - Head south, and find the sun.
    25th
    June
    Wednesday

    6:30 pm
    for
    8 pm start

    The Stadium
    Perth Branch Social Meeting
    • The Stadium Sportsbar, 1120 Albany Hwy, Bentley
    • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
    • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
    28th
    June
    Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    29th
    June
    Sunday

    9 a.m.

    East Perth
    Ride to Yunderup - meet with Bunbury Branch.
    • Hoping for a rain-free day for a short ride through hills and thence to the South Yunderup canal development. π
    • Morning tea in Pinjarra, at the Heritage Tea Rooms.
    • Bring a joke, story, or poem to demonstrate your disgraceful ageing and entertain the bunch.
    • If all goes well, riders from Bunbury will meet up with us in Pinjarra so we can do the last leg of the ride together.
    • Lunch at The Clansman, on the banks of the Murray River, South Yunderup.
    • Ride leader (Perth): Mark Dixon, ph: 041 382 0071;
    • Ride leader (Bunbury): Ken Witbread, ph: 0418 751 340;

    JULY 2008

    Date
    Time &
    Start Pt.

    Ride Details

    Every Saturday 4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    20th
    July
    Sunday

    9:00am

    East Perth
    Decide and Ride
    • Decide & Ride: If no ride has been scheduled on the day, such as for this day, some riders will usually show up and decide between themselves where to ride together. No guarantees.
    • contact John Gliddon (ph: 9332 0440) for more information.
    26th
    July
    Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    27th
    July
    Sunday

    9:00am

    East Perth
    Beverley Roast Ride
    • Enjoy a scrumptious Roast Lunch at the Beverley Hotel for only $14.00 (Other meals available)
    • We will be heading to Beverley via Armadale, North Bannister, Wandering, Pingelly and Brookton.
    • The return ride wil be via York and The Lakes.
    • Round trip approx 370 klms.
    • If you are driving to Beverley for lunch, we plan to arrive at the Beverley Hotel, (137 Vincent St) around 12.45 - 1pm.
    • Ride leader: John Gliddon, ph: 9332 0440 or 0417 945 789;
    30th
    July
    Wednesday

    6:30 pm
    for
    8 pm start

    The Stadium
    Perth Branch Social Meeting
    • The Stadium Sportsbar, 1120 Albany Hwy, Bentley
    • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
    • 8 pm for the "formal" part.

    AUGUST 2008

    Date
    Time &
    Start Pt.

    Ride Details

    Every Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    3rd
    August
    Sunday

    10 a.m.

    East Perth
    Mystery Ride.
    • Mystery Ride with Pete and Sandy
    • Ride starts at 10:00am.
    • Ride Leader: Peter Sice.
    10th
    August
    Sunday

    8:30 a.m.

    Midvale.
    Lunch in Collie
    • Depart: Midvale at 8:30am
    • Travel via York to Beverley for Morning Tea
    • Via Brookton, Narrogin and Williams to Collie
    • Lunch in Collie
    • Afternoon tea in Bunbury, then home.
    • Contact: Bill Westerhuis, for more information.
    17th
    August
    Sunday

    9 a.m.

    East Perth
    Harvey Lunch Ride
    • Combined Ride with Fremantle Branch
    • Leaves East Perth at 9 a.m.
    • If you would like to join the ride south of the river we will be stopping at BWS Leeming (Cnr Farrington & Findlay Rds) around 9.30am.
    • From Leeming we will continue to the Miami Bakehouse near Mandurah for morning tea.
    • After morning tea we will take a scenic ride to Harvey for lunch with Fremantle.
    • Ride Leader: John Gliddon (ph: 9332 0440).
    24th
    August
    Sunday

    10:00am

    East Perth
    Decide and Ride
    • Decide & Ride: If no ride has been scheduled on the day, such as for this day, some riders will usually show up and decide between themselves where to ride together. No guarantees.
    • contact John Gliddon (ph: 9332 0440) for more information.
    27th
    August
    Wednesday

    6:30 pm
    for
    8 pm start

    The Stadium
    Perth Branch Social Meeting
    • The Stadium Sportsbar, 1120 Albany Hwy, Bentley
    • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
    • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
    30th
    August
    Saturday

    2:30p.m.

    Farrell's Cafe.
    The "Sit-In"
    • Ride to Murdoch University, to dedicate the Bench for Dice
    • Leave from Farrell's Cafe.
    • Time of departure 2:30pm for a 3:00pm rendezvous at Murdoch.
    • Afternoon tea provided at Farrell's at 4:00pm.
    • Ride leader: Bill Westerhuis (ph: 9378 3383).
    31st
    August
    Sunday

    10 a.m.

    East Perth
    Mystery Ride - Lionel Camm.
    • Mystery Ride: Lionel may choose to give away some hints before the day, otherwise, just show up.
    • He did mention Dwellingup and beyond, somewhere in the conversation .......
    • Ride leader: Lionel Camm (ph: 0412 662 657).

    SEPTEMBER 2008

    Date
    Time &
    Start Pt.

    Ride Details

    Every Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    7th
    September
    Sunday

    N/A

    No branch ride planned for Father's Day.
    • No branch ride has been scheduled for this day.
    14th
    September
    Sunday

    9:00am

    East Perth
    @
    Annual Ulysses Memorial Ride
    • Ulysses Branches round the country, indeed round the world, dedicate the 2nd Sunday in September each year as a day of rememberence for those members who have "Ridden On". In most cases this is done in practice by all the Ulysses branches in a given area jointly or independently riding to a place where a short ceremony is conducted to honour those members. The tradition in the greater Perth area is for branches from as far north as Geraldton and as far south as Bunbury and as far east as Kalgoorlie to ride to the park at Lake Lechenaltia, Rosedale Road, Chidlow. There, someone conducts a short memorial service by the banks of the lake, at a monument dedicated by those branches as a permantent marker for this purpose.
    • After an East Perth departure, Perth branch riders will join other branches at Midland between 9.30 am and 10 am, for a 10:30 departure to the lake.
    • Note: the parklands surrounding Lake Lechenaltia are administered by the Shire of Mundaring. The shire charges an entry fee to enter the grounds. Someone designated by the ride coordinator will often collect the entry fee at the start of the ride and the "treasurer" for the event will pay for the group to expedite entry.
    • Branch Ride leader: Kurt Mueller, ph: 9277 7134.
    20th
    September
    Saturday

    7:00pm

    Gloucester Park
    NATCOM Meet & Greet
    • Meet the Ulysses national committee over dinner.
    • 7pm at Gloucester Park
    • RSVP to Chris Glover by 1st September - email or phone 0419 919 275.
    • It is a buffet dinner and is $30 per person to be paid for by 1st Sept.
    • Cash bar.
    • Limited numbers.
    • Please make cheques payable to "Warnbro Sound Wanderers" & post to: Natcom Dinner, P.O. Box 8156, Warnbro WA 6169.
    • Contact for this event: Chris Glover, ph: 0419 919 275.
    21st
    September
    Sunday

    9:00am

    East Perth
    Cruise 'n Currie
    • Ladies' Choice Ride
    • Destination T.B.A.
    • Ride Leader: Dianne Cousins.
    • TEC: Karen Francis.
    • Finish up for lunch at Buzz' - a hot curry meal.
    • Numbers required for catering.
    • Contact: Dianne Cousins (ph: 9493 3829)
    24th
    September
    Wednesday

    6:30 pm
    for
    8 pm start

    The Stadium
    Perth Branch Social Meeting
    • The Stadium Sportsbar, 1120 Albany Hwy, Bentley
    • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
    • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
    26th-29th
    September
    Fri-Mon

    Geraldton
    Western Australian Odyssey 2008 - Geraldton
    • Ulysses members in branches round the country, like to meet up with each other occasionally. To that end an annual Odyssey (named after Ulysses' epic voyage of Greek myth) is conducted in most states each year. The result is a (usually long) weekend of fun, frolic and disgraceful behaviour, coordinated by one or more of the branches in the state.
    • The Western Australian Odyssey for 2008 is in Geraldton and jointly organised by the Geraldton and Joondalup branches.
    • Members ride independently, or in small groups to the Odyssey location on Friday morning, Friday afternoon, or Saturday morning. Some ride information is available via the main Forum Page. Click Here
    • Depart Fri 26th Sep from East Perth at 8:00am
    • Depart Fri 26th Sep from Gingers Roadhouse at 9:00am
    • There is usually a dinner/dance, a BBQ, breakfasts, some games, some awards, tall tales, and some (often disgraceful) skits performed by branches or members for the entertainment of all.
    • Details at: Click Here for Odyssey Site.

    OCTOBER 2008

    Date
    Time &
    Start Pt.

    Ride Details

    Every Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    5th
    October
    Sunday

    9 a.m.

    East Perth
    Newbie Social Ride
    • A social ride led by Keith Beck.
    • TEC is Cindy.
    • Aimed at the newer members of the branch.
    • Short ride to Baker's Hill, Toodyay and Northam.
    • Approximately 220 km.
    • Free entry for Ulysses members and anyone else!
    • More info? Contact: Keith on 0412 390 519
    6th
    October
    Monday

    12:45 pm

    Midvale
    Service for the late Tony Horton
    • A service will be held for the late Tony Horton, formerly of the Rainbow Coast Branch.
    • Meet at Midvale at 12:45.
    • Ride to McDonalds, Gt Eastern Hwy, at 1:00pm to meet with Rainbow Coast Riders and other branches.
    • Attend the viewing at Bowra & O'Dea, 131 Gt Eastern Hwy, at 1:30pm.
    • Escort the procession to Karrakatta Cemetery at 1:45, for a 2:30 service.
    • Those branches or members wishing to make a contribution to the family to help pay for costs can do so after the service.
    • Contact John Gliddon (ph: 9332 0440) for more information.
    11th
    October
    Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    12th
    October
    Sunday

    9 a.m.

    East Perth
    Your Ride Here! - volunteer to lead a ride.
    • Decide & Ride: If no ride has been scheduled on the day, such as for this day, some riders will usually show up and decide between themselves where to ride together. No guarantees.
    • contact John Gliddon (ph: 9332 0440) to volunteer to lead a ride.
    12th
    October
    Sunday

    9 a.m.

    Shannons
    Burswood
    For Your Information - not a Ulysses ride.
    18th
    October
    Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    19th
    October
    Sunday

    9 a.m.

    East Perth
    Ride to the Jazz! - York Jazz Festival.
    • Join Richard for a pleasant and relaxing ride to York.
    • Listen to some outstanding jazz.
    • Relax and soak up the atmosphere.
    • For more York Jazz information:Click Here.
    • Contact Richard Tempest (ph: 9367 2698) for further information.
    25th
    October
    Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    26th
    October
    Sunday

    9 a.m.

    East Perth
    Sunday Roast Ride to Beverley - Back by Popular Demand!
    • Scrumptious Sunday Roast at the local hotel.
    • Other meals are available.
    • This will be a combined ride with Fremantle
    • contact John Gliddon (Perth Branch) on 9332 0440, or, Steve Zaretzky (Fremantle) 0419 951 018.
    26th
    October
    Sunday
    For Your Information (not a Ulysses branch event)
    • Feral Femmes - Pink Ribbon Ride
    • Silly and Pink is the theme.
    • Meet: Shell / Coles Express, Mead St, Kalamunda.
    • 9am Registration, 10.00am Departure.
    • Cost $10. Raising funds for Breast Cancer Research.
    • Contact: Roz 0408 913 787.
    29th
    October
    Wednesday

    6:30 pm
    for
    8 pm start

    The Stadium
    Perth Branch Social Meeting
    • The Stadium Sportsbar, 1120 Albany Hwy, Bentley
    • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
    • 8 pm for the "formal" part.

    NOVEMBER 2008

    Date
    Time &
    Start Pt.

    Ride Details

    Every Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    2nd
    November
    Sunday

    9 a.m.

    East Perth
    The Motorcycling Experience
    • Explore the foothills of Perth, then venture into the lush countryside of the South West.
    • Experience the environs of Pinjarra, Dwellingup and Boddington.
    • After a lunch at Pingelly (only $10) we will visit York, and then the Mundaring Bakery, before returning to suburbia.
    • Approximate distance is 450km.
    • Ride leader: Martin Beal (ph: 9255 6009).
    8th
    November
    Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    9th
    November
    Sunday

    9 a.m.

    East Perth
    A Day at the Races
    • Venue: Barbagallo Raceway.
    • A short,direct ride via the Northern Suburbs to the track.
    • Watch locals and internationals battle it out for "Kings of the World" racing in various classes, including Supersport, Superbike and the Australian Sidecar Championships.
    • Racing starts at 10:00am
    • Coffee and food is available.
    • An entry fee applies. Plenty of parking available.
    • Bring Fly Repellant!
    • Prices and Event Information: click here.
    • Contact Bill Westerhuis (ph: 9378 3383) for more info.
    8 - 9
    November
    Sat-Sun
    For Your Information (Not a Ulysses Branch Event)
    • ORMTC Annual Benger Camping Weekend
    • Departs: Caltex Petrol Station, Cnr Toodyay Rd & Farrel Rd, Stratton (just east of Roe Hwy Lights)
    • Time: 9.45am meet for 10.30am depart
    • Arrive with a full tank and your camping gear.
    • $65 per person, Cost Includes:
      • 3 course fully catered dinner
      • Soft drink
      • Entertainment & frivolity
      • Cooked b/fast Sunday morning
    • BYO Alcohol (some alcohol sales available near campsite)
    • Click here for more details (the flyer)
    • Contacts: Joanne 0409 683 100, Ivan 0427 7717 28, Kellee 0409 020 242.
    15th
    November
    Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    14-16th
    November
    Fri-Sun
    Stress Buster - Southern Cross
    • The "Stress Buster" weekend in Southern Cross will be held from: Friday November 14th - Sunday November 16th.
    • Lunch at Merredin at noon.
    • Contact Dot Camerer 0407 955 440.
    21st
    November
    Friday
    Diner at the Greek Club
    • End of Year Social Gathering.
    • Celebrate the impending End-of-Year with a Diner
    • Contact Jim Cheeseman 0400 902 900 to register your interest, and for further details
    22nd
    November
    Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    22 - 25
    November
    Sat-Tue

    9 a.m.

    Armadale
    Deep South Swing
    • It is on again - another leisurely four day swing along the back roads of the South West. This year's ride ventures into the deep south of Nannup, Pemberton, and Manjimup visiting old timber mills, forestry centres, and the WA home of county music.
    • As before cheap accommodation at country pubs, frequent stops at bakeries, and the telling of disgraceful jokes will feature on this ride.
    • Just call if you need more info (or coaching for a German accent!)
    • Click here to see the route map.
    • Ride Leaders: Steve Starling, ph: 0417 509 242, and Jim Cheeseman, ph: 0400 902 900.
    23rd
    November
    Sunday

    9 a.m.

    East Perth
    Memorial Ride for Dice
    • A morning ride to a coffee destination in the hills.
    • Riding to Marmion Ave.
    • Bring some lunch, for a picnic in the park.
    • Opportunity to reflect, lay flowers.
    • Ride Leader: Bill Westerhuis (ph: 9378 3383)
     
    26th
    November
    Wednesday

    6:30 pm
    for
    8 pm start

    The Stadium
    Perth Branch Social Meeting
    • The Stadium Sportsbar, 1120 Albany Hwy, Bentley
    • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
    • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
    29th
    November
    Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    29, 30th
    November

    Northam
    For Your Information - not a Ulysses ride.
    30th
    November
    Sunday

    9 a.m.

    East Perth
    Ride to Bolgart
    • Ride to Bolgart.
    • More details soon.
    • Ride Leader Mark Dixon (ph: 0413 820 071)
    30th
    November

    Shenton Park
    For Your Information - not a Ulysses ride.

    DECEMBER 2008

    Date
    Time &
    Start Pt.

    Ride Details

    6th
    December
    Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    6th
    December
    Saturday

    Meet between 10 and 10:30am

    Belmont Park
    33rd Annual Perth Bikers Charity Ride
    • For Your Information Only, this is not a Ulysses event, however:
    • Perth Branch membes leave from East Perth at 9:159:159:159:159:159:159:159:15 am, to ride to the start point as a group.
    • The 33rd Annual Perth Bikers Charity Ride, sometimes called "The Toy Run" is on again this year.
    • Ride starts at 11 am from the carpark of the Belmont Park Racecourse (in Burswood, not in Belmont).
    • To ride in the pack with other Ulysses members you must be at the start point before 10:30 am.
    • The ride enters Graham Freeway, and then goes north on Mitchell Freeway, exiting at Joondalup.
    • The ride ends at The Arena, Joondalup.
    • Bring toys for those in need at Christmas, donated via the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.
    • Details and any changes to the above information is available at BikersCharityRide.org.
    6th
    December
    Saturday

    Albany Pageant and Xmas Lunch
    • For Your Information Only, this is not a Perth Branch event.
    • On Sat 6th Dec the City of Albany has invited the Ulysses Club to participate in the annual Xmas Pageant Parade.
    • This will be a great opportunity for the club to promote the 2010 AGM Event and to raise even more support from a City that is really getting behind us for our event.
    • The theme for the Parade is Movies. I have nominated us as the "WILD HOGS", It seemed appropriate!
    • We will be near the front of the parade and it will be broadcast live (tv & radio) around the regional areas of the state.
    • This also happens to be the day of our Branch Xmas party to which everyone is invited. So as you can imagine I will need numbers from each branch asap!!! Catering etc!
    • The proposed format for the day is:
    • 1:00pm Xmas Lunch at Fio's Resturant in Mt Barker.
    • Depending on how much time is available either a short ride, coffee and cake somewhere or leave en masse for the 49km ride to Albany for the muster before the parade at 6.15pm.
    • 7.00- 8.00pm Xmas parade.
    • 8.30pm re-group at our unofficial club rooms (haha!), the amenities/social club at Albany Prison for a BBQ and one or four beverages of your choice.
    • Please remind your crew that this is a good promotion for our 2010 AGM and they can also use the time to look around and/or book accomodation.
    • Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier.
    • Please get back to me, Muddy as quickly as possible with numbers.
    • Phone: 0434867519 or 08-98511042
    7th
    December
    Sunday

    9 a.m.

    East Perth
    Mystery Ride!
    • This mystery ride is being organised by Lionel.
    • This will be a short ride to a lazy morning tea stop then back home for lunch.
    • Beginners, new members and friends welcome!
    • Contact Lionel Cam (ph: 0412662657)
    13th
    December
    Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    14th
    December
    Sunday

    9 a.m.

    Pelican Point
    Xmas Function, and Treasure Hunt and Quiz Ride. -
    • The annual Perth Branch Xmas Function will be held this day.
    • Location: Pelican Point.
    • The Treasure Hunt and Quiz Ride will commence at 10:am, starting from Pelican Point.
    • Ride organisers are John Gliddon 9332 0440 and Martin Beal 9255 6009
    • Contact John Gliddon (ph: 9332 0440) for more information.
    20th
    December
    Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    21st
    December
    Sunday

    9:00 a.m.

    East Perth
    Day Trip to The Farm Wagin - BBQ at Kappy's farm in Wagin.
    • Sausage Sizzle Lunch At Wagin.
    • $6.00 includes sausage sizzle, salad, soft drink, tea and coffee.
    • Sausages are locally made gourmet style, from the local butcher.
    • I would appreciate numbers intending to ride so asap, we can cater for everyone as shops are not around the corner.
    • Contact email: Kappy (Wayne) 0416 219 339 or 9862 2041.
    27th
    December
    Saturday

    4pm - 5:30

    Farrell's Cafe.
    Saturday Afternoon Coffee Stop
    • Farrell's Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy Victoria Park, corner of McMaster St (Click for Map).
    • 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
    28th
    December
    Sunday
    No ride planned for today.
    ?th
    December
    No Perth Branch Social Meeting in December
    • We take a bye on the evening meeting in December, and instead we have a BBQ lunch somewhere in the Perth Metro around Xmas time to celbrate the year and the festive season.
    • Date, Time and Location to be announced.