Ride and Event Calendar 2016 - previous rides

January 2016
Saturday
2
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
Sunday
3
Your Ride Here! - volunteer to lead a ride.
Contact Bill (phone 9378 3383) to volunteer to lead a ride.
Saturday
9
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
Sunday
10
Your Ride Here! - volunteer to lead a ride.
Contact Bill (phone 9378 3383) to volunteer to lead a ride.
Saturday
16
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
Sunday
17
Your Ride Here! - volunteer to lead a ride.
Contact Bill (phone 9378 3383) to volunteer to lead a ride.
Saturday
23
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
Sunday
24
Your Ride Here! - volunteer to lead a ride.
Contact Bill (phone 9378 3383) to volunteer to lead a ride.
Wednesday
27
Perth Branch Social Meeting
Franklins Tavern, 948 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park (map)
  • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
Saturday
30
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
Sunday
31
Your Ride Here! - volunteer to lead a ride.
Contact Bill (phone 9378 3383) to volunteer to lead a ride.
February
Every Saturday
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
Every Sunday
Usually rides leave from East Perth at 9:00am.
You may wish to volunteer to lead a ride.
Contact John Morrison (0415198183) to volunteer, and for further information.
Saturday
13
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays

Fish and Chips Run after coffee.
  • Sweetlips Fish & Chips, Unit 8/47 Mews Rd, Fremantle, is the venue at around 6:30pm.
  • This will be followed by coffee and dessert at Dome, Riverside Rd, East Fremantle.
  • Ride from Coffee in Vic Park, or just go there direct.
  • Contact Donna (0435 039 948) for further information.

Wednesday
24
Perth Branch Social Meeting
Franklins Tavern, 948 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park (map)
  • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
Saturday
27
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays

The Boat Restaurant after coffee.
  • The Boat Restaurant, Mindarie Marina Hotel, Ocean Falls Blvd, Mindarie, is the venue at around 6:30pm.
  • Ride from Coffee in Vic Park, and follow the coast north, or just go there direct.
  • Contact Donna (0435 039 948) for further information.
Sunday
28
Ride to York and Beyond.
  • Leave from BP East Perth at 9:00am.
  • Total distance around 350km, including the Goldfields Highway.
  • Ride Leader: Keith Snr.
  • Contact John Morrison (0415198183) for further information.
March
Every Saturday
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
Every Sunday
Usually rides leave from East Perth (click here for maps) at 9:00am.
You may wish to volunteer to lead a ride.
Contact John Morrison (0415198183) to volunteer, and for further information.
Sunday
6
Sculpture by the Sea - Cottesloe
  • Ride leaves from East Perth (Click for map) at 9 am.
  • A morning ride to the beach, via ... some Northern beaches.
  • Sculpture by the Sea is on at Cottesloe - info on the event available by clicking here.
  • This is a short ride, mostly suburban.
  • We will arrive at Cottesloe before lunch. There are several places to buy food, however, it will be crowded. So if you want to eat there consider bringing something picnicy, or be patient.
  • Ride Leader Mark Dixon 0413 820 071
Saturday
12
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays

Clancy's Fish Pub, after coffee.
  • Clancy's Fish Pub, Challenger Parade, City Beach, is the venue at around 6:30pm.
  • Ride from Coffee in Vic Park, head for the coast, or just go there direct.
  • Click for Map.
  • Clancy's Fish Pub does very good meals, overlooks the ocean, and is a nice place to unwind.
  • Contact Donna (0435 039 948) for further information.
Sunday
13
Seabird Lunch Ride - POSTPONED until 10th April due to very hot weather.
Sunday
20
Crab Fest Ride - to Mandurah
  • Leave from East Perth at 9:00am.
  • This is a ride to the Mandurah 2016 Crab Fest.
  • Contact Kevin (Snoopy) on 0414 578 477 (after hrs only) for further information.
Sunday
27
Williams to Dwellingup Loop - Could you lead this ride?
  • Ride to Williams and Dwellingup.
  • Follow Albany Highway to Williams, for morning coffee at a local cafe. long the way, there will be suitable re-grouping points.
  • From there, we head towards the coast, and turn off on to Lower Hotham Road, a very pleasant and scenic backroad heading towards Dwellingup.
  • After further refreshments there, we travel down the hill to North Dandalup, and on to Perth.
  • Contact John Morrison (Kurodori), phone: 0415 198 183, if you would like to lead this ride.
Wednesday
30
Perth Branch Social Meeting
Franklins Tavern, 948 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park (map)
  • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
  • Closing date for Committee nominations (for next month's AGM) is today, 30th March, 2016.
  • Nomination forms for committee positions available here.
April 2016
Every Saturday
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
Every Sunday
Usually, rides leave from East Perth (click here for maps) at 9:00am.
You may wish to volunteer to lead a ride.
Contact John Morrison (0415198183) to volunteer, and for further information.
Saturday
2
The Craftsman Bar and Brasserie.
After coffee at 7:00pm.
  • Head there from coffee, or go direct.
  • Westfield Shopping Centre, Albany Hwy, Cannington.
  • Contact: Donna, on 0435 039 948, for more information.
Sunday
3
BBQ Breakfast Ride
Leave from East Perth at 8:30am.
  • Venue: lower BBQ and picnic area, Serpentine Dam.
  • BYO BBQ packs, coffee, utensils, etc, and be prepared to cook! Buns, onions and condiments will be provided by the Branch.
  • BBQs are provided on-site. Benches and seats available. Ablutions are within easy reach.
  • Travel is via Albany Highway; turn off towards Jarrahdale, and head to the dam.
  • Afterwards, coffee somewhere if we want.
  • Ride Leader: Bill (phone 9378 3383) for more information.
Sunday
10
Seabird Lunch Ride.
Leave from East Perth at 9:00am.
  • Morning Tea at Bindoon via Chittering Valley.
  • Lunch stop at Seabird Tavern overlooking the Indian Ocean, via Mogumber.
  • Petrol at Bindoon 115k, next is Neerabup at 325k.
  • Total Dist approx 375k.
  • Ride Leader Wayne Bavin 0401 796 018
Saturday - Sunday
16-17
Northcliffe Overnighter
  • Northcliffe - the scenic route
  • This plan is to make our way down to Northcliffe using scenic back-roads where possible. Expect to see a lot of trees.
  • Saturday
  • Start from Armadale at 9:00 am, meet in the carpark across the road from McDonald's.
    • Southwest Highway to Burekup with a coffee stop near Harvey.
    • Back roads through the Ferguson valley and further south to Kirup
    • Southwest Highway again past Manjimup with a lunch stop in Balingup
    • Wheatley Coast Road to Northcliffe
    • Distance for day one is about 340 kms
  • Overnight at the Northcliffe Hotel and Motor Inn (08) 9776 7089
  • They have six motel rooms as well as hotel rooms with shared facilities.
    There's also a family unit. A couple of people used this last year and it's good. The beds are spread over 3 rooms.
  • Dinner is available at the hotel.
  • Sunday
  • Leave Northcliffe at 8:00 am
    • Pemberton for breakfast then on to Manjimup
    • Nannup via Graphite Road for coffee
    • More back roads to Kirup again and then through to Collie for lunch
    • Mornington Rd (The Black Pete road) and Southwest Highway back to Armadale
    • Distance for day two as far as Armadale is about 321 kms
  • For more information contact Ed Lowe on 041 9902 498 or PM via this site.
Saturday
16
Vietnamese Restaurant.
After coffee at 7:00pm.
  • For those not riding to Northcliffe, Vietnamese food is on offer.
  • Head there from coffee, or go direct.
  • Viet Hoa Restaurant, Unit 1, 349 William St, Northbridge.
  • Food is excellent, plentiful, and not expensive.
  • Bookings: Donna, on 0435 039 948, asap.
Sunday
24
Swan Valley Gourmet Ride - With Kevin and Donna.
Leave from East Perth at 9:00am.
  • Heading to West Swan Road, with stops at the Chocolate Factory for coffee and tastings, then out to Walyunga National Park for a pit stop.
  • Head back along Great Northern Hwy, stopping for lunch at the Feral Brewing Company.
  • This is then followed by more stops for tasting along the Hwy (cheese, nougat, nuts, wine and rum/spirits).
  • Contact Donna Scotford (0435 039 948) for more information).
Wednesday
27
Perth Branch Social Meeting and AGM
Vic Park Hotel, 605 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park (map)
  • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
  • This is the yearly Branch AGM, where Committee Members and Branch Executive will be elected for the coming year.
  • Expressions of interest will be accepted for non-committee positions, which will then be allocated by the Executive Committee.
  • Nomination forms for committee positions available here.
  • Closing date for nominations is 30th March, 2016.
  • For further information contact Guy Mander on 0499 008 966.
May 2016
Every Saturday
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays

Every Sunday
Usually, rides leave from East Perth (click here for maps) at 9:00am.
If no ride is listed on the calendar, there may be a "Decide and Ride" option for that day.
You may wish to volunteer to lead a ride.
Contact John Morrison (0415198183) to volunteer, and for further information.
Sunday
1
Breakfast in Toodyay - with John M.
Start from East Perth at 8:00am.
  • An early start for this one if you can drag yourself out of the sack to be at East Perth by 8:00am.
  • Via an unusual route to Toodyay for breakfast. We should have the nosebag on by about 9:30am.
  • Contact the Ride Leader, John Morrison (Kurodori), phone: 0415 198 183.
Friday - Tuesday
6-10
Ride to Esperance - and other places.
  • Depart: This particular ride departs on Friday 6 May 2016, 8.30 AM, from Armadale (opp MacDonalds).
  • Arrive: Albany via Williams, Darkan, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown, Walpole, Lower Denmark Road, 575 Kms, late PM, stay overnight.
  • Depart: Albany Saturday 7th AM.
  • Arrive: Esperance, 481 Kms, midday Saturday, stay 2 nights, sight see Esperance. Luch at Condingup on Sunday.
  • Depart: Esperance Monday 9th AM.
  • Arrive Kalgoorlie, via Norseman, Kambalda, 391 kms, stay overnight.
  • Depart Kalgoorlie Tuesday 10th AM.
  • Arrive: Perth, Tuesday, via Coolgardie, Southern Cross, Meckering, etc, 600 Kms.
  • Ride Leader, and further information: Boxer 0407 945 735.
  • Accommodation:
    • Albany: Ace Motor Hotel
    • Esperance: Best Western
    • Kalgoorlie: Midas Comfort Inn
Sunday
15
Annual British Car Day
  • British Car Day - Gingin.
  • Depart East Perth at 9 am.
  • This event is worth a few hours for viewing the marvels of British transport engineering.
  • Ride leader: Mark Dixon (Dicko) (phone 0413 820 071) for further information.
Sunday
15
Beyond Blue Poker Run - POSTPONED until further notice.
  • Kevin and Donna will lead us on a Sunday of fun in this event which not only provides a good ride,
    but also a chance to win a cash prize and in the process, help raise money for Beyond Blue.
  • More detailed info available here. Alternatively phone Kevin on 0414578477.
  • Fundraising link.
Wednesday
25
Perth Branch Social Meeting and Auction Night
Vic Park Hotel, 605 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park (map)
  • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
  • The Auction Night is on again.
  • Funds raised go towards the Branch.
  • You may have unwanted but good quality items to put up for auction.
  • An Auctioneer Extraordinaire will do his best to sell these off.
  • This is not an excuse, however, to empty out your shed......
Saturday
28
Pizza for Dinner
Little Caesers Pizza in Mundaring, after coffee.
  • 7125 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring, is the venue at around 6:30pm.
  • It is on the highway, on the left heading east, before the traffic lights.
  • Ride from Coffee in Vic Park, or just go there direct.
  • Contact Donna (0435 039 948) for further information.

Sunday
29
Back Roads to Brekkie - with John M.
  • ...and more.
  • Leave East Perth at 8:30am. ( a tad earlier than usual.)
  • Lots of scenic, winding back roads for a leisurely run to a "dam" good pub for brekkie.
  • Further minor byways and a bit of highway for some caffeine (or whatever you feel like).
  • A ride offering something for everyone, at a relaxed pace.
  • At this time of the year we can expect some beaut weather!
  • Ride Leader: John Morrison (Kurodori), phone: 0415 198 183.
June 2016
Every Saturday
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays

Every Sunday
Usually, rides leave from East Perth (click here for maps) at 9:00am.
If no ride is listed on the calendar, there may be a "Decide and Ride" option for that day.
You may wish to volunteer to lead a ride.
Contact John Morrison (0415198183) to volunteer, and for further information.
Sunday
5
Coast and Mogumber Ride, with Wayne.
Leave from East Perth at 9:00am.
  • Take the coast route to morning tea at Two Rocks.
  • Continue north to Regans Ford for fuel stop.
  • Quick trip down Mogumber Rd to the Tavern for Lunch.
  • Return via Gingin and Military Rd. or you can go straight down the Highway.
  • Total Distance 340k
  • Ride leader Wayne Bavin 0401796018"
Sunday
12
Quindanning Run - with Steve Starling.
Leaves East Perth 9:00am, and then leaves Armadale 10.00am.
Ride over the rolling Perth hills and along the picturesque Hotham Valley to the quaint old Quindanning Hotel for a wholesome pub lunch.
  • Leave East Perth BP at 9:00am down the freeway to Armadale.
  • Leave Armadale MacDonnalds at 10:00am.
  • Take the twisty roads through Serpentine to Pinjarra.
  • Morning tea at Pinjarra Bakery.
  • Then up into the hills to Dwellingup and on Quindanning.
  • Lunch at Quindanning Hotel. Sandwiches $5-$8, Burgers $14-$16, and Meals $18-$30.
  • Return via Boddington to Albany Highway and then through to Perth.
  • Total route around 350km: probably back into Perth by 3:00pm.
  • Contact Steve for further information.
Saturday
18
Dinner in Morley
Chatters Restaurant, after coffee.
  • Progress St, Morley, is the venue at around 7:00pm.
  • Ride from Coffee in Vic Park, or just go there direct.
  • Contact Donna (0435 039 948) for further information.

Sunday
19
Ravenswood Ramble - with John M
Leave from East Perth at 9:00am.
  • Meander along the escarpment to the Serpentine Dam. On to Pinjarra for morning coffee at the Heritage Tea Rooms.
  • Via Old Bunbury Road to cruise the Old Coast Road, crossing 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's not a long ride so we'll be back mid-afternoon.
  • Contact the Ride Leader, John Morrison (Kurodori) for further information.
Sunday
26
The Long Way to Harvey - THIS RIDE POSTPONED TO 10TH JULY. SEE BELOW.
Wednesday
29
Perth Branch Social Meeting
Vic Park Hotel, 605 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park (map)
  • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
July 2016
Every Saturday
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays

Every Sunday
Usually, rides leave from East Perth (click here for maps) at 9:00am.
If no ride is listed on the calendar, there may be a "Decide and Ride" option for that day.
You may wish to volunteer to lead a ride.
Contact John Morrison (0415198183) to volunteer, and for further information.
Sunday
3
Bindoon for Lunch - with John M.
From East Perth at 9:00am.
  • This is a ride for those of you who would like a shortish ride at a relaxed pace.
  • We'll be heading to Toodyay for coffee via the road through Mt Helena and Woorooloo.
  • Lunch will be at the Bindoon Bakehaus and we'll get there from Toodyay via Dewars Pool Road (at a sensible pace Keith-1!)
  • Head home either directly down Gt Northern Hwy, or via Chittering Road if you still feel like more riding.
  • Fuel is available at Toodyay and Bindoon.
  • This is a shortish ride at about 250kms (depending on your route home).
  • Contact Ride Leader, John Morrison, for more info. Phone: 0415 198 183.
Thursday
7
Perth Branch Quiz Night.
Venue: Bassendean Bowling Club, 10 Whitfield St, Bassendean.
  • Start time: 7:00pm.
  • Tables of 8, invite your friends and family.
  • Cost: $5 per person.
  • Raffles will also be run.
  • Lots of prizes.
  • Bar will be open, but bring along your nibblies.
  • Quiz Master: the incomparable Dicko.
  • Book your table.
  • For further information contact Donna Scotford on 0435 039 948.
Sunday
10
The Long Way to Harvey - with John M.
From East Perth at 9:00am.
  • “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these riders ... etc., etc.” (with apologies to Herodotus)
  • Yes.. the weather forecast for Sunday 10th is looking a bit iffy at this stage, but this ride is on!
  • In spite of the pessimism of the weather bureau, you may like to join us for a picturesque run down to Harvey for lunch.
  • We'll be riding via some very interesting back roads that do NOT go through Jarrahdale or Dwellingup!
  • Coffee at Pinjarra Bakery and from there via Old Bunbury Road and Old Coast Road to Stirling Cottage in Harvey, where we're booked in for lunch.
  • Return straight up the Sth West Hwy or Forrest Hwy, or whichever other way you choose.
  • Fuel is available at Pinjarra and Harvey. We will also be passing a servo in Old Coast Road on the way down.
  • This is a longish ride at about 350-400kms depending on where you live.
  • Contact Ride Leader, John Morrison, for more info. Phone: 0415 198 183.
Saturday
16
Christmas in July - at Donna's and Kevin's.
  • Winter Wonderland
    1 Woodbridge Close
    Swan View
  • BYO Drinks and your favourite Christmas dish.
    Can you please let me know what you are bringing so we don't double up.
  • Secret Santa with a difference.
  • RSVP Donna 14th July, on 0435 039 948.
  • Contact Donna, for more information.
Sunday
17
Greenhills Tavern - with John M.
    THIS RIDE HAS BEEN MOVED TO 2ND OCTOBER. MARK IT IN YOUR DIARY!
  • Enjoy lunch in the old world surroundings of the beautifully restored Greenhills Tavern.
  • Bring a thermos of tea or coffee for our roadside picnic break at about 10:30am. Muffins will be supplied.
  • Return via York and the Lakes.
  • Total ride distance is about 300-350kms. Fuel at Beverley (card needed), York.
  • Contact Ride Leader, John Morrison, for more info. Phone: 0415 198 183.
Sunday
24
Waroona Picnic Ride - Ride Leader: Chips
From East Perth at 9:00am.
  • BYO BBQ picnic at Lake Moyanup, along Weir Road, just out of Waroona.
  • Bring whatever you need, and cook on the gas barbecues at the picnic site.
  • This is a nice little run we do every year, albeit over some familiar roads.
  • The ride takes us via orchard country / Pickering Brook, along Canning Road and on a great bit of narrow winding road past Canning Dam.
  • Then it's up to Jarrahdale for morning tea, followed by the well-trodden tourist route down and back up the scarp to Dwellingup.
  • We'll re-group there before tackling the twisties and sweepers on the back way through to Lake Moyanup.
  • It has a very pleasant picninc area, with all the facilities, as well as a beach, where you can swim if you want.
  • After lunch we'll return to Perth via South West Hwy.
  • Fuel available in Dwellingup, Waroona, Pinjarra etc.
  • Contact Keith, for more information.
Wednesday
27
Perth Branch Social Meeting
Vic Park Hotel, 605 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park (map)
  • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
August 2016
Every Saturday
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays

Every Sunday
Usually, rides leave from East Perth (click here for maps) at 9:00am.
If no ride is listed on the calendar, there may be a "Decide and Ride" option for that day.
You may wish to volunteer to lead a ride.
Contact John Morrison (0415198183) to volunteer, and for further information.
Sunday
7
Johnny's Mystery Ride
... from East Perth at 9:00am.
  • Follow me on a mystery tour over some roads you've never ridden before, and some that will be familiar.
  • No advance info or hints will be revealed. Even the TEC will only be let in on the route on the morning of the ride.
  • Rest assured there will be good coffee and nosh along the way.
  • BASIC SAFETY INFO...
  • (1) All of the roads are sealed, but there may be some dirt and/or honky-nuts on the road in places.
  • (2) Get a good night's sleep the night before and be sure your bike is in good fettle.
  • (3) Fuel stops will be adequate to cater for the shorter range bikes.
  • Total distance will be about 450km.
  • Contact Ride Leader, John Morrison, for more info. Phone: 0415 198183.
Saturday
13
Fish & chips Night
"Jubilee" Fish & Chips, Love Street, Cloverdale.
  • What: Social outing to enjoy a fish n chip meal with our friends.
  • When: Saturday 13th August
  • Time: 6-30PM
  • How: Via a short run from Dome led by? to arrive at Fish and Chip shop no
    later than 6.30PM.
  • Emma Chisset?: $13.00 per head pay on arrival. Please advise attendance for
    catering purposes prior to leaving Dome.
  • Location of Fish and Chipper: Jubilee Fish and Chips, Love Street. Belmont.
  • BYO drinks or purchase at the shop.
  • Dress requirement. WARM!!!
  • Parking: Plenty.
Sunday
14
Collie Lunch Ride
As this is a fairly long ride, leave from East Perth at 8:30am.
  • We will travel via Tonkin Hwy and Kelmscott to Brookton Hwy, and head to Brookton for morning tea.
  • From here we head for Narrogin.
  • After a quick fuel stop at Williams we will head to Collie taking a scenic tour along the Williams - Collie Rd.
  • Lunch in Collie. We have a booking at the Ridge Restaurant, for around 12:30pm. Lunch Menu.
  • Our return trip can include afternoon tea in Bunbury for those interested. Return journey will then be via Australind, Brunswick Jn and Pinjarra.
  • Total distance will be in excess of 600km.
  • Contact the Ride Leader, Bill, phone: 9378 3383 for further information.
Saturday-Sunday
27-28
Hyden Overnighter.
Depart East Perth at 9 am.
  • Combined Overnighter with Esperance and Great Southern branches.
  • Our planned ride to Hyden on Saturday will take a scenic route via: York, Quairading, Bruce Rock, Narembeen and Kondinin. (approx 380klms).
  • We will be heading a little more south for our return trip via: Kondinin, Kulin, Wickepin, Pingelly, Brookton and Armadale. (approx. 385klms).
  • Accommodation: Hyden Hotel/Motel, 2 Lynch St, Hyden WA 6359, ph: 9880 5052. Don't leave it too late.
    Single or twin share rooms available. All Ulysses Members will receive 10% discount! (Make sure you mention Ulysses Club when booking rooms).
  • Saturday Night Dinner will be held in the campers Bistro.
    The restaurant has a salad bar and a range of meats from which you can choose and then cook for yourself on the grills provided.
  • For bookings call: 9880 5052.
  • For more details contact the Ride Leader, John Gliddon on 0417 945 789 or
    Steve Smith (Esperance Branch) 0457 084 693, or Ray Prior (Great Southern Branch) 0417 866 903.
Wednesday
31
Perth Branch Social Meeting
Vic Park Hotel, 605 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park (map)
  • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
September 2016
Every Saturday
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays

Every Sunday
Usually, rides leave from East Perth (click here for maps) at 9:00am.
If no ride is listed on the calendar, there may be a "Decide and Ride" option for that day.
You may wish to volunteer to lead a ride.
Contact John Morrison (0415198183) to volunteer, and for further information.
Sunday
4
CANCELLED Long Ride to Wongan - with John M.

*** CANCELLED - Ride Leader is unwell. ***

EARLY departure from East Perth at 8:30am.
  • This is a run up to Wongan (lunch at the pub), via Clackline, Toodyay (caffeine) and Goomalling. It's always a nice run on the twisty Toodyay-Goomalling road.
  • The return route takes in some little ridden roads from Wongan across towards the coast.
    There are some stunning views across to the coastal plain to be photographed too and we can stop for any "snappers" amongst us.
  • I'm looking forward to some nice spring weather so we can enjoy the verdant landscape and the scent of wildflowers.
    This one is about riding to enjoy the ambience.
  • This will be a long ride at about 520kms. Fuel at Toodyay, Goomalling, Wongan, New Norcia, Gingin, Muchea.
  • Ride leader: John Morrison. 0415 198 183 for further info.
Sunday
11
Annual Ulysses Memorial Ride
This is a "must do" event for Ulysses Members.
  • Ulysses Branches around the country, indeed round the world, dedicate the 2nd Sunday in September each year as a day of remembrance 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 Leschenaultia, 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 permanent marker for this purpose.
  • Note: the parklands surrounding Lake Leschenaultia are administered by the Shire of Mundaring. The shire sometimes charges an entry fee to enter the grounds. If this happens, 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 then pay for the group, to expedite entry.
  • Logistics:
  • For Perth Branch: Leave from BP East Perth at 9:00am sharp, for a short scenic ride.
  • Up to 10:15am -- Branches assembly point is To Be Advised, as the usual carpark assembly point is no longer available.
  • A Coffee Van may be parked at the start point, for those who need the caffeine.
  • 10:30 am -- Depart Midland
  • 11:00 am -- Arrive Lake Leschenaultia
  • 11:30am -- Service
  • 12 noon -- Lunch
  • Branch Ride leader: John Gliddon, ph: 0417 945 789.
Saturday
17
Ten Pin Bowling - CANCELLED.
  • Venue: AMF Bowling Cannington, Cnr Manning and Burton St.
  • Start time: 7:00pm.
  • The cost for 2 games, shoe hire and "finger food", is $32.00 per person.
  • There is a bar where drinks are available for purchase.
  • RSVP by 13th Sept so numbers can be passed on for catering purposes.
  • For further information contact Donna, ph: 0435 039 948.
Sunday
18
Maintenance Day - in preparation for the 2016 Odyssey at Port Denison, and for summer riding.
  • Venue: Oakford. Ring John for the address.
  • Apparently the tractor needs some maintenance as well.

  • Get your motor running. Head out on the highway. Looking for adventure, in whatever comes your way.
  • But first, give your motorcycle the once over in readiness for this summer's riding.
  • Come to the Maintenance Day! Maintain, gasbag, chinwag, boast, eat, drink beverages, ride home sober afterwards!
  • There will be a ride beforehand*, starting from East Perth at 9:00am. This ride should get to the Oakford location between 10:30 and 11:00 am.
  • A sausage sizzle, tea, coffee and other beverages will be provided on the day.
  • For further information, and the address, contact John Gliddon, ph: 0417 945 789.
  • *The Ride...
  • We're going to Dome in Coogee for coffee on the way down from East Perth, and should arrive at the Gliddon Estate at about 10:30 or so.
  • Ride Leader: John Morrison. Phone 0415198183.
Fri-Sun
23-25
Port Denison 2016 Odyssey (Dongara).
  • Hosted by Geraldton Branch, with involvement from Warnbro Wanderers.
  • Details can be found here.
  • Easy no fuss pre- registration information packages provided.
  • So to all Western Australian Branch members and those Ulysses riders just passing through in September, See You There!!
  • Suggested accommodation: Dongara Denison Beach Holiday Park Holiday Park, 250 Ocean Dr, Port Denison WA 6525. Phone: 1800 600 776
  • Ride to Port Denison: - with John Gliddon.
  • Leaving at 9am on Friday 23 September.
  • Leave from Ginger's Roadhouse, 1383 Gt Northern Hwy, Upper Swan (Map).
  • For further information contact John Gliddon on 0417 945 789.
Wednesday
28
Perth Branch Social Meeting,
Vic Park Hotel, 605 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park (map)
  • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
October 2016
Every Saturday
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays

Every Sunday
Usually, rides leave from East Perth (click here for maps) at 9:00am.
If no ride is listed on the calendar, there may be a "Decide and Ride" option for that day.
You may wish to volunteer to lead a ride.
Contact John Morrison (0415198183) to volunteer, and for further information.
Sunday
2
Lunch at the Mumby Pub". - with Keith2 (Chips)
    As this is a fairly long ride, we leave from East Perth at 8:30am.
  • We will travel via Orrong Rd, Tonkin Hwy and Albany Hwy to Armadale where we will stop briefly to regroup.
  • Those that live in the deep south (Jaygee?) may care to join the ride in Armadale from around 9:00am. Prior arrangement with the ride leader is required.
  • From Armadale we head straight down the Albany Highway to Williams for morning tea and a fuel stop (distance from East Perth - approximately 162km).
  • The roads get more interesting (i.e. twisty) from here as we travel via Darkan to Duranillin where we pick up the upper reaches of the Blackwood River.
  • We continue to follow the mighty Blackwood to Dinninup and Boyup Brook.
  • From Boyup we turn right onto the Donnybrook – Boyup Brook Rd and travel another 45km to our lunch destination in Mumballup.
  • Lunch will be at The Mumby Pub (aka The Forrest Tavern) where some traditional pub grub will be available.
    The Mumby is located on the corner of the Donnybrook - Boyup Brook Rd and the Collie Preston Rd.
    We have a booking for around 1:00pm.
  • After lunch we will head north to Collie to refuel.
    Approximate distances for this stop:
    from East Perth – 365km
    from Williams – 200km
    to East Perth – 190km
  • From Collie we follow “Pete’s Road” – (aka Mornington Road) to Wokalup.
  • For those that feel like stretching their legs before returning to the city, there will be an optional coffee stop in Pinjarra.
  • Total round trip distance to East Perth is approximately 550km.
  • Contact Ride Leader, Keith for further information phone: 0407080614.
Sunday
9
Wandering, Brookton and The Lakes - with Ed Lowe.
Leave from East Perth at 9:00am.
  • This is a ride that takes in quite a few favourite roads.
  • Leaving East Perth we will travel to Wandering via, Pickering Brook, Canning Dam and North Bannister. Coffee will be at the Tanglefoot Winery just outside Wandering.
  • It’s about 140 kms to Wandering. Try the scones and cream!
  • After coffee we’ll head for Brookton via Pingelly. This road runs across rolling hills and has a lot of long sweeping curves through farm land.
  • Lunch will be at the Brookton Hotel. We stop for fuel here.
  • After lunch it’s a short run to Beverley where we turn west and ride to The Lakes via Waterhatch Rd and the enjoyable West Talbot Rd.
  • All up the ride is about 350 kms, depending on where you live.
Sunday
16
The Long Way to Harvey - with John M.
From East Perth at 9:00am.
  • Join us for a picturesque run down to Harvey for lunch.
  • We'll be riding via some very interesting back roads that do NOT go through Jarrahdale or Dwellingup!
  • Coffee at Pinjarra Bakery and from there via Old Bunbury Road and Old Coast Road to Stirling Cottage in Harvey, where we're booked in for lunch.
  • Return straight up the Sth West Hwy or Forrest Hwy, or whichever other way you choose.
  • Fuel is available at Pinjarra and Harvey. We will also be passing a servo in Old Coast Road on the way down.
  • This is a longish ride at about 350-400kms depending on where you live.
  • Contact Ride Leader, John Morrison, for more info. Phone: 0415 198183.
Sunday
23
Rolling Plains - with Wayne
From East Perth at 9:00am.
  • Join me for a ride on some favourite roads amongst the spring wildflowers.
  • Depart East Perth 9am we will head north via Indian Ocean Drive to Gingin for morning tea.
  • Then a circuitous route taking in some great roads : Mogumber West. Orange Springs and Cowalla Roads.
  • Fuel stop at Regans Ford..
  • Lunch stop will be Verge 301 in Woodridge, ETA 1pm
    I had the Bruschetta with smoked salmon and poached egg at $17 and can recommend,
  • Head home straight down Indian Ocean Drive.
  • Distances are: Morning tea 85 km
    Fuel at 202 km
    Lunch stop at 260 km
    Total back to East Perth 345 km
  • Contact Ride Leader Wayne Bavin for more info. Phone 0401 796018
Wednesday
26
Perth Branch Social Meeting
Vic Park Hotel, 605 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park (map)
  • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
Saturday
29
OktoberFest - at Kurt and Debbie's.
After coffee, around 6:30pm. Get there early and you may have to help set things up.
  • Where ? Meinen platz! 61 Gregory Street, Belmont.
  • Wass? Oktoberfest what else!
  • What should you bring? Sort of like a pot luck, but based on central European cuisine... or whatever you got too much of in your pantry.
    Some booze, obviously German in name, but better the real thing.
  • I will have some limited genuine German Oktoberfest items too.
  • If anyone has a Black,RED and Gold flag please bring it, NOT the RED one with the white centre and some weird hieroglyphic symbol.
  • Vee vill haff Chermen Music unt maybe some Chermen pictures to see.
  • If anyvun hass a stein to trink ze bier wiz all ze better! Trunks (not sober peepel) vill NOT be allowed to drive home! So don't get trunk.
  • No RSVP required.
  • Leave any attitude and dogs at home.
  • Bring some chairs too if you can. I have some spares, but first in, best dressed.
  • More info: see Kurt.
Sunday
30
"Damn It All" Ride - with Cameron
From East Perth at 9:00am.
  • This ride goes for 225km and takes nearly 4 hrs along some scenic roads thru the Darling Escarpment.
  • Peel out on to the Graeme Farmer Fwy and head South down the Kwinana Fwy (approx. 70km) until we get to Mandurah.
  • Turn off at Lakes Rd and head East to North Dandalup, then up to Scarp Rd and check out the Dam and first comfort stop (1hr).
  • This section of Scarp Rd has approximately 1 km of unsealed road however, I found it to be hard compacted with some corrugations
    and can be safely navigated at a slow speed and double our spacing distances.
  • Head back to South West Hwy and North to Kingsbury Drive past Karnet Prison farm and check out Serpentine Dam and head to Jarrahdale
    for morning tea and comfort stop.
  • Kingsbury drive all the way thru to Jarrahdale has been re surfaced and thus has loose surfaces in places.
  • Head East along Jarrahdale Rd to Albany Hwy, and head North to Canning Dam Rd past the Canning Reservoir to Brookton Hwy via Mc Ness and Croyden Rds.
  • Soldiers Rd past Churchman Brook Dam to Albany Hwy and finish up at Wungong Dam and take in the views.
  • Those who wish to can join us for a counter meal at the Narrogin Inne (1pm) before heading home via your own preferred route.
  • For further information, phone Cameron on 0417 937970
November 2016
Every Saturday
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays

Every Sunday
Usually, rides leave from East Perth (click here for maps) at 9:00am.
If no ride is listed on the calendar, there may be a "Decide and Ride" option for that day.
You may wish to volunteer to lead a ride.
Contact John Morrison (0415198183) to volunteer, and for further information.
Sunday
6
Greenhills Tavern - with John M.
    Don't forget to bring a thermos of tea or coffee for our al fresco coffee/tea stop. Muffins will be supplied.
  • We leave East Perth at the usual time at 9:00am.
  • Route is via GEH, Gt Southern Hwy, Talbot W Rd, Beverley, Mawson. Some good riding.
  • Enjoy lunch in the old world surroundings of the beautifully restored Greenhills Tavern.
  • Return via Quairading road to York and via the Lakes to home.
  • Total ride distance is about 300-350kms. Fuel at Beverley (card needed), York.
  • Contact Ride Leader, John Morrison, for more info. Phone: 0415 198 183.
Friday - Monday
11-14
South West Overnighter.
Leave from Armadale (opp Maccas) on Friday at 8:00am.
    Friday:
  • Perth - Dwellingup - breakfast
  • Dwellingup - Waroona - Brunswick Jn
  • Brunswick - Boyanup - Capel - Busselton - Dunsborough - lunch
  • Dunsborough via Caves Road - Augusta. Stay overnight.

  • Saturday:
  • Augusta - Karridale - Pemberton - morning tea
  • Pemberton - Northcliffe - Walpole - lunch
  • Walpole via Valley of Giants - Denmark - Albany. Stay 2 nights.

  • Sunday:
  • Albany, local sightseeing.

  • Monday:
  • Albany - Stirling Ranges - Gnowangerup - morning tea
  • Gnowangerup - Katanning - Wagin - Narrogin - Brookton - Perth - lunch somehwere.

  • Accommodation:
  • Augusta (be quick): Augusta Hotel/Motel.
  • Albany: Ace Motor Inn.

  • Contact organiser, Bill, for more info. Phone: 9378 3383.
  • Ride Leader, Boxer.
Saturday
12
Ride to Albany - with John G.
Leave at 9am.
  • Ride to join the South West Overnighters in Albany.
  • Saturday November 12th (returning Nov 14th)
  • Leaving from Armadale start point. Jull St, Armadale. (opposite McDonalds)
  • Accommodation: Ace Motel, Albany. Book direct on 9841-2911
  • Contact John G 0417 945 789, for more info.
Sunday
13
Beverley and Northam - with Ed Lowe
  • If you are not going on the SW run you might fancy a ride out to Beverley and Northam?
  • The ride leaves from East Perth at 9:00. We'll head for Beverley via Pickering Brook, Brookton Hwy and Westdale Rd.
  • After a coffee stop, we'll push on via the Top Beverley - York Rd to York and then on to Northam via the Spencer's Brook Rd.
  • Lunch will be at the "RiversEdge Cafe" in Northam.
  • After lunch it's a lazy run back to Perth via Gt Eastern Hwy
  • Fuel is available at Beverley (card may be required), York and Northam.
  • It's pretty much bang on 200 km from the start to Northam. If you were making the round trip back to East Perth you'd ride about 300 km.
  • Contact Ed Lowe (041 9902498)
Saturday
19
Social Dinner
After coffee, 7pm.
  • South Beach Bar and Grill (South Beach Hotel), 396 South Tce South Fremantle
  • You know the drill !! We will make a ride after coffee or will see you down there !!
  • Contact Donna 0435 039 948, for more info.
Sunday
20
Feel like a shorter ride? - with John M.
  • We leave East Perth at the usual time at 9:00am.
  • This ride is designed for those of you who have a busy Sunday, but have time for a morning on your bike, or maybe you just prefer a shorter run.
  • If this is what you're looking for, then join us for a relaxed, scenic run up to Artisan Bakery in Mundaring for a morning cuppa.
  • This short run should see you home before midday.
  • If anyone feels like riding further afield, I'm sure I could be persuaded to lead a longer run into the hinterland after coffee.
  • Contact Ride Leader, John Morrison, for more info. Phone: 0415 198 183.
Sunday
27
Lunch at Lake Clifton - with John M.or anyone else who wants to lead it...
aka the Riding with Cowboys Ride.......
  • We leave East Perth at the usual time at 9:00am.
  • Ride to Lake Clifton via a few highways and byways.
  • Once we get there, we have lunch at the restaurant. It is an excellent spot to relax.
  • Contact Ride Leader, John Morrison (0415 198 183) for more info or to volunteer to lead this ride yourself.
Wednesday
30
Perth Branch Social Meeting
Upstairs, Vic Park Hotel, 605 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park (map)
  • 6:30 pm for snacks, drinks, dinner and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
  • "Secret Santa" will be organised for the XMAs Function next month.
  • Steve Starling will be presenting his information session on travelling the great highways and byways of the US. He will present highlights from his adventures with Jim and Peter, and then suggest a few four, eight, and ten days rides members could undertake on the best roads in California, Utah, Colorado, and South Dakota. If the hotels projector can be used he will show a few photos and maps. The talk will run for around thirty minutes depending on the number of questions raised.
December 2016
Every Saturday
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays

Every Sunday
Usually, rides leave from East Perth (click here for maps) at 9:00am.
If no ride is listed on the calendar, there may be a "Decide and Ride" option for that day.
You may wish to volunteer to lead a ride.
Contact John Morrison (0415198183) to volunteer, and for further information.
Sunday
4
Hills and Plains Ride - with Wayne
  • This ride cruises the Darling escarpment, before heading out along familiar roads to Beverley.
  • We leave East Perth at the usual 9.00am heading to Toodyay Road via Freeway and Reid Hwy.
  • Take in O'Brien Road, wave to the Peter Brock memorial, then via Bunning Road to Mundaring.
  • Morning Tea at Kinfolk Cafe in Mundaring. Top up fuel in Mundaring.
  • Continue through the hills to Brookton Highway, Westdale Road and Beverley for alight Lunch.
  • We Return to Perth along Talbot West Rd.
      Distances: Mundaring 90kms - Arrive 10:30am
    • Beverley 130kms 12:30pm
    • Perth 120kms 3:00pm
    • Total 340kms
    • Contact Wayne Bavin (0401 796018) for further information.
Saturday
10
Ride Right - Free Motorcycle and scooter road craft course.
  • Free Motorcycle and scooter road craft course.
  • Update your skills and improve your knowledge. Ride Right is a rider theory enhancement course designed to inform participants of the latest road rules, riding techniques and safety technology.
  • Saturday December 10th 2016, 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Duncraig Leisure Centre, Cnr. Marmion Ave. & Warwick Rd. Duncraig
  • FLYER - Click Here - REGISTRATION FORM - Click Here
  • For further information contact David Wright, ph: 0418 954 424.
Sunday
11
Branch XMas Function - including Secret Santa.
  • Venue: Wireless Hill Park
  • There will be a "Ride Around the River" beforehand, starting from East Perth at 9:00am.
    Diligent corner markers please.
  • This ride should get us to Wireless Hill Park somewhere between 10:30 and 11:00 am.
  • A sausage sizzle, tea, coffee and other beverages will be provided on the day.
  • Secret Santa will arrive to hand out gifts to those who deserve them.
  • For further information contact John Gliddon, ph: 0417 945 789.
Perth Branch Social Meeting

    In December, Perth Branch has a social week-end Christmas party instead of a mid-week evening social meeting.

Other Clubs' Rides

Note: some of the other riders clubs (non-Ulysses) may require prior approval before non-members can join their rides - if in doubt, contact the club before planning to join rides linked below.