Ride and Event Calendar 2017 - previous rides

January 2017
Every Saturday
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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
15
Molar Ride - a surprise ride with a molar theme.
From East Perth at 9:00am.
  • Bring your pearly whites, and a thermos of hot water!
  • Morning tea provided, as well as a welcoming speech.
  • A relatively short ride, on cooler roads, to suit a hot summer day.
  • Contact the Ride Leader, Mark Dixon (phone 041 382 0071), for further information.
Sunday
22
Yanchep Ride - a short ride.
From East Perth at 9:00am.
  • Ride to Yanchep along the coast and Marmion Ave
  • Morning tea somewhere along the way.
  • Lunch at Yanchep, by the foreshore.
  • Return via Old Yanchep Road.
  • A relatively short ride, on cooler roads, to suit a warm summer day.
  • Contact the Ride Leader, John Morrison (0415 198 183), for further information.
Wednesday
25
Perth Branch Social Meeting
Location: Carlisle Hotel, 174 Rutland Avenue, Carlisle, WA, 6101 (map)
  • 6:30 pm for a meal, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
  • Menu here.

February 2017
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
12
Alf Bridle # 1196, Memorial Ride
Leave from the Armadale Start Point at 10:00am, rain or shine.
(click here for map)
  • Alf's family have requested a private service. However, many WA Ulyssians statewide want to attend a service of commemoration.
  • To celebrate and commemorate the life and passing of WA's #1, Alf Bridle, a combined branches ride, hosted by Perth Branch, will be held.
  • Riders should start to assemble at the Armadale Start Point at 9:30am, for a 10:00am departure.
  • The ride will follow Albany Highway, ending up at the Gleneagles Rest Area.
  • We should arrive there close to 10:30am.
  • One of Alf's last outings with Perth Branch was to this particular Rest Area, for a breakfast BBQ.
  • The ceremony will have a number of speakers from the Perth Branch, the Plod Riders, various Branch representatives, and hopefully someone from NatCom.
  • A minute's silence will be observed at some stage.
  • You may want to bring some refreshments for yourselves, eg flask of coffee. Alternatively, ride to Jarrahdale afterwards.
  • Contact the Ride Leader, Bill (9378 3383), for further information.
  • Ride Coordinator: John Morrison (0415 198 183).
Sunday
19
My Favourite Roads Within a Day's Ride of Perth - PART 1: THE NORTH-EAST.
From East Perth at 9:00am.
  • This is a familiar one to most of you, but I'll never get used to four of the roads in this loop! They can be enjoyed at a relaxed pace or a bit more enthusiastically at dizzying speeds up to and including the speed limit!
  • The road surfaces vary from beaut to crappy (NO GRAVEL), but there's no getting away from the sweeping bends and the fast-(ish) straights.
  • Distance: ~300kms. Fuel: Plenty along the way.
  • Where to? It's a surprise :-)
  • Coffee break: Bakers Hill Pie Shop
  • A new venue in a familiar town.
  • Contact the Ride Leader, John Morrison (0415 198 183), for further information.

PS: Why not plan a ride on YOUR favourite roads within a day's ride of Perth and let me know about it!? -JM
Wednesday
22
Perth Branch Social Meeting
Location: Carlisle Hotel, 174 Rutland Avenue, Carlisle, WA, 6101 (map)
  • 6:30 pm for a meal, drinks and chat.
  • 8 pm for the "formal" part.
  • Menu here.

Sunday
26
Coastal Ride in Summer - with Wayne
From East Perth at 9:00am.
  • This ride will stay close to the coast north of Perth.
  • Depart East Perth at 9am
  • Morning Tea somewhere in the Gingin shire, about 100k.
  • Fuel at Lancelin
  • Lunch at Seabird Tavern after 250k.
  • Minimal time on Indian Ocean Drive.
  • Total distance back to East Perth 330k
  • Ride leader Wayne Bavin 0401796018
March 2017
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
12
Sculpture by The Sea ride - A short ride.
Ride leaves from East Perth 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.
  • Contact Ride Leader, Mark Dixon (0413 820 071), for further information.
Sat, Sun
18-19
Mt Barker Overnighter - with Ed Lowe
Ride leaves from Armadale, opposite Macca's, at 9 am.
  • Some familiar roads in this ride, but also some of the famous "roads less travelled".
  • The ride will start from Armadale and head south on the South-West highway.
  • After coffee in Harvey we'll take Mornington Rd to Collie and then continue south to Boyup Brook for lunch.
  • After lunch we'll head south through Franklin River to Mt Barker where we'll be staying overnight.
  • On Sunday morning we'll have breakfast in Mt Barker before heading north to Cranbrook and then on up the Great Southern Hwy through to Narrogin for lunch.
  • The final leg will be through Wandering to North Dandalup and then Albany Hwy back to Armadale.
  • Overnight accommodation:
  • Plantagenet Hotel Ph: 9851 1008
  • They have a number of motel-style rooms which they like to fill up first. If the motel section is fully booked they have rooms in the hotel with a shared bathroom.
  • Alternatives are the Valley View Motel (Ph: 9851 3899) or the Mt Barker Caravan Park(Cottages)(Ph: 9851 1691). They are both on the main road and further from the centre of town.
  • Contact Ed Lowe for more information. (041 9902 498)
Wednesday
29
Perth Branch Social Meeting
Location: Carlisle Hotel, 174 Rutland Avenue, Carlisle, WA, 6101 (map)
  • Our monthly Social get-together is on again! Join us for a round-up of Branch news, planned rides and activities, and general socialising. Bring a friend who might like to join!
  • Gather at 6:30 pm for a meal, drinks, hugs and a chat.
  • We then go upstairs at 8:00 pm for the "formal" part.
  • We invite you to have a meal to support the Carlisle Hotel. The menu can be found here.
  • Please note that April's Branch AGM Committee nominations are due in, hand them to our Secretary.
  • We hope to see you there.

April 2017
Every Saturday
-
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
  • This is a social get-together for Club and prospective members.
  • Here we meet, talk, unwind, admire each others' bikes, swap tall stories.
  • We also drink coffees and eat cakes.
  • Since it is a Ulysses event, it is aimed at the over 40's.
  • If you are there for the first time, please introduce yourself.
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
Breakfast in Toodyay... a shorter ride - with John M.
PLEASE NOTE: This ride starts 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, phone: 0415 198 183 for more info.
Wednesday
12
Lunch Ride - Karragullen.
Leave from Armadale start point (Jull St, opp Macca's) at 11:15am.
Coffee at Macca's Armadale from 10:45 - 11:15 for those interested.
  • Paddy's Bush Bar and Grill
  • Lunch (midday) at this famous venue above Kelmscott.
  • Located at 1360 Brookton Hwy, Karragullen
  • Contact Ride Leader, JayGee (0417 945 789), for further information.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
14, 15, 16
It's All About the Ride .. Three longish Easter rides to choose from, with Chris and Kerrie.
Choose a ride, or do all three.. it's your choice!
    Stage 1: Friday Leave the Caltex Star Mart; 319 Vincent St, Leederville WA 6007, at 8:00am.
    • Tammin Roadhouse for lunch, via Toodyay and Goomalling, returning via Quairading, York and the Lakes.
    • Total ride distance is about 520kms.
    • It would be worth carrying a thermos of hot water for tea or coffee on the way, given it is Good Friday. Not sure what will be open in country WA.
    Stage 2: Saturday Leave the Caltex Star Mart; 319 Vincent St, Leederville WA 6007, at 8:00am.
    • Lunch and refuel at Dalwallinu Roadhouse via Toodyay, Goomalling, Wongan, Wubin, prior to heading back to Perth via New Norcia.
    • Total ride distance is about 510kms.
    • It would be worth carrying a thermos of hot water for tea or coffee on the way, given it is Easter Saturday. Not sure what will be open in country WA.
    Stage 3: Sunday Leave our usual departure point at the BP on the corner of Plain St and Brown St, East Perth, at 9:00am.
    • Jurien Bay for lunch, via Mitchell Fwy, Old Yanchep Rd, Indian Ocean Drive and return by the same route.
    • Total ride distance is about 450kms.
    • It would be worth carrying a thermos of hot water for tea or coffee on the way, given it is Easter Sunday. Not sure what will be open in country WA.
    Contact Ride Leader, Chris Byrne on 0418 561120 for further info.
Monday
17
Collie Ride
Leave from Armadale start point (Jull St, opp Macca's) at 9:00am.
  • Ride to Collie for lunch and check Motels and accommodation for the September Odyssey.
  • Ride Leader, Mark Johnstone, 0418 915 261.
Wednesday
26
Perth Branch Social Meeting and AGM
Location: Carlisle Hotel, 174 Rutland Avenue, Carlisle, WA, 6101 (map)
  • Our monthly Social get-together is on again! Join us for a round-up of Branch news, planned rides and activities, and general socialising. Bring a friend who might like to join!
  • Gather at 6:30 pm for a meal, drinks and a chat.
  • We then go upstairs at 8:00 pm for the "formal" part.
  • We invite you to have a meal to support the Carlisle Hotel. The menu can be found here.
  • We hope to see you there.

    Perth Branch AGM to be conducted during our regular meeting.
  • Outgoing officers reflect on the year past.
  • Official AGM to announce nominations and vote on contested roles.
  • Incoming officers talk about their plans going forward.

Saturday
29
Meal Time!
Golden Leaf Chinese Restaurant, Morley at 7:00pm.
  • Dim Sum, or traditional menu.
  • Join us for a meal after coffee.
  • Facebook page: here.
  • Contact Bill (9378 3383), to join in.
Sunday
30
Grass Valley - via Toodyay.
Ride leaves from East Perth at 9 am. Note the change in date!
  • Grass Valley Ride
  • Morning tea at Noble Falls (if open) or Gidgegannup
  • Lunch at Grass Valley Tavern
  • Return via York for a round trip around 260 km.
  • Contact Ride Leader, Mark Dixon (0413 820 071), for further information.
May 2017
Every Saturday
-
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
  • This is a social get-together for Club and prospective members.
  • Here we meet, talk, unwind, admire each others' bikes, swap tall stories.
  • We also drink coffees and eat cakes.
  • Since it is a Ulysses event, it is aimed at the over 40's.
  • If you are there for the first time, please introduce yourself.
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.
Wednesday
3
Lunch Ride - Shoalwater.
Ride leaves from Oakford at 11:00am.
  • Pengo's Cafe
  • Wednesday lunch, midday.
  • For those interested, a ride beforehand will leave from: Liquor Barons Oakford, Cnr Thomas and Nicholson Rds.
    Meet between 10:45am and 11:00am.
  • Contact Ride Leader, John G (0417 945 789), for further information.
Fri - Mon
5-8
Esperance Ride - 4 day ride.
Leave from Midvale, Caltex, Gt Eastern Highway, at 8:00am.
Itinerary:
  • Fri: Perth - Kalgoorlie via Toodyay, Goomalling, Dowerin, Nungarin and Merredin, 640km, overnight.
  • Sat: Kalgoorlie to Esperance, lunch at Grass Patch, 400km, overnight.
  • Sun: Esperance to Albany, 480km overnight.
  • Mon: Albany to Perth, 540km, via Walpole, Manjimup.

Accommodation:
  • Kalgoorlie - Comfort Inn Midas, we get a discount rate of $120 for a double. Mention "Ulysses Perth."
  • Esperance - Best Western Hospitality Inn, ring direct. $119 for a double, with a Senior's Card.
  • Albany - Ace Motor Inn. $118 for a double.
  • Contact Ride Organiser, Bill, (9378 3383) for further information.
Some of you may like to join in at various stages of this weekend, eg:
  • Ride part of the way to Kalgoorlie. We will be stopping for morning tea in Dowerin and then heading towards Merredin.
  • Ride down to Albany to join us on the Sunday, and riding back with us on the Monday.
Sunday
14
Breakfast BBQ - bring you appetite.
In case of inclement weather, this event will not proceed. It looks ok for Sunday at this stage.

If not raining, leave from East Perth at 8:00am.
  • Serpentine Dam BBQ area below the dam.
  • Leave East Perth and head for Armadale via Orrong Road, Tonkin Highway and Albany Highway.
  • We collect any "Southerners" from a layby opposite the Narrogin Inne on Albany Highway at around 8:30am.
  • After this we head towards Jarrahdale, but turn off to the dam.
  • BYO everything (including onions) you want to cook, cook with, eat and drink.
  • After the BBQ, head off to wherever you want to go for the rest of the day.
  • Contact the Ride Leader, Bill for further information.
Thursday
18
Ride for Sooky.
Ride leaves from the Ravenswood Hotel at 9:30am.
  • Meet at the Ravenswood to escort Sooky to her last resting place at Marradong, near Boddington.
  • The funeral will be at Marradong St Alban's Cemetery, 6789 Pinjarra-Williams Road, Marradong at 11:00am.
  • A wake will most likely be held back at the Ravenswood Hotel afterwards.

  • Lunch in Dwellingup for those interested.
Sunday
21
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.
  • Contact the Ride Leader, Ron Spencer on 0405 06 02 01 for further information.
Sunday
28
Wheatbelt Swing - with John M.
Leave from East Perth at 9:00am.

  • 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.
    We'll stop in Gingin on the way home for some caffeine to sustain us for the rest of the way.
  • I'm hoping for some nice autumn weather here so we can enjoy the greening landscape. This one is about riding to enjoy the ambience.
  • All up about 450kms. Fuel at Toodyay, Goomalling, Wongan, New Norcia, Gingin.
  • Ride leader: John Morrison. 0415 198 183 for further info.

Wednesday
31
Perth Branch Social Meeting
Location: Carlisle Hotel, 174 Rutland Avenue, Carlisle, WA, 6101 (map)
  • Our monthly Social get-together is on again! Join us for a round-up of Branch news, planned rides and activities, and general socialising.
    Bring a friend who might like to join!
  • Gather at 6:30 pm for a meal, drinks and a chat.
  • We then go upstairs at 8:00 pm for the "formal" part.
  • We invite you to have a meal to support the Carlisle Hotel. The menu can be found here.
  • We hope to see you there.

June 2017
Every Saturday
-
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
  • This is a social get-together for Club and prospective members.
  • Here we meet, talk, unwind, admire each others' bikes, swap tall stories.
  • We also drink coffees and eat cakes.
  • Since it is a Ulysses event, it is aimed at the over 40's.
  • If you are there for the first time, please introduce yourself.
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
Williams to Dwellingup Loop - with Ron Spencer, from East Perth at 9:00am.

  • Follow Albany Highway to Williams, for morning coffee at a local cafe. Along 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 the Ride Leader, Ron, for more information about this ride.

Sunday
11
The Long Way to Harvey. Ride with John Morrison.
Start from East Perth, 9:00am.

    Refer to the forum for the latest news. This ride may be postponed if the weather forecast doesn't improve by Saturday.

  • Join us for a picturesque run down to Harvey for lunch at Stirling Cottage.
  • We'll be going down via the back roads that lie between Sth West Hwy and the coast road.
  • Coffee at Pinjarra Bakery and thence to Harvey for lunch about 90 mins later.
  • After lunch we'll head up Sth West Hwy to Dome in Pinjarra for a cuppa on the way home.
  • This is a longish ride at about 400kms by the time you get home.
  • Contact the Ride Leader, John Morrison for further information.


Jun, Jul
16-2
Ride to Lake Argyle (and back) - with Nigel.
Itinerary

Contact Ride Organiser, Nigel, for further information.
Fri - Sun
23-25
Geraldton Ride - 3 day ride.
Leave from BP, cnr Wanneroo and Ocean Reef Roads, at 9:00am.

Itinerary:
  • 23rd June: Perth - Geraldton, via Indian Ocean Drive: Lancelin-(Coffee at Isabella's Cottage Cafe) then Jurien,
    Dongara-(Lunch at The Season Tree in Moreton Tce) and on to Geraldton to overnight at Belair Gardens Caravan Park Cottages.
  • Total distance ~415kms.
  • 24th June: Geraldton to Kalbarri, sightseeing for the day. (Cliffs, Nature's Window, Murchison etc., other suggestions welcome.)
  • Back to Geraldton, overnight.
  • 25th June: 8a.m. Breakfast at Dome in Foreshore Drive, on the beach.
  • Depart for home at about 9a.m. via Mingenew-(Coffee at the Bakery), Three Springs, Carnamah, Moora-(Lunch at The Drover's Inn. Apparently they do a great Sunday Roast),
    then on to Bindoon and through to Ginger's Roadhouse in Gt Northern Hwy, Upper Swan, where we take a break and go our own ways.
  • Total distance as far as Ginger's ~439kms.
  • Fuel is readily available along the whole route. Service stations are no more than about 170kms apart.
  • Accommodation: Belair Caravan Park Cottages, book now!
  • Contact Ride Leader, John M, for further information.
Wednesday
28
Perth Branch Social Meeting [Auction Night postponed to August meeting]
Location: Carlisle Hotel, 174 Rutland Avenue, Carlisle, WA, 6101 (map)
  • Our monthly Social get-together is on again! Join us for a round-up of Branch news, planned rides and activities, and general socialising.
    Bring a friend who might like to join!
  • Gather at 6:30 pm for a meal, drinks and a chat.
  • We then go upstairs at 8:00 pm for the "formal" part.

  • The Auction Night is postponed to August.
  • We invite you to have a meal to support the Carlisle Hotel. The menu can be found here.
  • We hope to see you there.

July 2017
Every Saturday
-
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
  • This is a social get-together for Club and prospective members.
  • Here we meet, talk, unwind, admire each others' bikes, swap tall stories.
  • We also drink coffees and eat cakes.
  • Since it is a Ulysses event, it is aimed at the over 40's.
  • If you are there for the first time, please introduce yourself.
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.
Saturday
1
Ride With A Difference (Scale Model Railroad)
United States Model Railroad Club of WA (USMRCWA) - Naval Base.
  • Start Point: Shell Coles Express - near Corner South St and North Lake Road, Kardinya - best to arrive travelling south on North Lake Road from Leach Hwy.
  • Time: 11:30am departure - SHARP
  • Visit the HO scale model railroad facility of this club and enjoy a sausage in a bun (or 2!) and soft drink lunch with our hosts. Cover charge $10. There may even be an opportunity to be an "engineer".
  • Ride Leader: Ron 04 05 06 02 01 (RonPSpencer@gmail.com). Note ride leader has been a member of USMRCWA since mid '80's and can highly recommend the visit.
  • ESSENTIAL: Email or text confirmation of joining the ride to the Ride Leader BEFORE COB Thursday June 29th so catering can be planned.

Saturday
8
Meal Time!
Ten Ten Kitchen, at 7:00pm.
  • Chinese and Malaysian menu.
  • Join us for a meal after coffee.
  • Website and Location: here.
  • Contact Kurt (9277 7134), to join in.
Sunday
9
Ride to the Machinery Preservation Society's Workshops - hosted by Bryan Wilson.
  • We will enjoy a ride in the hills, leaving from East Perth at 9:00am, arriving at the workshops at about 10:30am.
  • As well as the mechanical magic of the society's work, there will also be a contingent of bikes (and riders) from the Vintage Motorcycle Club.
  • Further details to come. Watch this space!
  • Ride Leader will be John Gliddon (0417 945 789).

Sunday
16
Poker Run - a Branch Fund Raiser.
  • Departing from East Perth at 9 am.
  • $10 per person, to raise funds for the branch; a fun day out
  • Receive cards along the route. Best hand at the end wins!
  • If it's raining or frosty, come in the car.
  • BBQ Lunch at Dowering Hotel, BBQ and Salads - $15
  • Numbers needed for catering by 9th July
  • Ride leader John Gliddon (0417 945 789)
Sat - Sun
22-30
Bali Swing 2017.
The Bali Swing is back on this July, so join us for a great week in Paradise.
  • Prices start at only $474 per person including flights, accommodation and breakfast.
  • You can book through your local agent or book online with Expedia or Webjet.
  • We will be staying at the White Rose Resort in Kuta.
  • Some of our planned activities include: a harbour dinner cruise, Bali quad bike adventure, countryside cycling trip, fat tyre electric bike tour, golfing at Sanur and more.
    Or you can always sit by the pool and enjoy a cold beer or cocktail and do nothing.
  • For trip details call: John Gliddon 0417 945 789 or Mark Dixon 0413 820 071.
Sunday
23
Ride to New Norcia for Lunch - with John M., from East Perth at 9:00am.

New Norcia - a picturesque destination after winding through some scenic countryside.
  • Up West Coast Highway and Marmion Ave for morning tea at Yanchep Beach Lagoon.
  • Then to Wanneroo/Lancelin Road via Two Rocks. Cut across from Wanneroo/Lancelin Road via Observatory to Gingin road.
  • Through Gingin and nearly to Bindoon, then turning onto the Bindoon/Moora Road. Right at Mogumber, taking you through to New Norcia for lunch at the pub.
  • Return via Great Northern Hwy to Bindoon. After Bindoon, turn off left onto the Chittering Valley circuit. Come out at Bullsbrook and then back through the Swan Valley to home.
  • About 300 to 350 kms.
  • Fuel is available at Gingin, Bindoon, New Norcia.. no problems.
  • Ride Leader, and for more info, contact John Morrison 0415 198183.
Wednesday
26
Perth Branch Social Meeting
Location: Carlisle Hotel, 174 Rutland Avenue, Carlisle, WA, 6101 (map)
  • Our monthly Social get-together is on again! Join us for a round-up of Branch news, planned rides and activities, and general socialising.
    Bring a friend who might like to join!
  • Gather at 6:30 pm for a meal, drinks and a chat.
  • We then go upstairs at 8:00 pm for the "formal" part.
  • We invite you to have a meal to support the Carlisle Hotel. The menu can be found here.
  • We hope to see you there.

Sunday
30
The Round Trip Out East - with with John M., from East Perth at 9:00am.

  • Join us for a longish trip around the central wheatbelt, taking in Beverley (for coffee) via Talbot West Road and then on to Quairading, Tammin (for lunch),
    Wyalkatchem, Goomalling, Dowerin and Toodyay (for another cuppa and post-mortem of the ride, maybe) and then down Toodyay Road back home.
  • There are some beaut roads and varied scenery on this trip.
  • Along the way we will pass through a variety of landscapes, taking in eucalypt forests, intensive farming and then out into the broad acres of the
    central wheatbelt at a time of the year when the fields are clothed in green.
  • Ride distance is about 475kms, depending on where you live.
  • Contact the Ride Leader, John Morrison 0415 198183, for further information, or if you'd like to lead this ride yourself.


August 2017
Every Saturday
-
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
  • This is a social get-together for Club and prospective members.
  • Here we meet, talk, unwind, admire each others' bikes, swap tall stories.
  • We also drink coffees and eat cakes.
  • Since it is a Ulysses event, it is aimed at the over 40's.
  • If you are there for the first time, please introduce yourself.
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
Breakfast in Toodyay - with John M.
Start from East Perth at 8:00am.
  • An early start for this short ride 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 , phone: 0415 198 183.
Saturday-Sunday
12-13
Bridgetown Overnighter - with Ed and John, starting from Armadale at 9:00am.

Sorry everyone. This ride is off for now. The weather has defeated us.. :( JM
  • Join us on another tag-team-leader ride through the SW. We'll be starting at the carpark opposite MacDonalds in Jull St, Armadale and taking in the Fergusson Valley, Balingup - Nannup Rd and Graphite Rd on the way to Bridgetown.
  • Sunday's ride home will include breakfast at Boyup Brook, then along Mornington Rd, Nanga Road to lunch at Dwellingup.
  • There's plenty of accommodation in Bridgetown. We recommend Nelson's of Bridgetown and the cheaper option, the Freemason's Hotel:
  • Nelson's of Bridgetown - 9761 1641
  • River end of town
  • Better quality rooms
  • No bar
  • Expensive restaurant

  • Freemason's Hotel - 9761 1725
  • Middle of town
  • Cheaper rooms - a few with ensuite bathroom
  • Good restaurant
  • Bar

There are some great roads to be enjoyed on this ride and we're confident that the bridge near Kirrup has been replaced.
Contact Ed 041 9902 498 or John 041 5198 183 for more information.


Wednesday
30
Perth Branch Social Meeting and Auction Night
Location: Carlisle Hotel, 174 Rutland Avenue, Carlisle, WA, 6101 (map)
  • Our monthly Social get-together is on again! Join us for a round-up of Branch news, planned rides and activities, and general socialising.
    Bring a friend who might like to join!
  • Gather at 6:30 pm for a meal, drinks and a chat.
  • We then go upstairs at 8:00 pm for the "formal" part.

    Auction Night!
  • 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......
  • There will be a lot of good quality items for sale. These items will not go for "peanuts", but will have a reserve price. Any of these items that are passed in at auction, will then be advertised on Gumtree.

  • We invite you to have a meal to support the Carlisle Hotel. The menu can be found here.
  • We hope to see you there.


September 2017
Every Saturday
-
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
  • This is a social get-together for Club and prospective members.
  • Here we meet, talk, unwind, admire each others' bikes, swap tall stories.
  • We also drink coffees and eat cakes.
  • Since it is a Ulysses event, it is aimed at the over 40's.
  • If you are there for the first time, please introduce yourself.
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
Waroona Picnic Ride - Ride Leader, Bill.
Start from East Perth at 9:00am.


    Picnic details ...
  • 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 picnic area, with all the facilities, as well as a beach, where you can swim if you want (BYO Wetsuit!).
    Contact the Ride Leader, Bill W, phone: 9378 3383, for further information.
Saturday
9
Pizza Night
After coffee, at around 6:00pm.

  • Brando's Pizza Restaurant, 252 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park.
  • Walking distance from Dome.
  • Contact Kurt, phone: 9277 7134, for further information.
Sunday
10
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.

  • Logistics:
  • For Perth Branch: Leave from BP East Perth at 9:00am sharp, for a short scenic ride.
  • Up to 10:15am -- Branches assemble in the carpark, cnr of Lloyd St and Gt Eastern Hwy (opposite Macca's and Mack1).
  • 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.
Sunday
17
My Favourite Roads Within a Day's Ride of Perth - PART 2: THE SOUTH-WEST. - with John Morrison
From East Perth at 9:00am.
  • This one is about the ride. The destinations are incidental and only serve to keep us caffeinated and nourished.
  • Some of these roads are familiar, with one or two we haven't ridden much before. If sweeping bends are what you ride for, this one is for you!
  • The weather's looking OK at this point, so check your bike over and get ready for some serious riding (within the limits of the Road Traffic Act) on some very interesting roads.
  • Distance: ~410kms (E Perth to E Perth). Fuel: Plenty along the way. We'll stop as required.
  • Coffee break: Waroona Country Cafe. Lunch: Lake Clifton Tavern. A table will be booked and waiting for us.
  • Contact the Ride Leader, John Morrison (0415 198 183), for further information.

PS: Why not plan a ride on YOUR favourite roads within a day's ride of Perth and let me know about it!? -JM
Fri - Mon
22 - 25
Odyssey in Collie
  • This promises to be a great weekend; there is a lot happening apart from the Odyssey, as the Heritage and Classic Motorcycle Club will have a race day at the Motorplex, with practice in the morning and racing after lunch. Ulysseans may be able to do a controlled circuit of the track. There will be a sit-down dinner at the Italian Club cooked by local Nonas (therefore it will be delicious). A shuttle bus service will be available for a small price to cover cost of the bus and the driver.
  • Information and Registration website, click here.
  • Perth Branch have booked into the Collie Motel, Throssell St, Collie. Book your room asap on (08) 9734 1166
  • Contact details: John Gliddon 0417 945 789

    Ride to the Odyssey
    Friday 22 September, 10am from Armadale (opp Macca's).
    Ride Leader: John Gliddon 0417 945 789
Wednesday
27
Perth Branch Social Meeting
Location: Carlisle Hotel, 174 Rutland Avenue, Carlisle, WA, 6101 (map)
  • Our monthly Social get-together is on again! Join us for a round-up of Branch news, planned rides and activities, and general socialising.
    Bring a friend who might like to join!
  • Gather at 6:30 pm for a meal, drinks and a chat.
  • We then go upstairs at 8:00 pm for the "formal" part.
  • We invite you to have a meal to support the Carlisle Hotel. The menu can be found here.
  • We hope to see you there.

October 2017
Every Saturday
-
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
  • This is a social get-together for Club and prospective members.
  • Here we meet, talk, unwind, admire each others' bikes, swap tall stories.
  • We also drink coffees and eat cakes.
  • Since it is a Ulysses event, it is aimed at the over 40's.
  • If you are there for the first time, please introduce yourself.
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
8
Wandering, Brookton and The Lakes, and Fuel Miser Ride - with Ed Lowe.
Leave from East Perth at 9:00am.
This year we are combining this ride with an attempt to discover the most fuel efficient rider-motorcycle combination in the branch.

Ride details ...
  • 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.

Fuel Miser details ...
  • This all began in 2014 when two of our esteemed members decide to settle their long running Kawasaki/BMW rivalry with a scrutinised test of fuel economy. The Inaugural Fuel Miser Run was staged on 24th August of that year.
  • Interestingly, the winner was neither a Kawasaki nor a BMW but a Harley Davidson 883 ridden by Cindy Robinson!?!
  • 2017's FMR will commence at our usual starting point in East Perth, where contestants will fill their tanks under the watchful eye of scrutineers.
  • After a variety of ride conditions (city, backroads, highway), and following the coffee stop at the winery, tanks will be re-filled in Brookton, supervised by the same scrutineers.
  • NOTE: Scrutineers will NOT pay for contestants' fuel.
  • After this, the ride will continue as planned, and eventually make a stop at The Lakes (new BP station and cafe). Here tanks will again be filled under supervision.
  • The bike/rider combination that has used the least fuel over the ride distance will then be determined and the results made known.
  • Scrutineers for the day will be Bill Westerhuis and John Gliddon.
  • Strict ride protocol will be used, ie staggered formation, no less than 3 seconds and no more that 5 seconds apart. Any contestant observed to ride outside of these guidelines will be disqualified, without appeal.
  • Scrutineering will take place between 0830 and 0850 only on Sunday 8th October at our usual starting point in East Perth.
  • For further information on the ride, contact Ed on 0419 902498. For Fuel Miser info, contact Bill on 9378 3383

Sunday
15
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.
Saturday - Monday
21-23
South West Overnighter.
Leave from Armadale (opp Maccas) on Saturday at 8:00am.

Following the success of last year's Albany-Augusta Tour of the South-West, we are running the ride again this year.

Saturday.
  • Via Albany Hwy, to coffee at the Woolshed, Williams.
  • From there head to Wagin via Piesseville, on to Woodanilling, Katanning and then Gwowangerup, for a bite to eat.
  • From there head for Borden, and then visit the carpark at Bluff Knoll. All up so far around 400km.
  • From there make our way to Albany via Chester Pass Road, approx 100km.
  • Accomodation: Ace Motor Hotel, Phone 9841 2911. Book early for this one, they are expecting a coach that night.

Sunday.
  • Leave Albany Sunday morning at 7:30am and travel via Denmark, to Walpole (late breakfast).
  • Then via the Shannon State Forest and Quinninup to Pemberton for morning coffee.
  • From Pemberton head towards Nannup (Stewart Rd) but turn off to Karridale (Brockman Hwy) and then on to Augusta.
  • All up around 350km.
  • Accommodation: Augusta Hotel, Phone 9758 1944. Book early!

Monday.
  • Monday, early breakfast at the bakery, then leave for Dunsborough (coffee), via Caves Rd, with some sightseeing at the trees, and at Yallingup along the way.
  • From Dunsborough head for Busselton and Bunbury for lunch.
  • From Bunbury travel to Perth either via Harvey or Mandurah.

Ride Leader: Bill Westerhuis.
Wednesday
26
Perth Branch Social Meeting
Location: Carlisle Hotel, 174 Rutland Avenue, Carlisle, WA, 6101 (map)
  • Our monthly Social get-together is on again! Join us for a round-up of Branch news, planned rides and activities, and general socialising.
    Bring a friend who might like to join! You could even bring your spouse / partner! All are welcome!
  • Gather at 6:30 pm for a meal, drinks and a chat.
  • We then go upstairs at 8:00 pm for the "formal" part.
  • We invite you to have a meal to support the Carlisle Hotel. The menu can be found here.
  • We hope to see you there.

Sunday
29
Greenhills Tavern - with John M.
  • Enjoy lunch in the old world surroundings of the beautifully restored Greenhills Tavern.
  • Coffee at The Lakes BP Cafe and Talbot West Rd to Beverley.
  • Via Mawson to York-Quairading road and a left turn down to the turnoff to Greenhills.
  • 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.
November 2017
Every Saturday
-
Coffee Stop
Dome Coffee Shop , 293 Albany Hwy (corner of McMaster). (map)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
  • This is a social get-together for Club and prospective members.
  • Here we meet, talk, unwind, admire each others' bikes, swap tall stories.
  • We also drink coffees and eat cakes.
  • Since it is a Ulysses event, it is aimed at the over 40's.
  • If you are there for the first time, please introduce yourself.
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.
Sat-Sun
11-12
Hyden Overnighter - with John G
Leaving from Armadale (opp. Macca's) at 9:00am.
  • We will take some interesting roads to Hyden via, Brookton, Pingelly, Wickepin, Jitarning, Kulin & Kondinin. (approx. 380klms)
  • Our return trip on Sunday (after bacon & eggs at the servo) will be via Narembeen, Bruce Rock, Quairading and York. (approx. 340klms)
  • Accommodation: Hyden Hotel/Motel, 2 Lynch St, Hyden WA 6359, ph: 9880 5052.
  • Room cost: single $105 twin share $150
  • 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.
  • After dinner entertainment (eg darts) will follow.... BYO Port!
  • For more details contact the Ride Leader, John Gliddon on 0417 945 789

Saturday
18
Memorial Function at Dice's Bench - in memory of Daniel (Dice) Schubert.
  • It will be 10 years on 21st November since the Dice stopped rolling.
  • A bench was installed at Murdoch University where Dice spent a lot of time studying and lecturing.
  • A short service is planned at the bench, to remember our lost fellow rider.
  • Start time is 2:30pm, on Saturday 18th November.
  • Ample parking is provided at Murdoch. A map showing the location is here.
  • Following the service we adjourn to Vic Park for our usual coffee meet.
  • For further information contact John Gliddon on 0417 945 789.

Sunday
19
Breakfast BBQ for you and your family - bring you appetites.
Leave from East Perth at 8:00am.
  • Serpentine Dam BBQ area below the dam.
  • Leave East Perth and head for Armadale via Orrong Road, Tonkin Highway and Albany Highway.
  • We collect any "Southerners" from a layby opposite the Narrogin Inne on Albany Highway at around 8:30am.
  • After this we head towards Jarrahdale, but turn off to the dam.
  • BYO everything (including onions) you want to cook, cook with, eat and drink.
  • After the BBQ, head off to wherever you want to go for the rest of the day.
  • Bring along your offspring who ride! Meet family members who want to drive there.
  • Contact the Ride Leader, Bill for further information.
Saturday
25
Breakfast Club
(Perth branch members) Leaving from Caltex Service Station, Cnr Ranford & Nicholson Rds.
Depart at 9am for breakfast at 9.30am.
  • Combined branches breakfast and get together.
  • Kelly's Cafe, 163 Birnam Road, Canning Vale.
  • More details here.
  • Call John G for info on 0417 945 789
Saturday
25
Fish & Chips run - after coffee.
Leave from Vic Park around 5:30pm, or make your own way there.
  • Adam's Cafe Tonino's, North Beach Shopping Centre.
  • Leave Vic Park coffee and head up the freeway to Hepburn Avenue. Turn left towards the coast.
  • At Hillary's Boat Harbour, turn left and follow the coast to the North Beach Shopping Centre.
  • Arrive around 6pm.
  • Eat Fish and Chips!
  • Contact Bill for further information.
Wednesday
29
Perth Branch Social Meeting
Location: Carlisle Hotel, 174 Rutland Avenue, Carlisle, WA, 6101 (map)
  • Our monthly Social get-together is on again! Join us for a round-up of Branch news, planned rides and activities, and general socialising.
    Bring a friend who might like to join! You could even bring your spouse / partner! All are welcome!
  • Gather at 6:30 pm for a meal, drinks and a chat.
  • We then go upstairs at 8:00 pm for the "formal" part.
  • We invite you to have a meal to support the Carlisle Hotel. The menu can be found here.
  • We hope to see you there.