Ride and Event Calendar 2018 - previous rides

January 2018
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
  • 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
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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
Molar Ride - a surprise ride with a molar theme.
From East Perth at 9:00 am.
  • 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.
Saturday
13
Fish & Chips in Mandurah - after coffee.
Leave from Vic Park around 5:00pm, or make your own way there.
  • A Fish & Chips place in Mandurah, at Jetty Fish and Chips, 9 Mandurah Tce, right on the foreshore.
  • Leave Vic Park coffee and head for Mandurah along some back roads.
  • Arrive around 6:15pm.
  • Eat Fish and Chips!
  • Contact John G for further information.
Sunday
21
Yanchep Ride - a short ride.
From East Perth at 9:00 am.
  • 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.
  • Another relatively short ride, on cooler roads, to suit a warm summer day.
  • Contact the Ride Leader, John Morrison (0415 198 183), for further information.




Saturday
27
Breakfast Club - hosted by Warnbro Sound Wanderers Branch.
At 9:30 am.
  • Breakfast by the Water.
  • Nino's Fish Bar Mandurah
  • Dolphin Quay, Shop 21, 4 Zephyr Mews, Mandurah.
  • Free wine raffle!
  • More info: compland@dodo.com.au

  • Perth Branch members wishing to join us for Breakfast in Mandurah will meet at: BP Kwinana Fwy. (approx 2klms south of Mundijong Rd)
  • We will leave for Mandurah from the servo at 8.45am.
  • Call JG for details 0417 945 789
Sunday
28
A Different Eating Experience - with Wayne.
  • Join me for a ride through the hills to Pinjarra for a kebab. Yes a kebab!!
  • We leave East Perth at the usual time of 9:00 am.
  • Morning tea stop in Kelmscott 45km.
  • From Kelmscott we go via Canning Dam, Serpentine and Dwellingup to Pinjarra 147km.
  • Lunch at Pinjarra kebabs, You can find them on facebook and check reviews. Chicken kebab burger with the lot just $13 and you will not need desert.
  • Alternate upmarket eating establishments are available within 30 metres, including subway, chicken treat and Dome.
  • Return from Pinjarra. Either make your own way home or join me as I navigate those lovely roads that Ed uses. ( Corio Kargotich etc)
  • Weather. If its too hot I will defer the ride. Keep an eye on the forum Friday/ Saturday before the ride.
  • Distances to Morning Tea 45, To Pinjarra 192, back to East Perth 279 kms so should be home early afternoon.
  • Ride leader Wayne Bavin 0401796018



  • 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! Bring your partner!
    • 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.

    February 2018
    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
    11
    My Favourite Roads Within a Day's Ride of Perth - PART 3: THE EAST.
    From East Perth at 9:00am.
    • If it's above 33C, I'll postpone.. stay tuned.

    • **** As the weather on this day is looking like being pretty HOT, I've decided to postpone to a later, cooler date. Stay tuned! ****

      • This is a familiar one to some 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 are pretty good, and there's no getting away from the sweeping bends and the fast-(ish) straights.
      • Distance: ~400kms. Fuel: Plenty along the way.
      • Where to? It's a surprise :-)
      • Coffee break: TBA
      • Ride Leader, John Morrison (0415 198 183)

      PS: Why not plan a ride on YOUR favourite roads within a day's ride of Perth and let me know about it!? -JM
    Saturday
    24
    Breakfast Club - hosted by Armadale Branch.
    At 9:30 am.
    • Combined WA Branches Breakfast #4. Join fellow Ulyssians, and socialise over breakfast. Just don't talk with your mouth full.
    • Avacado's Cafe (9496 3838). Menu
    • Cnr Mount St & Brookton Hwy, Kelmscott. Map
    • You could even meet your next best friend here.
    • Call JG for details 0417 945 789
    Sunday
    25
    Brunch in Toodyay - with Wayne
    From East Perth at 9:00am.
    • Note: If the weather forecast is above 33 degrees I will defer the ride... stay tuned.

      • This ride will be almost exclusively on back roads!
      • Distance from East Perth to Toodyay, 115kms.
      • Brunch in Toodyay approx at 10:30am.
      • Distance return (different route), ~ 125kms. Total Ride: 240kms.
      • We will corner mark after Toodyay until we reach Gt Northern Hwy.
      • Ride leader: Wayne Bavin (0401796018)

    Wednesday
    28
    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! Bring your partner!
    • 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.

    March 2018
    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.
    • Guests welcome!
    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.
    Guests welcome!
    You may wish to volunteer to lead a ride.
    Sunday
    11
    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.
    Fri - Mon
    16-19
    Esperance Ride - 4 day ride.
    Leave from Midvale, Caltex, Gt Eastern Highway, at 8:00am.
    Itinerary:
    • Fri: Perth - Kalgoorlie via York, Bruce Rock, Doodlakine and Merredin, 660km, overnight.
    • Sat: Kalgoorlie to Esperance, 400km, overnight. Late lunch at Condingup.
    • Sun: Esperance to Albany, 480km overnight.
    • Mon: Albany to Perth, 510km, via Mt Barker and the Muirs Hwy to Manjimup, and then home.

    Accommodation:
    • ibis Styles Kalgoorlie - they do have twin share, best to phone them asap. Currently at $116.
    • Esperance - Best Western Hospitality Inn, ring direct. Currently $129 for a double, with a Senior's Card.
    • Albany - Ace Motor Inn, around $108 for a double.

    • Ride Leader TBA.
    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 somewhere and then heading towards Merredin.
    • Ride down to Albany to join us on the Sunday, and riding back with us on the Monday.
    Saturday
    24
    Breakfast Club - Perth Branch will be hosting the Ulysses Breakfast Club event.
    9:30 am, at the Mundaring Weir Hotel, Mundaring. Map.
    • Combined WA Branches Breakfast #5. Join fellow Ulyssians, and socialise over breakfast.
    • You might even meet your next best friend!
    • Since Perth Branch is hosting this one, we really would like members to attend.
    • For those interested, there will be an organised ride to this location.

    • Ride details:
    • Ride leaves from Caltex Starshop, cnr of Gt Eastern Hwy and Farrall Rd, Midvale at 8:30am.
    • We ride via a selection of delightful roads via Bellevue, Helena Valley, Boya, Darlington, Glen Forrest, Parkerville, Stoneville and Mundaring to arrive at the Mudaring Weir Pub at ~ 9:15am.
    • Parking will be on the road above the Hotel, reserved for us by the management, in order to avoid the tricky business of manoeuvring in the hotel car park.
    • Ride Leader: Wayne Bavin, 0401 796 018

    • Info: John Gliddon on 0417 945 789
    Sunday
    25
    Lunch at Seabird Tavern. - with Wayne
    From East Perth at 9:00 am.
    • Morning Tea somewhere (Bullsbrook) about an hour after we leave East Perth.
    • Traverse some of my favourite roads through Chittering Valley and then Victoria plains.
    • Lunch at Seabird Tavern overlooking the Indian Ocean.
    • Easy run home straight down Indian Ocean drive.
    • Lunch at Seabird Tavern after 250k.
    • Fuel.. we'll stop at Regans Ford for those that need to top up, approx 180k after departure.
    • Distances: to Bullsbrook .......... 46
    • Bullsbrook to Seabird............. 190
    • Seabird to East Perth ............ 104
    • Total ride ....................... 340
    • Guests welcome!
    • Ride leader Wayne Bavin, 0401 796 018
    Wednesday
    28
    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! Bring your partner!
    • 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.

    April 2018
    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.
    • Guests welcome!
    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.
    Guests welcome!
    You may wish to volunteer to lead a ride.
    Saturday
    7
    Social Evening .. Tao Café
    Saturday-Sunday
    7-8
    Bridgetown Overnighter - with Ed, starting from Armadale at 9:00am.

    • Join us on another ride through the SW. We'll be starting at 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!
    Contact Ed 041 9902 498 for more information.


    Saturday
    14
    Pot Luck Dinner - at Buzz'.
    6:00pm start.
    This is after the usual Saturday Coffee meet.
    • Buzz is once more opening her house to host her well-liked and very enjoyable pot luck dinner events.
    • Prepare and bring a dish for everyone to share (that doesn't mean take-away stuff).
    • Let Buzz know what you will be bringing.
    • Bring a few drinks for yourselves.
    • Bring a friend / partner / spouse.
    • Info and address: Buzz on 0409 293 823

    Volunteers probably not needed that afternoon, Buzz and Luke have been busy tidying up.
    However, if you would like to help set things up, aim to arrive around 5pm. We will need some cleaner-uppers and dishwashers towards the end of the evening.

    Sunday
    22
    Favourite roads in the wheatbelt. - with Wayne
    From East Perth at 9:00 am.
    • Destination: A country pub for lunch.
    • How far?: Total ride distance 304 kms.
    • Morning Tea: Yes we will stop for coffee along the way.
    • Scenery: Lots of it and a variety.
    • Home: Should be home before 3pm.
    • Guests welcome!
    • Ride Leader: Wayne Bavin 0401796018.
    Wednesday
    25
    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! Bring your partner! Meet your next best friend!
    • Gather at 6:30 pm for a meal, drinks and a chat.
    • We then go upstairs at 8:00 pm for the "formal" part.

      As part of the Social Meeting there will be a Free Raffle that evening. Prizes will consist of

      • Free meal at the Carlisle Hotel
      • A nice bottle of wine
      • A mystery item

    • 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 Returning Officer to announce nominations and vote on contested roles.
    • Incoming officers talk about their plans going forward.
    • Click here for further information.

    May 2018
    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.
    • Guests welcome!
    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.
    Guests welcome!
    You may wish to volunteer to lead a ride.
    -
    6-12
    ULYSSES 2018 AGM, BARMERA SA
    • Registrations online now.
    • Perth branch members attending the Barmera AGM meet every so often to discuss details for the planned ride.
    • There is still limited accommodation available at the Barmera Country Club.
    • Perth branch riders heading to the Barmera AGM will depart from Caltex Midvale at 8am, Sunday May 6th.
      We will be stopping in Tammin for a cuppa and fuel, plus picking up a member or two for the ride to South Australia.
    • Members not attending the AGM are welcome to join us for the ride to Tammin.
    • For meeting and ride details call John Gliddon on 0417 945 789
    Sunday
    20
    Ride to Quindanning, with Ed.
    • The ride leaves from East Perth at 9:00 am and heads south to Dwellingup for coffee at the Blue Wren Cafe.
    • Once caffeine levels have been restored, we will head out of town to the east towards Boddington, but because we are going the pretty way, we will take the Lower Hotham Rd and approach Quindanning from the south. They will be surprised!
    • After lunch we will head out to Albany Hwy via Boddington to a fuel stop at the Riverside Roadhouse at Bannister.
    • It is about 235 km from East Perth to the roadhouse at Bannister. If your bike does not have that range, then you can top up at Dwellingup. There is no fuel at Quindanning and Boddington cannot be relied on.
    • We will take Albany Hwy back to Armadale and then make our way home.
    • I will be keeping an eye on the weather. Getting the bike rinsed is OK, but if it looks like we will need snorkels I will postpone it.
    • For more information contact the ride leader, Ed Lowe on 0419 902 498
    Sunday
    27
    Breakfast BBQ - bring your appetite.
    In case of inclement weather, this event will not proceed.

    If not raining, leave from East Perth at 8:00am.
    Forecast.
    • 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.
    Wednesday
    30
    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! Bring your partner!
    • 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.