Lessons & Group Rides

Never ridden a bike? Haven’t ridden in a few years? Like to brave the road? There’s a class to suit all riders. Choose from private lessons, group lessons or join a group bike ride.


Public Lessons (non-members)

Group Lessons in a car-free zonePrivate and Group Lessons are usually held in Elwood / St Kilda and may be scheduled on weekdays or the weekend.

Private Lessons are for any level of cycling from, those who have never ridden or those wishing to brush up on their cycling skills. Private lessons run for 60 mins and cost $80.

Private lessons are not listed on the calendar as these are arranged to mutually suit the instructor and cyclist.

Group Lessons are designed to build cycling skills and rider confidence.  They comprise of up to three ladies and one instructor.  Group lessons run for 1.5 hours and cost $50 per cyclist.

Group lessons are listed on the rides/events calendar.

What Happens Next?

If you wish you may join Ladies Back On Your Bike, you will be assigned to a group suitable for you to cycle with.  The annual membership is $125 per year.

Never ridden before One hour Private Lesson = $80 Secure off road area, usually in Elwood / St Kilda, but possible elsewhere by arrangement. Cycle paths Read Group Rides for:
1. Melbourne Path Rides
2. Social rides
Childhood Riders (those who haven’t ridden for 20-30 years) Group Lesson (ratio 3 : 1 instructor) 1.5 hours = $50 or One hour Private Lesson = $80 Secure off road area, usually in Elwood / St Kilda, but possible elsewhere by arrangement. Cycle paths Read Group Rides for:
1. Melbourne Path Rides
2. Social rides
Recent riders (those who haven’t ridden for a few years) Group Lesson (ratio 3 : 1 instructor) 1.5 hours = $50 or One hour Private Lesson = $80 Secure off road area. Usually in Elwood / St Kilda, but possible elsewhere by arrangement. Cycle paths Read Group Rides for:
1. Melbourne Path Rides
2. Social rides
3. Path 2 Road sessions
Ready to move from the cycle path to the road  Join the Path 2 Road sessions. P2R is currently in progress, with fortnightly sessions and optional weekends away. Next intake is Jan 2018 for fortnightly sessions. Contact Admin for further details. Cycle paths, usually in Bayside,  but possible elsewhere by arrangement. Quiet roads with traffic, then onto roads with medium traffic. Read Group Rides for:
1. Melbourne Path / Road Rides
2. Social rides
3. Weekend, overnight, overseas trips
Plus
4. Various charity rides in Melbourne or elsewhere e.g. MS ride, Conquer cancer ride
5.Great Vic Bike Ride (GVBR), GQR, GTR
6. Around The Bay (ATB)

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Group Rides (members)

We provide the following Group Rides; Melbourne Path Rides, Melbourne Road Rides, Social Rides & Country Rides.  Special events, overnight trips, weekends away and overseas cycling are also offered to our members.

Each of these rides cater for both the confident rider and the non confident rider. Each cyclist is allocated to a group based on her cycle skill level and endurance so as to be neither bored nor intimidated.  Enjoy social, as well as organised bike rides with women of similar riding standard.  You will not only make progress with your cycling skills but meet other incredible women along the way.

Melbourne Path Rides

These rides take you on one of the numerous bike paths in and around Melbourne, sometimes en route to lunch, whether a picnic or a cafe. Develop your fitness and riding skills as you cycle, chat with other riders and enjoy the scenery.

Duration: Rides are approximately 3 – 4 hours.
Group Size: Group sizes usually range from 4 – 8 riders. Max 12.
Price: dependent on ride duration, location, backup vehicle and bike transport requirements.   Price of these rides will be advertised on the TeamApp Ride calendar.

Melbourne Road Rides

These rides take you on roads around Melbourne suburbs.  There is always a lunch or coffee stop en route so that you can chat with other riders.  Enjoy and explore all the different parts of Melbourne with no parking issues!.

Duration: Rides are approximately 3 – 4 hours.
Group Size: Group sizes range from 4 – 8 riders. Max 12.
Price: dependent on ride duration, location, backup vehicle and bike transport requirements.   Price of these rides will be advertised on the TeamApp Ride calendar.

Social Rides

Enjoy social, as well as organised bike rides around Melbourne with women of similar riding standard.  You will not only make progress with your cycling skills but meet other incredible women along the way.

Social rides may be organised by any LBOYB member for her specific group.

Country Rides

These rides take you into the country usually within 2 hours of Melbourne CBD.  There is always a lunch or coffee stop en route so that you can chat with other riders.  Enjoy, explore and smell the fresh country air on the many rides you can take part in!.

Duration: Rides are approximately 6 – 9 hours.
Group Size: Group sizes range from 4 – 8 riders. Max 12.
Price: dependent on ride duration, location, backup vehicle and bike transport requirements.   Price of these rides will be advertised on the TeamApp Ride calendar.

Group Ride Summary

Melbourne Path Rides 3 – 4 hours per ride including lunch, cycling on various cycle paths in and around Melbourne, to lunch and back, with a group of 4-8 women. Meeting point varies according to cycle path / lunch spot chosen. Cost is dependent on ride duration, location, backup vehicle and bike transport requirements.
Melbourne Road Rides 3 – 4 hours per ride including a coffee stop, cycling on various road throughout greater Melbourne, with a group of 6-12 women.  Meeting point varies according to the route.  Arranged for those members that have completed the Path 2 Road program, catering for each of the levels separately, so that you are cycling with others of similar standard.  Cost is dependent on ride duration, location, backup vehicle and bike transport requirements.
Social Rides Free. Arranged at whim by any member. Has varying days, times, duration’s as the organizer sees fit. Once your cycling level is known and you agree to our privacy code, you will added to ‘the list’, to have communication with other women of similar standard cycling ability. However, in order to maintain everyone’s privacy and to ascertain your cycling level, if you have not participated in a class, you will be asked to meet and cycle with Jacinta to determine which of the 4 levels suits you best.
Country Rides A country ride incorporates a max of 2 hour drive to destination, a 4 hour ride, a lunch stop and the journey back – taking between 6 – 9 hours.  These rides are great fun, can challenge the rider and have us exploring the countryside. These rides cater for up 12 riders and a ride leader.  Start / finish points vary according to the route.  Arranged for those members that have completed the Path 2 Road program, catering for each of the levels separately, so that you are cycling with others of similar standard.  Cost is dependent on ride duration, location, backup vehicle and bike transport requirements.