SOCIAL GROUP RIDES
HERE TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR RIDE TRIBE
We don't have to tell you how fun mountain bike riding is. But we will say that it is more fun when you do it with other people!
We regularly run group rides at Lysterfield Park [and sometimes beyond] with a social focus, for people of all ages and at all stages of their riding journey.
All our group rides are led by LDTR team members who are trained in Emergency First Aid, have up to date Working with Children checks, follow our Child Safety standard and have extra training with AusCycling to help inspire and energise the riding community.
Each ride will describe what skill level they are aimed at [for example beginner, intermediate or advanced].
All rides are *no-drop* rides - which basically means that the ride leader will wait at meeting points along the trail for you to catch up if you are at the trail end of the pack.
As we are a volunteer organisation, to help with the cost of running group rides and the training of leaders, attendees to our group rides are required to be a member of Lysterfield District Trail Riders + AusCycling member.
More information can be found on our membership page.
WHAT TO BRING ALONG TO A RIDE
1. Bike - minimum front suspension / off road tyres
2. Helmet - Australian Approved / correct fit
3. Enclosed shoes
4. Suitable comfortable cycling or outdoor clothing
5. Water carrier and bottle / hydration pack
6. Full finger gloves
6. Lots of snacks
7. Spare tube + repair kit
8. A sense of adventure
TYPES OF SOCIAL GROUP RIDES WE HOST
Our MTB movement where we create a safe community for people who identify as female.
Lysty Chicks meet up at Lysyerfield Park on the last weekend of each month [alternating days] with spontaneous group rides in between.
Our rides are followed by coffee and chats at The Orchard at Montague [next to Lysterfield Park].
GENERAL SOCIAL RIDES
A monthly ride, open to people of all genders, 18+
Meet like-minded, mountain bike loving people and get out for a social spin.
Intermediate level of fitness required, with 20-30kms of riding done at each ride.
Ride followed by coffee at The Orchard at Montague's [next to Lysterfield Park]
EXTERNAL SOCIAL RIDES
We love Lysty, but we also love to explore other awesome places to ride.
We regularly host group social rides to places around Victoria such as Red Hill, Buxton, Silvan, Lake Mountain and more!
Our Junior program is called the Lysty Trailblazers.
There's a lot on for this group - monthly social group rides, trail maintenance days, races and even a spot at the Friday Fun + Lazy Loops
Monthly social rides are followed with a BBQ + refreshments
TUES NIGHT RIDES
A casual group ride held most Tuesday nights at 6pm.
Details for this ride are posted in our LDTR Facebook group.
An intermediate level of fitness is required and this group like to go at a descent pace!