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Coffee and a Donation

Whenever we stop for coffee during or after rides, the members of Bribie Island Bicycle User Group (Bribie BUG) contribute donations to help a local charity of our choice. We have been supporting the Bribie-Moreton Hospice Health Services for two years now and our members recently voted to continue this support for another year.

Featured Image(above): (From L to R) Nell Baker, Hospice Op Shop Manager Joan Harrison, Hospice Committee, Member Lyn Stevens, Hospice Committee Member, Joan Cornett, Hospice Vice President Leo Boonstoppel, Bribie BUG President Kerrianne Hickman, Hospice Committee Member Maree Cunningham, Hospice Honorary Secretary Linette MacFarlane Bribie BUG Member.

Over the last year, our members donated $939 which the club rounded up to $1,000. On 26 September members of both the Hospice committee and Bribie BUG gathered outside the Bribie Hospice Op Shop to see our President Leo Boonstoppel present a cheque for this amount to the Hospice Vice President Joan Cornett. Bribie BUG was formed to encourage bicycle use on Bribie Island and to help cyclists meet each other and ride together to explore Bribie and other areas on the mainland.

We also seek to improve conditions and facilities for cyclists on Bribie. Bribie BUG holds regular weekly rides for members and visitors. Rides currently leave from the Information Centre on Benabrow Avenue, Bellara at 8 am on Mondays and Saturdays and 6 am on Wednesdays, weather permitting.

Bribie BUG’s free annual event for cyclists of all ages, Ride Bribie Island 2019, is coming up on Sunday, 27 October at Apex Park, Bongaree with rides of 40km, 30km, 20km and 10km on offer. Contact Bribie BUG at bribiebug@yahoo.com.au or phone Isabel on 5496 8661 for more information.

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