Essendon Cyclery Shop Ride

Here at La Velocita we love to see you get out and ride. We want to help you find some new friends and find an excuse to get out and ride.  Over time will be profiling a number of riding groups.  

Looking for a ride that caters for a range of abilities in Melbourne's inner North West? Why not try the Essendon Cyclery Shop Ride. 

Words - Kirra McDonald    Images - Andrew Clifforth 


The EC guys put on a shop ride… and they do it well! Gareth Huth, the owner of EC, supports the ride. He ensures that who ever starts the ride finishes it with a smile on their face.  And not in a horrible suck it up kind of way, but with a sense of camaraderie and mateship, along with a few laughs, a few lessons and some helpful tips.

What we really like about this ride is that it truly welcomes all abilities. No one is turned away.  The guys encourage the ‘newbies’ to bunch riding or riding in general to pop in and talk to the guys before the ride for some helpful tips and so that they can be helped along the way if required. Love it.


There's a few rides to choose from at EC. The Wednesday night shop ride takes in Melbourne's north west, heading out towards and around the back of Melbourne airport. Lots of nice ups and downs, pinches and a mixture os suburban, industrial and country fringe roads.

Weekend's provide options of Beach Road and rides to the North West or North East.


All rides start and finish at Essendon Cyclery - 926 Mount Alexander Rd, Essendon

Essendon Cyclery welcomes new riders to join their shop ride. 


Airport loop - 40km / 400m Vert.

Meet out the front of EC for a 6:20pm departure for a social pace, or a 6:30pm departure for a good old push until you pop kind of pace.


7.00am Start for two options

Option 1 - Mordilloc Return - 65km

Option 2 - Adventure ride - 70km+ - For the more experienced riders, each week you'll go out to one of the following - Wildwood (various versions), Mt Pleasent, Beach Road... organised rides go further afield, Macedon has been known to make an appearance.  

Meet at Essendon Cyclery 


The guys put on a series of Sunday rides through the summertime, helping you get out to all of the rides included in the 7 Peaks challenge + Donna Buang... So far My Buller and Donna have been ticked off the list. They put on a great weekend to tackle a few of the climbs around Bright in the new year.

Meet at Essendon Cyclery 


Link to the Essendon Cyclery Facebook page here

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