In October 2007 the committee decided to change to a fixed date for memberships rather than the previous ‘12-months-from-joining’ system. Memberships now last 12 months from 1 March with the following concessions:
- 1 June to 30 November - ½ price
- 1 December to end of February - full price but membership lasts until the following March (i.e. 15 months if you join on 1 December)
How to join Bent Kranks and why you might want to.
Your website account is used to send you weekly e-mails about rides, once your membership payment is received.
Annual membership costs $20 per year ($15 concession). Our membership year is from 1 March to the end of the following February.
From 1 June to 30 November you can join for half price.
From 1 December to the end of February you pay full price and are covered for the next membership year.
You can pay:
If you’d prefer to pay by bank transfer here are our details:
|Account Name:||Bent Kranks Inc.|
You can send us a cheque at our P.O. Box. Remember to include some identifying details!
You can come along to a ride and pay the ride leader in cash, but you should probably also bring along your website registration details or a membership form so it's clear who the payment’s for.
You are welcome to join us on any calendar ride to try it out before becoming a member. Ride e-mails are usually sent out in the middle of the week before. Send us a message early in the week if you’d like a copy of the details for a particular ride. Contact the nominated ride leader the day before the ride to confirm your attendance.
- Regular organised rides & quarterly event calendars
- Weekly emails about ride & events
- Organised riding weekends away
- Social events
- The combined knowledge and support of members
- Promotion via gay/lesbian and other cycling media/groups
Club Activities Calendar
We try to plan our ride calendars to suit most levels of fitness and ability. The off-road ride distances are generally shorter, but can be twice the effort physically, requiring technical skill. Bike path rides are easier and usually in Melbourne suburbs near train lines, often providing the option to complete part of the ride and return by train. We also include road rides and the occasional rail trail ride in our calendar.
Once you become a member, you will then receive weekly emails with full ride description and contact details for that up-coming weekend. For some events, such as weekends away, where an advance booking or payment may be required, information is sent out earlier. We occasionally add extra rides to our schedule, and notify members via email in the week prior to the ride.
If you have any questions you can send us an e-mail here.
Bent Kranks is a bike club created for the gay and lesbian community of Melbourne and open to all. Whether you are a once a year rider or a weekend warrior who likes to hit the trails in and around Melbourne, we have a ride for you.
Our rides are mostly away from busy roads on urban bike paths, rail-trails or dirt tracks in the hills around town. Annual membership is only $20 and entitles you to be on our mailing list, receiving full ride details weekly.
If any of this appeals to you contact us and we will soon have you riding your bike in places that perhaps you never knew existed.
See you on your bike soon!
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