How to join Bent Kranks and why you might want to.
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
- That warm feeling that comes with supporting a community organisation :-)
Club Activities Calendar
We try to plan our ride calendars to suit most levels of fitness and ability. 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.
Choose an option below to register an account and become a member.
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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