23.         Social aspects of cycling                    

Sunday rides

Muggaccinos rides incorporate a higher social theme than most bicycle ride groups which is not unsurprising as its nom de plume is synonymous with coffee.  Many ride groups will hammer hard for a few hours and provide a Café Stop afterwards to enable cyclists to stick around for a chat if time permits. 

Whereas a feature of Muggaccinos’ 100km+ rides are the 40+ Nosh Stop that its cyclists frequent every year on the 30+ different 100km+ Ride Routes which cover the perimeter of Sydney from -

*          Up North:
West Head, Northern Beaches, Central Coast, Gosford, Wyee, Wyong, Somersby, Spencer, Berowra Waters, Galston, Windsor, Richmond, Kurrajong,

*          Out West:
            Mt Annan, Cobbitty, Picton, Warragamba Dam,

*          Down South:
            Sutherland, Royal National Park, Bundeena, Austinmer, Wollongong Harbour.

The average Sunday ride will include 2, 3 or occasionally 4  x  30 min Nosh Stops to bung on the Nose Bag, Suck some Drugs and Shoot the Breeze with other hill climbing aficionados.  Many of these Nosh Stops are at the top of climbs which are generally keenly fought out contests.

Multi-Day Ride Weekends

Since the group’s inception in the mid-‘90s, Muggaccinos has conducted a handful of Multi-Day Ride Weekends each year to a myriad of country towns including Cessnock, Mudgee, Cowra, Bundanoon, Wyong, Wisemans Ferry, Wollombi, Paterson, Dungog, Berry, Robertson, Bright Vic. where cyclist ride hard during the day and party after dark.   No complaints or accidents to date, albeit there have been a few sore heads, but not feelin' poorly enough to cop-out of a scheduled day ride. 

More information is at Weekends Away in 2008.