Bicycle User Groups (or BUGs for short) are local groups of like minded bike riders who get together for social riding in their area.
These groups often run regular bike rides for their members, guests and members of the public to go along and enjoy. Bicycle NSW assists these BUGs for their public rides, supports their members to advocate for better bike infrastructure and conditions in their Local Government Areas, and go on to represent their concerns at a State level.
BUGs exist across NSW, but only those affiliated with Bicycle NSW can assure their ride leaders are comprehensively trained and approved to deliver the highest quality, interesting and suitable rides for all participants. Individual members of BUGs are also encouraged to take out their own Bicycle NSW membership for their personal accident insurance and access to other member benefits.
All you need to take part is a roadworthy bike and a bike helmet. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you ride, there will be someone to keep you company.
The purpose of the Orange BUG is the promotion of community, recreational and social cycling and to run events for cycling for these purposes in the Orange and Central West region.
Our goal is to increase participation of community and social cycling in the Orange and Central West region including the promotion of cycling safety, tourism, recreation and health activity. We are particularly passionate about our food and wine offerings in the region and the unique scope we have to offer cyclists.
BUG Ride Leaders
To be covered by Insurance, Ride Leaders must belong to an incorporated BUG, affiliated to Bicycle NSW and be a Bicycle NSW Member. Participants must also provide some basic contact information and acknowledge the risks inherent with cycling to ride with the group.
By increasing the level of knowledge and skill among a greater number of Ride Leaders, Bicycle NSW, consistent with its Mission, seeks to encourage more members of our community to enjoy the benefits of cycling through:
Better organised rides – more satisfaction for participants
Better planned rides – improved levels of safety for participants
Better conducted rides – reduced levels of risk for participants and organisers