To go on Bumbly Day Out, YOU MUST REGISTER HERE. If we don’t have your details, we won’t know you are coming! Tickets can be bought on Tuesday 28th Feb at the Lemon Scented Lawns, Thursday at the free BBQ or canoe polo and Saturday on the day – but you must let us know!
Bumbly Day Out is packed out and set to be one of the largest ever (following one of our largest BBQs ever!). If you still want to go I can add you to the waiting list (let me know your mobile number, if you can drive (and if so how many passengers can you take), and if you are a Vegetarian.
Please read on for further information
Meet: Everyone meets at 9am at the blockhouse (unless you’ve spoken to me about going to Lysterfield directly) - please aim for 8:45am, particularly if you need to sign up as a member or pay for Bumbly (or if you want to sign up for Carnage) – we want to leave as close to 9am as possible.
Return: 5pm to the Blockhouse
Where are we going: Lysterfield Lake Park (drivers will be provided directions)
Cost: $15 + bring some money for petrol money if car pooling (will probably work out to be less than a few dollars each)
What to expect: We’ll arrive at Lysterfield around about 10am (it is a 30 min drive from Monash) and rotate groups through Kayaking, Mountain Biking and Rogaining (and a BBQ lunch!).
Drivers: We’ll give you the details at the Blockhouse of exactly where at Lysterfield we’re going to.
* Note that the day will go ahead even if raining (a little rain never hurt anyone! … and last year it rained and everyone still had fun!)
+ What to Bring
- Clothes for kayaking (boardshorts, bathers, rash vest if you have one, canvas runners/surf sandals or similar, thermals (polypro/wool)/wetsuit, sunscreen, also a towel) – NO COTTON (it wont keep you warm when wet)
- Clothes for mountain biking (t-shirt, shorts/pants and runners)
- Clothes for walking (t-shirt, shorts/pants and runners/boots)
– A dry change of clothes in a bag that will keep it dry (to change into after the activities in case you get wet / dirty)
- Rain Jacket & any other wet weather gear you want to bring (it’s probably going to rain)
- hat / sunscreen / sunglasses
- water bottle filled with water & snacks if you want any (we supply a BBQ for lunch)
- a car if you have one and can drive
- money for petrol if you are not driving.
Note: No jeans (jeans don’t like the wet), no cotton for kayaking
+ What we supply
- Lunch! We’ll put on a BBQ to keep you going past lunch
- Kayaks, mounting bikes, rogaining equipment
+ Car Pooling details
Most people are car pooling as such its a good time to detail the clubs petrol money guidelines
1. The driver works out how much petrol has been used on the trip and converts this into dollars.
(ie km driven x petrol use/100 x cost of petrol) (petrol use will probably be around 10-12 litres per 100km, depending on the car… so if you drive 100 km in total, and petrol costs around 120c/L: Petrol in dollars: 100km x 0.1 L/km x 1.2 $/L = $12)
2. The driver then multiplies this number by 1.5 to take into account car maintenance.
3. The driver divides the total dollars by the number of people in the car. This is the amount of money each person should pay the driver (in effect the driver also pays himself).
Example: Three people (two passengers and the driver) share one car and the total petrol cost for the trip comes to $90.
$90 x 1.5 = $135. This is
total amount owed the driver.
135 divided by 3 = $45. This is the amount that each person should pay the driver
FOR DRIVERS – Petrol money is important, even for short trips.
You may be surprised at how the kilometres add up when you take your car on many short trips (eg. to the climbing gym) and don’t collect petrol money.
Ensure you are not putting yourself or passengers at undue risk.
Be responsible for the maintenance of your car. Check your tires, water and oil and engine coolant regularly.
FOR PASSENGERS - When you arrive home again, ask the driver how much you should give them for petrol (and maintenance); Don’t wait for them to ask you.
Asking for money is awkward, and some people will be uncomfortable doing it, especially for short trips.
Don’t be a tight arse. Round up to the nearest dollar if change becomes a hassle.
If you travel somewhere in one car, and come home in another, plan to organize your petrol money when you arrive at the destination with the first driver.
Replace tired drivers.
Be considerate to your driver. It will get around quickly if you are not a desirable passenger, and you may find it hard to get a lift next time.
Club activities rely on members sharing their vehicles. Their generosity should not be taken for granted or abused.
If you have any questions let me know - firstname.lastname@example.org – or for urgent issues call me 0413 504 918 (if it’s a question that can be emailed and isn’t urgent, please email rather than call!)