December 2023

Walmer Street Bridge ready to re-open

Workers are racing to complete the connections to the Walmer Street Bridge in Abbotsford and get the Main Yarra Trail crossing of the Yarra operational before the holidays.

The bridge has landed

A new bike and pedestrian bridge just settled gently across the Moonee Ponds Creek in West Melbourne, soon to welcome its first riders.

Big and blunt: the cars that threaten life

New research from the US has established that the trend toward cars and SUVs that are fashionably high at the front has resulted in a climb in deaths and serious injuries.
A wide concrete path branches off to the left and right with trees inbetween the two paths.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This edition of News Bites counts Sunday riders in Kingston, ironman to close Intercity Cycleway and Bridgewater Bridge works continue to disadvantage cyclists.

38 bike models skewered by recall

In a massive safety recall Product Safety Australia has recalled 38 bike models including from Avanti, Malvern Star, Raleigh and Diamond Back.

BikeSpot shines a light on the safest places to ride

An expansive mapping project to uncover Australia's most safe and unsafe places to ride has been met with huge interesting from the bike riding community, revealing valuable insights on infrastructure around the country.

How to save old bikes from landfill

Chances are we've all got a disused bike laying about somewhere or knows someone who does. And chances are this trash could become another rider's treasure if given a little TLC.
Man wearing bright red top rides along a wide concrete path in the sunlight, surrounded by dappled shade.

It’s a wrap 2023

With the year winding up and our next In the Loop not until next February, we wanted to remind you of all the cycling advancements that have happened in Tassie over the past year.
A cycle path on the left of the image separated from a footpath by a large pole with black and white sign directing people riding and walking to either side.

Have your say on Mac Point planning guidelines

Whether you support or oppose the Macquarie Point Stadium you may be interested in commenting on draft guidelines the Tasmanian Planning Commission has issued to shape the government’s application.
A group of riders on an asphalt path through a farming landscape, edged by gravel on either side.

Bumper summer ride plan

This is a bumper edition of upcoming social rides as the next In the Loop will not be until 1 February 2024.

Register now for National Ride2School Day 2024

Registrations are now open for Bicycle Network's National Ride2School Day 2024, where hundreds of thousands of kids around the country are expected to ride, scoot, skate and walk to class.

Culture shared on the Great Vic

On any Great Vic Bike Ride you’ll find explorers and adventurers, but a special bunch joined us for the 2023 Snow to Sea adventure.

Highway plan could fix gap in southeast

Early investigations for the upgrade of the South Gippsland Highway between South Dandenong and Lynbrook could provide a vital bike connection to Cranbourne through the suburbs in Melbourne’s south-east.

Geelong moves ahead with streetscape vision

Geelong’s plan to transform its central business area into a people-friendly and attractive streetscape has progressed another step with the release of master plans for Mercer and Gheringhap Streets, two gateways to the city.

A rider’s journey through Morocco

When Bren Christiansen decided to take a bike tour through Morocco, he thought I would have an amazing tour, how could it not be amazing cycling with friends and other like minded people? Then a devastating earthquake struck in the leadup.

Rail Loop seeks rider feedback

Suburban Rail Loop has released a set of visionary plans for the neighbourhoods that will surround the new stations along the project.

Drugged driver jailed over rider death

A driver impaired by a cocktail of drugs has been sentenced to seven years and 10 months imprisonment over the death of Melbourne physiotherapist Harry Papagolas in Spottswood in September 2021.

Return to Gippsland in 2024

This year’s Great Vic Bike Ride took in a just a small slice of Gippsland, but given this region is the size of Switzerland, here's why you should add it to your 2024 travel wish list.

Greensborough trail detour

Riders on the Greenborough Bypass Trail face lengthy detours this month as part of planning work to complete the M80 Ring Road.
A young child rides through an underpass under the Huon Hwy on the Whitewater Creek path.

Encourage councils to go for grants

More than $7 million in grants that could pay for cycling paths are up for grabs in the coming months so if your local council has been dragging its heels on a project you are keen on, it’s time to encourage them to get on with it.
view of kunanyi/Mt Wellington from the middle of the River Derwent

More ferries to ply the River Derwent

The Tasmanian Government has released a masterplan about expanding the Hobart ferry service to six more sites along the River Derwent, so what does that mean for people riding?
A blue and yellow sign for the Clarence Foreshore Trail is in the centre of the image, with a man wearing a bright yellow jacket riding in the background.

December rides help balance festivities

The Fern Tree Christmas lunch features in this fortnight of social rides, along with the popular folding bike convoy to MONA and country challenges out of Hobart
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Tassie Bike News Bites

A new track alongside the North West Bay River, grants go to new shared paths in Devonport, Hobart and Kingston, South Arm Rd design underway, and Hobart gives green light to Augusta Rd cycleway.