October 2023

Epsom Road plan revealed

A new pedestrian crossing being installed on Epsom Road in Kensington has raised initial concern among riders that they could be put at risk by being forced to merge into fast traffic.

Train disruptions on the way

Riders in Melbourne counting on trains to complete their journeys in the coming weeks sould be mindful of bus replacement services that may impact their journeys.

What’s on in the bike riding community?

Spring has in the air and it's a great time to be out enjoying life on two wheels. Looking for a little camaraderie and community spirit while you do it? Here are a few fun events to get those wheels turning.

Surf Coast Highway closure

Riders using the popular Surf Coast Highway route to Torquay from Geelong may encounter minor disruption this weekend due to level crossing works.

Singapore ups the cost of driving

As every bike rider knows Australia drivers have a sense of entitlement: they own the road and the rest of us can use it only at their grace and favour.
A line of colourfully clad riders stand with their bikes with one arm in the air with Hobart's waterfront buildings the backdrop.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Sunny weather encourages Ride2Work Sunny weather on Ride2Work Day last week helped more people get on their bikes, with one of our biggest breakfast turnouts on the Hobart waterfront in many years. Politicians, families, long-term riders and first-timers all came together to enjoy coffees and pastries, get their bikes checked and make a smoothie. Hats [...]

Phone use behind crash rise

A new analysis of mobile phone data shows that more than a quarter of crashes on US roads are linked to phone misuse.

Guilty plea in Rutherglen crash

A driver has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death in relation to a crash that killed a rider in Rutherglen earlier this year.

Join our Super Sunday bike counts

Registrations are now open for volunteers to secure a site during Bicycle Network's upcoming Super Sunday active transport survey on Sunday 12 November.
A group of women stand in a line with bicycle out the front of an old sandstone building on Hobart's waterfront.

Sticky beak at Hobart’s buildings on wheels

The popular Open House Hobart architectural program is the focus for one of our social rides this fortnight, joining trusty regulars like the fortnightly E-bike Coffee Cruise and monthly north-west ride.

Riders step it up a gear for National Ride2Work Day 2023

Melbourne bike riders were out in full force for Ride2Work day 2023, celebrating some of the city’s best bike routes to work, and the improving spring weather.  Bicycle Network Counts at four key sites around Melbourne counted 2917 bike riders and 141 micro-mobility (e-scooter) users. Numbers were higher than last year at three of the [...]

The joy of learning to ride

Learning to ride a bike offers migrant women at Wellsprings for Women community centre a new sense of freedom and independence.

New station planned close to trail

The Djerring Rail Trail through Melbourne’s southeast will pass almost at the doorstep of the new Suburban Rail Loop station planned for Clayton.

Cargo bikes. Oh what a feeling!

Toyota dealers across France now have a cargo bike on the showroom floor, and it's not just for show: they’ll sell you one instead of a car!

Massive Black Forest Drive Upgrade

After a decade-long battle, the notorious Black Forest Drive through Macedon and Woodend will be transformed from four lanes to a traffic-calmed two-lane road with separated bike lanes.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This Bike News Bites takes a look at Hobart's new cycleways, bike theft, staying safe MTBing,, a petition to smooth the bumpy track, and Cygnet community ride entires open.

Riding Around the Bay for heart health

An organised mass participation ride like Around the Bay can act as a powerful motivator at any point of a health journey, but at one cardiac health clinic in Melbourne's it is serving as a vital pathway on the road to recovery.

Ride, eat, drink, work

We'll be celebrating all the first-time and long-time cycling commuters on Ride2Work Day with breakfast in Hobart at Mawson Place and in Launceston at Civic Square, 7.30am–9am, Wednesday 18 October.
A line of bicycles riding down the Intercity Cycleway with a man in a recumbent wearing a yellow jacket and helmet leading the way.

Two rides on offer for Seniors Week

Hobart volunteers are offering two rides for Seniors Week this year, the popular e-bike ride as well as a slower, shorter option for the lower-tech set.

Parkville tram stop impacts

Work begins this week on a major new tram stop for the underground station under construction at Parkville.

Shimano recalls 11-speed cranks

Shimano has recalled certain cranksets on Dura-Ace and Ultegra models due to a fault that can cause the crank arm to separate from the main crank.