March 2023

Glenferrie Road plan moves ahead

Glenferrie Road – crowded, congested, contentious – has long had ambitions to be one of Melbourne’s premier shopping strips.

Exciting April events

Looking for some inspiration to get out and about on your bike? There are plenty of fun things happening around Victoria as we move into the cool and comfortable autumn months.
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Train disruptions on the way in April

Riders counting on trains to complete their journeys in the next fortnight should be aware of bus replacement services affecting several routes around Melbourne.

Recall: Kogan Fortis MTB Folder

The Fortis Shimano 7 Speed 26" Foldable Mountain Bike from Kogan has been recalled because the bicycle frame may crack or break below the rear suspension during use.

Trail detour at Sunshine

Melbourne Airport Rail is preparing for major track works through Albion and Sunshine which will result in some bike trail detours this year.

Horror roundabout up for fix

The horror roundabout on the Ballan Road bike route at the Greens and McGrath Roads intersection in Wyndham Vale is set for an upgrade.
Image of an old bridge in a river with large concrete pylons and people on bikes lined up along the edge of the railing.

Coastal Pathway progress update

The North West Riders Group led a community ride on Sunday to look at the progress of the Coastal Pathway between Leith and Turners Beach and Ulverstone and West Ulverstone.

Plans for a better-connected Ballarat

Bike riders in Ballarat will enjoy smoother trips around town as the city council moves ahead on new paths through its Trails and Connections Project.

New intersection planned for key bike route

Residents in Melbourne’s rapidly growing outer east are being provided with extensive bike infrastructure along with their new suburbs, but some existing roads are not bike friendly.
Three primary school age boys ride around coloured plastic discs on an asphalt netball court.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Ride2School Day, the NE Rail Trail appealed yet again, a new bike-friendly bridge coming for the Pipeline and government looks for idea for Spreyton to Cradle Mt road route.

Works continue at Merlynston

Works around Merlynston Station in Coburg North continue with activities now switching to the west side of the track.

National Ride2School Day hits new heights

Overflowing bike sheds, proud parents and ear-to-ear smiles could be found all over the country today as thousands of kids took part in another joyous National Ride2School Day.
An illustration showing the aerial view of the Clarence Council town centre with Kangaroo Bay at the top of the picture.

Clarence proposing Bligh St bike lanes

Clarence Council has released concept maps and designs to improve the central area of Rosny, Warrane and Bellerive as part of its City Heart project, including better cycling connections.
A sandstone bridge with an 1864 date in the middle crosses a river with arched spans and people in the background walking on paths.

Autumn out-of-towner rides

As we get into the beautiful settled autumn weather our social ride leaders are increasingly heading out of town to enjoy the great outdoors via bicycle. For the first time, we’ve also included planned north-west ride locations and dates for the rest of the year so you can mark your diary.
A man wearing a dark hat and coat looks down at a clipboard while a person rides past. Golden morning sun lights up the sandstone buildings in the background.

Films, rides & tools key to this year’s Bike Week

Bike Week wraps up for another year, with the screening of the US documentary MOTHERLOAD! and the Longford retro cycles showcase two of the highlights. US film inspires cycling solidarity The week kicked off on Sunday 5 March with a screening of MOTHERLOAD! in Hobart and Launceston. Around 50 people attended each session, with the [...]
Aerial view of the road bridge and old rail bridge being converted to a shared path across the Forth River.

Ride to check out central coastal pathway work

Our North West Riders group is inviting the community to join it on Sunday 26 March to check out the great work that’s been done on the Central Coast Council’s section of the Coastal Pathway.
A man on a mountain bike and young girl sitting in a shotgun seat on his crossbar wear matching blue helments and yellow vests ride on a dirt trail uphill next to a rock wall, surrounded by forest.

Tassie Bike News Bites

New family-rated MTB trails open on kunanyi, Devonport ooking for healthy plan feedback, upcoming sustainability festivals and a BikeFest in Launceston feature in this Bike News Bites.

New M80 path open

A new section of path has opened along the M80 Ring Road through Airport West and Tullamarine.

Riding to Melbourne CBD bounces back

Bike commuting in Melbourne is bouncing back in the wake of the COVID years and numbers are up more than 50% on last year, according to data from today's annual Super Tuesday bike count.

New Geelong plan locks in bike vision

A new planning framework for central Geelong promises to transform the environment of the downtown precinct with a vibrant street life, a thriving economy, and many more people on bikes.