February 2023

Port entrance to be modified

The entrance to the Port of Melbourne at Dock Link Road – the location of a recent rider fatality – will be modified in the coming weeks.

Awe-inspiring Autumn events

The holiday season may be behind us with the work year now in full swing, but there are still plenty of opportunities for bike-related adventure and inspiration.
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Tassie Bike News Bites

Bike News this week includes forestry operations and impact on MTB riding, MOTHERLOAD screenings in Hobart and Launceston and call for Super Tuesday volunteers.
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Bike Week rides and beyond

Bike Week is here with its interesting mix of free social rides in Hobart and Launceston – drag out your classic bike, bling your bike with lights, enjoy a lunch on the mountain, unfold your Brompton, or get a dose of history and celebrate International Womens Day! Pipeline Track from Fern tree or Hamlet – [...]

Whitehall Street works

Riders should be alert to minor works at night along the Whitehall Street path through Footscray and Yarraville over the next few days.

Police hunt hit-run driver

Geelong Highway Patrol officers are appealing for information after a hit-run collision involving a bike rider in Lovely Banks, north of Geelong, on Tuesday 21 February.

Police renew search for trail shooter

Following six years of investigation into the shooting of a rider on the Murray to Mountain Rail Trail, detectives from the Armed Crime Squad have again called for public assistance in solving the puzzling incident.

Police hunt scooter crash duo

Police are seeking the rider and passenger of a motor scooter who fled following a collision that seriously injured a bike rider on the Laverton Creek Trail.
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Bike Week rides rolling out in March

Get ready for Bike Week by picking which social ride you’re going to join to celebrate between 5 and 12 March! Take your pick between Launceston and Hobart region rides galore.

New bridge for bikes over Manly Lagoon

An active transport "chokepoint" is set for relief in Sydney, with the NSW Government committing to a new bridge for pedestrians and bike riders over Manly Lagoon.

Upfield Trail upgrade continues

The project to upgrade and extend the Upfield Trail has restarted and consequently there will be closures and minor detours for the next three weeks.

National Road Safety Action Plan launched

A new road safety action plan has been agreed to by the nation’s federal and state governments to coordinate the push to reduce the unacceptable level of road trauma across Australia.
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Tassie Bike News Bites

Bike News Bites is a reminder to register for your Super Tuesday spot, get on the art crawl and make a comment to the Devonport road strategy.

Scotchmans Creek Trail goes wider

The attractive Scotchmans Creek Trail through Glen Waverley will be widened and upgraded in a new proposal from the City of Monash.

Dubai’s cool bike lane idea

The cool folks of Dubai have dreamt up just the thing for bike riders who want to chill out in a hot city on the edge of the desert.

Bridging the gaps from Parramatta to Sydney

A 91-km kilometer waterfront route for Sydney's bike riders and pedestrians has edged closer to reality, with early works and planning now underway to complete some missing links.

Rider dies in collision in Illowa

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal collision which occurred in Illowa, west of Warrnambool, on Friday 10 February.

East Melbourne street closures

A tram network upgrade on Gisborne Street in East Melbourne will disrupt bike traffic in and out of the city until next month.

Adventure Cycling: It’s a thing

Riders have a new lens through which to look at their world of riding, and it is going to shape investment in better attractions and promote riding in places it has never been before.

Landslip cancels Peaks Challenge

Australia’s legendary Alpine bike riding event, Peaks Challenge, has been cancelled for this year due to the landslip at Falls Creek.

End in sight for 13,000 km trip

Andrew Crompton didn't consider himself a keen bike rider when setting out from his hometown in the UK with a 13,000-km-plus journey in front of him. But with 3,000 km left to travel, spirits remain high.