August 2022

Final approval of NE rail trail gets moving

The next stage of the North East Rail Trail is underway, with a development application now before the Launceston Council and public comments accepted over the next 2 weeks.

Macauley Road bike route disruption

The busy Macauley Road bike route through Kensington faces a period of disruption as works on the Epsom Road Sewer renewal move further east.

Landslips in the Yarra Ranges

Riders in the ranges east of Melbourne may encounter works to repair landslips at sites in Warburton and East Warburton between now and the end of the year.

Great Vic 2022 tasting trail

The 2022 Great Vic Bike Ride is packed with sights to see, but what you might not know is that this year’s route is foodie heaven.

Rivers masterplan for Geelong region

Work is underway on a new masterplan for the lower reaches of the Moorabool and Barwon Rivers through Geelong, potentially creating new opportunities for combining bike riding with nature and culture.

Are riders on the button?

Over the past decade, as electric devices have greatly improved the day-to-day operation of the once-humble mechanical bicycle, batteries have become an essential accessory.

New concepts out for Geelong link

Updated designs have been released for the rail duplication through Geelong that will deliver an important new connection to the bike network.

Back on your Bike gets to work

Ride2Work Day is coming up on 19 October and this year we are heading to the source to help more people make the transport change.

30km/h speed limits for more WA streets

As part of the Department of Transport’s ‘Safe Active Streets’ program, the WA government is set to drop speeds to 30km/h on more streets to make roads safer for bike riders.

Underused bikes could be part of climate fight

A landmark global study has revealed that, while we are producing more bikes than cars, they are getting nowhere near the same level of use. This means that their role in the fight against climate change is largely unrecognised.

Fresh vision for Northern Trails

The municipalities across Melbourne's north have launched a bold new strategy to expand and strengthen the trails network across the region.

Tassie Bike News Bites

New bike parking at a southern bus stop and Hobart CBD, council defers Longford street plans again, Molle and Collins lights nearly finished, and Rail Trails website makes it easier to plan your trip.

Spring on the horizon with rides a plenty

Our last winter rides and first rides for spring offer something for everyone with a few longer routes, out-of-town rides and dedicated e-bike and women’s rides.

Millers Rd–West Gate Fwy interchange closures

A major, concentrated burst of construction around the Millers Road connection with the West Gate Freeway in Altona North/Brooklyn will have a major impact on traffic over the coming month.

Moonee Ponds Creek closure

Stage One works of the Reimagining your Moonee Ponds Creek Program commence Monday 22 August, resulting in a detour for riders.

Great Vic 2022: Introducing Koroit

Our first stop on the Great Vic Bike Ride 2022 is Koroit where a hearty welcome and a genuine Irish community awaits. Here are some highlights to check out.

Bridge Inn Road detours

The project to upgrade Bridge Inn Road through Doreen will close several sections of shared path during the works.

More for the Merri Creek

The State government is moving ahead with plans to upgrade the trails on the lower reaches of Merri Creek.

Farmers & cyclists oppose Longford plan

Tractors and bicycles might not seem like the likeliest of bedfellows but in Longford they were natural allies last week at a protest against plans to narrow the main street between William and Union streets.

Ride off the beaten track this fortnight

All of our rides this fortnight have some or most of the route utilising gravel roads and paths, reflecting the desire of a lot of riders to enjoy natural places without too many cars around. So get out your treads and wider tyres and enjoy our urban and regional areas. Domain Quadruple Loop – Saturday [...]

NSW bill cuts rail trail red tape

A bill amendment to be brought before NSW Legislative Council next week could be a game-changer for the delivery of rail trails across the state. However, it needs your support.