June 2022

Tour de France 2022 beginners guide

A handy Tour de France 2022 guide for anyone who is new to the world of cycling or embarking on their first foray into the three-week spectacle.

Rail service disruptions in July

Riders who take their bikes on trains will face disruptions this month as buses replace trains on lines where upgrades are underway.

Barking up the wrong tree?

The City of Melbourne wants to create more space for dogs to roam off-leash and one of the parks nominated is on Canning Street, a busy bike route.

Work starts on Skye path

Works is underway on the upgrade of Hall Road and the new shared that will connect Skye and Cranbourne West in Melbourne’s outer south-east.

Federation Trail works notice

Riders on the Federation Trail in Werribee may be slightly inconvenienced this month by maintenance works at sewer manholes along the route.

Ride Australia’s southern-most road

Our new longer Alt-Fondo rides are getting down and dirty this fortnight with a ride down the channel on gravel from Southport to Cockle Creek and back on Australia’s southern-most road.

New bike tools help riders in a pickle

Next time you’re cruising down the cycleway and hear an inexplicable rattle or squeak you’ll be able to stop and fix it thanks to Bicycle Network’s public bike tool stands.

Tassie Bike News Bites

A missing shared path in the Algona Road roundabout redesign, roadworks that may affect your bike ride in July, a Hobart council candidate survey and new Bicycle Network e-memberships feature in this Tassie Bike News Bites.

Tasman Bridge path designs are here!

It’s been a long wait since the October 2020 announcement that we’d be getting new cycling paths on the Tasman Bridge but this week designs have been released for public comment.

An unforgettable Top End adventure

Over 8-days, our inaugural Great Top End Escape journeyed through the Northern Territory on a unique bike riding tour packed with bucket list experiences.

Westgate Punt wins further funding

The Westgate Punt across the Yarra—used by bike riders to connect from Port Melbourne to the inner western suburbs—will continue operation with further funding from the Victorian Government

Mickleham Road project seeks input

Major Road Projects Victoria is seeking input into its stage one plans for a $207m upgrade to Mickleham Road, Greenvale in Melbourne’s north.

Pollution figures go rubbery

Just as bike riders were beginning to think that we could breathe easier we’ve been ambushed by a new villain: tyre wear emissions.

Swanston Street lane closure

Riders face major disruption on the key Swanston Street bike route for the next week when the south-bound lane is closed.

Help banish bad drivers

Riders that are the victims of dangerous driving can file a report with Crime Stoppers, the nationwide organisation gathering crime information.

Omeo MTB project underway

Work has started on stage one of the new mountain bike trail complex at remote Omeo in Victoria’s Alpine east.

Tassie Bike News Bites

A detour for the Intercity Cycleway, Devonport Council releases bike info, Clarence Council calling for strategy comments and Burnie opens a pump track in this Tassie Bike News Bites.

Black Forest Drive set for rejig

The notorious road with the darkest of histories—Black Forest Drive through the Macedon and Woodend districts—may finally have its problems addressed.
yarra valley trail

Yarra Valley Rail Trail picks up some steam

There has been positive progress on the rollout of Yarra Valley Trail in northeast Victoria, with planning underway in Yarra Glen and a funding commitment for future extension.

Wellington cycleway put on pause

Last Friday, Melbourne riders awoke on World Bike Day to the grim news of a potential pause on bike lanes in the CBD. Across the ditch in New Zealand, the ‘pause’ fever had already started.

Social rides offer new longer, faster options

Our ride leader Logan is offering the Alt-Fondo series of longer, faster rides for people wanting to push their riding stamina and the first is detailed in our social rides round-up.

Tassie bike tourism just got trickier

The Spirit of Tasmania has announced it will be sailing to Geelong instead of Melbourne from late October, but what does this mean if you are crossing with your bicycle?