March 2022

Hobart mayors pitch bike network for election

Greater Hobart council mayors have called on parties and candidates contesting the federal election to commit to $18 million in funding for an Active Transport Network for the region.

A wheelie big celebration

Active travel was the focus of the day for more than 350,000 students at over 900 schools around the country today for National Ride2School Day.

Kingston cycleway hangs in balance

Kingborough Council has deferred a decision on what their Kingston main street development will look like until more consultation is done on a design for a bus stop that would fit with a separated cycleway. The Council was due to make a decision on Monday 21 March, with a staff report recommending against the construction [...]

Free brekky for Melbourne bike commuters

Hop on the bike and pedal to the office on Thursday 7 April via our Back on your bike’ celebration in Southbank to grab a bite to eat, free bike tune-up and more.

Tell us your favourite bike path!

Do you have a cherished trail or path that you just love to ride? Spare two minutes to tell us about it in our eight question poll...
Mooloolaba to Maroochydore Cycleway

Maroochydore cycleway seeks feedback

Design options for a 1.2km bike path between Mary Street at Alexandra Headland and Sixth Avenue in Maroochydore are now open for public feedback.

Stage 1 starts on Murray River Adventure Trail

The first stage of the Murray River Adventure Trail is underway following the appointment of a firm to plan and design the section from Picnic Point in Barmah National Park and Koondrook.
Blame it on La Niña

Blame it on La Niña

The latest news is that the Federation Trail at Truganina is going to remain closed for another three months, racking up a total of more than six months.
Swan St disruption

Swan Street disruption

There may be some minor disruption for bike riders eastbound through Swan Street in Richmond on Saturday.
Switching sides in Footscray

Switching sides in Footscray

Because of electrical works along Whitehall Street the shared path will be temporarily switched to the other side of the street next week.
They build trails big in Texas

They build trails big in Texas

Texas is planning a continuous 160 km trail network from The Alamo in San Antonio to the state capitol in Austin called The Great Springs Trail.

The long and the short of our social rides

There’s an even spread of distances in our social rides this fortnight, with a new longer ride on offer out of Hobart to Brighton and even longer ride from Longford.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This Bike News Bites features a Bike Week wrap-up. North Esk Trail widening, the Bike Collective looking for volunteers and a reminder that daylight savings finishes next week.

New Oakleigh connection revealed

The vital north-south bike route through Oakleigh to connect the Scotchmans Creek Trail and Djerring Trails could finally see the light of day.

Upgrade continues on Mt Dandenong

The installation of rideable sealed shoulders and other improvements on sections of Mt Dandenong Tourist Road continues in Tremont.

Aircraft Station underpass opens

The removal of the level crossing at Aircraft Station at Laverton has resulted in a new underpass to connect bikes routes through the suburb.

A sunny return to big bike rides at Peaks

The bike riding gods were smiling on the nearly 1,800 riders who signed up to tackle Australia's toughest one-day cycling challenge, Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2022.

New feature for Darebin Creek Trail

The Darebin Creek Trail is to get a new lookout and fresh area as part of the new road bridge and bike underpass at Child’s Road in Mill Park.

Beat fuel prices by jumping on the bike

Ukraine war is causing record-high petrol prices around the world, and with prices expected to further increase, many are turning to the bicycle for relief.
peaks challenge

Not your average Sunday pedal

Thousands of riders will enjoy a Sunday pedal this weekend, but only 1785 will be taking on Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2022 – one of Australia's hardest one-day cycling challenges.

Fogarty Avenue closures

There will be a series of road closures of Fogarty Avenue in Yarraville and The Avenue in Spotswood over the coming months.

Can gaps be bridged at Bedford Road

The removal of the level crossing at Bedford Road in Ringwood could be an opportunity to connect up several major planned bike corridors that converge in the precinct east of Ringwood station.

Deer Park plans disappoint

Final plans for the new station and level crossing removal at Mt Derrimut Road in Deer Park have been released and will greatly improve train and bus travel in surround suburbs. Bikes, not so much.

Trying to stay safe on the road

A few things have happened over the past several weeks that have highlighted the work on greater cycling road safety awareness is ongoing, including the devastating news that a man lost his life in Kingston while riding his bike.
New Trail for Jells Park

New trail for Jells Park

The State Government is starting development of a $5.9M trail in Jells Park, Wheelers Hill, in Melbourne’s East.
Recall: Trek Fuel goes cranky

Recall: Trek Fuel goes cranky

Trek has recalled a model of its popular Fuel mountain bike range because the cranks have not been properly attached and can fall off.

Tassie Bike News Bites

Public-private bike parking at the UTAS Burnie campus, a visually impaired rider looking for a tandem pilot and consultation opportunities for Waverley Park and causeway shared paths feature in this Tassie BNB.

As Bike Week tails off, new rides on the way

We’ve still got several Bike Week social rides to go before heading back to our regular social rides agenda, but a Saturday trip to Maria Island is on the cards for anyone who wants to shake up their usual riding.
Gem's ride for relief

Gem’s ride for relief

Myotherapist, keen bike rider and single Mum Gemma Goyne is about to take on the challenge of her life, Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2022. And she's doing it to raise money for a worthy cause.
Swan St disruption

Swan St disruption

There may be some minor disruption for bike riders eastbound through Swan Street in Richmond tomorrow (Saturday 5 March).

Peaks partners with Porsche

We're excited to announce the lead car at Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2022 will be the all-electric Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, thanks to our event partner Porsche Cars Australia.