September 2020

North-West Bay River track takes next step

Kingborough Council has approved $15,000 in funding to progress the next stage of planning for a North-West Bay River track and released the public engagement report which showed majority support for the project.

AusCycling ready to roll

Australia will have one governing body for all types of competitive cycling after road, track, mountain bike and BMX associations voted to form AusCycling.

Diamond Creek Trail to be extended

The Victorian state government have chipped in for a first-class riding and walking track extension of the Diamond Creek Trail from Wattle Glen to Hurstbridge.

Tasmanian city council bike votes & questions

We are going to start tracking the council votes and debates for projects/changes which impact on bike riding and have included all the decisions we are aware of in this recent council term.

Tassie Bike News Bites

New path off Sandy Bay Rd, Park&Bike in Launceston and Sally's Ride registrations, Maydena Bike Park delays opening while Dial Range opens and Bicycle Network joins Clarence Climate Action Expo.
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Canning Street re-opened

One of Melbourne’s most popular bike routes—Canning Street—will re-open from this Friday as the work installing the new M205 Carlton water main is complete.

The wearing of the white

We navigate the space on our roads via the precarious white line, but what happens when the white lines wear off? It's not good news for automated vehicles.

COVID loves obesity

Another great reason to keep riding has emerged with research now confirming a worrying relationship between obesity and the impacts of COVID-19.

Paris to make pop-ups permanent

Paris is set to make pop-up bike lanes permanent as their plans to become a world-class cycling city seek to capitalise on the crisis.

Long-awaited bike bridge for Eumundi

Hinterland riders rejoice as the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Regional Council team up for a long-awaited upgrade to the bike network in Eumundi.
WA bike month

October is bike month in the west

WA Bike Month aims to encourage as many people as possible to jump on their bike — for fun, transport or fitness — and celebrate the many benefits of riding.

Public hospital staff keen to get riding

We already know that a lot of hospital staff ride to work because of the health benefits of active transport, but now we also know how many more would like to ride to work but are being held back by barriers such as road safety and poor end-of-trip facilities

Spring rides pedal peak & coastal views

As spring well and truly settles in we have two rides in coming weeks that appreciate the gorgeous scenery around Hobart with Women on Wheels taking to the mountain and a Sunday ride out to Cremorne.

Bike maintenance during lockdown

Melbourne's business restrictions have changed the way bike servicing operates. Here's how you can keep your bike going during lockdown.

That one road

Everyone has that one road they love to ride. That one stretch that draws them in. That one road they wish they could be riding right now.

Yarra lanes locked in

Improved bike lanes on Elizabeth Street in Richmond and Park Street in Fitzroy North are here to stay.

How boring! New bike lanes removed.

Separated bike lanes along Linlithgow Avenue in the Domain Parklands will be temporarily ripped out so tunnel boring machines can travel along the street.

Take care at Fed Square

Riders should be alert to construction activities on the path along the Yarra River behind Federation Square.

EES delays Warburton MTB development

A last minute decision for an Environmental Effects Statement has added a planning stage to the development of the Warburton Mountain Bike Destination.

Wagga Wagga pump track primed

Wagga's bike scene just got a little more wicked with the completion of a 353-metre long pump track at Gobbagombalin Park in the city's north.

Wyndham promises to plug the gaps

The speedily growing Wyndham City in Melbourne’s west has a new active transport strategy that promises to fix to its poorly connected bike routes and release pressure on the transport network.

New plans for Main Yarra Trail

New land use controls along the Yarra in the Bulleen Precinct will trigger major enhancements to the trails network in one of Melbourne’s most attractive bike riding environments.

Recall: Royal Baby loses crown

The RoyalBaby Jenny G-4, Mermaid G-3, Space No.1, BMX Freestyle and Bull Dozer RB-23 children’s bicycles have been recalled because they do not comply with safety standards.

New social ride routes in southern Tasmania

We’ve got a couple of new riding routes coming up south of Hobart in our social rides program, and a stickybeak at the new Latrobe to Ambleside coastal pathway project, as well as popular Hobart rides.
bikes future of urban transportation

Bikes key to lower travel emissions

Switching to bikes for even just some of our travel needs could have a substantial, community-wide impact on C02 emissions, a new study has found.

Riders make better walkers

Researchers at Humbolt State University in California have found that those who like to pedal can walk more efficiently when they choose to walk.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This Bike News Bites looks at the closure of the Macquarie Point interim cycleway, West Tamar Hwy improvements, new shoulders on Evandale Rd, a forum on street redesign, Hobart transport survey, and more!

Europe reboots bike tourism

The word is out across Europe: Bike-cations are the new vacations. Let us hope that this catches on Down Under as the virus declines.

No peak too high for Susan

In celebration of Women's Health Week, here's a short story from Susan about her experiencing tackling the enormous challenge that is Peaks Challenge Falls Creek.