February 2020

No more cryin’ in the Chapel?

Choked Chapel Street has long had the reputation as Melbourne’s most harrowing bike street, but tears of grief could soon turn to cries of joy.
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Safety in numbers for Sydney riders

Between 2008 and 2019 the amount of bike trips in Sydney has doubled, and during the same amount of time crashes have been cut by a third.

Queenstown throws down MTB gauntlet

Queenstown is the latest Tasmanian town to aim for world-class mountain-bike track status with the release of plans to develop 35.1 km of tracks on Mount Owen.
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The climb: the back of Falls

Here's the one you've all been waiting for, an in-depth analysis of the back of Falls climb courtesy of our mate Matt de Neef from

Tassie bike news bites

Mt Wellington Challenge, Kingborough and Clarence councils plan new centres, St Helens shifts stacked loop, BBQ on the Intercity and the Swag Family adds another date.
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The climb: Mount Hotham

Our mate Matt de Neef from has provided a detailed description of the second climb at Peaks Challenge Falls Creek – Mount Hotham.
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NYC public art makes cycling safer

New York City's "Barrier Beautification Program" is commissioning artwork along bike infrastructure to improve the experience and safety of riding bikes.
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Super-sized SUVs are eyeing our streets

Car companies who produce super-sized SUVs and utes to the US are eyeing Australia as a potential market, despite their growing risk to vulnerable road users.
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Bikes scoot way ahead in benefits race

Electric scooters are a failure when it comes to providing health benefits to individuals and environmental benefits to the community, a new study finds.

Minor Upfield path closure

The Upfield Path will be closed temporarily between West and Duckett Street near Anstey station while building demolition takes place next week.

A quick guide for new pro cycling fans in 2020

While the professional bike racing season in Australia has come and gone, the excitement is just getting started across the pond in Europe. In Australia it can be quite hard to follow the professional road racing calendar, due to time zones and varying media coverage. However, cycling is a beautiful sport, with riders twisting through [...]

Riding Peaks Challenge for Kath

Peaks Challenge is one of the toughest rides you can do, but for Chris O'Connor, riding uphill it's nothing compared to what his sister Kath had to fight.

Rolling into Orange to meet with locals

Bicycle Network is hosting a community meeting at Hotel Canobolas to talk about how locals can get involved in next month’s Newcrest Orange Challenge.
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Happy Velo-tine’s Day

For those who haven’t made plans yet for this weekend, we’ve listed some of Melbourne’s top romantic bike rides (romance is of course optional). You can thank us later.
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Recall: Child seat can crack

A child seat designed to be fitted to the MK1-E Cargo Bike made by Butchers & Bicycles of Copenhagen has been recalled as the seat's plastic shell may crack.
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Jeep give sneak-peek of new e-Bike

Jeep are the latest car company to try their hand at electric bikes, providing a sneak-peek of what's billed as the "most powerful" off-road mountain bike yet.
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Brisbane’s velobridge proposal

The latest stage of Queensland’s biggest bikeway project proposes a controversial ‘velobridge’ where riders loop out over the water. Have your say on the plans.

Tassie bike news bites

Tassie bike news looks at northern bike thefts, new Dial Range recreation plan, MTB paths for Burnie and the North East Rail Trail progress

Culture lures bikes in Vienna

Bike riders in Vienna will be rewarded with concert tickets for their efforts in reducing CO2 emissions in the Austrian capital.
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Exercise speaks volumes for gray matter

Recent research from Germany shows that aerobic exercise increases local and overall gray matter volume in the brain by an average 5.3 cubic centimetres.

SWAG Family share Aus cycling adventure

A Tassie family last year did what many of us dream of doing, spending a year travelling around  Australia. But the difference with the Hughes family’s trip was that it was via tandem bicycles and living out of swags rather than 4WDs and swish caravans

Bike squeeze on Grattan Street

Bike access to the western section of Grattan Street will be restricted as work starts on the creation of two station entrances outside the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
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Our first Rider Rescue

John had a blow-out 20km from home with no easy way of getting him and his bike home safely. Luckily, he was a Rider Rescue subscriber. Hear John's story.

New Southbank separated lane revealed

The City of Melbourne has revealed its proposals for new separated bike lanes along Kavanagh Street in Southbank – and you can help support it.

Electric share bikes to jump into Melbourne

Share bikes are returning to Melbourne after Melbourne, Yarra and Port Phillip councils struck a deal with Uber to allow their brand of JUMP e-bikes to operate in the city.