December 2019

Legal bungle stalls trail projects

Two major trail expansions in Melbourne’s north—situated along railway corridors—have been frozen due to a recently discovered legal anomaly.

E-bikes without the kitchen sink

Could the Xiaomi QiCycle represents the new look for e-bikes? Small, light, simple and convenient like an iPhone, at around the same price.

Tassie bike news bites

Bicycle Network's Tasmanian budget submission, Glenorchy MTB park, Hobart Council news, state government plans for the Channel Hwy and Risdon Vale Bike Collective's Christmas sale make up this edition's bike news bites.

Who are our members?

We've compiled the results from our annual member survey and thought we'd share some of the results with you.

Riding the ’Nongs about to get better

Tackling the climbs in the Dandenong Ranges is about to get a little easier thanks to progress with the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road safety improvements project.
route 96 detour

Capital City Trail closure ahead

The Capital City Trail will be closed for the first week in January for tram works at Nicholson Street as part of the Route 96 upgrade project. See map of detour.

Your guide to getting back on the bike

The Christmas break can be the perfect time to jump back on the bike and carry healthy habits into the new year. Check out our guide to getting started!

The notorious 1 in 20

Matt de Neef from has provided the following detailed description of a climb many other Melbourne riders know all too well.

Cycle off Christmas kilos, welcome new year

Our popular Pipeline ride is back for a post-Christmas, pre-new year spin, helping you get back into riding fitness after any festive indulgences and ready to face a new decade on Sunday 29 December.
footpaths Ride2School

Swap screen time for cycling time this summer

Bicycle Network is asking Aussie parents and children to take on the ‘summer screen time cycling challenge’ these school holidays to help get their daily dose of exercise.

Inkerman Street route gets go ahead

After months of review, analysis and consultation, the Inkerman Street route through north Caulfield has been selected as the major East-West bike corridor to link the Djerring Trail to St Kilda Road.

Supporting Sydney Road

We want you help to show Sydney Road retailers that making it easy for people to ride is good for business.

Peaks festive season training guide

Worried it might be difficult to keep in shape for Peaks Challenge Falls Creek during the festive season? Here's a guide from the 11 hour wave leader.

Let Launceston Council know bikes are key

Launceston’s Tomorrow Together community consultation is now focusing on transport, asking people to fill out an online survey and contribute to their online map.

Ballarat bike lanes bungle

Bike lanes have been stripped from plans to upgrade a busy Ballarat Street, and although there is a valid reason, riders are again short-changed.

Outer suburban trails on track

A swathe of new trails across Melbourne’s outer suburbs are moving closer to construction with tenders soon to be set and construction scheduled for later in the year.

Tassie bike news bites

Launceston is going car-free for an arvo, Bicycle Network set to provide valet parking at the cricket and tennis, obesity forum in Hobart, an image gallery from this year's Hobart E-bike Expo, and much more in this weeks news bites.
Lille Langro Bridge

How to do a bike bridge

The new Lille Langebro cycle and pedestrian bridge opened recently, a stunning gift to the city of Copenhagen from an innovative property developer.
Road Safety Symposium

Road Safety Symposium

World leading experts will explore new avenues to improve safety on our roads at a symposium scheduled for Melbourne in March 2020.

Greatest Great Vic wrap up

That's a wrap! Last Sunday, the final riders crossed under our big blue arch in Torquay to conclude our greatest Great Vic yet.

Off-road path to link airport to causeway

The Department of State Growth has revised plans to widen the Tasman Highway between the airport and Midway Point causeway and new plans include a shared riding and walking path along the northern edge of the road.

Learning a few cycling tips in Japan

Our Tasmanian Public Affairs Manager Alison Hetherington holidayed in Japan recently and couldn’t resist taking a peak at the local bike facilities.

Check out Mt Dandenong safety project

The local community will get a look at proposed changes to the Mt Dandenong Tourist Road on Thursday when project information is revealed in Ferny Creek.

Neil’s Great Vic diary

Neil Baird-Watson wrote down notes after each day of riding from Robe to Torquay – here is his diary of the 2019 Great Vic Bike Ride.