August 2019

Four new bike paths for Sydney

In exciting news for all Sydneysiders, the NSW Government will be funding the construction of four new separated cycleways in the City of Sydney.
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Baby steps in Ballarat

The Ballarat bike path saga continues, with new designs for a cycleway down Sturt Street remaining a topic of hot debate.

Video: Cath’s membership story

Meet Cath, one of our members who came off her bike on a trail ride, leaving her with some pretty serious injuries. Thankfully, her membership had her covered.
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Even a little riding lifts health

A new Swedish study has found that fitness rates are declining at a dangerous rate, but an active lifestyle can help reverse the trend, and could save your life.
trek kickster recall

Recall: Trek Kickster is off kilter

The pedal-less Trek Kickster bike for kids has been recalled due to a faulty steerer tube clamp. Affected models were sold nationally between 2012 and 2019.
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Bottle dynamo gets a recharge

Modern technology has breathed new life into a relic of riding from an earlier age — the bottle dynamo is back better than ever in the form of the CadenceX.

Tram works in Nicholson Street

Riders should be alert to tram works on Nicholson Street in the vicinity of the intersection with the Capital City Trail.

Tassie Bike News Bites

A new bike store in Launceston, a fourth go around at the Paris Brest, changes to Greater Hobart Bill & more parking in Devonport.

Parliament looks into Hobart traffic congestion

Is Hobart sufferring traffic congestion? That’s what the Tasmanian Parliament’s Legislative Council will attempt to determine in a new inquiry that’s calling for submissions before 27 September.

Soldier On take on the bay, again

Soldier On are a team riding United Energy Around the Bay for the third year in a row, having built a special bond between their community and the benefits of riding a bike.
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Level X-ing detour plan gains steam

When the elevated rail tracks are under construction for the level crossing removals on the Upfield line in Brunswick and Coburg, where will the bikes go?
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Traffic shaved from shimmy

The East Brunswick shimmy route should be more popular with riders soon when the street is closed to motor traffic at the northern extent at Albert Street.

Canning Street detours start soon

Work on the new $13.4M Carlton water main down Canning Street starts on Monday, and the first detour will be in place on Tuesday morning.

No sustainability without bikes

Australia’s national infrastructure planners say we must overcome low rates of active transport to improve transport and sustainability across the nation.

Bike lock on steroids

Bike lovers prepared to go to extreme lengths to stop crooks pinching their favourite ride might at last have the answer, if they can lift it.
cannondale recall

Fracturing fork recall

Cannondale has recalled its disk braked CAADX cyclocross bikes from model years 2013 to 2016, offering full replacements free of charge.

Bellarine Trail temporary closure

The Bellarine Rail Trail will be temporarily closed near Drysdale to enable a bridge lift, with a detour in place from 26 August to 7 September.
e-scooter pollution

Are e-scooters polluters

A new study has found that e-scooter programs do not reduce the environmental impact of transportation systems, and in most cases increase greenhouse emissions.
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The hill or the headwind?

Which do you prefer – grinding up a long relentless hill, or facing the full-frontal forces of the wind? Discussing the differences, similarities and person preference.

RE:CYCLE, a bike made by coffee

A Swedish bike brand and coffee giant Nespresso have taken the love affair between riding bikes and drinking coffee to the next level.

North East Rail Trail work back on track

The Legislative Council has delivered its final report into the North East Rail Trail giving the state government’s compromise solution the thumbs up but trail opponents have vowed to fight on.

It’s not just about bikes

Adelaide's Frome Street bikeway was redesigned along with the rest of the streetscape to achieve an outcome that suited all stakeholders.

Video: A creative new use for Strava

A Texas bike rider recently discovered a handy new use for Strava, using it to spell out a marriage proposal to his then girlfriend, now fiancé.

Incentivise e-bikes, not e-cars

Recent research in the UK suggests incentives to boost e-bikes are better-value, more equitable and healthier than subsidising the purchase of electric cars.

Cargo bike share is on the charge

Electric assisted cargo bike share schemes seem to have hit the sweet spot as people re-think the need to invest in bulky SUVs to move stuff.
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South Australian mountain biking boost

The South Australian mountain bike community have received a nice boost for young riders, with 13km of family-friendly track added to O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park.

Aussie e-bike wins design award

A Pedalec certified e-bike designed by a small Western Australian business has taken out one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards.