October 2018

world teachers day

Here’s to teachers!

Happy World Teachers' Day – an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the valuable work and achievements of our teachers. The Ride2School team says thank you!
barwon heads road

Barwon Heads Road bike upgrade

Barwon Heads Road will get a section of new shared path behind a safety barrier as part of a major upgrade to the road and railway overpass at Marshall.

Rolling with Cecil Noir

The City of Port Phillip is wrapping up it's month-long celebration of the new Cecil Street bike lanes with a special pedal-powered cinema event this Saturday.
volkswagen headlights

New light shines on bikes

Volkswagen will soon release new headlight that will do away with high-beam settings, and can highlight a bike ahead on a dark road by shining extra light on it.
sweden petrol pump labels

Browsing labels at the bowser

Sweden to implement law that will see petrol pumps labelled with climate impact information, showing the climate impact of the fuel you are filling up on.
Commuter bike riders

Craig’s 10 day commuter count

Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards has been noting the good and bad things that have happened while riding to work. Here's what he has seen recently.

Coalition promises Life. Be in it 2.0

The Victorian Coalition have promised to reboot 'Life. Be in it' Norm if they win the November state election as a way to promote active lifestyles for families.

Just imagine a city of separate cycleways

This article first appeared in The Mercury on Tuesday 16 October 2018.   Ride2Work Day is held in October every year to celebrate and encourage people to ride bicycles to work. However, if we are serious about getting more people riding to work it needs co-operation in government, business and the community. Why do we [...]

Join a social ride or guide yourself

We’ve got the state covered this month, with social rides at the Living Well in Clarence festival and new northern self-guided routes added to our Ride with GPS Ambassador page. The Clarence festival is on Saturday 3 November at the Rosny Library and is all about enjoying what the area offers, including its great foreshore [...]

New north-east MTB tracks start in early 2019

Break O’Day Council has announced that World Trail will build two new mountain bike tracks at St Helens and Bay of Fires starting in early 2019, according to The Examiner newspaper. World Trail is known for its popular Derby tracks but has also built tracks at Atherton forest and Smithfield in Queensland, Falls Creek and [...]

Bike blasts through in commuter challenge

The trusty bicycle won the day in this morning’s Ride2Work Day Commuter Challenge from Derwent Park to Mawsons Place in Hobart. Participants on a bicycle, electric bicycle, driving a car and catching a bus all left the corner of Derwent Park and Main roads in Derwent Park at 8.18am. The bicycle rider took the Intercity [...]
Ride2Work Day

That’s a wrap for Ride2Work Day 2018

More than 10,000 Australians saddled up for National Ride2Work Day, celebrating the benefits of riding to work and the communities that support this great cause.

Changing lanes on Princes Bridge

Security upgrades to the Princes Bridge at the beginning of St Kilda Road will see the southbound bike lane relocated to the road.

Celebrate with Tour de Cecil

The City of Port Phillip is marking the recent upgrades of its Cecil Street bike lanes with a month of special bike themed celebrations, and there is a special offer for Bicycle Network members.

Road Worlds head to the ‘Gong

The world’s best cyclists will converge on Wollongong NSW with the seaside city announced as the next host for the UCI Road World Championships 2022.
Around the Bay

Get up and going on World Mental Health Day

Wednesday 10 October is World Mental Health Day, a day that aims to raise awareness of mental health issues and support people in managing symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.

Teddy bears, road safety and beach views

Bicycle Network has a busy October coming up with involvement in the Teddy Bears’ Picnic, West Hobart Road Safety Awareness lunch and a social ride in Port Sorell.
Swan Street Bridge October

Swan Street Bridge reopens, again

The shared path under the Swan Street Bridge has reopened after alterations were made to the bungled design presented to riders earlier this year.

Metro investigating Derwent ferries

The Tasmanian Government has tasked Metro Tasmania with conducting a study into the feasibility of a ferry service between Bellerive and Hobart, and you can make a comment online before 9 October 2018.