Media Releases

Active transport grants help the choice to ride

Bicycle Network has welcomed the Tasmanian Government’s announcement today of active transport grant recipients across the state. “Safer cycle paths to get people to work, school, shops and services are essential if we are going to give people transport choices,” Tasmanian spokesperson Alison Hetherington said. “We know more people would ride for transport if there [...]

New website useful tool to combat bike theft

Media Release30 November 2022 Bicycle Network has welcomed the new Tasmanian Police and Crimestoppers Bikelinc website as another tool to help Tasmanian bike owners combat theft. “Finding your bike has been stolen is gut-wrenching, especially if you rely on it to get around,” Bicycle Network spokesperson Alison Hetherington said. “Bikes aren’t just another possession, for [...]

Bikes should be part of the plan

Bicycle Network will be calling for bike parking to be mandated in new apartment buildings and workplaces in its submission to the government’s five-year review of the statewide planning process. “The State Planning Provisions take us backwards when it comes to helping people to ride a bicycle for transport,” Tasmanian Public Affairs Manager Alison Hetherington [...]

Speeding bike riders put through the wringer

A flaw in the system has led Bicycle Network to assist 16 members in wading through complicated legal proceedings and avoiding exorbitant fines after being caught breaking the speed limit on their bicycles.

Can I still ride my bike outdoors?

Bicycle Network has advice about when, where and who you can ride with during coronavirus restrictions. Advice was last updated on Monday 16 August 2021.

Stolen bikes on the rise

The number of bikes stolen in Victoria is skyrocketing, with reported thefts increasing by 81.2 per cent since 2011.

Quarter Two – member report

Here’s a quick summary on what we got up to in quarter two and how we’re tracking as we work to make it easier for everyone to ride.

Covid count shows bikes are booming

Bike riders made up nearly half of all users on Hobart's recreational paths in a count done on 25 April to document the boom in riding during COVID-19 restrictions.

Keep pedalling positivity

Bicycle Network's CEO Craig Richards shares some important things he wants our members and the wider community to know as we face the unknown challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Federal money for Hobart cycling

Bicycle Network Tasmania spokesperson Alison Hetherington has welcomed the announcement today of $850,000 in federal money for cycling infrastructure in Hobart from independent MP Andrew Wilkie.  

TASTE bike riders win when they park

Bicycle Network Tasmania is providing free bicycle valet parking at the Taste of Tasmania, offering the chance to win a day’s electric bike hire for two from Cranke.

Peddle power now faster and easier

Bicycle Network Tasmania is giving Hobartians the chance to discover more about electric bicycles at its E-bike Expo on Sunday 18 November at the Regatta Grounds.
Super Tuesday North 2017

Going north to count bikes

Australia’s biggest bike count will head north next week when Super Tuesday hits the Northern Territory and Queensland on Tuesday 4 September.

Police lay charges over oil traps

Some slick work by Victoria Police has resulted in a Werribee man being charged over a number of oil spills on the Dynon Road bike path last year.

TAC loophole set to close

People who ride bikes in Victoria are set to have an extended right to TAC compensation under new legislation introduced to State Parliament.

Bike Week a reminder of bike benefits

Tasmanian Bike Week, 3–11 March, is the chance to get on a bicycle and remind yourself of why it’s one of the easiest, cheapest, healthiest and most enjoyable ways to get around.
Break the cycle

Ride2School promise boon for health, safety

The Liberal Party’s commitment today to fund three years of the Bicycle Network Ride2School program in conjunction with the RACT’s road awareness program will give young Tasmanians the skills they need to stay safer while riding.

More than just commuting

Both Bicycle Network and Bosch eBike Systems share a common goal: encouraging everyday Australians to jump on their bikes and get active.

Get on your bike and be counted at Super Tuesday North

Thousands of bike riders in the Northern Territory and Queensland will have their movements recorded and reported tomorrow as part of Bicycle Network’s Super Tuesday North, the country’s biggest visual bike count. More than 180 volunteers have put their hand up to help count people who ride bikes as they make their way to work [...]
Gravel Grit Central Coast watagans

Watagans hosts gritty new cycling event

Bicycle Network’s Gravel Grit, the newest event on Australia’s cycling calendar, is coming to the Watagans National Park on the New South Wales Central Coast next month.