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Popular rail trail reaches inland NSW

Another section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail has opened for business, offering users a new stretch of magnificent off-road riding through northern New South Wales.

Tassie Bike News Bites

North East Rail Trail hits funding road block, Kingborough Council releases draft budget, a new Transport Minister and scramble crossing biking etiquette are in this Bike News Bites.

Help shape bike travel through North Sydney

North Sydney Council is refreshing of its Integrated Cycling Strategy and is seeking ideas from the community to help make bike riding a more appealing mode of transport.

Scooter trial extended . . . again

Victoria's trial of electric scooters is being extended for another six months as the state government investigates additional safety and compliance measures.
Man rides along gravel path with old wooden bridge in the background.

Snowy River bridge works underway

Work is underway on the first phase of the restoration of the historic trestle railway bridge which will form part of the East Gippsland Rail Trail at Orbost.
Image of the corner of Rathdowne and Queensbury streets in Melbourne.

Rathdowne St bike lane closes for night works

The Victoria Street Water Main Renewal project is moving to the corner of Rathdowne and Queensberry Streets, closing Rathdowne to all southbound traffic at night, including bike lanes.
A rider wearing a blue Bicycle Network tshirt with white logo on the back rides along a rural road with scattered buildings around and a bike parked against a pole ahead.

Exploring Hobart’s outskirts

Most of our social rides this fortnight explore areas outside of Hobart, taking advantage of quieter roads and paths. Please RSVP if you are interested in joining any of the rides this fortnight as our ride leaders will keep you updated if anything changes.
Woman rides a bicycle with a young boy at the front and back of the bicycle.

E-bike replaces car for family

Realising it took the same amount of time to ride to work than to drive was the catalyst Katya Crema needed to ditch the car and embrace an electric cargo bicycle.

The 2024 Great Vic Tasting Trail 

As you pedal your way through the picturesque landscapes of Victoria on the Great Vic Bike Ride 2024, indulge your taste buds in the delectable offerings of the region's top cafes and pubs.

Three great reasons to give an e-bike a go

They’re fun, they’re convenient and they’re taking the world by storm. Motivated by all kinds of factors, Australia, thousands of people are now choosing e-bikes as a mode of transport. Will you join the movement?

Melton Station presents bike opportunity

Preliminary designs that have been released for the new railway station and elevated train tracks through Melton show an opportunity for better bike links through the rapidly growing city on the fringe of metropolitan Melbourne.
Two young girls ride up onto a footpath with their mother waiting for them alongside a fence that has bright blue Bicycle Nework signage tied to it .

Tassie Bike News Bites

Ride2School Day, new paths in Kingston, a short extension of the Coastal Pathway in Latrobe and longer extension to Stanley. and Devonport looking for input into its cycling strategy feature in this Bike News Bites.
Close-up view of an e-bike battery on the down tube of a blue bike, with #Together We Ride written on the tube.

Should you worry about battery safety?

The safety of lithium ion batteries has been in the news recently, with a fire in the southern suburb of Electrona and Hobart landlord banning e-bike charging.
A wide concrete path running alongside a road separated by trees and fence on the left of the image, with another concrete path forking off to the right of the image with a wooden bench seat and sign at the junction of the two paths.

April a quieter month for rides

Our social ride leaders are easing into April with fewer rides but still of their usual high quality, and this is the last week of the Launceston twilight rides now that daylight savings is finishing.

Bike friendly bridge for Wye River

Work starts next month on the new bridge on the Great Ocean Road at Wye River that will come with wide, rideable shoulders for bike riders.

E-Bike sales boom in Germany

Despite tepid economic conditions in Germany the nations bike sector is humming along, and for the first time, e-bike sales have outstripped those of conventional bicycles.

Delays on Exhibition Street

Riders heading into the city via the north-bound bike lane on Exhibition Street may encounter some short delays in the coming weeks and months.

Reefton Spur reopens

The popular Reefton Spur route in the eastern Ranges has reopened to traffic and riders who enjoy the challenging ride will have more opportunities before winter closes in.

Little La Trobe closes for Station works

Construction of the Metro Tunnel State Library Station will continue to be a nuisance and disrupt riding routes through the north of the CBD, but for the time being the impacts will be relatively mild.

Koonung Creek detour starts soon

In the coming weeks sections of the Koonung Creek Trail will be closed as work gets underway on upgrading the Eastern Freeway in Balwyn North.

Bike commuting continues its post-COVID climb

Riding to work in the Melbourne CBD has continued to grow following the flat years of the pandemic, according to figures from the latest Bicycle Network Super Tuesday annual bike count.
Three men riding bikes around a corner sandwhiched between cars on the Hobart waterfront.

Election promises slow to roll out

The Tasmanian election is happening next Saturday 23 March but we still don’t have the complete view of what’s being proposed to make it easier to ride a bicycle.
Asphalt off ride path with centre line painted in the foreground with Bowen Bridge crossing over the River Derwent in the background.

Autumn rides mix city and country

Following the flurry of rides for Bike Week, this fortnight’s calendar is a more relaxed offering of city and country rides of medium length.

Come to our E-bike Expo

As part of its efforts to promote healthy living and active transport in the community, Bicycle Network will be running an E-bike Expo at the Brunswick Velodrome on Sunday 7 April.