Bicycle Network: Behaviour
Crossy's Gig is staged by the James Cross Charitable Trust in memory of James Cross, who died tragically in a dooring incident in Hawthorn, a Melbourne suburb. The festival is supported by Bicycle Network, which will work with the Trust to support road trauma prevention, improve road safety and cycle safety awareness through education and research.
Bikes and music raise awareness for road safety
21 February 2013. Port Melbourne will become a hub of activity on Sunday 3 March as bicyclists and music lovers unite to celebrate the life of James Cross at Port Melbourne Bikefest.
At just 22 years old, James was tragically killed in a car dooring accident in 2010.
Previously held in Mt Martha with the launch of Operation Door Knock, this year Crossy's Gig moves to Port Melbourne as part of Melbourne's Bikefest. With over nine local bands staged across two pubs, the gig will be a celebration of bikes and music whilst raising funds to assist in research and development for safer roads in Victoria.
In addition to the gig, Crossy's Ride invites all riders to ride together along Melbourne's three iconic routes (Beach St, Sandridge Rail Trail and the Westgate Punt), ending at Port Melbourne Bikefest. The ride will depart from bike shops all over Melbourne.
Bay St, Port Melbourne will be close with free bicycle valet parking available at both the Beach St and Bridge St ends.
For more information on Crossy's Gig and Ride, visit the Melbourne Bikefest website.
Great day, great turnout, great memories
22 March 2012. Perfect weather last Sunday drew an enthusiastic crowd to The Briars at Mt Martha for Crossy's Gig, the concert to commemorate the late James Cross and raise awareness of and money for road safety.
James died in a dooring incident in Hawthorn in 2010 and the concert is staged by his family.
The event also witnessed the preliminary steps of Operation Door Knock, which will roll out in inner Melbourne streets in the coming months.
Door Knock is an initiative of Bicycle Network and the Road Safe Action Group - Inner Melbourne (RSAG-IM) aimed at developing new habits for drivers opening doors and bike riders who ride in the door zone.
Materials being developed for use in the campaign were evaluated with people arriving at the Gig. Results will be analysed and final adjustment made.
Operation Door Knock was launched at the concert by local parliamentarian and Minister for Education, Martin Dixon.
Countdown to Crossy's
8 March 2012. Its just over a week until Crossy's Gig, the Mt Martha music event on Sunday March 18 that raises funds for road safety initiatives. Getting there is easy and the details are here.
Return bus from Federation Square $20
Return bus from Frankston Train Station $15
Buses will depart from Russell Crt next to Federation Square at 10.30am
and Young St next to Frankston Station at 11.00am
Buses will leave the festival for their relevant destinations at 8.15pm. It will take you back to your original destination. You will need to display your bus ticket or booking confirmation to get back on the bus. Limited seats available.
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RIDING YOUR BIKE?
The easiest way to get to the event by bicycle is to catch the train to Frankston train station, ride up Kars St, then onto Baden Powell Drive and then onto Nepean Hwy. Ride all the way along Nepean Hwy through Mornington to arrive at The Briars! It’s that easy!
DOWNLOAD ALL THE INFO in this flyer.
Hello Morning join Crossy's lineup
5 March 2012. With the brand new album getting raves, The Hello Morning have joined the lineup for Crossys Gig on Sunday 18 March at Mt Martha. What a great list of performers for this great charity event. Money raised goes to road safety initiatives.
Download the poster for the event here. Print some off and spread them around and get the word out.
Get the word out
23 February 2012. Two more bands have been added to the line-up for Crossy's Gig. Now it's time to line up the audience for this special day to honour dooring victim James Cross and to raise funds for initiatives to make the roads safer for bike riders.
See the panel to the right for the line-up. More performers wil be added soon.
We want a good turn out for the event in order to raise the profile of the campaign to reduce the incidence of doorings.
Last year's Gig was a great day and a development this year is the provision of bike parking in order to encourage more people to ride to the event.
See below for more details.
Set the date for Crossy's Gig
9 February 2012. The annual music festival in memory of dooring victim James Cross, which will raise money for bike safety initiatives, is set for Sunday, 18 March at the historic Briars Homestead at Mount Martha.
The event is from 12 noon (opening 11am) until 8 pm and the day is designed to encourage people to ride to the gig, with valet bike-parking provided.
Tickets have gone on sale.
Crossy's Gig will be a central element of the Door Knock campaign this year to highlight the risks for riders from open car doors.
Door Knock is an activity of Bicycle Network and Road Safe Action Group Inner Melbourne.
The Gig is staged by the James Cross Charitable Trust. It is supported by Bicycle Network, which will work with the Trust to promote road safety and mitigate the risks riders face on the roads, using funds raised by the concert.
It is a community driven, family friendly music festival and all ages will be buzzing on what will be a great autumn day on the Mornington Peninsula.
This event, which should become one of the highlights of the Melbourne music and bike culture calendar, will feature the amazing talent of emerging musicians from Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.
A brace of bands will play throughout the afternoon. Stonefield, Red Ink, and Snowy Belfast are already in the line up. DJ Andy Heart will be there as well as winners of the Tone Deaf band competition. More performers will be announced soon.
You can track developments on Facebook.
Patrons are able to bring along a picnic lunch and sit on the grass. A number of local producers, wineries and market farmers have been invited and will be selling food and beverages also.
Jospehines restaurant will be open and provide food and beverages during the day.
There will be entertainment for children including animal farm, face painting, jumping castle, and balloon art.
All proceeds will go towards a fund being set up [The James Cross Charitable Trust] to support road trauma prevention, improve road safety and cycle safety awareness through education and research.
The volunteers running Crossy's Gig 2012 are working in conjunction with TRAG [Teenagers Road Accident Group] and Bicycle Network Victoria.
The Briars is at 450 Nepean Highway, Mount Martha.
This is an all ages event. * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.
(Track standing may be permitted.)