Bicycle Network: Take Action
Join or start a Bicycle User Group
Bicycle User Groups can be a great way to meet other cyclists, find new places to ride and improve your local cycling network.
About Bicycle User Groups
Bicycle User Groups (BUGs) can be a great way to meet other cyclists, find great people to ride with, new places to ride, and get improvements to bike facilities.
Whether you want to get bike parking at your workplace, improvements to a section of local road or meet other people to ride with, joining a BUG can be the way to go.
BUGs can do a number of things
Organise regular social rides
Meet and discuss local cycling issues and lobby council for improvements
Offer advice to councils on identifying important bicycle routes and projects
Be involved in the community such as participating in working bees on trails
Provide a voice for cyclists within workplaces seeking better parking and end of trip facilities.
To find the community BUG nearest you, go to our Find a BUG/Club page for a full list. If there is no BUG in your area, you might like to start one yourself.
BUG Start-up Manual
Bicycle Network Victoria has released a BUG Start-up Manual to help people start a new BUG or kick-start an existing one. The manual offers a menu of different things you can do to start a BUG.
You don't have to do everything in the manual, just pick and choose the things that will be relevant for your BUG. For example, if your BUG only wants to campaign and not organise bike rides then you may not need to worry about public liability insurance.
We also have a separate Workplace BUG manual for workers who ride to work and want to approach management for improved end-of-trip facilities.