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May 2019

Swapping Seats - Around the Bay activation

Truckies and bike riders set to swap seats

Melbourne bike riders are being given the chance to see the road from a truck driver’s point of view at a special event hosted by Bicycle Network and Rail Projects Victoria.

Been wronged? You can fight a fine.

Two different riders in Melbourne were given unreasonable fines by police but had a good result in court. If you've also been wronged you can get support.
caitlin ward great vic

More Great Vic alumni gold

Australian sprint cycling champion Caitlin Ward has added her name to the growing list of Aussie superstars who cut their teeth on the Great Vic Bike Ride.

St Kilda Road fix in the budget

The Victorian State Government today announced that they will come good on an election promise to build bike lanes on St Kilda Road with $27 million committed in the 2019/20 budget.

Changes to West Footscray station path

Riders that use the shared path across the railway line within West Footscray station will notice changed conditions on the overpass for the rest of the year.
distracted driving

Drivers will block texts, not calls

New research shows that drivers may be willing to use phone apps that block the most distractions, but still want to be able to chat in hands free mode.
eZee ebike battery recall

Recall: e-bike battery flame out

A battery fitted to some eZeebike e-bikes has been recalled as it can catch fire during re-charging. The product was sold from 1 April 2016 until 30 June 2018.
M41 water main renewal

Wellington Parade closure looms

The M41 Water Main Renewal Project will commence construction at the Wellington Parade and Clarendon Street intersection, from Tuesday 11 June, disrupting bike routes.

Riders, take care on Cardigan and Elgin

The City of Melbourne is improving the footpath and kerbing on the north side of Elgin Street in Carlton, impacting riders for 10 days, starting Monday 27 May.

Escape to the red centre

Missed our first outback adventure? Bicycle Network General Manager, Public Affairs Anthea Hargreaves recaps the first Great Outback Escape.

Tassie Bike News Bites

A roundup of news bites for bike riders, including a pump track at Railton, West Tamar Hwy changes, new Kingborough tracks map, and St Helens tracks.