June 2019

FNQ’s tourism treat gets funding

Described as FNQ's most important tourism project, the Wangetti Trail mountain bike and hiking path from Palm Cove to Port Douglas has been guaranteed funding.

United States plans 6000 km rail trail

Planning is underway to link up a continuous 6000 kilometre trail across the US. The Great American Rail Trail will link up more than 125 existing trails across the country.

Revelate reveals recall

The Revelate Designs Terrapin 14L System Bike Seat Bag has been recalled because it may detach and become entangled in the rear wheel and cause a crash.

Death driver drug positive

The garbage truck driver involved in the crash that killed an 18 year-old bike rider in Bendigo has a history of methamphetamine use, the court has been told.

Glen Eira BUG upcoming social rides

The Glen Eira Bicycle User Group have a couple of social bike rides coming up that Bicycle Network members are more than welcome to join in on.
Jump bike

Uber bikes plan to jump into Australia

Uber reveal plans to introduce their electric bike and scooter share company Jump to Australia and New Zealand as part of a measured, data-driven expansion.

Merry Mole Creek Weekend in July

Our north-west riders’ group like to mix it up with multi-day rides and this time they are heading to Mole Creek for the weekend 27–28 July and everyone’s invited.

Elizabeth Street team looks to separation

The Hobart City Council is set to consider its first on-road separated cycleway in a community proposal to install an uphill separated lane on Elizabeth Street between Melville and Warwick streets.
fremantle bike plan

Freo bike plan to double commuter trips

The new Fremantle bike plan is designed to encourage more people to ride bikes in the area, and is out for public comment until July 1 2019. Have your say.
NSW State Budget 2019-20

Bike commitments unclear in NSW budget

Despite a record infrastructure spend of $93 billion over the next four years, the latest NSW Budget is decidedly light when it comes to any detail on active transport commitments.

Changes to Nepean Highway at Carrum

Due to construction work by the Level Crossings Removal Authority at Carrum there will be a series of changes to the road alignment in the coming month.

Go wild over more Mersey MTB while Hobart plans

Some 16 km of green-rated mountain bike trails opened last weekend in Railton, with a big crowd of bike riders attending to welcome the new stage of the Wild Mersey network. Stage 2 of Wild Mersey includes a pump track at Railton, new tracks in Goliath Park and a linking track between the Warrawee Reserve [...]