December 2019

Legal bungle stalls trail projects

Two major trail expansions in Melbourne’s north—situated along railway corridors—have been frozen due to a recently discovered legal anomaly.

E-bikes without the kitchen sink

Could the Xiaomi QiCycle represents the new look for e-bikes? Small, light, simple and convenient like an iPhone, at around the same price.

Tassie bike news bites

Bicycle Network's Tasmanian budget submission, Glenorchy MTB park, Hobart Council news, state government plans for the Channel Hwy and Risdon Vale Bike Collective's Christmas sale make up this edition's bike news bites.

Who are our members?

We've compiled the results from our annual member survey and thought we'd share some of the results with you.

Riding the ’Nongs about to get better

Tackling the climbs in the Dandenong Ranges is about to get a little easier thanks to progress with the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road safety improvements project.
route 96 detour

Capital City Trail closure ahead

The Capital City Trail will be closed for the first week in January for tram works at Nicholson Street as part of the Route 96 upgrade project. See map of detour.

Your guide to getting back on the bike

The Christmas break can be the perfect time to jump back on the bike and carry healthy habits into the new year. Check out our guide to getting started!

The notorious 1 in 20

Matt de Neef from has provided the following detailed description of a climb many other Melbourne riders know all too well.

Cycle off Christmas kilos, welcome new year

Our popular Pipeline ride is back for a post-Christmas, pre-new year spin, helping you get back into riding fitness after any festive indulgences and ready to face a new decade on Sunday 29 December.
footpaths Ride2School

Swap screen time for cycling time this summer

Bicycle Network is asking Aussie parents and children to take on the ‘summer screen time cycling challenge’ these school holidays to help get their daily dose of exercise.

Inkerman Street route gets go ahead

After months of review, analysis and consultation, the Inkerman Street route through north Caulfield has been selected as the major East-West bike corridor to link the Djerring Trail to St Kilda Road.

Supporting Sydney Road

We want you help to show Sydney Road retailers that making it easy for people to ride is good for business.

Peaks festive season training guide

Worried it might be difficult to keep in shape for Peaks Challenge Falls Creek during the festive season? Here's a guide from the 11 hour wave leader.