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November 2020

December rides a plenty

We’ve got plenty of pre-Christmas free social rides to keep you busy this month before the traditional slow-down, with a mix of mountainous thigh testers, easy e-bike rides and scenic gravel paths.

A look at the Victorian budget

Wetsuits were required to get to the bottom of the Victorian 2020/21 budget released this week, but details emerged about both new and delayed projects.

Gig economy inquiry must be expedited

Findings from the New South Wales Legislative Council’s inquiry into the gig economy must be expedited to make a better workplace for food delivery riders.
eastern suburbs rail trail

Box Hill to Hawthorn trail gathers steam

The proposal for a vital bike corridor from the east has firmed, as the Department of Transport moves to conclude feasibility study into a bike corridor from Box Hill to Hawthorn.
Park and Ride for bikes at Bulleen

Park and Ride for bikes at Bulleen

In an innovative development, a massive new ‘bus station’ to be built at Bulleen will have advanced facilities for bike riders.
Wollongong Pop-Up Bike Fest

Pop-up bike fest in the Gong

The City of Wollongong is hosting a pop-up bike fest next weekend, and continuing to pedal hard towards becoming a world class bike riding destination.
The Main Yarra Trail Hawthorn Bridge detour

Hawthorn Bridge works close path link

A short section of path that riders use to connect to Bridge Road via Yarra Boulevard from the Main Yarra Trail will be closed from time to time from next week until Christmas.
Moonee Ponds Creek link underway

Moonee Ponds Creek link underway

A new connection on Moonee Ponds Creek Trail has reached the delivery phase with work on a new bridge linking Essendon and Brunswick West starting next year.
harley davidson serial 1 e-bikes

Harley unveil good-looking e-bikes

Harley Davidson have unveiled the first four models from their new e-bike spinoff company Serial 1, and as perhaps expected they look great and cost plenty.
Cringila Hills Masterplan Wollongong City Council

Wollongong’s MTB masterplan takes shape

Wollongong City Council is set to begin detailed design and construction work on the early stages of the Cringila Hills Masterplan, with mountain bikes at the forefront.

Tassie Bike News Bites

This edition's News Bites looks at a mat for events that educates riders about bicycle passing distances, the Launceston bike museum looking for volunteers, new MTB tracks, and a school striving to get more students to ride.

Can I still ride my bike outdoors?

Bicycle Network has advice about when, where and who you can ride with during coronavirus restrictions. Advice was last updated on 23 November 2020.

Riding rises amongst older adults

More over 50’s are riding, riding more often, and liking it more, according to a recent survey by by the American Association of Retired Persons, who offered tips from their findings.
bike wheel that filters air

Bike wheel that filters air

Not only do bikes not spew muck into the air we breath, a new wheel design from London could mean that in the future they also suck the muck out of the air.
Frensham Reserve closure

Frensham Reserve trail closed

The relocation of transmission towers to Frensham Reserve, Watsonia will require the closure of a section of the trail this month.

Road works on Great Ocean Road

Riders taking advantage of the new freedoms and exploring further west on the Great Ocean Road may encounter a lane closure at Separation Creek.

More security installation along the Yarra

Riders should take care as work gets underway next week on the installation of additional security measures in public areas on the north and south banks of the Yarra River.

New Norfolk Day Out

A day's ride to New Norfolk, a cruisy e-bike cruise up the Queens Domain, an exploration of eastern shore bush tracks and Intercity Cycleway are all included in upcoming social rides.

Survey finds customer willingness to walk

How people get into Hobart's city centre and how they'd like to get there was the subject of a public survey run for us by an intern from the University of Tasmania’s School of Business and Marketing.

Norway has the hots for studs

A scheme for studded, slip-proof bike tyres has gone gangbusters in Norway as the Nordic nation moves into winter.

Super Sunday set for this sunny weekend

Volunteers will be out in force on trails and paths this weekend to record the number of people riding and walking for Bicycle Network's Super Sunday count.
Glen Huntly level crossing removals

Level crossing project to test bike commitment

The Glen Huntly level crossing removals present an opportunity for the state government to honour its obligations to include essential bike infrastructure, but your feedback is crucial.

Vital path link closed

The bike link on Todd Road, Port Melbourne, will be closed for all of next week, with the off-road path to be re-instated following electricity works under the bridge.

Tassie Bike News Bites

New MTB plans for Hobart and Glenorchy, changes to Meehan Range MTB hub, community rides in Launceston and try an e-bike opportunities in Hobart feature in this Tassie Bike News Bites.

Detour for bike bridge construction

Work will start later this month on the new bridge that will take the Federation Trail over the Westgate Freeway inbound exit ramp at Williamstown Road.

New overpass opens

The new overpass across the Westgate Freeway to link Brooklyn and Altona North will be open next Monday.
Bike riders outside Melbourne Town Hall

Capp continues at Town Hall

The results from the big election are in and Sally Capp will return as Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne, with Nicholas Reece to serve as her deputy.

Seddon sewer project

Melbourne Water will be undertaking sewer inspections around Seddon this month on streets that can be busy with bikes.

Next-gen cargo bikes are on the way

A new generation of cargo bikes aimed at the logistics business will soon hit the streets, currently being tested in a number of German cities.

Can Skylands change Tassie development?

Droughty Point on Hobart’s River Derwent is set to become the capital’s newest suburb, but can it set a new standard for residential development so it becomes more than a place to drive in and out of, including good cycling links?