Can I still ride my bike outdoors?

Last updated: Monday 4 January 2021

After some awesome work from all Australians to stop the spread of coronavirus, bike riding is back to something resembling normal!

This page has the latest advice for bike riding in Victoria and the rest of Australia, including how many people you can ride with. 

Remember keep your distance, stay safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. Get tested even if you have the mildest of symptoms.

Guidelines for Victoria

You can ride a bike anywhere in Victoria for as long as you like.

Masks do not need to be worn while riding your bike, but you must always carry a mask and wear it if you pause riding and gather in a group or go inside.

Rules are the same for people in Melbourne and regional Victoria. If you want to get out of the city for a ride, check out Bicycle Network's favourite spots and ride on Melbourne.

Rest of Australia

  • You can go for a ride with other people but each person should maintain physical distancing and stay 1.5 metres apart.
  • In Queensland, up to 50 people may gather outside in non-restricted areas. 
  • In NSW, no more than 30 people can gather outside in a public place which includes public parks, reserves, beaches, public gardens and spaces and masks are mandatory in some indoor settings.
  • Riding with your family is allowed 
  • Riding a bike to the supermarket, chemist or work is allowed and a good thing to do.
  • When you do go for a ride you should avoid sharing equipment and be mindful of where you place your helmet, glasses, gloves etc. Keep them with your bike or on your person rather than placing them down somewhere.
  • When you return from a ride, wash your hands thoroughly and wipe down your bike, helmet and any gear.

If you’re self-isolating and feeling well, set up a stationary bike with an indoor trainer if you’ve got one.

This advice has been pulled together from relevant health, government and sporting bodies. If this changes, we will update it as necessary.

State guidelines

Bicycle Network's guidelines have been taken from current government documents or websites. Please always refer to information from your home state to make sure you are doing the right thing.

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