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June 2022

An unforgettable Top End adventure

Over 8-days, our inaugural Great Top End Escape journeyed through the Northern Territory on a unique bike riding tour packed with bucket list experiences.

Westgate Punt wins further funding

The Westgate Punt across the Yarra—used by bike riders to connect from Port Melbourne to the inner western suburbs—will continue operation with further funding from the Victorian Government

Mickleham Road project seeks input

Major Road Projects Victoria is seeking input into its stage one plans for a $207m upgrade to Mickleham Road, Greenvale in Melbourne’s north.

Pollution figures go rubbery

Just as bike riders were beginning to think that we could breathe easier we’ve been ambushed by a new villain: tyre wear emissions.

Swanston Street lane closure

Riders face major disruption on the key Swanston Street bike route for the next week when the south-bound lane is closed.

Help banish bad drivers

Riders that are the victims of dangerous driving can file a report with Crime Stoppers, the nationwide organisation gathering crime information.

Omeo MTB project underway

Work has started on stage one of the new mountain bike trail complex at remote Omeo in Victoria’s Alpine east.

Tassie Bike News Bites

A detour for the Intercity Cycleway, Devonport Council releases bike info, Clarence Council calling for strategy comments and Burnie opens a pump track in this Tassie Bike News Bites.

Black Forest Drive set for rejig

The notorious road with the darkest of histories—Black Forest Drive through the Macedon and Woodend districts—may finally have its problems addressed.
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Yarra Valley Rail Trail picks up some steam

There has been positive progress on the rollout of Yarra Valley Trail in northeast Victoria, with planning underway in Yarra Glen and a funding commitment for future extension.

Wellington cycleway put on pause

Last Friday, Melbourne riders awoke on World Bike Day to the grim news of a potential pause on bike lanes in the CBD. Across the ditch in New Zealand, the ‘pause’ fever had already started.

Social rides offer new longer, faster options

Our ride leader Logan is offering the Alt-Fondo series of longer, faster rides for people wanting to push their riding stamina and the first is detailed in our social rides round-up.

Tassie bike tourism just got trickier

The Spirit of Tasmania has announced it will be sailing to Geelong instead of Melbourne from late October, but what does this mean if you are crossing with your bicycle?

Big bike bridge build begins

The first steps towards constructing the big bold bridge over Footscray Road in Docklands will be taken in the coming weeks.

Bike count data updated for public use

A new update of data from our Super Tuesday and Super Sunday has been released to the public, with counts from 2020 included on the Bicycle Network data dashboard.