TIPS & RESOURCES

Pedal to a better normal

Whether it is for convenience, your health and happiness, or to just have fun – riding a bike for local trips and commutes is a great way to get from A to B.

Benefits of bike riding

More and more Aussies are opting for the bicycle as their main form of transport for local trips. It is not surprising with all the benefits of walking and bike riding. Commuting by bike is one of the easiest and most time-efficient ways to fit exercise into a daily routine. By swapping the car, train or bus for a bike, you can get your recommended daily exercise while saving time and money!

Bike riding will help you to…
  • Improve your physical and mental health
  • Save time on your commute by avoiding traffic
  • Save money on car maintenance, insurance and fuel
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Make commuting safer with more people riding
Bike commuting 101

Tips & resources

Whether it has been a while since you got around on two wheels or you’re brand new to the world of bike riding, it’s super easy to get started. Check out some of our handy resources below to help you get rolling.

New to riding

The perfect page for anyone who is new to bike riding, with some handy resources to help get you rolling.

How to plan a bike route

If you’re new to commuting by bike, here’s a guide on how to plan a bike-friendly route so you can get from A to B with ease.

Choosing a bike

There are so many types of bikes out there but which one is right for you and what you want to do?

How to lock up your bike

This instructional video shows you how to safely lock up your bike to a freestanding hoop in a public place.

Bike lights

All bike riders must be legally carrying and using front and rear lights at night or in low light conditions. Here's our tips to light up and be seen.

How to ride in the city

Riding a bike in the city poses some unique challenges. We've got a few tips to help you ride with confidence.

Got a question?

Visit the ‘People who ride bikes – Melbourne’ Facebook group for some local bike-friendly advice. It’s a super supportive community where you can get tips and advice about riding a bike in Melbourne.

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