From Boroondara BUG
Bicycle Network Victoria with 40,000+ members is the body that represents Victorian cyclists and organises events such as:
- Around the Bay in a Day
- Ride to Work Day
- Bike Path Discovery Day
- The Great Victorian Bike Ride
Its web site provides useful information for cyclists covering events, campaigns, cycling Q&A, glossary, list of BUGs and clubs and much more.
Wikipedia: Cycling in Melbourne and Victoria has extensive information on Melbourne's trails including maps.
VicRoads provides authoritative information on road laws pertaining to cyclists. VicRoads also provides a series of pdf maps showing the Principal Bicycle Network of on-road bike lanes for Melbourne and regional cities and towns. These can also be checked in the online viewer.
A note on drinking and cycling.
Bicycle lanes - what do they mean? Bicycling Victoria's informative paper on lanes.
Road rules Bicycle Victoria's page with handy links to related pages for all your rules/laws queries.
Penalties for cyclists - VicRoads page for up-to-date fines
The Cycling Promotion Fund is a Bicycle Industries Australia Ltd initiative established in 1999 to help the bicycle industry take collective action to increase bicycle use. The fundamental aim of the fund is to promote cycling in Australia by building strategic partnerships and funding and supporting campaigns which promote bicycle use.
Railtrails Australia is a national organisation that promotes the preservation of old rail corridors for alternative public uses such as cycling, horse riding and bush walking. Their web site provides the latest information about the stage of development of the various rail trails in Victoria and other states.
Parks Victoria has a special section devoted to cycling
City of Boroondara also has a page for cycling
How much is your council spending on cycling infrastructure per capita?
The Bicycle Federation of Australia is a non-profit organisation dedicated to expanding choice and opportunity for recreation, transport and healthy activity for all Australians. It is the peak body representing non-competitive cyclists, and directly represents over 20,000 cyclists who belong to its member groups. Most major state cycling organisations are members, however, Bicycle Victoria withdrew its membership in 1998. Bicycle Victoria as of 2007 has formed some new alliances.
Mr Sheldon Brown (dec.) - cycling legend and walking database
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In order and going clockwise around Boroondara - starting in the north:
Commutes in Melbourne - photo sets
You Tube videos
Passing over 100 cars in 5 minutes - Avenida Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - lyrics: Gorillaz, song: Dare
Cycling the Yarra trail - lyrics: Guns and roses - song: Channerty
Cycling the Bayside trail - lyrics: Bruce Springsteen - song: Devil & Dust
Commute to Lonely Planet - lyrics: INXS, song: Just Keep Walking
Ride 2 work day - Sydney - luckily we're in Melbourne
Magpies in action - lyrics: Smash Mouth, song: Walkin' On The Sun
Taking the kids to school
Treadly and Me - somewhere round East Malvern
Amsterdam - when not in Amsterdam, somewhere round the Eastern Freeway
Vic Bike Trails - somewhere round the Monash Freeway/Tollway
Chris Star - Beer Can Hill, Northcote
Surly Dave - About the Bike - somewhere out west
Damian M - at a gig somewhere
Boroondara Bushwalkers Inc - also run rides
Pre ride preparation
Get the latest forecast before you head off on your ride:
- Melbourne metropolitan train timetable
- CHECK that your train, etc, is operating TO-DAY
- Melbourne Railway Stations