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FOR YOU: LATEST Edition Bike Paths & Rail Trails Guide

YOUR WINTER CYCLING FUN STARTS HERE - DISCOVER MELBOURNE'S TOP SCENIC BIKE PATHS AND FABULOUS BIKEWAYS AND VICTORIA'S "EPIC" RAIL TRAILS  By Mike Sabey - Editing Publisher (Sabey & Associates) This is Australia's best ever selling bike trails hard...

Read more... | Published: 05/04/16

Where to Ride on a Winter's weekend: Why not a cruise down the Bay’s famous piers and beaches?

By Mike Sabey The Bayside ride is famous amongst cyclists for the hoards of Saturday and Sunday morning road riders sweeping along Beach Road with their heads down and speedos ticking over 35 km/hour! But close by...

Read more... | Published: 15/03/16

Back in Stock: Where 2 Ride Melbourne

  Fully revised and Updated 2nd Edition of Where to Ride Melbourne is an essential resource for anyone who wants to enjoy riding in Melbourne! This Guide aims to introduce some of the many trails and...

Read more... | Published: 14/03/16

Darebin paths gets GO-AHEAD !

 Cyclists have fought for more than 20 years to see the trail connected between Alphington and Kew, and link Melbourne's north-east with the rest of the city's web of off-road bike paths. writes Adam Carey  Transport Reporter for The Age...

Read more... | Published: 29/02/16

Searching for the perfect Birthday GIFT for less $25 ?

 Our bookstores and bike shops tabs (above) have current listing of hundreds of our active stockists. A special Birthday GIFT of a Bike Paths & Rail Trails guide has delighted tens of thousands of bike riders...

Read more... | Published: 05/12/15

New Laurent bespoke café opens in Eastlands

   Laurent have just opened a splendid new bespoke traditional French style café in the newly completed Eastlands Shopping complex. This its 16th café features warm and welcoming Euro cool interior and alfresco seating for 100....

Read more... | Published: 03/12/15

Where to Ride? Try Williamstown?

Looking for a winter's perfect day bike trip idea ? Then why not head down to Hobsons Bay at the mouth of the Yarra with your togs and towell? (MAP 16 IN THE GUIDE) Pictured: The Timeball...

Read more... | Published: 30/11/15

New Cycles Galleria opens in Williamstown

Recently opened, Cycles Galleria latest destination creation in Williamstown is a beautifully designed store featuring one hundred  year old ex Victoria Dock pylon timbers in the fit out contrasting with the absolute  latest in bike-tech.  Open 7 days...

Read more... | Published: 30/09/15

Save 46% - Off Road Cycling Adventures Guide

 SAVE 46% OFF $36.95 RRP, now only $19.90 at our E Store  This is Melbourne's most definitive and respected mountain bike trails guidebook featuring 1250 km of trails covering 37 serious rides to the north west of...

Read more... | Published: 22/09/15

NEW PUSH FOR SPEED LIMITS ON BIKE PATHS

  A PASSIONATE cycling safety advocate is calling on local councils to introduce 20km/h speed limits on shared bike paths.   PortPhillip Leader 17/09/15 Toorak resident Boyd Fraser says there is an “urgent need” to regulate the...

Read more... | Published: 25/08/15

Call to improve bike safety on St Kilda Road

Andrews Govt asked to improve bike safety on St Kilda Road, Melbourne's boulevard of broken bones .... An article in the Age (22/08/15) stated that pressure is building on the Andrews government to put separated bike...

Read more... | Published: 23/08/15

Save 50% on End Edition 8 BikePaths & RailTrails Guide

50% OFF End of Edition 8: BikePaths & RailTrails Guide you can NOW save 50% BUT only at our online Store Last chance to snap a copy of Australia's best selling hard copy cycling guide -...

Read more... | Published: 11/06/15

Stop the tacks on Kew Boulevard – 24 HOUR protest ride

  Cyclists stand-up in face further tack attacks 24 hour STOP THE TACKS Boulevarde protest ride planned for Sunday 7th June.    Melbourne's mystery tack attacker has struck again, littering the Yarra Boulevard bitumen overnight with sharp...

Read more... | Published: 03/06/15

Government continues to ignore ‘car dooring’ threat to life and limb

 By Mike Sabey 3/3/2015    Tougher dooring penalties call rejected, further call for motorists to alter their habits!   The new Victorian Labour state government is following the ousted one from 2014 by continuing to stonewall and...

Read more... | Published: 03/03/15

Looking stylish cycling to work

Kathleen Lee Joe – The Age 05/11/2014 On spring days like this, there’s nothing more pleasant than zipping through our city streets on your cruisey bike. And you don’t have to be decked out in head-to-toe...

Read more... | Published: 03/11/14

Spring ‘Magpie swooping’ season in full flight

How to survive or prevent an attack   Yes, it's that season again, when magpies swoop and cyclists are skittish. Just as it starts to warm up and the mornings aren't quite as dark comes the ever-present...

Read more... | Published: 24/08/14

Selected BP servos now stocking the Bikepaths & Rail Trails Guides

To meet an increasing demand from cyclists for up todate and inspiring tourism infomation on the Wangaratta to Beechworth and Milawa to Bright Rail Trails, four north east Victorian BP servos at Euroa, Mansfield, Seymour and...

Read more... | Published: 06/08/14

Discover Victoria’s fabulous Rail Trails in the BikePaths Guide

You don’t need to pay $35 for a separate rail trails guide, when you get all the rail trail info at no extra cost when you buy the $24.95 Bike Paths & Rail Trails Guide that...

Read more... | Published: 20/04/14

Goulburn Rail Trail has got a new name

Great Victorian Rail Trail now open for business! Previously called the Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail, this exciting new 134 km scenic trail runs from Tallarook to Mansfield and is proving  a huge success with two...

Read more... | Published: 16/07/13

Voice of cycling - Keith Dunstan remembered

Keith Dunstan, droll master of words and voice of Melbourne cycling, the Don Bradman of Australian newspaper columnists has died, aged 88.     The Age's Lawrence Money reports in The Age:   In the 1960's he...

Read more... | Published: 15/07/13

The Saturday Age Gourmet Rail Trails Feature

The Rise of the foodie biker By Richard Cornish - The Saturday Age (5/2/11) - Life & Style  "People want secluded tree lined escapes. And they want decent food and coffee at the end of the ride"...

Read more... | Published: 16/12/10

Ride to work tips (2) - time and gear

How long will it take?You may be surprised... these days a cyclists average speed is generally greater than the current average speed of cars and other normal transportation. This means that cycling represents a very fast...

Read more... | Published: 28/10/08

 

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