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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 is a far more sedate safe and scenic bike path where at a leisurely 15 km/hour you can cruise past some of Melbourne’s iconic beaches, take in the majestic blue waters of Port Phillip...

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

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 for over 20 years! Its because this one pocket sized prezzie fits all, regardless of skill level, age, gender, bike type or wealth. In a word it ‘inspires' its readers to grow their riding...

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

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 conduct of cyclists on shared bike paths like the Bay Trail in order to “maximise their amenity” for all users. Mr Fraser regularly uses the Bay Trial and believes due to its growing popularity...

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

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 ignore the issue of widespread car dooring. Three recent dooring deaths, countless un counted dooring incidents in which no one was killed or maimed and the police refuse to register such incidents or book...

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

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 Wodonga now have stock!  BP Euroa (pictured) is a great stop over location on your way to Beechworth and Bright. This servo's cafe and customer area was recently upgraded and they build a reputation...

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

New Bright to Wandiligong heritage path opens!

Discover Wandiligong Village's heritage buildings, quaint swing bridges, Wandi sponge cake and farm gate apple orchards and more ...  Wandi Maze's Lynn Bullen is busy baking heaps of her famous mouthwatering Wandi sponges, to meet demand from waves of excited cyclists flocking up the new sealed 5 km all weather path from Bright, that has just opened along picturesque Morse's Creek. They are discovering heritage homes and pubs, quaint swing...

Read more... | Published: 17/12/10

Should path walkers keep to the right?

Lyn's common sense bikepath use suggestion needs your comments. More than 60 visitors have now blogged us with their views, most supporting her concept. Lyn from Doncaster writes: I am attempting a change in approach and create more simple and sensible shared bike/pedestrian path rules.  When I was a youngster and we often walked along roads without footpaths, we were always taught to walk on the right hand side facing...

Read more... | Published: 20/07/09

New Laws: Rogue cyclists face harshest ever fines and even jail

    New Victorian cycling laws that came into effect on June 18th sets jail terms for rogue cyclists and fines of more than $68,000! With the huge surge in people taking up cycling in the last five years, rogue bike riders who believe they don’t have to obey the road rules have given their fellow cyclists a bad name and made it difficult to earn the respect and courtesy...

Read more... | Published: 02/06/09

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