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Tip: Where to Ride for a great escape: Try a cruise down the Bay’s famous piers and beaches?

By Mike Sabey Melbourne's Bayside ride is famous for its hoards of Saturday and Sunday morning cyclists sweeping along Beach Road with their heads down and speedos ticking over 35 km/hour! But next to the road is a safe and scenic bike path where at a sedate 15 km/hour you can cruise past some of Melbourne’s most iconic beaches and take in Port Phillip Bay's sweeping blue waters. If you have plenty of...

Read more... | Published: 13/03/21

How to save 50%: Ride from HOME HALF PRICE VIRUS OFFER

CORONA VIRUS Ride from Home - half price offer all up $12.45 Why not grab this one off opportunity to discover where the best bike paths are around where you are LOCKED DOWN?  Go to our eStore on this site and place your order before this once in a lifetime offer ends!!!

Read more... | Published: 30/04/20

Odd sort of a ride

Recently a keen US cyclist took his girlfriend for a 90 minute bike ride through a park near Houston.         Over the curvy path route he took her on, he carefully spelt out the words, "Marry Me" At the conclusion of the 24 km trip he dropped to one knee to explain the message, then he gallantly popped the question. His girlfriend admitted she went from being...

Read more... | Published: 30/07/19

New Central Victorian Guide stockist

The 130-year-old former Salvation Army Barracks in Castlemaine is now home to the Bike Vault.   Having previously traded across Templeton St in an old bank, hence the name, The Bike Vault today operates in an old place of worship a beneath a superbly lined cathedral ceiling on an amazing sloping floor that a century ago ensured seated soldiers (parishioners) could see the Salvationist out in front on a raised...

Read more... | Published: 08/07/18

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


  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

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