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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

Darebin Trail Link FINALLY OPENS !

  The opening of the trail marked the end of an almost 25-year journey, dating back to 1993 when the first concept plans were developed. The Community Coalition for the Darebin-Yarra Trail and Bicycle Network Victoria were at the forefront of this long campaign and the opening was a great victory for both groups. The trail features: a three-metre-wide concrete trail three bridges over the Darebin Creek (notes 1, 2...

Read more... | Published: 06/05/18

NO FURTHER STOCK: Where 2 Ride Melbourne

END OF EDITION - NO FURTHER STOCKS AVAILABLE Fully revised and Updated 2nd Edition of Where to Ride Melbourne was an essential resource for anyone who wants to enjoy riding in Melbourne! This Guide introduced some of the many trails and on road rides within a 30 to 40km radius of Melbourne. The rides range from short rides, suitable for beginners or younger riders, to mountain bikes rides and longer...

Read more... | Published: 14/12/17

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 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. Serving a wide choice of Monte espressos, delicious filled Panini’s, artisan baked breads and mouth-watering cakes, the store also stocks the latest edition of the Laurent’s top selling Bike Paths and Rails Trials guide...

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

Where to Ride? Try Williamstown?

Looking for a perfect day bike ride ? 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 Tower, built in 1849 to help ships' captains out at anchor on the Bay set their ships' chronometers. In May 2014 The Age food writer Richard Cornish wrote about six reasons to visit Williamstown; 1. VISIT the...

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

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

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