The Great Victorian Bike Ride is Australia’s premier cycling event for people of all ages and abilities, and is an excellent way to see the Australian countryside and meet locals. Read all about the 35th annual Great Victorian Bike Ride, the Mountains to Murray Bike Ride, in our post.
This post explains how to enjoy the Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia, on a bike! Includes advice on transit options to get there (RiverCat or train), plus where to rent a bike so you can enjoy Olympic Park.
The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride will be held in November to December this year – so there is still time to book your tickets to Australia and participate in this iconic Australian ride. People from across Australia and from all over the world will take part. It is more a unique cycling holiday with stunning views than a race.
I was shocked and saddened to see the awful cycling conditions that cyclists endure in downtown Sydney. Cycle lanes end in the middle of nowhere; and there is hardly any safe, separate infrastructure. Cyclists are few and far between – and what few here are, often scoot up onto the sidewalks (presumably so that they can survive a little longer).
Melbourne Bike Share is one of the only three bike share programs in the world that requires users to wear bike helmets (the others being Brisbane, where the program is also failing, and Vancouver as of July 2016 – where it is still too soon to tell). Many people allege that the bike helmet law is causing the Melbourne Bike Share to fail. However, in our experience there is a lot more to it than that.