Cycling in the safe lane

Monday, 11 October 2010

Your two-wheeled journeys needn't be a risky prospect if you follow these tips for commuting.

Green bike

Ask G: Bikes with batteries

Monday, 7 November 2011

Are battery-powered bikes environmental?


The Cycling Bible

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Whether you are a novice, a mountain-bike enthusiast, a competitive cyclist or someone who rides for fitness or pleasure, this guide provides all you need to know to get the best out of your bike.

Bike Green ups

Bicycle GreenUps - For the Love of Bikes

4 October, 2011

Love bikes? Then you're invited to Bike GreenUps! The Third Annual Bicycle GreenUps is a physical, psychological, artistic, sweaty, and metaphorical love song dedication to the bicycle and all of those whose buttocks grace it. Cyclists and bike aficionados from all over Sydney are invited to attend the biggest event of the GreenUps calendar – our October, For the Love of Bikes event. highlights include; latest research from Dr Ros Poulos, Bike Risk Researcher UNSW; Gracious Cycling from Patrick Jones, Bike Wise Director; BFF highlight from Josh Capelin, Director Bicycle Film Festival; Some 'pot-stirring', by FBi Presenter Mickie Quick; Why 2 wheels turning is good for you, body and brain" - Dr Julie Hatfield, Transport & Road Safety Research Centre, UNSW; MC - Jess Miller. Special Treats include a Bicycle Valet service, Gold Sprints, Give aways from MC Cyclery and vintage bike auction by Omafiets Dutch Bikes, film previews, sustainable food, local beer and wine and loads of very firm buttocks!

Where: The Beresford, 354 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW.
When: 6 - 6:30pm start, Tuesday 4 October, 2011.
Cost: By gold coin donation.
Click here to RSVP.

Bicycle Film Festival

Bicycle Film Festival - Sydney

8 - 16 October, 2011

In 2001 Brendt Barbur, Founding Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival after being hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. He was inspired to turn this negative experience into a positive one, and created a festival that celebrates the bicycle through music, art, and of course, film. From its roots in New York City, the BFF has grown into a multi-faceted, global event that will travel to over 25 cities this year, from Milan to Tokyo, Minneapolis to Sydney. BFF 2011 showcases a stellar collection of short films, including LAST MINUTES WITH ODEN (winner of Vimeo’s Best Video Award), dramatic documentary about Oden’s struggle with cancer, BIKELORDZ: STUNTS AND STYLES FROM ACCRA, GHANA, showcasing a new interesting bike culture, and BIKE RACE, a bike animation that puts some of cycling’s greats head to head.

Where: Across Sydney, NSW.
When: 8 - 16 October, 2011.
Cost: Adult $18; Concession $14.
Click here for more information.

Sydney Rides Challenge

Sydney Rides Challenge

26 September - 16 October

The City of Sydney is proudly launching a new initiative to get more people in Sydney riding. It’s a fun workplace competition to see which Sydney business or organisation can get the greatest percentage of their staff to ride a bike! To take part, participants need to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more at anytime, anywhere across the three weeks of the Challenge – it’s that easy. Get your workplace on board, win great prizes, feel fantastic and do your bit to make Sydney a more bike-friendly city.

Where: City of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
When: 26 September - 16 October, 2011.
Cost: Free!
Click here for more information.

Tweed Ride

Sydney Tweed Ride

31 July

Around 400 dapper gents and fancy ladies dressed in Tweed riding vintage cycles will partake in an ambling and elegant ride around Sydney. The ride finishes in Alexandria with a picnic lunch and 'Tweed Games' - tea cup and saucer races. Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed, best culinary delights and best couples' promenade.

Where: Meet at Town Hall 8am registration for 9am start.
When: 8am, Sunday 31 July, 2011
Dress code: Tweed.
Cost: Free!
Click here for more information.


National Ride2School Day

16 March
Colour, excitement and thousands of bikes! Get your kids involved in Australia’s largest celebration of riding and walking to school. Walking or riding to school is often quicker and more enjoyable than being driven, plus it’s a great way to stay fit. Here’s a chance for brand new bike riders to experience walking and riding to school for the first time. After gaining confidence, why not keep the momentum going all year?

Where: Across Australia.
Cost: Free!
Click here for more information.

Cycling Dutch Style

Monday, 20 December 2010

In May 2011, cyclist Paul van Bellen will lead 30 Australian cycling thinkers over a 500km, 13 day tour in The Netherlands, the world's most cycle friendly country. Filmmakers Rowena Crowe and Paulo Alberton will follow and record van Bellen's tour as his team studies innovations and attitudes in cycling.

bike to work

Riding to work with confidence

Friday, 8 October 2010

Rather than starting the day packed like sardines on the bus to work, G writer Caitlin has dusted off her bike in an effort to participate in Ride to Work Day on October 13.

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