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174 glorious kilometres of gravel and granite (Image credit: Flow Mountain Bike)

From Ghost Town to Trail Town

The Angry Bull-led recovery in Tenterfield Tenterfield, a small Northern NSW town, recently hosted Gravel n Granite, which attracted over 800 mountain bike riders. The event, organized by the local mountain bike club, was a springboard for announcing the development of a 174km trail.  Possibly the largest of its kind in Australia! Angry Bull Trails,

Reimagining the Blue Mountains as a place

Reimagining the Blue Mountains as a Place…

…not just a highway or a car park People flock to the Blue Mountains because of their World Heritage-listed natural beauty. There are some great trails in the National Park for walks and mountain bike rides. Yet, there’s a jarring dissonance when it comes to active transport. The natural beauty of Mountains villages and their

The Rise and Fall of Oxford Street

The Rise and Fall of Oxford Street

Oxford Street stretches eastward from Sydney’s CBD towards the coast. It has a depth of character unlike any major street or road across anywhere in Sydney. There is no place quite like Oxford Street. The evolving story of the strip is rich and fascinating. Bicycle NSW friend and BIKEast advocate Andrew Moss has delved into the distant

Why ride to work?

Why Ride To Work?

(M) Rating: This article contains material for mature audiences! Bike riders are really looking forward to a protected cycleway on Oxford Street in Sydney! (Image credit, City of Sydney) Better to ask, why wouldn’t you? Momentum Magazine ran an article on the top 10 reasons for riding to work. And the Bicycle Review Guru’s Michael

Rail trails encourage independent kids

Rail Trails Encourage Independent Kids

And resilient communities We have written about how rail trails support regional communities. They do so by connecting people and towns, and providing an income stream through tourism which builds economic resilience. Strong communities are better able to help each other during tough times and benefit from the good. As the Northern Rivers continue to

Return Of The Child -Friendly City

Return Of The Child-Friendly City

Car-dominated streets damage kids  In an excellent Conversation article, Mischa Ketchell discusses the decline of cities as spaces for children and the joyous ‘Kidical Mass’ community pushback. Across Europe, streets are being reclaimed for a day as community spaces for walking and cycling. This in turn is persuading local governments and planners to reassess streets for

North Ryde to CBD By E-Bike

North Ryde to CBD By E-Bike

By Graham Marshall I started to ride to work in the city on a casual basis when I first moved to North Ryde about ten years ago. I was encouraged by the excellent bike path along Epping Road which made it seem safe and a good way to get extra exercise. After a while, I

Rural/farm road south west of Dalgety/Snowy River continued (Photo: courtesy Shoalhaven BUG)

Shoalhaven BUG Tackle Alpine Region

Unforgiving climbs and iconic Australian pastoral vistas Bicycle User Groups (BUGs) are local groups of bike riders who get together for social riding in their area.  Many BUGs also organise a longer trip away to destinations like the Alpine Region. Jindabyne and The Snowy Mountains are often targeted by endurance cyclists for their unforgiving climbs

Roll-on Bikes regional supporters at Platform 2, Central Station Sydney (Photo: Bicycle NSW)

Out With Boxing Bikes – Petition

Roll-on bikes on regional trains is years overdue Regional bicycle groups call for fairness for bikes on country trains Bicycle New South Wales in conjunction with the Central West Cycle Trail Committee and Rail Trails NSW last month called for simple adaptions to the current fleet of Trainlink rail carriages and coaches to allow for

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National Ride to School Day

National Ride2School Day is this Friday 24 March and is a good reminder of some of the important considerations when riding to and from school. Being a safe rider can help: decrease traffic and noise pollution decrease our carbon footprint through a reduction in carbon emissions reduction in energy use encourage physical activity provides a