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Join or Renew NOW. Belonging has its benefits!

Membership of Bicycle NSW opens up a world of benefits and experiences for everyone who rides a bike and those who would like to ride, and helps Bicycle NSW to build momentum and volume of voice as we advocate for improved infrastructure, policies and attitudes. Together we can create a better environment for cycling.

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The membership period for ALL memberships will expire on June 30, 2014. We’d like to remind all members to renew now to ensure that you continue to receive all the benefits of membership, and more. (don’t worry, you will only be paying for the new membership year: 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015).

As a reward for our existing members and as an incentive to renew immediately, you will receive a 10% earlybird discount when renewing before June 30. Add another 10% discount by renewing online – and take advantage of the collective 20% discount. When renewing you will automatically enter our weekly prize draws to win some great prizes from our expanding network of retail partners.

The most exciting change to Bicycle NSW membership is a reduction in membership fees with growing benefits. Our individual and household membership is now called REGULAR RIDER, to represent your love of being on your bike as much as possible. If you’re an individual and renew your as a REGULAR RIDER online you’ll pay just $87 for the entire year! Our new COMMUTER membership is designed for the growing community of riders using their bike to travel to and from work. With the changes in Workers’ Compensation Law, the COMMUTER membership ensures your covered for your trip to and from work. (If your membership expires before 30 June 2014 you’ll also get the period between when you renew and 1 July 2014 FREE).

Belonging has its benefits! Not only do you get the peace of mind provided by 24/7, public liability and personal accident insurances across Australia and New Zealand, REGULAR RIDER members can also take advantage of exclusive member discounts on Australia’s best bike magazines (61% off Bicycling Australia, 37% off a Treadlie subscriptions), access to an ever-expanding range of retail and service discounts as well as discounts on our expanding portfolio of great events and courses.

And the benefits just keep on growing. All members are entitled to a free consultation with a cycling specialist from our legal partners Veritas Law Firm. You’ll also receive
 our fortnightly e-news and quarterly Push On e-magazine and many other benefits of membership. Most importantly, you are helping Bicycle NSW provide a range of initiatives that continue to create a better environment for cycling in NSW – we can’t do it without you! The more Bicycle NSW members there are, the more we can collectively influence and advocate for continuous improvements to cycling safety, attitudes and infrastructure. Join today, and bring along your riding buddies.

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“The Tour de Rosie”

Bryan Doyle MP finds his regular morning bike ride is just what he needs to face the day as the State Member for Campbelltown, mentally, physically and spiritually.

First bike experience

Back in the 1970s my first bike was a three speed hub geared bike with cruiser handles. With my mates we used . . . → Read More: “The Tour de Rosie”

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Cycling Safety Action Plan Recognises the Rights and Responsibilities of Bicycle Riders

Roads and Freight Minister Duncan Gay has released the Cycling Safety Action Plan as part of the Governments integrated strategy to reduce annual road deaths and serious injuries by at least 30 per cent by 2021.

The Cycling Safety Action Plan compliments the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan recognizing a range of improvements are required . . . → Read More: Cycling Safety Action Plan Recognises the Rights and Responsibilities of Bicycle Riders

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Safety for All is the Priority, Not Bicycle Licensing

In the last two weeks Sydneysiders have witnessed two fatalities and a serious injury as a result of collisions between bicycles and heavy vehicles. These tragic accidents stimulate people’s compassion and calls for action.

The NSW Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay has suggested a licensing system for cyclists, saying “We will look . . . → Read More: Safety for All is the Priority, Not Bicycle Licensing

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UTS Bike Club

BIKESydney attended the launch of the University of Technology Housing Service’s Bike Club in early April. Ella Bothmann-Barlow investigated further.   I’m on my way to chat with Andrew Redgrave about UTS Housing’s newly launched Bike Club. I’d hoped to get myself from my Darlinghurst office to Ultimo on my much-loved bicycle. Instead, I chicken […]

The post UTS Bike Club appeared first on BIKESydney.

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A Pedal-Powered Detour from the Rat Race

Changing Gears

by Greg Foyster

Greg Foyster quits his job in advertising and decides to live more simply. Looking for inspiration, he and his partner Sophie cycle from Melbourne to Far North Queensland (via Tasmania, naturally) scouting out ideas.

Preposterously underprepared, they are propelled by the inspiring and eccentric characters they meet . . . → Read More: A Pedal-Powered Detour from the Rat Race

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Australia’s Rich Cycling History

  The next in our series of BRAINSTRUST SEMINARS Australia’s Rich Cycling History by Jim Fitzpatrick Did you know that Australia once had the largest bicycle path network in the world? or that Australian soldiers were at the forefront of the first significant wartime use of the bicycle? Or that at one time, the world’s […]

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Share the road, don’t hog it!

As the BNSW Representative on the Warringah Traffic Committee, I was involved in a lively discussion at its February meeting, regarding cycling on McCarrs Creek Rd and Liberator General San Martin Drive.

For those unfamiliar with these roads, the former runs from Church Point Wharf through Ku-ring-gai NP, to Mona Vale Rd at Terrey . . . → Read More: Share the road, don’t hog it!

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Update on Rail Trails for New South Wales

As reported in Push On in January, the official launch of Rail Trails for NSW on the 26th of March in NSW Parliament House, Sydney, is progressing very well indeed thanks to the enthusiasm of supporters and guests. We have received RSVPs from several State members, including two Ministers, as well as positive . . . → Read More: Update on Rail Trails for New South Wales

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Sally’s gearing up

At 64 years of age, Sally Wallace from Canowindra has been riding a bike most of her life. She rode the 14 mile round trip to school from the family farm until we got a school bus. When the children arrived she would ride with them around town.

“When the children grew up, I . . . → Read More: Sally’s gearing up

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