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Sydney saddles up for two-wheeled extravaganza

From heart-stopping races to pedal yoga classes, guided bike tours and an illuminated night-time ride of spectacular City landmarks, this year’s Sydney Rides Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Now in its fifth year, the three-week festival will run from 10-31 October and include more than 20 events right across Sydney.

. . . → Read More: Sydney saddles up for two-wheeled extravaganza

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What a well-deserved win!

Fiona Campbell of the City of Sydney Council (AKA The Bike Saint from MASSBUG) was awarded Professional of the Year at the 2015 Eco-Counter International Awards.

Eco-Counter promote active transport through the development of automated pedestrian and cyclist counting systems.

“By specializing exclusively in bike and pedestrian applications, our team has developed the most . . . → Read More: What a well-deserved win!

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The perfect time to plan your cycling in Indonesia

Indonesia is hardly known as a cycle destination. This is surprising because, particularly on the island of Sulawesi, that spidery shaped island north of Bali and formerly known as the Celebes, there is some really good cycling to be had.

What makes it doubly attractive is the absence of western style mass tourist development. . . . → Read More: The perfect time to plan your cycling in Indonesia

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Great East Rail Trail Ride

The trail crosses the wide Nicholson River on the original rail bridge.

The Great East Rail Trail Ride is a fully supported three day cycle event along the 100 km East Gippsland Rail Trail. It ran for the first time in 2014.

This is a little Great Ride, with numbers limited to 120, . . . → Read More: Great East Rail Trail Ride

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It’s that time of year again… Time to renew!

We want to thank our loyal members for being an essential part of the community that is creating a better environment for cycling. It’s been a big year at Bicycle NSW with record membership growth, significant advances in advocacy issues and some important wins for bicycle riders.

All the positive activity reflects the ongoing . . . → Read More: It’s that time of year again… Time to renew!

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Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge 2015

Bicycle NSW is proud to partner with the Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge to promote cycling in one of NSW’s most picturesque cycling environments. Come and join the C4 rides and experience cycling through forests and farmlands and along creeks and oceans.

The annual early-August Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge is gearing up to be . . . → Read More: Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge 2015

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Meet Our Lisa… From 0 to 40kms in under a month!

Early in February, the team at Bicycle NSW and some of our loyal volunteer route marshals did a trial of the Heart Foundation GEAR UP GIRL Ride. For some of us (like triathlete Jane) it was a doddle; for others it was a challenge; for Lisa it was a personal milestone. Read her beautiful . . . → Read More: Meet Our Lisa… From 0 to 40kms in under a month!

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State Government’s celebrated transport strategy at risk

The State Government is set to demolish $4.9m worth of successful transport infrastructure, and the people of Sydney are questioning how does this jeopardise the ultimate delivery of the integrated transport solution that was promised.

Hundreds of concerned people gathered in Hyde Park on Sunday 8 February to show their concern and defend the . . . → Read More: State Government’s celebrated transport strategy at risk

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Colleen and Rolf’s epic trip on the Mundabiddi Trail

“Munda Biddi” means path through the forest in the language of the Noongar nation. It’s a 1,000km mostly off bitumen route that cuts across the south west corner of Western Australia. When Colleen and Rolf Muller found out that the trail was completed over its entire length, planning was started and tickets were booked. . . . → Read More: Colleen and Rolf’s epic trip on the Mundabiddi Trail

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Otford Tunnel Rail Trail opportunity

[We apologise that this story was originaly reproduced without proper acknowledgement of the author, Jamie Honan. Our careless plagiarism was in the interests of furthering the Rail Trails concept and no offense was intended. Ed.]

Original story by Jamie Honan

Photos and story courtesy of Rail Trails for NSW website, http://www.railtrailsnsw.com.au/

An 1880s . . . → Read More: Otford Tunnel Rail Trail opportunity

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