[ 10 June, 2013; 11:00 am; ]
Facebook is promising that most glorious highlight of the bleak midwinter, a Tweed Ride!
At last, the 5th edition of Canberra Tweed Ride! This year’s winter ride will be held on Queen’s Birthday, as is tradition. Join us for a leisurely bicycle cruise taking in the sights of our city and a few of our [...]
Mayor Rattenbury has penned a plea for motorists and cyclists to leave off all the hating:
There is a rumbling debate in Canberra about the rights and responsibilities of cyclists, pedestrians and car drivers. Many people take sides with one of these groups, depending on their personal perspective. As someone who drives, rides and walks [...]
When you reflect on the following photo from Holland, what do you see?
What do you see in the photo?
People that are irrationally and recklessly endangering their lives.
People recklessly endangering their lives, and they should have a law and fines imposed upon them to make them stop.
Ordinary people going about their day.
Helmets make sense in extreme cycling conditions… such as mountain biking or high speed road cycling. On paved paths away from motor traffic, it’s arguable that a casual cyclist pottering along at 15km/h is unlikely to receive much of a benefit from wearing a helmet should they come off. That’s certainly the way [...]
Last month Simon Corbell promised us pedal assisted electric bicycles capable of maintaining 25kmph.
Today he’s announced the required legislation has passed:
Pedalecs have a maximum continuous power rating of 250 watts, compared with electric bicycles currently able to be used, with a maximum peak power of 200 watts. They also have additional safety and design requirements [...]
Bike helmets: an emergency doctor’s perspective
By Michael Dinh
For those working on the frontline of trauma care, the findings of a report into the protective effects of helmets in cyclists and motorcyclists published in the Medical Journal of Australia last week come as no surprise.
When an ambulance arrives at an emergency department with a cyclist [...]
Simon Corbell has announced that he’s raising the power ceiling on electric bicycles from an anaemic 200 watts up to 250 watts to allow pedalecs onto our roads:
“The changes to the laws that the government is proposing through the Road Transport (General) Amendment Bill, will allow higher performance electric bikes (pedalecs) under the European standard, [...]
As I was waiting for the lights to change at Belconnen Way & Coulter Drive this afternoon, I saw, out of the corner of my eye, a dark-haired male cyclist wheeling through the intersection. What particularly caught my attention was that he wasn’t wearing a bicycle helmet. A quick double-take confirmed something even more startling: [...]
Mayor Rattenbury is putting forth word that the mighty Civic Cycle Loop (stages 1 and 2) are opening today at noon.
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today opened the Rudd and Marcus Clarke Street sections of the Civic Cycle Loop.
“I’m pleased to announce that the first two stages of the Civic Cycle Loop [...]
Beautiful weather, last days of the school holidays, decided to take Junior Gasman (aged 9) to the opening weekend of the National Arboretum.
With consideration to health, environment, carbon and fun, we decided to ride our bicycles. From Belconnen to the front gate of the Arboretum, we had bicycle paths and lanes. At the main entrance [...]
Whilst reading Tim the Yowie Man in yesterday’s Canberra Times I was horrified to see that the powers that be are changing some trails in the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve to be shared by bicyclists. We can no longer walk in Mt Stromlo, so now they want Tidbinbilla.
Roos better watch out – they do not have [...]
An encounter today on the shared footpath/bicycle caused a bicyclist who had no bell. We did not hear him coming from behind. I asked him where his bell was. He said he didn’t need one as it didn’t fit on his bars.
Well here is what you need under the ACT Road Rules:
258 Equipment on a [...]
In very exciting news Keith Marshall’s Kumo Cycles has made the grade for the Cycle EXIF Bicycle Calendar 2013:
Thirteen of the world’s most beautiful custom bicycles, from builders including Jordan Hufnagel, Kumo Cycles, Tom Donhou, Signal Cycles and MAP Cycles.
Well done Keith!
Chief Minister Gallagher has announced plans for more cycle paths:
ACT Labor is committed to the construction of off-road cycle paths as part of its plan for more cycling infrastructure in our city.
ACT Labor will commit up to $12 million* to construct an off-road cycle path adjacent to the Majura Parkway.
We will also invest $4 million [...]
Cycling bells mean nothing anymore..
Amongst car hating transport advocates the Muenster photograph is the stuff of legend.
Over the weekend before last the Cycling Promotion Fund recreated the photo on Allara Street here in Canberra:
On Sunday 9th September 69 volunteers, 69 bicycles, 60 cars and one bus gathered in Canberra to recreate a world-renowned photograph taken more than 20 [...]
Canberra cycling group, Pedal Power ACT, is calling on the next ACT Government to make bike racks on ACTION buses reliable.
The current Government has put bike racks on 80% of buses and say they cannot fit them on the new long buses. Putting bike racks on buses was an ACT Labor initiative and Pedal Power ACT is [...]
I’m going to go out on a limb here and make the assumption bike lanes are for bicycles, not motorcycles.
Just then I had a motorbike up my arse on Northbourne, from Elouera Street through to Cooying, revving his engine and muttering at cyclists.
You’re damn right I slowed down on purpose and got in [...]
ACT Policing is investigating the theft of around 40 high-end bicycles in Fyshwick at the weekend.
Between 8pm Friday (August 3) and 9am yesterday (Monday, August 9) offenders broke into a secure trailer parked on Townsville Street, Fyshwick.
The offenders removed the 2013 model Trek brand bicycles from secure racks and loaded them into an unidentified vehicle.
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Civic today (July 20) in which the thief dropped bundles of cash as he fled the scene, possibly as he was riding away on a bicycle.
The offender entered the Westpac bank in Alinga Street, Civic, around 3pm, and threatened a teller with what appeared to [...]
Over the weekend Simon Corbell pretty much announced that Canberra cycling data was going into the excellent google transit system.
Today Andrew Barr is getting in with the good news.
Acting ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr today announced that Canberra’s cycling community will now be able to plan their trips online with access to cycling maps on [...]
Yesterday Leon foreshadowed Chief Minister Gallagher’s announcement today of a $6million 3.2km Civic Cycle Loop:
Construction will be undertaken in four stages – Marcus Clarke Street, Bunda Street, Rudd Street and Allara Street – creating a loop around the city and connecting to the Sullivans Creek and Lake Burley Griffin cycle paths that lead into the [...]
Peter [-of-Queanbeyan] has sent this in with the following note:
Remember the fifties? They’re back
Across the road from the Treasury Building, is this relic from a bygone age. Someone was collecting kindling and forgot all about it…
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to email@example.com [...]
What’s better than a motorist vs. cyclist rant?
Cyclists vs. Recumbant cyclists!
Well it’s not every day my bicycle features on page 3 of the Canberra Times.
As notified here the Canberra Tweed Ride was perpetrated again yesterday with a very large group of riders looking damn fine if I do say so myself.
Thanks to Adam for taking the pictures here’s a slideshow for those who missed it [...]
[ 11 June, 2012; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
Canberra Tweed Ride is back for its fifth edition!
Tweed Ride is a global event to celebrate all-season cycling in its simplest form: a social ride, non-competitive, politely sharing the paths and roads at an easy pace with numerous stops at cafes and landmarks.
Join us at The Front Cafe, Lyneham, between 10 and 11am on 11 [...]
Thanks to Ari for the tip, the Jakarta Globe has a cute story on living and cycling in Canberra.
Nearly six months after taking up cycle-commuting and mountain biking, I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to enjoy the excellent cycling facilities in Canberra and the benefits it has brought to me and my family.
As I cannot afford to buy a new bike, I am considering putting one together myself if I can find cheap parts. So what is a good place for cheap bicycle parts? Obviously, the frame is going to be the most important, but I’ll recycle anything I can except for possibly the fiddly moving parts [...]
[ 1 May, 2012; 7:00 pm; ]
The ENVIRONMENT COLLECTIVE and the FOOD CO-OP SHOP present to you, friends, the very FIRST Skill Share!
** Bike Maintenance **
Hosted by a man who sure knows his derailleurs from his downtubes, Mr. Dan Hunt.
Bring your bike, tools (if you have any) and a collaborative spirit!
When? 7pm,Tuesday 1st May,
Where? Food Co-Op Shop, [...]
I was reading this story on the news this morning about cyclists and their injuries, all caused by a lack of sharing apparently.
That’s right folks, cyclists should not have to share their bike paths with slow moving unregistered pedestrians. It causes accidents! This reminds me of another argument that goes along the lines of car [...]
Ok, popcorn ? check. Fizzy drink ? check.
I’m seeking some assistance from the RA collective to do with bicycle restoration.
I’ve decided to give my old roadie a big dose of bike love.
I recall a thread about respray recommendations.
Any + suggestions would be great.
I also need to have some shiny bits rechromed (no, not [...]
[ 8 January, 2012; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
The Canberra One Gear Society: COGS (not to be confused with the Canberra Organic Garden Society) is hosting a bicycle Show & Shine at Lennox Gardens tomorrow from 11am.
So if you don’t have a V8 to enter into Summernats and prefer the human powered variety, come down for a bbq and a chat about bicycles. [...]