Ride to Work Day – Darwin

Hi All

Ride to Work Day is Wednesday 12 October.  Time to celebrate and encourage others to  ride for the first time.

In Darwin, check out the map or the travelling routes and meeting points for the Ride2Work Group Ride.

See 2016-ride2work-day-Darwin-poster


In Alice, join the Council breakfast on the Civic Centre Lawns between 6:30 and 8:30.  Free bicycle-powered smoothies are available.

See 2016-ride2work-day-alice-poster


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Bicycle NT and Bicycle Network join forces

Bicycle NT is joining forces with Australia’s biggest bike riding organisation, Bicycle Network, in a move to further strengthen bike advocacy in the territory and advance bike riding nationally.

With Bicycle Network boasting more than 52,000 members, the merger between the two organisations will see Bicycle NT transform into Bicycle Network NT, strengthening its position locally while expanding Bicycle Network’s national reach and influence.

Bicycle Network CEO, Craig Richards, said the decision to merge was logical, with both organisations sharing a strong friendship as well as a vision to build a nation of bike riders.

“The merger is a really exciting time for both Bicycle Network and Bicycle NT as it opens up so many possibilities and further strengthens the voice of people who ride bikes,” Mr Richards said.

Mr Richards added that the newly formed Bicycle Network NT will provide a great platform to improve conditions for people who ride bikes in the NT, opening the territory up to stronger advocacy and the expansion of national behaviour change programs.

“NT boasts one of the highest cycling participation rates in the country, but there’s still plenty more that can be done to improve infrastructure and rider safety so that even more people can get active through bike riding.”

“We can’t wait to share our knowledge with the NT, expanding our successful behaviour change programs like Ride2School and most importantly, learn what has and hasn’t worked from the local bike riding community.”

Bicycle NT’s Clive Pesavento said that the organisation welcomes the expertise and resources that Bicycle Network will bring to the Territory.

“The merger will permit existing programs to be expanded and new programs initiated, which will benefit Territorians. It will also enable the new branch to be more proactive and respond to issues more effectively,” Mr Pesavento said.

Pedals NT Executive Officer Jason Bremmer also welcomed the merger while taking the time to thank Bicycle NT for their tireless work advocating for the Territory’s bike riders.

“Pedals NT welcomes Bicycle Network to the Northern Territory, strengthening advocacy for all Northern Territory cyclists,” Mr Bremmer said.

“The new ‘Bicycle Network NT’ will build on the work done by Bicycle NT and provide a strong voice for cyclists across the NT. Pedals NT is excited by the increased support this change will bring to the Territory cycling alliance and looks forward to working closely with Bicycle Network NT.”

Under the merger agreement, Bicycle NT will become Bicycle Network NT where Bicycle NT’s board will become a State Committee and will continue to monitor operations and local projects in the NT. Bicycle Network NT will also employ a staff member to be a key liaison with the committee.

Mr Richards said that with offices in Victoria, NSW, Tasmania and now NT, Bicycle Network is strengthening its already strong representation of riders across Australia.

“This merger will definitely help us in our mission to improve the health of all Australians by getting even more people of all ages out on their bikes and active,” Mr Richards added.

“With bike riding more popular than ever, we’re well on our way to building a nation of bike riders.”


Supported by more than 52,000 members nationally, Bicycle Network is Australia’s biggest bike riding organisation. Through membership, advocacy, behaviour change programs and events, Bicycle Network strives to solve Australia’s physical inactivity crisis by making it easier for everyone to ride a bike. To find out more visit bicyclenetwork.com.au.

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Ride to Work Day – Alice Springs

Ride to Work Day is on 12 October this year. Alice Springs Town Council is hosting Ride2Work Day event on the Civic Centre Lawns between 6:30 and 8:30.  Free bicycle-powered smoothies are available.

See 2016-ride2work-day-alice-poster

By riding to work on October 12th, you’re showing your support for cycling in Alice Springs and joining over 40,000 cycling commuters nationally.

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Darwin Lord Mayor’s Summit and Survey

For Darwinians: Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim is holding a CBD Summit on 6 October with key stakeholders to identify positive actions to improve the vitality of the Darwin CBD. People are invited to contribute via a survey, which does not mention walkability or bikability.

Tell the Council that walking and cycling make a city vibrant and attractive by doing the survey here

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Register for 2016 Super Tuesday bike count

Super Tuesday bike count is on 6 September 2016 from 6-30 to 8-30. Counters are needed in Alice, Katherine, Palmerston and Darwin.

$50 going to your favourite charity or your membership to the Bicycle Network… Click here to register.


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NT Super Tuesday bike count results

Results of the NT wide bike count that took place in September are showing an increase in  riding in Palmerston, Alice and Katherine but a decrease in Darwin.

In comparison to the other regional cities counted this year (riders per hour/10,000 residents) Alice, Palmerston, Katherine and Darwin are again the highest of the 14 locations counted!

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New bike path for Alice Springs

A new 5 kilometre path from Blain St to the Alice Springs Desert Park and then on to Flynn’s Grave is going to be built as part of the Alice Springs Paths Connectivity Project.

The 2.4 metres wide concrete pathway will take visitors “cross country” on parts of the greater area of the Alice Springs Desert Park. Currently visitors can access only the core area of the Park. The new path opens up areas that have previously been reasonably inaccessible. The path will provide beautiful open views of the MacDonnell Ranges. Read More »

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Have your say on Daly/Smith St (Darwin)

Consultation: City of Darwin wants to know what sort of road treatment cyclists want when the roundabout at Daly/Smith St intersection is replaced with traffic lights. Whatever is decided there will be replicated in other intersections and the Dept of Transport may also use it on their roads, elsewhere in the NT.

So please have a look at the 4 options and tell us what you think: (it will only take a few minutes)



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Safety of child passengers on bikes

The Centre for Automotive Safety Research at The University of Adelaide are seeking participants for a study investigating the safety of child passengers on bicycles. We would like cyclists who are parents of children under 5 who either carry their child as passengers on a bike, or do not carry their child as passengers on a bike to complete our survey.

The results of this research will be used to raise awareness of the different child carriers available, provide information that will allow parents to make informed decisions when selecting a carrier, and improve the safety of child passengers.

If you would like more information or to participate in the study visit the CASR website

A direct link to the study is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/transportingchildrenbybike


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Notice of AGM 1 Nov 2015

Bicycle NT  will hold its AGM on Sunday 1 November at 12 pm at the Nightcliff Electorate room, Pavonia Place (where the markets are held), in Nightcliff

All positions will be declared vacant and we encourage you to come along and support the NT cycling association that works towards a cycle-friendly Territory!

If you are not a current member, please join now,  it’s free and easy: just go to http://www.bicyclent.org.au/join-bicycle-nt/




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