Cycling in the NT

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Riding, roads and rego

You may have heard it or read it in the letters to the editor ‘cyclists should not be on the road because they don’t pay rego’. This is of course a silly argument and the following may help counteract it: Paying rego is not paying for the right to use the road. Some of the […]

Group rides

If you have a club, BUG (Bicycle Users Group), or just ride with friends – and you want your details on this page, please contact us at Darwin Darwin Cycling Club: group rides, Thursday at Hidden Valley Motor Racing Circuit. Details at Darwin Cycling Club web site Check  Activelife@TheTop for cycling activities or the She Rides […]

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NT road rules

Bicycles are classed as vehicles and therefore cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as all other road users, and deserve the same respect and courtesy. Rules for road users in the NT can be found in the  NT Road Users’ Handbook, a guide for novice drivers or drivers new to the NT. See p 33 the […]
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Number of people cycling in the NT

The cycling participation rate in both Darwin and regional NT is significantly greater than the Australian average. The 2015 National Australian Cycling participation survey suggests that 24.1%  of NT residents ride a bicycle in a typical week. Almost half  had done so in the past year. The cycling participation rate appears to have remained fairly […]

Bike shops

Alice Springs Penny Farthing Avanti Plus – North Stuart Hwy, Alice Springs NT 0870 Ph: (08) 8952 4551 Smith St Velo – 2/61 Smith St, Alice Springs NT 0870 Ph: (08) 8955 5623 Ultimate Ride – Shop 2/ 2 Ghan Rd, Alice Springs NT 0870 Ph: (08) 8953 7297 Darwin Bikes to Fit – Shop […]

Bike hire

Alice Springs Outback Cycling  Enquiries: Alice Springs Telegraph Station, Herbert Heritage Dve, Alice Springs Ph: 08 8952 3993 Uluru (Ayers Rock) Outback Cycling   Uluru- Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.  Ph: 0437 917 018  Darwin Mantra on the Esplanade 88 The Esplanade Phone: 08 8943-4333  The Scooter Shop 9 Daly Street Phone: 08 8941 2434 Tweet
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Bike paths

 Chek out the cycle path maps for all main towns. Note that most paths are shared pedestrian/cyclists paths. There are very few on-road cycle lanes. Tweet

Report a problem

In the NT, some cyclepaths are maintained by local Councils and others by the Northern Territory Government (usually the Department of Transport, sometimes Parks and Wildlife). Luckily you don’t need to know who maintains the path to report a problem, whether it is overgrown vegetation, glass, potholes or anything else. You can report all faults […]