Victorians will go to the polls on Saturday, and so Bicycle Users Geelong has contacted the candidates up for election in each of the districts in the Geelong region. Each candidate was asked about their position on cycling issues so that we could present the responses to Geelong region cyclists, allowing them to make a more informed choice on Saturday.
The new plan from the City of Greater Geelong for the Northern Section of the Swanston Street Bike Link is now available for community feedback. The plan, which covers the section of Swanston Street North from McKillop Street, features almost exclusively one-way bike paths adjacent to existing footpaths.
A new concrete path has been added to the river end of the new track which allows easy access from the river track on to the Criterium circuit.
A number of Geelong region buses are now displaying bicycle safety messages. McHarry’s Buslines are taking part in the Bike Safe campaign for improved safety for cyclists by displaying the messages on the back of 20 of their buses.
The biggest week ever for cycling in Geelong is upon us. In fact the 2010 UCI Road Cycling Championships are probably going to be the most important sporting event that Geelong will ever host. 200,000 or so spectators are expected to line the course, with millions more from around the world watching the action unfold on TV.
The Belmont Criterium Track was officially opened yesterday. Geelong Mayor John Mitchell, councillor Bruce Harwood, and South Barwon MP Michael Crutchfield were in attendance, along with many members of the Geelong Cycling Club, the Geelong Veterans Cycling Club and the wider cycling community.
Have you thought about starting to ride your bike for the commute to work? Or do you want to celebrate the fact that you are already riding to work? Either way, why don’t you register for Ride to Work Day and join with thousands of other commuters across Victoria riding their bikes to work on Wednesday October 13th.
The 2010 Ford Otway Classic will take place on November 7th this year after being cancelled in 2009. The bike ride, which takes in the Otway Ranges and the Great Ocean Road, has been run since 1980 by the Geelong Touring Cyclists, but was cancelled last year due to increased traffic management costs.
V/Line has announced that they will be running a number of extra express services to transport spectators to the upcoming UCI World Road Cycling Championships in Geelong. The extra services will run between Melbourne and Geelong with a total of 13 extra services on October 2nd for the womens road race and 42 extra services on October 3rd for the mens road race.
A new Parkiteer bike storage cage has been installed at the Marshall railway station as part of a station upgrade. The cage provides secure undercover parking for upto 30 bikes.