The Great Victorian Bike Ride concluded in Geelongs Eastern Park on Sunday December 6th after winding its way along the western Victorian coast. The multiday ride included the Great Ocean Road and stops at local towns such as Anglesea and Queenscliff.
Bicycle Users Geelong has run a bicycle commuting workshop at the Alcoa Point Henry plant on behalf of Greening Australia.
On Wednesday October 14th, Allan Marshall and Mark Boyanton discussed bicycle commuting safety, equipment and maintnenance tips with Alcoa employees attending the workshop.
Wednesday October 14th saw many Geelong residents take part in the 2009 Ride to Work Day. The City of Greater Geelong is put on a breakfast and entertainment for participants at the City Hall Forecourt.
The early morning rain may have dissuaded some participants, but plenty of riders still took part. Well done to all those who rode to work.
A new section of road has been completed in Eastern Park to create new possibilities for criterium races. The road links Hearne Parade with the existing Eastern Park circuit. The short steep climb of the link will make for a more challenging course.
See the COGG media release for more information.
With input from Bicycle Users Geelong, RoadSafe Barwon has promoted road cycling safety with an advertisement in the August 19th Geelong News. The advertisement is one of a series of road safety messages from RoadSafe Barwon. Road users are encouraged to drive and ride with safety, courtesy and within the law. A number of points are made to help improve understanding of road laws regarding cyclists.
The August 17th Geelong Advertiser has printed an article urging Geelong drivers to show respect for the safety of cyclists. Satefy messages from both Rod Bennett of RoadSafe Barwon and Mark Boyanton of Bicycle Users Geelong are quoted.
The Bicycle Users Geelong 2009 AGM was held on July 13th. The following people were elected to committee positions:
- Allan M. – President
- John H. – Vice President
- Russell L. – Secretary
- Mark B. – Treasurer
- Peter J. – Committee member
- Brett C. – Committee member
Australian Conservation Foundation
Bicycle Users Geelong has taken part in a low carbon transport workshop as part of the Geelong GreenHome workshop series run by the Australian Conservation Foundation. BUG members facilitated discussion about using cycling as a sustainable transport option, and provided information about cycling in the Geelong region.
Bicycle Users Geelong is now incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981.
Bicycle Users Geelong Inc. registration number is A0052643C.
Secure enclosures for cyclists to store their bikes within have been constructed at two Geelong railway stations. The bike cages at Geelong and South Geelong railway stations are two of 29 “Parkiteer” bike enclosures that have been installed at railway stations throughout Victoria.
The Parkiteer enclosures hold up to 26 bikes. You need to be a registered user to obtain an access card that will allow entry to the enclosure. There is no charge for using the Parkiteer enclosures, but a $50 bond is required.
More information can be found at Bicycle Victoria.