On January 3rd, 2500 cyclists took part in Amy’s Ride in support of support of safer interaction between cyclists and motorists. Participants completed 1km, 27km, 60km or 120km rides starting and finishing at Eastern Park in Geelong.
Media coverage can be found on The Geelong Advertiser.
The City of Greater Geelong is planning construction of a bike route along Swanston Street. This route will link the Bellarine Rail Trail with South Geelong Station, Corio Bay and the Barwon River trail.
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.