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There are more than 70kms of bicycle paths throughout the City of Knox that connect with major parks, reserves, schools and shopping precincts.

Whether you are riding for sport, recreation or just 'to get around', cycling is a fast and efficient mode of transport.

Cycling will save you money, help the environment and improve your fitness. It is also much less stressful than sitting in a car!

Knox already has a significant bicycle network, predominantly catering for recreational users. The challenge now is to develop a combination of appropriate off-road and on-road networks to ensure cycling becomes a realistic travel choice for all residents and visitors to Knox.

The current Knox Cycling Brochure, including a map of the Knox Bike Network, is available electronically by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. Copies of this bike map are available from Council's Customer Service Centres.

Additionally, Knox’s annual bicycle event, The Oppy Family Fun Ride, is named after Sir Hubert. The fun ride is part of the annual Knox Festival held in March and is a great family event, with entertainment, prizes and give-aways.


Cycle confidently and safely this summer!

Beginner Session

Date: Saturday 11 February 2017
Time: 10am – 12pm
Location: Knox City Council, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
Cost: $5 (non-refundable)

What’s Involved?
This course is an off road practical session that focuses on essential bike control skills (e.g. emergency stops, signalling) and correct road positioning.

For more information and to book your place, please click here

Intermediate Session

Date: Saturday 18 February 2017
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: Knox City Council, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
Cost: $10 (non-refundable)

What’s Involved?
This course is for adults wanting to improve riding skills (off and on-road) and gain confidence on the bike. The comprehensive training course covers bike set-up, safety checks, bike handling and traffic riding skills - and promotes safe and responsible bike riding.

For more information and to book your place, please click here.

Touring Knox by Bicycle

The Knox Cycleway will take you to local parks, reserves, leisure centres, historic homesteads, shopping centres, waterways and much more. It is a great way to the see the City. There are many excellent locations along the cycleway for picnics, as well as scenic spots where you can sit and take in the view.

Building of the cycleway began in 1977, and it was always envisaged that a comprehensive network of off-road bike paths would traverse the municipality. Today, there are seven bridges and 18 underpasses along the cycleway, providing a safe recreational environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

The Knox Cycleway also connects with the bicycle networks of neighbouring municipalities. So, if you feel adventurous and fit, you can cycle towards Melbourne’s CBD up into the Dandenong Ranges or down to Port Phillip Bay.

It is important to note that the Knox cycleway is a shared use facility and that users are courteous and respectful of each other to ensure maximum enjoyment for everyone. Pedestrians and cyclists are permitted to use the cycleway, and cyclists should give way to pedestrians.

Bike Path and Bike Parking in Knox

Cycling Events in Knox

Do you need that extra push to help you get back into cycling? Come and join one of our fun community events to get you re-acquainted with your bike:

Sir Hubert Opperman Tribute

Sir Hubert Opperman (1906-1996), one of Australia’s great sporting cyclists, spent the last years of his life in Knox. During the 1920s and 30s, 'Oppy', as he became affectionately known, held virtually every Australian long distance, road racing and track record, as well as many world records, in cycling.

As a tribute to Oppy’s contribution to the sport, several bicycle trails along the Knox cycleway have been named after some of his most famous races. There are a number of commemorative sculptures and memorials placed along the route.

The Opperman Trails include:

  • Oppy’s Way
  • The 101 Trail
  • The Landa End Trail
  • The Trans Continental Trail
  • The Bol D'Or Trail
  • Paris-Brest-Paris Trail

Knox Bicycle Plan

The Knox Bicycle Plan was adopted by Council at its August 2008 Council meeting. The objectives of the Plan were to:

  • consider the progress of bicycle facility implementation since the last bicycle plan review;
  • identify underlying principles for future development;
  • consider the community's needs;
  • develop new programs for bicycle facilities; and
  • encourage and support the increase in the use of bicycles as a means of transport throughout the City of Knox.

For more information, view our Bicycle Plan page.

Bicycle Internet Links

Bicycle Victoria
Members of Bicycle Victoria receive cycling insurance, discounts at bike shops, member support services and regular cycling newsletters. This site is full of essential cycling related information, including a comprehensive list of bicycle user groups and events.

VicRoads is in the process of implementing a Principal Bicycle Network across Melbourne. More information, including downloadable bicycle maps, is available from the VicRoads website.

Railtrails Australia
Railtrails are multipurpose public paths created from abandoned railway corridors. With gentle gradients and minimal road intersections, the trails provide safe and scenic cycling routes.

Knox Bicycle Touring Club
This local cycling group organises a range of metropolitan and country rides, generally ranging from 40-80km.

For more information

If you would like more information about using the Knox Cycleway, local bicycle clubs and groups, or if you would like to discuss a cycling issue, please contact the Traffic and Transport Team, during business hours on 9298 8000 or email

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