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Cycling

There are more than 100km of shared 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 click on the link at the bottom of this page. Copies of this bike maps are available from Council's Customer Service Centres.

Please remember when riding on shared paths that these are shared spaces with pedestrians. Cyclists should obey the road rules and reduce speed, give way to pedestrians and be courteous. Cyclists should also alert pedestrians of their presence by using their bell.

Bicycle Courses

We have a number of Bike Courses available for 2018-19. Check out them out below and register your interest.

Program Appropriate Level Description Where to Register
Bike Maintenance Course
(2 hours duration)

24 November 2018
1pm-3.30pm

Orana Community House
62 Coleman Road
Wantirna South
18+ years old

(younger children can attend but must be supervised by an adult.)

Maximum Participants: 20
Learn how to maintain your bike and use the new bike repair stations at Lewis Park and Walley Tew Reserve.

With a qualified instructor, you will learn how to:
  • Undertake bicycle checks
  • Make basic adjustments
  • Repair a puncture
  • Replace an inner tube
  • Clean a chain
Bring your bike and our instructor can conduct a safety check on your bike after the session.
Register
Bike Maintenance Course
(2 hours duration)

2 December 2018
11am-1.30pm


The Basin Community Progress Hall
370 Forest Road
The Basin
18+ years old

(younger children can attend but must be supervised by an adult.)

Maximum Participants: 20
Learn how to maintain your bike and use the new bike repair stations at Lewis Park and Walley Tew Reserve.

With a qualified instructor, you will learn how to:
  • Undertake bicycle checks
  • Make basic adjustments
  • Repair a puncture
  • Replace an inner tube
  • Clean a chain
Bring your bike and our instructor can conduct a safety check on your bike after the session.
Register
Bike Maintenance Course
(2 hours duration)

8 December 2018
10.30am-1pm


Coonara Community House
22 Willow Road
Ferntree Gully
18+ years old

(younger children can attend but must be supervised by an adult.)

Maximum Participants: 20
Learn how to maintain your bike and use the new bike repair stations at Lewis Park and Walley Tew Reserve.

With a qualified instructor, you will learn how to:
  • Undertake bicycle checks
  • Make basic adjustments
  • Repair a puncture
  • Replace an inner tube
  • Clean a chain
Bring your bike and our instructor can conduct a safety check on your bike after the session.
Register
*Novice Get Back on Your Bike Course (2 hours duration)
Cost: $5 (Admin Fee)


19 January 2019
10.am-12.00pm

Basketball Courts at Fairpark Reserve
Manuka Drive Cnr Scoresby Road
Boronia
18+ yr old

Maximum Participants: 7
Brush up on Basic riding skills and gain confidence.
In a traffic free environment, you will learn:
  • Starting/stopping
  • Scanning
  • Signalling
  • Gears
  • Emergency stops
Participants must be able to ride and should bring a helmet.
Register
*On Road Defensive Cycling
(5 hours duration)
Cost: $10 (Admin Fee lunch provided)


9 February 2019
10.am-3.00pm

Basketball Courts at Fairpark Reserve
Manuka Drive Cnr Scoresby Road
Boronia
18+ yr old

Maximum Participants: 7
Want to gain confidence in traffic?

Join our two instructors, learn about safety checks,
bike handling and practical traffic riding skills such as correct road positioning.

Learn to navigate roads with bike lanes with two instructors and visit intersections and roundabouts.

Participants must be able to ride and should bring a helmet.
Register
Bike Maintenance Course
(2 hours duration)

16 February 2019
10am-12.30pm


Mountain District Learning Centre
13-15 The Avenue
Ferntree Gully
18+ years old

(younger children can attend but must be supervised by an adult.)

Maximum Participants: 20
Learn how to maintain your bike and use the new bike repair stations at Lewis Park and Walley Tew Reserve.

With a qualified instructor, you will learn how to:
  • Undertake bicycle checks
  • Make basic adjustments
  • Repair a puncture
  • Replace an inner tube
  • Clean a chain
Bring your bike and our instructor can conduct a safety check on your bike after the session.
Register
Bike Maintenance Course
(2 hours duration)

23 February 2019
10.30am-1.00pm


Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre
40 Fulham Road
Rowville
18+ years old

(younger children can attend but must be supervised by an adult.)

Maximum Participants: 20
Learn how to maintain your bike and use the new bike repair stations at Lewis Park and Walley Tew Reserve.

With a qualified instructor, you will learn how to:
  • Undertake bicycle checks
  • Make basic adjustments
  • Repair a puncture
  • Replace an inner tube
  • Clean a chain
Bring your bike and our instructor can conduct a safety check on your bike after the session.
Register
*Bike Ed School Holiday Program
(2 Days lunch provided each day)
Cost: $20


17 & 18 April 2019
9.30am-1.00pm each day

Marie Wallace Reserve
799 Mountain Highway
Bayswater
9-12 year olds

Maximum Participants: 15
A 2 day course focused at teaching children a range of skills including:
  • Emergency stopping
  • Using gears
  • Scanning & signalling
  • Riding on different surfaces and locations
  • Road rules and signs
  • Basic repairs and maintenance
Participants must bring their own bike (no training wheels) and helmet. Day 1 must be completed in order to attend Day 2.
Register

*These programs are heavily subsidised by VicRoads and Knox City Council. Booking fee is non refundable.

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 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 19 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 Parking

There are over 90 bike parking locations around the municipality, shown on Council's interactive Google based bike parking map.

Bike parking at railway stations and public transport hubs is provided using Parkiteer. This service is free and secure. However, you must pre register prior to your trip.

Get more information and advice about bike parking at train stations.

Cycling Groups

There are a number of active cycling groups operating within Knox:

In addition, 'She Rides', an initiative of Cycling Australia, provides a suite of introductory riding programs that focus on building fitness, developing skills and creating a social riding community of women. Visit the She Rides website for further details.

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 reacquainted with your bike:

Bicycle Internet Links

Bicycle Network 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.
bicyclenetwork.com.au

VicRoads


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.
railtrails.org.au

Cycling Victoria


Cycling Victoria is a peak governing body for both organised competitive and recreational cycling within Victoria. The organization focuses on providing organised opportunities for cycling.
cycling.org.au

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 opening hours on 9298 8000 or email SustainableTransport@knox.vic.gov.au.

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