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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. Making it one of the most cycling-orientated cities in Victoria.
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.

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.

Touring Knox By Bike

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. Download our Map of Bike Paths in Knox.

New online workshops

Free bike maintenance webinar workshops

A) For kids with parent supervision (up to two in the same classes)

Learn the basics of maintaining a bicycle including changing a tyre, fixing a chain and gears with Bart Sbeghen aka Dr Cranky.

Saturday 26 September 10am - 11am.
Limited places available

Book online

B) For adults over 18 years

For Beginners
Learn the basics of maintaining a bicycle including changing a tyre, fixing a chain and gears with Bart Sbeghen aka Dr Cranky.

Friday 2 October 3 - 4pm
Limited places available

Book online

For Intermediate/Advanced

Join this free interactive webinar on bike maintenance for adults run by Bart Sbeghen aka Dr Cranky. Suitable for intermediate/advanced riders.
Learn to adjust and repair bike brakes and gears confidently.

Friday 2 October 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Limited places available

Book online

Free webinar workshop teaching parents how to instruct children to ride a bike


Join Steve Taylor from Cycle Safe to learn how best to teach your child how to safely ride a bike.

Friday 2 October 4pm - 5pm
Limited Places Available

Book online


Oppy Routes

Oppy Routes are a tribute to one of Australia's greatest cyclists, Sir Hubert Opperman who lived in the City of Knox. During his time he won awards in the Tour De France, Olympic Games and held many world records in cycling.

Knox honours Opperman's contributions to the sport, by creating three Oppy Routes that range in distance to cater for all fitness levels and rider types. Each route is marked with Oppy Route markers and have fingerboard signs to indicate the distance to the nearest shopping centre or train station.

  • Oppy Route 1 - 14km
  • Oppy Route 2 - 25km
  • Oppy Route 3 - 36km

Navigate yourself through our Oppy Routes via our interactive Google Map. Be sure to have your location on whilst riding to track where you are and in case you get lost!

For a printable version download our Explore the Oppy Route Map

Marie Wallace Bayswater Park

Bayswater Park

Bring your bike, scooter or trike, pop on a helmet and ride over to the free bicycle education training area. At this park kids can learn road rules and ride safely in a mini circuit with a seating area nearby for parents or guardians. The fun track contains a loopy design in a miniature road like environment with traffic measures such as working traffic lights, footpaths, pedestrian crossings and other signage.

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking provides the thrills of downhill speeds on a variety of terrains through scenic and remote environments. Knox is fortunate to be located closely to Lysterfield Park which provides riders with a variety of trails depending on their level of experience. The park was used in the 2006 Commonwealth Games with a tight single track, technical rocky sections and high speed descents.

You can read more about Lysterfield Park on the Parks Victoria webpage.

BMX

Knox is home to an excellent BMX Track in Knoxfield. The track is an extensive off road facility, which measures to over 300m long. The track hosts competitions, training and caters to all rider abilities. You can read more about the BMX Track on the Knox BMX webpage.

Knox also has two Skate and BMX Parks, which are located at:

Emergency Markers

Emergency marker

If you find yourself in an emergency and need to ring 000, please refer to the emergency markers located throughout our shared path network. You can simply quote the reference number to any of the emergency services and they will be able to find where you are.

Find a Public Bike Repair Station

We have installed 12 Bike Repair Stations around the municipality. The repair stations include a pump and basic tools to allow you to complete minor maintenance on your bike.

You can find the Bike Repair Stations at:

  • Blind Creek Lane, Wantirna South
  • Colchester Reserve, Boronia
  • Collier Reserve, Wantirna South
  • Fairpark Reserve, Ferntree Gully
  • Knox Skate and BMX Park, Knoxfield
  • Lewis Park, Wantirna South
  • Liberty Reserve, Rowville
  • Marie Wallace Reserve, Bayswater
  • Power Road, Bayswater
  • The Basin Triangle, The Basin
  • Tim Neville Arboretum, Ferntree Gully
  • Wally Tew Reserve, Ferntree Gully

Click here to view all locations

Not sure how to use a Bike Repair Station? Find help online at bikefixation.com/help

'Parkiteer' Train Station Bike Cages

Want safe and convenient bike parking at train stations? Bicycle Victoria, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, has established 67 bike cages at numerous train stations around Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria.

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.

Parkiteer Locations in Knox


There are two Parkiteer Bike Cages on the Belgrave Line and can be found at:

Public Bike Parking

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

  • Bayswater Train Station
  • Ferntree Gully Train Station

If you would like to gain access to the Parkiteer Bike Cages or would like further information, please visit Bicycle Victoria's Parkiteer Bike Cages page or call 1300 546 526

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 facebook page for further details and for programs visit the ride nation marketplace.

Useful Apps and Websites

When nature calls     Public Toilet Finder

Stay hydrated            Find a Water Tap

Find a place to play   Playground Finder

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 organisation focuses on providing organised opportunities for cycling.
cycling.org.au


Local Bike Shops


Shop Name Address Suburb
Cognition Cycles Westfield Knox, 425 Burwood Highway Wantirna South
Alchemy Cycle Trader 1/7 Samantha Court Knoxfield
Decathlon Knoxfield 1464 Ferntree Gully Road Knoxfield
Cycle Fixation 614 Mountain Highway Bayswater
Cycle Link 687 Mountain Highway Bayswater
Anaconda Bayswater 300 Canterbury Road Bayswater
99 Bikes 10 Scoresby Road Bayswater
JB's Bike Tech 2/1057 Burwood Highway Ferntree Guly
Mac's Cycles 210 Dorset Road Boronia

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 SustainableTransport@knox.vic.gov.au.

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