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Cycling

There are more than 100km of off-road shared paths throughout the City of Knox that connect with major parks, reserves, schools and shopping precincts.

Knox is one of the most cycling-orientated cities in Victoria.

About bike paths in Knox

Knox has a significant bicycle network.

We are also developing a combination of off-road and on-road networks to ensure cycling becomes a realistic travel choice for all residents, workers and visitors to Knox.

There are seven bridges and 19 underpasses along the cycleway, providing a safe recreational environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

Our cycle paths connect with the networks of neighbouring municipalities. If you feel adventurous and fit, you can cycle towards Melbourne's CBD, up into the Dandenong Ranges or down to Port Phillip Bay.

See the Explore Knox map

Road rules

Please remember when riding on shared paths that these are shared spaces with pedestrians. Cyclists should always:

  • obey the road rules
  • reduce speed when passing
  • give way to pedestrians
  • be courteous.

Cyclists should also alert pedestrians of their presence by using their bell.

Online workshops

We offer a range of webinar workshops to help you and your family improve your cycling and bike maintenance skills.

Oppy Routes

Knox has honoured former resident Sir Hubert Opperman (Oppy) by creating three cycling routes through Knox that cater for all fitness levels and rider types. These are called the Oppy Routes.

Oppy won awards in the Tour De France, Olympic Games and held many world records in cycling.

Each route is marked with Oppy Route markers and has 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.

Find our Oppy Routes using our interactive Google Map or see the Oppy Route Map.

Bicycle education training area

Council provides a free bicycle education training area at Marie Wallace Bayswater Park where parents can teach their children about road rules.

Kids can bring their bikes, scooters or trikes to learn road rules and ride safely in a mini circuit with a seating area nearby for parents or guardians.

The 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

The closest mountain bike trails for Knox residents are at Lysterfield Park. The park has a variety of mountain bike trails catering for all skill levels including:

  • a tight single track
  • technical rocky sections
  • high speed descents.

The park was used in the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

BMX

Knox is home to an excellent BMX Track in Knoxfield. The track is an extensive off-road facility over 300m long.

The track hosts competitions, training and caters to all rider abilities.

Knox also has two skate and BMX parks:

Emergency markers photo of an emergency marker - a sign on a post with a number showing where they are

Emergency markers are located on shared paths where it is difficult to locate a street address. If you find yourself in an emergency and need to ring 000, please refer to the emergency markers located throughout our shared path network.

Simply quote the reference number to any of the emergency services. They know the location of each of these markers and will be able to find you.

Bike repair stations

There are 12 bike repair stations in Knox. Each station includes a pump and basic tools for minor maintenance on your bike.

You can find 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.

Find your nearest bike repair station

Find out more about using bike repair stations.

Parking your bike

There are a couple of options for parking your bike in Knox:

Public bike parking
Train station bike cages

Bicycle Victoria, in conjunction with the Department of Transport, has established Parkiteer bike cages at:

  • Bayswater Train Station, and
  • Ferntree Gully Train Station.

This service is free and secure but you must register before your trip or call 1300 546 526.

Find out more about parking your bike 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 Facebook page for further details.

For programs visit the ride nation marketplace.

Need help?

Email SustainableTransport@knox.vic.gov.au and we will come back to you.

Or call our Traffic and Transport team on 9298 8000

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