State cycling organisations
These are member-run organisations that organise events, advocate for better bike facilities, give advice about riding and help find local user groups, build skills, some groups will insure you against bike theft and accidents.
Riding to work and school
Maps for cyclists, printed and online
Check with your local bike store, council, and planning or roads authority. Here’s a taste of what’s out there:
Routes recommended by local cyclists
Use these sites to find a route recommended by locals, and possibly even a ride buddy!
In case of accident, mechanical problem, or puncture. Ask motoring associations in your state whether they offer roadside assistance for bikes.
For $22/yr ($30 for a family) RACV promises to fix your bike, or taxi you and your bicycle to your destination. The service is included if you are already a ‘Total Care’ member.
Phone 13 72 28 www.racv.com.au
Recycle your old bicycle
Check out the links page at www.bicyclerecycling.com for leads on who might want your old bike – there are community groups who’ll recycle it, refurbish it or donate it.