Category Archives: cycling

Ride to School Day Friday 23 March 2012

Friday 23rd March is National Ride to School Day. If you have children encourage them to travel to school through active travel. Fawkner is safer than many other suburbs for cycling to school with no major through roads and lots of quiet residential streets. If your driving to work tomorrow, please take care, as always, of children journeying to and from school by walking, cycling, scooting or skating.

Here is some information from Bicycle Victoria. Visit the Bicycle Victoria Ride to School website to register:

National Ride to School Day 2012

More than 200,000 primary and secondary students will take to the streets across Australia tomorrow using bikes, scooters, skateboards or simply walking as part of National Ride2School Day. The annual event is Australia’s largest celebration of an active journey to and from school.

At many schools, 100% of students will arrive under their own steam and then take part in a host of school-based festivities including parades, breakfasts and community rides.
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Melbourne Fringe Festival cycling events that start in Fawkner

Bike tours of the City of Moreland MoreArt Public Art show. These cycling tours start at Gowrie Station in Fawkner and slowly make their way to Jewell Station in Brunswick.

More Art - Artists Talk Ride


Sunday 2 October – Artists Talks & Launch Ride
Meeting Point: Lux Foundry Café, 21 Hope St Brunswick from 12.00pm
(departing 12.35pm)
Train: Departing Anstey Station at 1.00pm to arrive at Gowrie Station at 1.12pm
Tour Ends: Group will arrive at RMIT Dawson St Campus at 3.30pm
Registrations: Let us know you’re coming via info@thesqueakywheel.com.au

Celebrate the launch of the MoreArt Public Art event with a guided trail along the Upfield train line. Participating artists will be on hand to discuss their works on site, and the ride will conclude at RMIT Brunswick for the More Art launch party, also taking in the Artland exhibition of student works. Stick around for some complimentary nibbles and a drink to quench your thirst.

MoreArt - Spring Fashion Ride


Wednesday 12 October – Spring Fashion Ride
Meeting Point: Gowrie Station at 4pm
Tour Ends: Group will arrive at Brunswick Green, 313 Sydney Rd at 6pm
Registrations: Let us know you’re coming via info@thesqueakywheel.com.au

Mark the end of ride to work day in style with a leisurely ride along the MoreArt Trail. Don your favourite spring frock or pull out your finest regalia for a downhill coast celebrating the creative spine of the municipality. After taking in the Artland exhibition of student works at RMIT, the ride will finish up at The Brunswick Green, with a complimentary drink for riders on arrival. Pimms and lemonade anyone?

More Art Peoples Choice Ride


Sunday 23 October – People’s Choice Ride
Meeting Point: Lux Foundry Café, 21 Hope St Brunswick from 12.00pm
(departing 12.35pm)
Train: Departing Anstey Station at 1.00pm to arrive at Gowrie Station at 1.12pm
Tour Ends: Group will arrive at Brunswick Green, 313 Sydney Rd at 3.30pm
Registrations: Let us know you’re coming via info@thesqueakywheel.com.au

Put the public in public art and join the People’s Choice ride of the MoreArt Trail. Taking in all of the exhibition sites, selected artists will be on hand to describe or perform their works. The ride will conclude at The Brunswick Green with a ceremony awarding the $1000 prize for the People’s Choice Award. Voting prize of $200 also up for grabs. Enjoy a complimentary drink for riders on arrival! It’s a
win-win-win.

A facebook page for the tour, to give updates and upload photos of the rides:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-MoreArt/121123667987465?sk=wall
See also for more information:
http://www.thesqueakywheel.com.au

Moving Planet – 350 day

Anyone care to join us at 11.45am this Saturday at the Merri Creek Path at the end of Jukes Road, to cycle down to Ceres to join the ride to Docklands and the Moving Planet event? The more the merrier.
John
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I’m from Climate Action Moreland, and we’re part of a ride for 350 day which is this Saturday 24 September 2011. 350 day is a global day of action that calls for bringing the CO2 in the atmosphere down to a safe level: 350 ppm, and this year the theme is ‘Moving Planet’.

Hopefully you’re members already know about it, but CAM and some other Moreland environment groups are meeting at CERES at 12.30pm on Saturday, and then meeting up with Darebin Climate Action Now for a ride to the Docklands, where we are making a huge human sign in the shape of a bike.

Not only are bikes great low emissions transport (which you know) but the theme of the day is ‘Moving Planet’ we need to get moving to a safe climate, and what better vehicle to take us there but a bike?

It would be great if you could circulate this to your members. More details are available at http://climateactionmoreland.org/, or http://www.moving-planet.org/events/au/melbourne/337.

Hope to see you there,

Ellen Roberts
Co-convenor
Climate Action Moreland