First Element of Warburton MTB Destination Opens

Warburton, Vic Warburton recently took a physical step forward towards its long term goal of creating a world class Warburton Mountain Bike Destination (WMBD). On Saturday 18th November 2023 the Wesburn Park Pump Track officially opened. Wesburn Park is a large existing public sporting facility located a couple of kilometres to the west of Warburton,…

Extraordinary Jump for Pump Tracks

People riding on a bike pump track

Yarra Ranges, Victoria The once humble pump track is undergoing a major evolution, as developments such as the Warburton MTB destination get more strategic in how they can incorporate pump track facilities. New pump track developments are getting a lot more sophisticated in how they accommodate different users, foster skills development and become a more…

New e-Bike GP Series Chasing Australasian Host City

Photo: EBK GP

Dubai, United Arab Emirates A new e-Bike Grand Prix series (EBK GP) will debut in Dubai later this year, with organisers in “extensive negotiations” with several Australian and NZ cities to include this region in an inaugural international calendar in 2023. BMC Switzerland has signed as the official supplier of e-bikes for the series and,…

Grandfather, Grandson to Ride Across Australia for Compassion

Mike & Elijah Ride for Compassion

Perth, WA Mike Jeffs, a keen amateur cyclist and businessman from Queensland, is set to take on the adventure of his life, cycling all the way across Australia to see children released from poverty.       The journey will be even more special because his grandson, Elijah, will be riding beside him. “This is an amazing adventure…

Trail Towns TV Set to Launch on SBS

Paul Van Der Ploeg and Deiter Kashnitz

Sydney, NSW A new TV series, highlighting the best cycling destinations around Australia launched on SBS TV on Saturday 5th June at 4pm. Episode one featured Canberra followed by a further five episodes in the initial series. These include destinations stretching from Western Australia’s southern forests through to Victoria’s High Country and many trails in…

E-Scooter Racing World Circuit Gathers Momentum

eSC eSkootr

Not many people would wish to hit speeds in excess of 100kph on a transport device with no roll cage, completely open to the elements and riding on 16 centimetre wheels travelling just a few centimetres off the ground. This is, however, what anyone taking a trip on an eSkootr S1X racing e-scooter can look forward to.

The eSkootr S1X has been created for the planned eSkootr Championship (eSC) which will start towards the end of the year. The races will be conducted on specially built circuits – concrete seams and cracks in pavement would not do at these speeds on a ride with such tiny wheels – in city parks, streets or within stadiums.

Cycling’s Friends Speak Up in Federal Parliament

Parliamentary Friends of Cycling

On Tuesday 16th February the second ever Parliamentary Friends of Cycling event was held within Australia’s parliament house in Canberra.

There are over 100 Parliamentary Friendship Groups (PFG’s) covering a huge range of interests mainly across environmental, health and social issues. Although these groups do not hold any formal legislative power, they provide an important opportunity for each represented cause to gain access to parliamentarians and for those parliamentarians to go on the public record with supportive comments.

Team MetroCount Raising Money for Teens with Cancer

Maurice Berger Life Cycle for Canteen

The 400 kilometre Life Cycle for Canteen charity ride that supports teens dealing with cancer took place on March 6-8 when 140 riders pedalled from Bassendean to Busselton in Western Australia to raise money for Canteen Australia.

“Canteen is a game changer for young adults who’re coping with their own cancer or a diagnosis in the family,” said Maurice Berger, who rode with Team MetroCount.

After struggling with his mum’s breast cancer diagnosis while in high school, Maurice shared how important it is for teens to have a support network when cancer disrupts their life.

Bare Creek Bike Park Opens

Bare Creek Bike Park

Sydney/NSW On Saturday 12th December the Bare Creek Bike Park was officially opened. Located in the heart of Sydney’s northern suburbs, the park offers a wide range of opportunities: A kids track suitable for kids right down to the youngest on kick along bikes. A pump track suitable for beginners. A flow track. A Drop…

Cardboard Cut-out Pump Tracks!

A mountain biker based in Turin, Italy has invented a unique solution for quickly, cheaply and easily installing a pump track. Davide Reina’s goal was to come up with a modular system that was easy for home installation for those with gardens generous enough to accommodate such things, but it could likewise have larger implications…