Sign the Petition for Helmet Law ReformSee who has signed
Bikes shouldn’t have to mix with heavy, fast traffic. Separate bikes from cars on busy roads and watch cycling become more and more popular as a way of getting about. In local streets, stop rat-running traffic – local roads are for local people not for short-cuts.
Helmet Laws Kill Cycling
Around one in five Australians cite helmet laws as the main reason they don’t ride a bike. Riding a bike is good for your health and saves the community money – that’s true whether or not you wear a helmet. The loss of health benefits from discouraging cycling alone outweighs any benefit from mandating helmets, and that’s before you factor in all the other benefits of cycling.
Crowdfunding court costs
Freestyle Cyclists and Upright Bicycle Riders of Australia invite you to contribute to our crowdfunding campaign to raise money to cover fines and court costs for anyone who takes a helmet fine to court.
If you are fined for not wearing a helmet, and you take it to court, we will pay your court costs and fine (subject to availability of our funds).
There is currently $1600 in the fund, and a number of cases pending, so please donate.
You can donate to the fund at gofundme.
Help us make bicycle riding normal in Australia again. Thank you for your support.
Melbourne Sunday 21nd September at 1100h leaving from Brighton Beach Railway Station, riding to South Bank in time for lunch. If you come by train, leaves Flinders Street 1032h.
On the way back we will look in at the new protected (Dutch-style) roundabouts in Moray St South Melbourne. We believe these are the first of their type in Australia!
Join Freestyle Cyclists Inc
If you would like to be more involved, you can become a member of Freestyle Cyclists Inc, the not-for-profit incorporated governing body of Freestyle Cyclists. Membership costs $10 per year, and gets you an invite to our general meetings. Click here to join.