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 17th February 2019 at 1100h leaving from Williamstown Beach railway station. Catch the 1027h Werribee train from Flinders Street Station and change at Newport.
We will head to The Kiosk d’Asporto for a coffee/brunch and to have a look at t-shirt samples featuring our logo and a photograph from one of our rides.
We can then ride on to Altona for a picnic lunch. The afternoon could be an optional ride to Point Cook. This will depend on weather. People can return by train from Aircraft station, or Altona or Williamstown station.
We will also discuss details of the protest ride which will be held on March 16th.
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.