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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.
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.
National Helmet Optional Ride Day
Join us in your State on Saturday 14th March to ride for Helmet Choice:
Melbourne: start outside Park Street Dining, on the Capital City Trail, 815 Nicholson Street Carlton North, meeting at 10.45am. Our route will follow a mix of quiet back streets and separated cycle/share paths, ending at Abbotsford Convent around 12 noon where everyone is welcome to join in a BYO picnic. Food can also be purchased at the convent.
Sydney: Meet at 10.45 at Darley Road Leichhardt, opposite the Hawthorne Light Rail Station. The 8.7 km route will be a circuit on bike and shared paths, avoiding on road cycling.
Adelaide: Meet at 2pm at the steps of Parliament House for a 2:30pm start. (Update, to better meet the train from Grange, the ride will start at 2:15, but you can join on the River Torrens Linear Park near Elder Park at around 2:30 as the ride passes through.) The ride will go along North Terrace, down Frome Road and through Botanic Park to Linear Park, then along Linear Park to West Beach, finishing at Henley Square. Riders can take the train back to the city from Grange Station.
Perth: Meet at the Silver Penguin Statue (near Elizabeth Quay) for a 10.00am start. The ride will follow a 9km route, avoiding on road cycling, finishing at Claisebrook Lake.
Hobart: Meet at the Hunter St bike path at 11.00am. The ride will follow the Intercity Cycleway for 13km, finishing at MONA.
Canberra: Meet at 11.00am at Glebe Park Rotunda, Bunda Street. The 5km route will end at the International Flag Display, Queen Elizabeth Terrace.
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