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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.
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Real Safety

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.
https://www.gofundme.com/ssgcd9ns

Background:

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.

How to get a helmet exemption in Victoria

You now only need a doctors certificate… read more

Next Ride

Melbourne: Sunday 12th February 2023.

This year, with trains running again, the ride starts at Carrum station. For those wanting a coffee and chat prior to riding we start at Freddies cafe, 503A Station St, opposite Carrum station at 10.00am with the ride departing from the station at 10.30am.
The ride will go along the Patterson River track and the Seaford wetlands to Frankston, looping back to Carrum.
The ride will conclude at Karenne’s place with a barbeque lunch.
RSVP is mandatory for those coming to the barbeque, contact Kathy 0481 372 956.
MHL Repeal

Victoria: get an exemption from Bicycle Helmet Regulation

Significant changes have been made to the process for obtaining a medical exemption from the…