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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.
Annual “Stop Fining Healthy Transport” rides this year:
Melbourne: Saturday 13th March, Meeting at 10.30 for an 11.00am start, 815 Nicholson St. Nth. Carlton, outside Park Dining on the Capital City Trail. https://www.freestylecyclists.org/?fs_newsletter=7086
Adelaide: start from the Adelaide university footbridge 2pm Sunday 14th March and end at “Plant 4” in Bowden. Please see Google sharable link to start and end are below. https://goo.gl/maps/ePPLJ8ce3JcnXnNN9 https://goo.gl/maps/nBprZ3FWYdaGoKem8
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