The Casual Cyclist’s Guide to Melbourne Giveaway!

I am a big fan of Melbourne-based bike rental company The Humble Vintage and the limited edition hand-drawn maps coming out of it called Melbourne for Visitors and Casual Cyclists. Now author and entrepreneur Matt Hurst has written The Casual Cyclist’s Guide Melbourne, a book bringing a fresh perspective to cycle routes in Melbourne interspersed with articles on cycling tips, […]

HOT: Melbourne Tweed Ride 2011

Tally-ho ladies and gents! Thanks to some Sunday sun, a group of about 50 well-dressed cyclists gathered for the annual Melbourne Tweed Ride. Tweed wearers and vintage-stylers rode out from Federation Square along the tweedy brown Yarra River to Como House, which was hosting the Paris to Provence Festival. We got many amazed glances, friendly waves and […]

HOT List: Bike-friendly cafes in Melbourne

How are you enjoying the beautiful weather this week? I’m going to ride my bike and enjoy some lunch. The Wheeler, a quarterly magazine about cycling culture in Melbourne, recently compiled a comprehensive list of bike-friendly cafes in Melbourne. Being a cycling and cafe fan (though not of the road racing lycra-clad variety), I thought […]

HOT: Tokyo Bike Shop Melbourne, 5 Peel Street, Collingwood

The newest addition to the Fitzroy/Collingwood bike shop enclave is Tokyo Bike, a small independent bike brand hailing all the way from Yanaka, Japan via Sydney. I’ve previously written about Tokyo Bike’s Sydney store on The Design Files and now husband-and-wife team Fuyuki and Yuki Sagahara have headed south to bring their colourful steeds to […]

HOT: Roll-Up

No, we’re not talking about those nasty fruit rubbers! Roll-Up is a new bicycle valet parking service which is launching at State of Design. Instead of locking your bike up to the nearest lamp post, cyclists can get their bike valet parked for free by the fun-fair themed Roll-Up crew. It’s a great initiative as […]

HOT: Made to Measure – Treadlie Handmade Bicycle Show, Design:Made:Trade, Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton

As you all know by now, the theme for this year’s State of Design Festival is ‘design that moves’. So it’s fitting that part of Design  : Made : Trade this year is an exhibition all about bikes. Specifically, Treadlie magazine contacted bicycle builders, from professionals to amateurs, and put together an exhibition of eighteen […]

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