Guidelines for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.

With all the changes in our lives at the moment, the good news is we can still go for a pedal.

But with so many announcements, it’s hard to know exactly what you should do.

To help keep everyone safe, please follow these three simple steps when you hop on the bike if you live in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.

  1. Cover up – Make sure you have a mask with you and pop it on whenever you’re near other people.
  2. Stay local – Keep it local where you can. Go to the bike path nearest your home or start your road ride from your front door.
  3. Keep your distance. Only ride with people from the same house or one other person. And make sure you keep 1.5 metres apart.

When you get home feeling amazing – please don’t forget to wash your hands.

If we do the right thing now, the sooner we’ll be riding on to a better normal.

To help you identify local paths and trails in your area, we’ve put together a list of riding routes and key bike riding maps.

Rest of Australia
  • You can go for a ride with other people but each person should maintain physical distancing and stay 1.5 metres apart.
  • No more than 20 people can ride together in New South Wales and Queensland.
  • Riding with your family is allowed
  • Riding a bike to the supermarket, chemist or work is allowed and a good thing to do.
  • When you do go for a ride you should avoid sharing equipment and be mindful of where you place your helmet, glasses, gloves etc. Keep them with your bike or on your person rather than placing them down somewhere.
  • When you return from a ride, wash your hands thoroughly and wipe down your bike, helmet and any gear.

If you’re self-isolating and feeling well, set up a stationary bike with an indoor trainer if you’ve got one.

This advice has been pulled together from relevant health, government and sporting bodies. If this changes, we will update it as necessary.

State guidelines

Bicycle Network’s guidelines have been taken from current government documents or websites. Please always refer to information from your home state to make sure you are doing the right thing.

Relevant government websites:

Information sourced from Bicycle Network