Friday, January 22, 2016

Lane Cove Streetside Tour

Two dates for the calendar 



Thurday 28 January 2016 
Saturday 27 February 2016 

Meet: 2pm Helen St Reserve Lane Cove (bike bus from Artarmon Station departing 1.30pm)
What: Meandering tour through the Lane Cove LGA down to the waters edge at Greenwich Point looking for street treats and art along the way.
Finish: Greenwich Baths (ferry home, or you can break to go to Woolstonecraft Station.) 
Bring: BYO Bike in good order, Helmet, Change, Spares and repairs, Mobile phone.  

ARTcycle Inc rides to conditions and follow the Austroad rules

We practice 'gracious cycling'.  

We encourage everyone to join Bicycle New South Wales, the peak recreational and commuter cycling body for NSW. 

We encourage everyone to become a member of ARTcycle - membership has its benefits.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Deep Green and Bright Blue at the Downing Centre - November 2015


Deep Green & Bright Blue Tour
Saturday 14 November 2015
Meet: Summer Hill Station
Time: 10.45 am for 11 am depart 
Cost: $10 & $5
RSVP: Meetup http://www.meetup.com/Art-Cycle-Sydney/events/226624411/

Green Ring & Inner West Food and Art Trail
Saturday 28 November 2015
Meet: Summer Hill Station
Time: 10.45 am for 11 am depart 
Cost: $10 & $5
RSVP: Meetup http://www.meetup.com/Art-Cycle-Sydney/events/226624480/

 Thanks to Sue Theron, CoS Cycling Strategy, Sydney Rides and the ARTcycle Crew.
 


Monday, October 5, 2015

Sydney Rides 2015

Sydney Rides Festival
Full Program

Blue Carbon and Green Rings

 

Botany Bay


Sunday 11 October 2015

Times: 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
Venue: Taylor Square, Cnr Bourke St & Oxford St, Darlinghurst.
Price: $10 - $5 Members/unwaged.
Book: http://www.meetup.com/Art-Cycle-Sydney/events/224199407/

The Sydney Green Ring is an iconic active transport trail linking open space, aquatic centres, entertainment precincts, arts and education institutions and wildlife habitat in and around the centre of Sydney. 

Blue Carbon is the littoral zone between high water and where the light penetrates to the sea bed. Comprised of salt marshes, mangroves, sea grass, this is the most efficient and effective way of sequestering carbon and we need to ensure its preservation.

This tour will begin in Taylor Square, riding to Botany Bay via Centennial Park. 

http://www.sydneycycleways.net/events/blue-carbon-and-green-rings-botany-bay/ 

Bays Precinct


Saturday 24 October 2015

Times: 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
Venue: Culture At Work, 6-8 Scott St, Pyrmont.
Price: $10 - $5 Members/unwaged.
Book: http://www.meetup.com/Art-Cycle-Sydney/events/224199525/

The Sydney Green Ring is an iconic active transport trail linking open space, aquatic centres, entertainment precincts, arts and education institutions and wildlife habitat in and around the centre of Sydney.

Blue Carbon is the littoral zone between high water and where the light penetrates to the sea bed. Comprised of salt marshes, mangroves, sea grass, this is the most efficient and effective way of sequestering carbon and we need to ensure its preservation.

This tour will begin in Pyrmont and make its way to Iron Cove finishing in Bicentennial Park, Glebe. 

http://www.sydneycycleways.net/events/blue-carbon-and-green-rings-bays-precinct/ 


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bespoke City - First Friday


Bespoke City
4pm - 9pm, Friday 02 October, 
cnr Greens Rd and Oxford St, Paddington. 

On October 2, UNSW Galleries First Fridays is spilling out into the streets for the first time. Curated by Laura Fisher and Sabrina SokalikBespoke City is a one-night only art exhibition that invites audiences to reimagine Sydney’s urban environment. The UNSW Art & Design courtyard and the community outdoor space between Greens Road and Napier Street will be filled with projections, unique installations, sculpture, video, kinetic artworks, demonstrations and stalls. Many deploy the bicycle to generate light, colour, sound and energy, while others treat it as a metaphor for the city itself – reminding us that it can be deconstructed and remade and that we are all implicated in the politics of public space. 

Works include:

An Electronic bicycle orchestra: We’ve commissioned bike-energy champions Milkcrate Events to create a sound installation powered by five stationary bikes. Riders can collaborate to fill the campus with an ambient and evolving sound piece.

An Autonomous painting machine: Meet a robot-painter created by artist Jeffrey Wood that tracks human movements to create curious images reminiscent of the cosmos.

A Microbiology in the urban wild: Examine the city at the molecular level using a bike-powered laboratory created by BioFoundry: Australia’s first Citizen Scientist lab.

A Pedal powered light mural: Climb on and peel back the layers of the city. UNSW Art & Design students Jonathon Bolitho and Jobe Williams, UNSW Geological Sciences student Jeong Greaves, and Mackenzie Nicks are creating an expansive mural illuminated by bicycle powered LEDs, allowing riders to interact with the image through modulations of light and colour.

You’ll also encounter works by UNSW Art & Design academic and artist Richard Goodwin, UNSW A&D alumni Josh Harle, UNSW A&D PhD student Maria White, ARTcycle, Janine Bailey, and James Gulliver Hancock will be developing a mural with UNSW A&D students over the week.

Don't miss amazing engineering and design from CreateUNSW + Bike-ology, Hanley Weng,  and Jamil Yamani. And a variety of demonstrations and stalls will show off the best of Sydney’s cycling culture.

And of course, as with all First Fridays, UNSW Galleries is open until late so this is a fantastic opportunity to see the new exhibitions People Like Us, Streets of Papunya and the John Fries Award 2015. On the night, Vivien Johnson's book Streets of Papunya: The reinvention of Papunya painting will be launched by Punata Stockman Nungarrayi, Chairperson of Papunya Tjupi Arts. A special performance from Tilau Nangala, Isobel Gorey Nambajimba, Isobel Major Nampitjinpa and Punata Stockman Nungarrayi will accompany the launch.

In partnership with Sydney Cycleways and the Heart Foundation, First Fridays: Bespoke City has been supported by the City of Sydney through a community projects matching grant and some invaluable sponsors: Bike Sydney, Stallion Bikes, Colour Copy Centre, Reid Cycles and Arts Hotel. You can find out more by visiting the Veleoscope website.


Nanny State Legislation - Helmet Law submission


Have you written to the Senate Committee looking at bicycle helmet laws yet? We have until October 5th to get our submissions in.

Of the 135 submissions to this Inquiry that relate to helmet laws, 124 are opposed to the laws. You can read all the submissions at http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Economics/Personal_choice/Submissions
 

Predictably but sadly the Australian Medical Association wants to retain the laws and denies that the laws reduce cycling.
 

If you cycle less because of helmet laws, write to the Senate and tell them the AMA is wrong!
 

It's easy to make a submission - write it in Word or equivalent, attach your document to an email sent to economics.sen@aph.gov.au and put your name, phone number and postal address in the email (needed so the Senate can verify your details). It can be just one sentence or as long as you like (but we suggest keeping it short).

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

SAVE OUR LANES - SAVE OUR BRAINS

BICYCLE RIDER SAFETY RALLY
demanding ‪#‎cycleways4people‬


College Street cycleway would be demolished and Castlereagh Street cycleway north not delivered. These decisions demonstrate the Ministers are KNOWINGLY failing the people and KNOWINGLY putting lives at risk.

We welcome your support to encourage thousands of bicycle riders, family and friends of riders, people who care about the safety on and off our roads, this Thursday June 4th.

DATE: Thursday 4 June
TIME: 8.30am – 9.00am
LOCATION: Martin Place (top end), adjacent to Macquarie St


OUR DEMAND: safety from NSW Government including #cycleways4people:
1. RETAIN COLLEGE ST CYCLEWAY
2. DELIVER THE NETWORK


WHO:
EVERYONE who needs to safely and efficiently access the city,
EVERYONE who wants transparent and accountable government,
EVERYONE who rides a bicycle,
EVERYONE who knows and loves someone who rides a bicycle


WHAT TO DO:
bRING your bike and ring your bells
ATTEND and show your support
SILENCE for our friends who have died while riding their bicycle
FLOWERS to honour the lives lost riding a Bicycle
RIDE SAFELY and show mutual respect for everyone involved


NOTE: Riders are encouraged to ride the College Street cycleway before this time. Riding College Street cycleway is not part of the organized rally.

many thanks!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

WATER CYCLE CATCHMENT TOUR



Lane Cove, Willoughby and North Sydney Councils are sharing the love with cyclists with a new series of rides and tours. Last year we did the Pedal For Art, see photos here


Organised and lead by North Sydney Council's Sustainability Team, this ride will traverse the North Sydney and Middle Head water catchments. We will also hear the Bushcare volunteers speak about their passion for the environment. (No RSVPs on this page - please book on the link below and RSVP to ARTcycle).

Meet: 10am, Sat 6 June 2015
Where: Artarmon Station - Wilkes St.
Finish: Woollstonecraft Station.
Map: Coming soon.
Cost: Free booking essential.
All Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/118315.
Contact: Sustainability Education 9936 8100.
Email: sustainabilityeducation@northsydney.nsw.gov.au



Make sure you book with North Sydney Council and RSVP to ARTcycle.