Monday, August 29, 2011

CultureCycle Sydney Rides Tour

Sunday 09 October 2011

Cycling, design and crochet all come together at this CultureCycle Tour. See Sydney by bike, experiencing cultural attractions and take part in design events!

When you’ve finished cycling, you’ll get to learn an age-old skill – crochet – and discovering how it can be used in innovative ways for your everyday life.

CultureCycle will have you pedalling, creating and exchanging tips and tricks both on and off the bike.


8.30am – Meet for coffee at Deus Cycleworks – 344 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, and get to know your fellow riders
9.00am – Cycle to CarriageWorks, Everleigh (5km)
10.30am – Cycle to Powerhouse Museum (2.2km) LACE exhibition (lunch not included in price) Powerhouse Museum at 600 Harris Street, Haymarket
12.30pm – Cycle to Australian Museum (1km) at 6 College Street, Sydney
1.15pm – Crochet workshop
3.00pm – Cycle back to Deus Cycleworks.
3.30pm – FINISH


The tour costs $55 which includes coffee, entry to both exhibitions, the handmade design workshop and all materials.


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Sydney Green Ring at BIKETANK

BikeTank 'Green Ring' from u.lab on Vimeo.

Tuesday 30th August,
7.50am for 8am start.
Finishes 9am, welcome to stay longer.
Guest Thinker: Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin
@u.lab, 50 Kensington St, Chippendale
Enter off Outram St.

Sydney Rides Challenge

26 September – 16 October, 2011

The Challenge is on. Get your workmates on a bike and win!

The City of Sydney is proudly launching a new initiative to get more people in Sydney riding. It’s called the Sydney Rides Challenge and it’s a fun workplace competition to see which Sydney business or organisation can get the greatest percentage of their staff to ride a bike! It all happens 26 September - 16 October, as part of the Sydney Rides Festival.

To take part, participants need to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more at anytime, anywhere across the three weeks of the Challenge – it’s that easy. Every new bike rider (plus the person who encourages them to sign up) will receive free Greater Union movie tickets. There are also stacks of great giveaways up for grabs - including bikes, riding gear, iPads and more – plus group prizes and a public awards ceremony to commend the organisations which get the most staff to dust off their old two-wheeler. It’s totally free to take part, and our lunchtime “Try-a-Bike” sessions mean you don’t even need to have your own bike to get involved.

The Challenge is a great way to build a healthy workplace, bring the whole team together for some fun competition and show Sydney that your business is serious about sustainability. Get your workplace on board, win great prizes, feel fantastic and do your bit to make Sydney a more bike-friendly city. Find out more

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

GreenWay Day of Action 28 August 2011 (revised)

Come ride with us and celebrate the GreenWay, no matter who funds it, no matter who builds it. At $4 returned for every $1 invested on bicycle infrastructure everyone's a winner. Bring your dog, bring your gran, walk, ride, skate, everyone's welcome to join with us to reaffirm our support for the GreenWay and active transport.

Sunday 28 August, 1 - 4 pm along the GreenWay.

Meet 12:45 at Wilga Avenue, Dulwich Hill.

Or meet us at 3:30pm at Cadigal Reserve - between Grosvenor Crescent and Parramatta Rd.

All the usual BUG organised ride conditions apply. See PushOn for details.

View GreenWay Day of Action in a larger map

Fiona Byrne (Mayor of Marrickville) talking with Adam Spencer on 702

Jud Agius (Friends of the GreenWay) talking with Simon Marnie on 702

The friends of Greenway have a petition with an aim to get 10,000 signatures so the Greenway will be debated in parliament.
You can download a petition form here
Get some signatures and return it to Carmel Tebbutt , 244 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville 2204.
All signed petitions should be sent to this address by 30th August 2011.