It's time to get on your bike and enjoy a spin around Melbourne, which is proudly a cycle-friendly city. With dedicated bike tracks and an impressive network of on-road bike lanes, it's so simple to ride around Melbourne and take in its many magnificent sites.
For more information download a TravelSmart map, or pick up a copy at the Melbourne Visitor Centre. The TravelSmart map provides information on cycling paths, the low-down on bike lanes, where to park your bike and more.
Before taking to the street, update yourself on the road cycling code of conduct, road rules and traffic regulations.
Melbourne Bike Share
Have helmet, will travel. That's the Melbourne Bike Share philosophy. If you're in the city and you need to get from one end of town to the other, the quickest way to travel might well be by bike.
Bring your helmet to the city, swipe your credit card and you're set for wheels for half an hour, a couple of hours or a full day.
Take in both Ian Potter galleries in one trip, scoot around the city's Laneway Commission sites or plan a bike-powered progressive dinner with friends.
Melbourne Bike Share customers can borrow and return bikes at any of the many central city docking stations.
A map showing all docking station locations is available here.
What you need to know
Helmets: bring your own. Riding without a helmet is illegal in Australia. Annual subscribers may purchase a discounted helmet from Melbourne Bike Share, along with annual membership. Or try one of the city's cycling stores.
Fees: pay an annual subscription fee online; or buy a weekly or daily subscription at any bike share docking station. Fees are calculated according to how long you ride and are charged directly from your credit card.
Docking stations: hire your bike from Melbourne University, RMIT University, Flinders Street Station, near the corner of Bourke and Swanston Street and at six other central city locations.
Free bike pod in the city centre
The bike pod includes two private showers, each with a basin, mirror, and changing space, plus clothes hooks and a bench seat.
The hygienic, heated stainless steel floor will help you stay dry and comfortable after showering. Doors are secure and automated.
Where: City Square Car Park, Lower Ground Floor
As Melbourne grows, sustainable transport becomes more important. The City of Melbourne is committed to improving end of trip facilities and paths to encourage more cycling.
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Proudly supported by the City of Melbourne and the Department of Transport.
The Humble Vintage
Fancy seeing Melbourne on two wheels? The Humble Vintage is a unique bike rental service offering a selection of classic and vintage racers, city bikes and lady's bikes for short term rental. Instead of having a single location, the bikes are available for rent at various places around the city. A helmet, lock, lights, custom map and guide is included with the rental.
City of Melbourne - Cycling
Download the Melbourne Bicycle Plan and discover Melbourne's vision for becoming a bike-friendly city, and to see how the City of Melbourne is supporting cycling.
View the infographic: Melbourne - a cycling city
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