100km bike ride on the Kwinana Freeway PSP

In lieu of the Karri Cup being cancelled due to covid-19, and region restrictions in place here in Western Australia preventing us from still travelling down to Pemberton, I set about completing my first 100 km ride. Fortunately we are still allowed to go out and exercise and there is a great network of bike paths around the city to explore. The ride route would be along the sign posted bike ...

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Sunset Bike Ride from Elizabeth Quay

Summer this year hasn't been kind to my cycling efforts and so, lately I've been going on evening rides, catching the tail end of the hot day and sunset. These rides give me a sense of freedom and adventure as I make my way through some of Perth's riverfront neighbourhoods, an activity to offset a work day and also keep up a little fitness for the mountain biking season.  In ...

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Summer storm on the commute home

It's been a hot and humid summer in Perth, riding home to a radiant sunset on most days gives me a beautiful view on the bike but also sweaty work. Just before I was about to head off from work for a longer ride, warnings came through that a storm was approaching Perth. There was talk in the office that the weather radar appeared rather similar to that of the ...

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Exploring Perth’s inner city by bike

The weather is particularly mild in Perth and the landscape flat, which means biking around is a fun way to experience the inner city area of this West Australian capital city. I've put together a list of a few places to check out on the bike whilst in Perth, and I'm sure you'll discover even more along the way. Exploring Elizabeth Quay by the Swan River A waterfront area to relax or grab ...

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Mundaring to Perth on the bike

With a decent off-road network of trails in the Perth Hills and a shared pedestrian path from Woodbridge to Perth city, I began to hatch a micro mountain biking adventure riding from Mundaring to Perth with detours to single track areas like the Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park and Lake Leschenaultia. Mundaring to Lake Leschenaultia (13km) Waving goodbye to my lift from Perth, I set off on the mountain bike from Mundaring ...

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Northbridge by bicycle : Perth Cultural Centre

Welcome to the first of the red bike adventures through Perth City. I want to show how much fun it is on the bike and also encourage businesses and the local government to think about the benefits of improving cycling facilities and infrastructure, because well, us cyclists are out and about rain or shine, dawn or eve. We like to explore and stop to refuel. The ride begins from Elizabeth Quay ...

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Discovering street art in the newly reduced speed zone!

The City of Vincent has recently commenced a trial reducing speeds to 40km/h in it's southern suburbs close to the Perth CBD area. The main (district distributor) roads  identified in the map will remain at their respective 50Km/h or 60Km/h however the residential streets in the zone will drop to 40Km/h. It's a wonderful move that will compliment the growing cycling culture but will hopefully foster an even more vibrant ...

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The longer Windan Bridge Loop, East of Perth City

This 15 kilometre or thereabouts bike ride begins under the shadow of an old disused power station in East Perth before turning into a splendid urban meander alongside the Swan River through nature reserves and wetlands, under the canopy of trees utilising paths for bike and pedestrian users. The route is relatively flat and definitely affords more enjoyment of the surroundings. While we cycle this route, you can walk or ...

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Pilbara road bike ride | Karratha Airport

The weather has shifted in the Pilbara and unlike the warm sunny days during winter, summer can be humid and stinking hot with the rare possibility of tropical lows turning into cyclones. Early Saturday morning, before the oven door is left open and the morning really begins to roast, the plan was to cycle on the road bike to Karratha airport, a 20km round trip from town. As I cycle through the neighbourhood towards Millstream road, ...

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I am a happy cyclist. Are you a happy driver?

I cycle to be happy whether it be on the mountain bike along less travelled dirt trails or the road bike on well travelled roads with vehicles of all sorts. I'm not on the road to cause drama, I stick as far left as I possibility can past the painted lines, however sometimes the left of the road is full of collected rocks and hazards from traffic. I hold onto the handle ...

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