Ride to Farm Day + South East Melbourne cycling projects: Chris catches up with David Blom from Melbourne Metro East Bicycle Users Group and Lachlan Cook from Collingwood Childrens Farm.
Local news includes The Greens announcement of a 17km multi-lane, separated bike route from Elsternwick Station to Bell Street, Coburg, then a quick recap of last Saturdays Community Action: We need More Trains on the Upfield Line and Extend the Upfield Bike Path, Duplicate the Upfield Line, with over one hundred people attending the first rally.
Lachlan talks about Ride to the Farm Day on Saturday 10 November, a fun and healthy day-out by cycling or walking, instead of driving the car, to the Farmers Market at Collingwood Children’s Farm. Melbourne Poly Tech in Fairfield is the muster point between 7.30am to 3pm for a 3km ride to the farm, with free Market and Farm entry until 1pm with wristband.
David chats about progress and updates for cycling infrastructure for south-east Melbourne, including Box Hill – Ringwood Rail Trail, Sydnal – Heatherton Trail, Dandenong Creek Bridge, Level Crossing removals for Mont Albert and Surrey Hills, promoting MBUGs campaign for the Hawthorn to Box Hill trail and talking about the dream of one day being able to ride all the way to Warburton along the railway line and never seeing a car.
Local news includes two additional rides to local Farmers Markets this weekend with Pedal to Produce Elwood Farmers Market with Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club and Shop-by-Bike Day at South Melbourne market.
Not interested in horse racing? Come along to Cup day k’s at the Noble Park Velodrome to help Save Noble Park Velodrome and crowdfund to restart Noble Park Dandenong Cycling Club. Ride starts at 9am, with several riders planning to ride 100kms (250 laps) Riders can come and go as they please, come at the start and ride as many k’s as you like, or drop in on your training ride and come for a few laps with the bunch. Bring your kids, parents, partners, friends or anyone else who wants to come for a pedal or even walk laps of the infield.