Whittlesea Bicycle Users Group, serving the Whittlesea Cycling Community.
Whittlesea BUG members organise social rides for cyclists of all skill levels. There are regular rides on Saturdays and Sundays, (Twilight rides during Summer) as well as occasional weekend trips. Find out more about these rides.
CampaignsWhittlesea BUG campaigns to improve cycling conditions in Whittlesea. Read more about past and present campaigns and how to get involved.
Whittlesea BUG organises workshops and classes to educate cyclists about basic bicycle repairs and cycling skills.
Merri Creek Park will benefit from a $1.7 million upgrade to develop visitor infrastructure – including 6km of bike and walking paths.
The investment, from the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) fund, will improve community access to the 650 hectare green space in Campbellfield, protecting the state and nationally significant native grasses.
The upgrade includes:
• a link to the Whittlesea Public Gardens in Lalor, which sits on the other side of the Hume Freeway
• a link between Somerset Rd and Horne St on the eastern side of the Merri Creek Park
• a trail within the park’s conservation zone
• a new bridge crossing over the Merri Creek
The GAIC is a one-off contribution payable by landowners developing urban housing in land that has been zoned for urban use and development in Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Melton, Mitchell, Whittlesea and Wyndham local government areas. GAIC funding supports Melbourne’s growing communities by contributing to state and regionally significant infrastructure including ambulance sites, parks, schools and public transport
The City of Whittlesea have informed the Whittlesea Bicycle Users Group (BUG) that works will be undertaken along the Darebin Creek Trail in the coming months.
- Stages 4-8: Construction of the Darebin Creek Trail between Childs Road and Findon Road, Epping. Work has commenced and will be completed in May 2017.
- Stage 3: Construction of the Darebin Creek Trail between Sycamore Reserve and Childs Road, Mill Park. Works will take place during March/April 2017.