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On Ya Bike Breakfast - 2nd November 2014

On Ya Bike Breakfast 


Coffs Harbour City Council Bike Plan

Council is developing a new bike plan for the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area.

The development of this plan is funded by Council’s Environmental Levy and the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

The bike plan is part of the process to achieve the objectives for cycling in the Vision 2030 community plan covering infrastructure, safety, promotion and awareness of cycling.

Online Survey

Council conducted an online survey during November 2013 to collect community input about cycling facilities across the Coffs Harbour LGA. 

Respondents were asked for their priorities on ‘missing links’,  upgrades needed, signage, parking, as well as anything they liked or appreciated about existing cycling facilities.

This information is being collated and will be used to help formulate the Bike Plan, and prioritise projects for the Cycling Infrastructure Works Plan.

Bike Plan online survey 2013 - report.pdf

Spring Sunday Bike Count

Council conducted its first recreational bike count on Sunday 24 November 2013 from 7-9am and 10am - 12pm.

The information collected will be used as baseline data for the Bike Plan and will complement the 'Super Tuesday' commuter count data collected over the past three years.

The collected data provides a ‘snapshot’ of recreational bike riding numbers and preferred routes across the LGA that can be compared on an annual basis.

Full report:
 Spring Sunday Bike Count 2013
Appendix A - Site Summaries - Traffic Movement.
Appendix B - sample tally sheet.

Super Tuesday 

Super Tuesday is Australia’s largest visual bike count and takes place annually in regional and metropolitan areas across Australia. On Super Tuesday, bike riders were counted on their morning commute in Coffs Harbour, with the data going to help councils identify how and where bike facilities can be improved.

The 2014 count was on Tuesday 2 September from 7 - 9am. The report is now being prepared.
For the full reports from previous years click on the following links:

Coffs Harbour Super Tuesday 2013 Report.pdf
Coffs Harbour Super Tuesday 2012.pdf
Super Tuesday 2011 Report.pdf
 

Lions Bike Safety Park , Bray Street, Coffs Harbour
The Lions Bike Safety Park in Bray Street is an free venue designed for young children to ride their bikes safely off the road whilst parents relax in the attractive surroundings. It has been a fixture behind Sportz Central for about 15 years.

 Map of Lions Bike Safety Park in Bray Street


Cycle Maps

"Popular Cycling Routes  - Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca".
Download extracts from this popular cycling booklet showing rides in the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca areas. Hardcopies can be obtained from local bike shops, Split Café in Sawtell, Visitor Information Centres, libraries, Council offices in Coffs Harbour, Nambucca and Bellingen.

Cycling Guide - General Information
Cycling Guide - Bellingen
Cycling Guide - Coffs Harbour
Cycling Guide - Nambucca
Cycling Guide - Orara
Cycling Guide - Sawtell
Cycling Guide - Woolgoolga

Learn more about the Coffs Creek Cycleway

Coffs Coast Festival of Cycling
The inaugural Coffs Coast Festival of Cycling was held in July and August 2013. Cycling groups in Coffs Harbour worked together to organise a fortnight of cycling events to suit the whole family. For more information click on the following link: http://www.coffscoastfestivalofcycling.com/
 
Community Bike Rides
When: Saturday mornings, 6.30am-7.45am
Where: City Square, Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour
Suitable for experienced riders
Enjoy a coffee or breakfast or coffee in City Square after the ride.

Bike Storage Facilities

 


Council has installed 5 secure bike storage facilities in the Castle Street car park. If you are a regular commuter to the Coffs Harbour CBD and need somewhere secure to store your bike, you may apply to Council for a key giving you exclusive use of one of the cages for a deposit of $50. For more information please contact the Road Safety and Transport Officer: 6648 4414 / anne.shearer@chcc.nsw.gov.au

For more information

Sharing the roads with drivers
www.bicycleinfo.nsw.gov.au

Bicycleinfo has been developed by Roads and Maritime Services in collaboration with other government agencies and major cycling community organisations.   Bicycleinfo continues to grow as more information is added on cycling for different stakeholders, including planning professionals, businesses and schools interested in being part of creating cycling-friendly communities.

Whether you are looking for maps, events, cycleway finder, NSW road rules, riding safely or tools and resources this is a convenient source of information.

More cycling websites
Treadlie - for cool cyclists
Bikely - ride maps for Australia
Map my Ride - view other people's rides or put in your own
Coffs Coast Cycle maps

Bike Clubs

Coffs Harbour Bicycle Users Group (BUG)
Coffs Harbour Cycle Club and Mountain Bike Club
Coffs Harbour Triathlon Club
Sawtell and Toormina BMX Club

Events
Pleasure and Pain Mountain Bike Event
BCU Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge
http://www.coffscoastfestivalofcycling.com/
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Bike Skills
Bicycle Victoria Skills Videos