Here are some links you may find useful. Anything from cycling tips, brands, our partner websites, and also our business and review listings can be found in this section.
Rotorburn is the go-to website forum for Australian mountiain bikers, featuring event information and photos, tips and more. Rotorburn forums place an emphasis on helping each other out and being able to ask questions and share information.
A non for profit organisation that sells paid memberships in an effort to:
Improving the bike riding environment by working with the government to provide better facilities and legislation
Delivering large scale measurable behavior change programs
Providing services that support bike riders (membership)
Being a key spokesperson on bike and physical activity issues
CyclingTips is an Australian-based website that seeks to share the beauty of cycling and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and more knowledgeable riders.
A great cycling news site with packed Australian Cycling Directory of contacts within the bike industry.
A terrific Android/iOS app designed to track your ride. This particular page is for Melbourne rides.
Another great Android/iOS app designed to track your ride.Both of these apps are among the absolute most popular and highly rated apps.
For decades cyclists have pushed, prodded, begged, knocked on doors, written countless submissions, rode in protest, signed petitions and defied frankly pretty lousy conditions to exercise their right to enjoy cycling in Australia. The Australian Cyclists Party is a grass-roots organisation that is being created by a small group of committed cycling advocates. A constitution is currently being developed and will form a part of the official electoral registration process in each state the party enters.
A page dedicated to cycling information in Melbourne, hosted by the Melbourne City Council.
This section has information about cycling routes in Victoria, parking your bicycle when you are out and about as well as information about how the bicycle network is planned in Victoria.
You may have never heard of it before, but there are cycle parts vending machines in Melbourne. If you are ever caught needing something after hours then this may be a smart option. See their range here.
On many weekends throughout the year, Mike also works for Blue Dirt Mountain Biking. Blue Dirt is a mountain biking shuttle and tour operator, born and bred on the famous Surf Coast in Torquay, Victoria. Blue Dirt operates XC, DH and AM tours all over Victoria and further afield, catering for all fitness and skill levels. They are the exclusive Downhill mountain bike shuttle operator at both Mt Buller and Falls Creek Resort. These services help downhill riders access and make the most of the trails all season long. Whether you like full day (or multi day) All Mountain back country adventures or 2 hour Cross Country rides we have a guided tour for you.
Alpine Gravity is an Australian leader in event delivery with over sixteen years experience in events. We are based in the amazing mountains of the Victorian High Country at the base of Mt Buffalo, running all types of mountain bike, running, and adventure events.
Our mountain biking includes tours, non competitive ride weekends, races, and skills clinics all over Australia, catering to all styles including cross country, all mountain, gravity enduro, big mountain and downhill riding. Our running and adventure races include the Lakes Entrance Epic and also an exciting new multi sport adventure race. We run the Enve Victorian Gravity Enduro Series, and the Victorian Gravity Enduro State Champs. Other key events on our calendar include the Lakes Entrance Epic, our gigantic Mountain Bike Festival and our new Alpine 24 Hour event.
The Rapid Wrench recommends The Back in Balance Group, located in Caulfield South. It is an integrated health clinic, founded with the intention to give its clients health to a position where they are able to thrive, rather than simply get by, to a lifestyle in which they choose. Offering remedial massage services, myotherapy, chinese medicine, kinesiology, and more.
Serving Melbourne and surrounding regional locations, Magneto Industries offers a full creative suite of services including graphic design, signage and printing services. The Rapid Wrench has used them for vehicle, bike, and bike attire graphics. If you want any custom printing done, these guys are the go-to.
For all your mountain bike suspension servicing needs look no further than Tekin, located in Preston, Victoria. A more service orientated bike shop, with a specialty in suspension and other bike tech.
The Rapid Wrench has partnered with Atma Cycles to provide free bike building at your location when you buy an Atma Bicycle. Atma Cycles has partnered with an Indian non-profit, Mann Deshi Foundation3 to ensure that the bicycles reach Indian girls who are most in need. This program has been running since 2009 in the Satara District of Maharashtra, India and has given over 7,400 bicycles to schoolgirls so far. Atma Cycles role is to boost this program and give it the resources it needs to spread to other areas.
The Rapid Wrench has partnered with Bicycle Buyer to bring you free bicycle building and servicing at your location, when you buy selected bikes from Bicycle Buyer.
The Rapid Wrench proudly supports The Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. It is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves for a great cause. All you need is motivation, a bike and a helmet. The money you raise for The Ride will benefit Peter Mac, the only public hospital in Australia solely dedicated to cancer. YOUR epic ride will move us closer to a cancer-free tomorrow.
The Rapid Wrench proudly supports The Multiple Sclerosis Melbourne Cycle with mechanical support on their charity rides. Please consider taking part in this wonderful charity event.
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Local Cycling Clubs
Mountain Bike Australia is the peak body for mountain biking in Australia. We aim to lead the development and promotion in Australia for the benefit and enjoyment of all mountain bikers. If you want to experience the value of MTBA membership (without any commitment) then sign-up for an 8-week free membership trial today! It includes nearly all the premium features of a regular membership, incl. tailored 24/7 personal accident & public liability insurance, access to courses, the ability to enter nearly all MTBA-sanctioned events & more!
St Kilda Cycling Club is one of Australia's most dynamic cycling clubs. A not-for-profit association, SKCC provides high quality racing and social activities that encourage and engage cyclists of all ages and abilities.
Red Hill Riders Mountain Bike Club is an open and friendly collection of mountain bike enthusiasts. Based on the Mornington Peninsula about 1 hour South of Melbourne, the Red Hill Riders promote and encourage riders of all ages and abilities.
The fat tyre Flyers are Australias oldest mountain bike club, formed way back in 1983. We are dedicated to off road racing and riding, running some memorable events over the years. By joining us you are joining a community of like minded people to ride, race and have fun with.
Melbourne Cycling is a mixed group that gets around Melbourne. There are events along both urban and suburban bike paths and out of town bike trails and weekends away.
With a large community with over 3000 members, this forum gets people together on their bikes and discusses issues in the local community.