Destination Hobart

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Whether it’s Artbikes, mountain bikes or road bikes you’re into, Hobart has rides for you, finds Simon Vincett. The coolest way to get around the sights of Hobart is to borrow an Artbike for the weekend. These stylish Vanmoof bikes come fully-appointed with built-in lights and mudguards, and included in the hire fee are free,
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Exploring Munda Biddi – the world’s longest continuous bike trail

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From the fringe of Perth to the south coast, this 1,000km “path through the forest” is the premier opportunity to bike the magnificent bushland of south-west WA.  Testing the truly intrepid to tour the whole length or taking family groups out-and-back for a taste of Western Australia’s wilderness, the Munda Biddi Trail caters to a variety of riders. The allure
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Cycle Coffs Coast

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Coffs Coast has caught the cycling craze, Sue Webber reports. The beautiful Coffs Coast region of northern NSW has just gotten better—it’s becoming a great place to ride bikes. The Coffs Coast Cycle Club maintains an area of the Pine Creek Mountain Bike Park and the Coffs City Rotary group has launched an annual ride
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Bike skills

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Everyone can ride a bike, right? No, and in fact we can all learn skills to become more confident and ride with less effort, regardless of our level of experience. Simon Vincett gleans secrets from four different skills instructors. If someone told you that you could ride faster with less effort, feel more confident about
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Australia’s top 50 bike riding experiences

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From the tropical beaches of far north Queensland to the arid Nullarbor Plain, we searched the nation to discover the best bike experiences Australia has to offer. Australia is a vast and diverse nation offering myriad opportunities for riders of all disciplines and abilities, and we have endeavoured to include something in our list for everyone: challenging alpine road rides, laid-back
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Mount Joyce Mountain Bike Park

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Flowing lines of fine singletrack in beautiful lakeside bush: Rowan Lamont finds a lot to love about this new SE Queensland venue. Opened in 2011, Mt Joyce Recreation Park sits beside Lake Wyaralong, 85km south west of Brisbane. It was developed by SEQwater when the dam was built, with mountain biking identified as being a
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Dirt curious

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The local mountain bike park is the ideal place to try out your off-road skills. Simon Vincett points you in the right direction.  You no longer need to travel hours away to get your fix of bush and singletrack. It’s closer than you think with these local MTB parks. The first step is to get a map
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Breweries by mountain bike

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Jon Miller jumped at the chance to ride Victoria’s High Country Brewery Trail and sample some of the liquid gold being concocted in the region. Any mountain biker worth their mud-splattered scars knows that beers and mountain bikes are an obvious pairing. A small group of brewers in Victoria’s north east have embraced this and
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