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Bike North has been Making Cycling Better for 20 years!
Tom Rubin, current President of Bike North after the recent AGM, has expressed some key messages after the recent AGM on Sunday 21 August.
"I commend the outgoing Executive Committee members for their amazing contributions over the last year (many years in some cases). Doug Stewart, Mal Hart, Phil Griffiths and Alison Pryor have made enormous contributions in their portfolios, and will leave big shoes to fill.
Bike North is a strong and successful BUG because of their efforts.
Bike North strives to “Make cycling better in Northern Sydney”. Crucial to our success in achieving that goal is having an active rides program which offers BN members and others a wide variety of ride challenge - from Easy through to Hard. By offering rides across this range we will, hopefully, attract more members which will mean that when we speak to government, councils and other instrumentalities about cycling, its benefits and improvements we would like to see, we speak with greater authority.
Absolutely essential to the above are the Ride Leaders – they are volunteers who have been through a rigorous ride leader training program and donate their time and skills so that the rest of us can enjoy our rides and do so safely. On behalf of all the members I THANK them for all that they have done and hope that they will continue their vital contribution to BN.
Advocacy Seminar Series
Bike North is organising funding and hosting a unique opportunity for bicycle advocates in Sydney. 11 seminars running on the 3rd Tuesday of each month covers everything that you will need to become a better advocate for Making Cycling Better, the key goal of Bike North.
- A brief history of bike planning and public policy in NSW
- Planning and Building Cycle infrastructure.
- Mid-block on-road bicycle facilities
- Bicycle facilities at intersections and crossings
- International cycle facilities best practice
- Ways of funding cycling projects
- A strategic approach to advocacy
- Facilities that support trips and make it easier and more convenient to cycle
- Influencing the future of cycling in your city
- Road law and the rights and responsibilities of cyclists
- Improving cycling case study