With dedicated bike tracks and an impressive network of on-road bike lanes, it's so simple to ride around Melbourne and take in its many magnificent sites. The City of Melbourne is committed to improving end-of-trip facilities and paths to assist cyclists and encouraging more cycling.
The TravelSmart map provides information on cycling paths, the low-down on bike lanes, where to park your bike and more. Download the TravelSmart map or pick one up at the Melbourne Visitor Centre.
Before taking to the street, update yourself on the road cycling code of conduct, road rules and traffic regulations.
Get a helmet
Riding without a bike helmet is illegal in Australia. You can purchase helmets for $5 from vending machines at Southern Cross Station and Melbourne University, and from 7-Eleven and other stores - see store locations. You can also visit one of the city's cycling stores for helmets and cycling gear.
Melbourne Bike Share
Have helmet, will travel. That's the Melbourne Bike Share philosophy. If you're in the city and you need to get from one end of town to the other, the quickest way to travel could be by bicycle.
Bring your helmet to the city, swipe your credit card and grab a bike for half an hour, a couple of hours or a full day. Bikes can be returned to any of the central city docking stations.
Pay an annual subscription fee online or buy a weekly or daily subscription at any bike share docking station. Fees are calculated according to how long you ride and are charged directly to your credit card. Read more about costs at Melbourne Bike Share.
Hire your bike from Melbourne University, RMIT University, Flinders Street Station, near the corner of Bourke and Swanston streets and at six other central city locations.
Visit Melbourne Bike Share for more information or view the docking stations map.
Fancy seeing Melbourne on two wheels? The Humble Vintage is a unique bike rental service offering a selection of classic and vintage racers, city bikes and lady's bikes for short term rental. Instead of having a single location, the bikes are available for rent at various places around the city. A helmet, lock, lights, custom map and guide is included with the rental.
Freddy's Bike Tours and Rentals can either show you around with one of their local guides or rent you a bike from their location in Batman Park behind the Aquarium), Bikes come with Helmets, Locks and Free Delivery within the city if you would rather.
The City of Melbourne is committed to supporting cycling. Read the Melbourne Bicycle Plan and discover Melbourne's vision for becoming a bike-friendly city, or find out more about Cycling in Melbourne.