Skate, scoot or cycle

Want to find ways you can get out and about and enjoy this wonderful spring weather? Here are some ideas to enjoy the outdoors in Boroondara.

Get adventurous at Junction Skate and BMX Park

Feeling adventurous? Why not visit Junction Skate and BMX Park! The facility has trained staff on site at various times throughout the week for riders’ safety. Staff are also available for private or group lessons.

The staff are qualified in first aid and provide sessions for riders of all age groups and skill levels. Participants can learn skills to skateboard, scooter or ride BMX at one of Melbourne’s best action sports facilities.

Private lessons - up to 2 participants

When: Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm/2pm/3pm (45-minute sessions)
Cost: $26.50 (one person), $47 (two people)
Bookings essential.

Private group lessons - 3 to 7 participants

When: Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm/2pm/3pm (45-minute sessions)
Cost: $17.50 per person
Bookings essential.

To book private lessons, contact YMCA staff on 0459 988 125 or at [email protected].

Bike and skate repair stations

While you’re at our Junction Skate Park and Hill ‘n’ Dale Skate and BMX Park, you can now also repair your skateboard on site by using our new skate repair stations. The stations have the tools for basic skateboard
maintenance.

We’ve also recently installed 5 new bike repair stations across our City, making a total of 15 stations on all of the major off-road shared paths and other destinations you can ride to. The stations include a pump and a range of tools to fix punctured tyres and make minor adjustments to bikes. To find their locations, see Find a bike and skate repair station.

Bike skills courses

If you’re a little rusty on the bike or not confident riding on or off-road, join our bike education courses and improve your bike riding and maintenance skills.

On Tuesday 12 November 2019, we’re holding a hands-on bike maintenance course. Bring your bike and master essential bike repairs, including taking off a wheel, cleaning a chain and repairing punctures.

We will also offer a limited number of one-on-one training sessions for beginners over this spring-summer period.

For more information or to view other bike skills events coming up over spring and summer, see Bike skills workshops.

Bike parking 

We’ve recently installed new bike hoops all across the City, making it easy to find a place to park your bike as you visit our libraries, shopping centres, parks and playgrounds. You’ll also find secure bike parking at most train stations.

As the weather warms up, leave the car at home and take the bike out. It’s a great way to fit exercise into your day, help our environment and enjoy the glorious spring weather. For more information see Find bike parking.

Shared paths

With shared paths and walking groups, Boroondara is the perfect place to get outdoors and enjoy nature.

Our travel smart map shows you the on and off-road cycling routes, on-road bike lanes, informal cycling routes and local bike shops, as well as walking routes, public toilets, water fountains and public transport routes.

There is a recreational cycling map which shows the off-road paths, as well as walking maps which show walking routes with access to seats, drinking fountains, pedestrian crossings and toilets. The idea of the map is to help you walk for strength, to rest, to recover and to talk for connection.

We’re also sprucing up the line marking and adding pavement decals on our shared paths to help promote safe use. To view the maps, see Find a bike or walking path.