Two people riding their bikes in the park

Council offers a number of free courses for you to take control of your personal transport.

Cycling is a great way to get exercise, help the planet and beat congestion. Whether you're interested in cycling for recreation, transport or rediscovering what wind in your hair feels like, Council's courses are designed to build your skills and grow your confidence.

2017 Summer Courses

Back on the Bike

Friday 17 Feb              11am-1pm          Gordon Barnard Reserve, Balwyn

Novice level course for new, or out-of-practice, riders.

Learn basic bike handling skills, how to choose, set up and adjust your bike, braking and using gears, as well as turning and balancing skills.

Urban Cycling Confidence

Friday 17 March         11am-4pm          Gordon Barnard Reserve, Balwyn

Intermediate course to improve road riding confidence.

Learn techniques and strategies for safely riding on the road, as well as handy hints for planning your route before heading out for a short on road ride.

Bike Maintenance

Friday 28 April             11am-1pm          Hawthorn Community House

Novice level bike maintenance course.

Master the essential bike repairs, like taking off a wheel, cleaning a chain as well as how to repair punctures.

Basic Bike Maintenance for Winter          

Friday 19 May             11am-1pm          Hawthorn Community House

Don’t let winter put you off - prepare your bike and yourself for winter riding. Course includes wet weather riding tips, rain proof gear and preparing your bike for the winter months.

 To book a place for one of the above courses please click here.

Bike School Holiday Program for Teenagers

Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 April      Chatham Primary School, Weybridge Street, Surrey Hills

A two day intensive covering basic bike maintenance, traffic-free and on-road skills training to prepare for on road riding and independent travel.  Suitable for 13 to 16 year olds who can already ride.  Places are limited to book call 9278 4515.  For more information see downloads below.

Guided Social Ride        

Sunday 9th April 10am-12.30pm Start and end at 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell, Boroondara Council Offices

Get out and about and get to know your local area by bike on this guided bike ride for adults. The 2.5 hour ride will take place on a mix of shared paths and local streets, including the Anniversary and Gardiners Creek Trails. Places are limited to book call 9278 4515.

To book for the above two courses please contact or 9278 4515

To join the mailing list for future bike courses please click here.