About Bike Marrickville
Bike Marrickville is a volunteer-run not for profit group of local residents promoting cycling and improving the local environment. Bike Marrickville advocates for everyone who rides or would like to ride a bike in and around the former local government area of Marrickville in Sydney's inner west.
Our vision is for a safe, healthy, vibrant community where people can easily get around by walking and cycling, in order that the personal, community and environmental benefits of more sustainable transport can be realised. We also regard public transport services as essential.
We provide information, advice and rides for members of the local community and local schools. We can help less experienced cyclists with route advice and in some cases a buddy service, where we will find someone to ride with you for the first day or week or more. We can answer questions on road rules for cyclists and what to do if you have a problem on the road. We arrange workshops to teach the basics of bicycle maintenance.
How we work
Bike Marrickville meets at 7.00 pm on the third Tuesday of each month to discuss local issues, cycling facilities and promote cycling. Meetings
generate new ideas for rides and provide a forum to discuss cycling issues and projects with representatives from Inner West Council.
Bike Marrickville members attend Inner West Council Traffic Committee meetings, and other site visits and consultations.
Meetings are held at the Herb Greedy Hall
79 Petersham Rd, Marrickville near the corner with Marrickville Rd.
Come to a meeting, join our Facebook group or join the email list, participate in a ride.
Most importantly, join or renew your membership or
donate to Bike Marrickville to support our ongoing work.
The objectives of Bike Marrickville are:
In July 2010, Bike Marrickville (BMV) came into existence as an Incorporated Association.
BMV formed from the former members of Massbug, the Marrickville-South Sydney Bicycle Group, which itself was established in 1991.
Bicycle User Group and Affiliation
BMV is a 'Bicycle User Group' commonly referred to as a BUG.
Formerly MASSBUG and now BMV continues an affiliation with Bicycle New South Wales, the peak body for cycling advocacy in NSW.
The area of Marrickville that BMV takes an interest includes all or part of the following suburbs: Newtown, Camperdown, Stanmore, Petersham, Lewisham, Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, Tempe, Sydenham, St Peters, Enmore.
Neighbouring Bicycle User Groups
We keep in regular contact with all our neighbouring groups:
BikeSydney (City of Sydney),
BIKEast (Eastern Sydney),
Bike South West (Canterbury & Bankstown),
StGeorge BUG (Hurstville, Kogarah & Rockdale), and
BurstBUG (Burwood & Strathfield)
Road Cycling Groups
Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club (Road, track and gravel bike rides and racing)