Walking and cycling get you where you need to go while keeping fit and enjoying the outdoors. Walking is the most popular form of recreational activity for Victorians, and provides environmental, health and social benefits. Cycling is a great way to keep fit, save money and get around without contributing to global warming. Whitehorse is blessed with some fantastic walking tracks and bike routes. Council’s Walking and Wheeling Guide (2.77MB) highlights some of the wonderful parks and walking tracks within the municipality. The guide includes information on required levels of fitness, disability access, general facilities, and lists the location of some of the BMX tracks, mountain bike tracks, skate parks and playgrounds in Whitehorse.
Some of the most popular walking tracks and bike routes include:
So grab what you need – whether it be walking boots, your bike, your wheelchair or your family, friends or dog – and discover Whitehorse's great outdoors.
Whitehorse Council supports the community to use sustainable and safe modes of transport. CycleWise courses are facilitated by Bikes@Work instructors and offered free for residents. They fill up fast, so book in fast if you’re keen to increase your riding confidence and skills.
When: Saturday, 18 August 9am-11.30amWhere: Nunawading Civic Centre – Library entranceBike handling skills and confidence building (traffic-free)
This session will help existing riders improve their bike handling skills, build confidence and learn strategies for riding safely on paths. In a traffic-free area participants will learn bike safety checks and practice bike control techniques (including stopping, scanning, signalling and using gears) via defensive cycling and effective communication.
BYO – Bike (must be roadworthy), helmet and morning snackBookings Essential
When: Saturday, 18 August 12noon -4.30pmWhere: Nunawading Civic Centre – Library entranceConfidence and safety on the road (traffic-free + on-road)
Initially, bike handling skills will be practiced and perfected in a traffic-free area. After on-road scenario practice, instructors will lead the group on an on-road ride in the local area, stopping to discuss and demonstrate techniques. This includes riding past parked cars, through roundabouts, at intersections, hook turns and on paths and in bike lanes – as well as those with no infrastructure.
BYO – Bike (must be roadworthy), helmet and hearty afternoon snackBookings Essential
Further information – please contact Council’s Sustainability Officer on 9262 6158
379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria 3131Australia
Tel: (03) 9262 6333 Fax: (03) 9262 6490Email: email@example.com