6 cycling resources to keep you rolling

A lot of us have been working from home for too long and some of us are getting dizzy within our 5km bubbles. To keep you enthused and riding, we wanted to share some of our favourite cycling-related resources. We've included ones that get the most out of your 5km bubble, show you how to repair your bike at home (or fix up a hard rubbish find), plan for future rides and some adventure dreaming. The act of cycling is only part of the adventure after all!

1. Melbourne Bike Grid Map (Google Maps)

See all of the continuous paths available around Melbourne and Geelong with Google maps in Cycling mode. The Melbourne Bike Grip Map shows you a visualisation of all of the bike paths available to you so you can max out your 5km bubble.

2. Ride With GPS

One of our favourite tools for planning rides whether short or long. Ride with GPS offers plenty of different map overlays to help you plan your route while also showing other people’s routes that you can take inspiration from.

3. arevo Journey Planner app

Another tool we use to help us plan journeys is arevo. The app uses colour to represent different types of roads or cycling paths, handy when you are looking to use off-road paths only.

Bonus points for it being made here in Victoria!

4. Park Tool’s Repair Help

Park Tool makes workshop grade bike tools, but they also have a handy website, Repair Help, to help you fix your own bike. Park Tool’s Repair Help covers everything from fixing a flat to building a wheel. Useful when you can’t make it into our shop for a service!

5. Sheldon Brown

The late Sheldon Brown was a delightfully eccentric American bicycle mechanic (amongst many other things) and he created this website to help everyone from bike mechanic nerds to everyday cyclists trying to demystify tyre sizing. 

It’s a great resource when fixing up older bikes to check for part sizes and compatibility. The website is very low tech (it’s 20+ years old) but that means it loads fast!

6. Desire Lines

Desire Lines is an Australian website showcasing events, bike touring and bikepacking ride reports/essays and much more. Community driven, it always has great photos and is great for dreaming of future trips!

These are some of our favourite cycling resources and we trust they’ll become some of yours too. If you need some bits or pieces to keep the adventures going head to our online shop, we deliver Australia-wide and 100% of your purchase goes towards our mission.

 

Bike maintenance at home

Still want more? We’re hosting an online bike maintenance session to keep you pedaling through lockdown!

Date: Wednesday 22 September, 2022

Time: 5pm – 6pm

Cost: $25 / FREE for Good Cycles members (check your inbox for the promo code)

Good deals

We know it’s a tough time right now so we’ve got some good deals to get you through lockdown.

 

Get 25% off lights and locks.

Use the code LOCKDOWN25 at the checkout

 

Free delivery for orders over $50

Available Australia-wide

 

Valid until Thursday 2 September. 

Offer extended until Thursday 30 September!

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