[YarraBUG-list] YarraBUG Newsletter July 2013

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YarraBUG Newsletter July 2013

1. Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting
2. Parks Victoria update
3. Changing YarraBUG email lists
4. Yarra Bike Radio + 3CR Radiothon
5. MUSCYCLE this weekend!
6. Watch Le Tour at Domestique Pop Up Bar
7. tokyobike Melbourne - Free Maintenance Workshops
8. Commuter Cycles is turning 5 - Sunday 21st July

Hi all,

Plenty of local news, some good, and some, as in the continued Main 
Yarra Trail closure at Richmond, not so good. Have a event, heads up, 
cycling news or want to be interviewed? Then get in contact with us: 
admin at yarrabug.org

We've been in contact with Parks Victoria & City of Yarra staff and 
Councillors about getting detailed detour information, a timeline to 
when the trail can be reopened and an improved process about when major 
cycling infrastructure is closed & why. We're also waiting on feedback 
from Tuesday nights (9/7) Yarra Council meeting for support and/or 
action from Councillors and executive staff, so they are made aware of 
how serious the trail closure is for riders.

The trail closure is to be discussed at Wednesday nights BAC meeting 
(Agenda item 2.1, see below), so your attendance or feedback to Kate and 
council staff would be greatly appreciated.

1. Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting - 10 July 2013, Fitzroy Town Hall, 
6.30 – 8.00pm, Mayor’s Room.

Agenda - City of Yarra Bicycle Advisory Committee.
Chair: Cr Sam Gaylard, Secretariat: Kate Simnett, Sustainable Transport 
Welcome and apologies – (5 min, 6.30–6.35pm)

1. Previous Business
1.1  Online bike parking form & general bike parking update, Kate, 10 
mins, 6:55-7:05pm
1.2  Cr Gaylard’s delegate’s report to Council and related resolutions, 
Cr Gaylard, 10 mins, 7:05-7:15pm
1.3  Potential conversion of footpaths to shared paths – update, Kate, 
10 mins, 7:40-7:50pm
2. New Business
2.1  Emergency closure of Main Yarra Trail, Kate, 10 mins, 6:35-6:45pm
2.2  RTWD – new model + nominate workplaces, Kate, 10 mins, 6:45-6:55pm
2.3  Napier St ‘rat run’ in morning peak, Kate, 5 mins, 7:15-7:20pm
2.4  Coordination of on-road bicycle improvements and general disruption 
to cyclist during roadworks, Marcus, 10mins, 7:20-7:30pm
2.5  Interaction between users of mobility devices and bike riders, 
Kate, 10 mins, 7:30-7:40pm
2.6  Richmond Cycling, Kirsty, 10 mins, 7:50-8:00pm

Next meeting – 23 Oct 2013, Fitzroy Town Hall, 6.30–8.00pm, Mayor’s Room

Also, from Michael Petit:
Jon Faine (ABC 774) announced on his radio program this morning that he 
was going to commit to discussing issues of major importance weekly 
without the presence of political spokespeople. This week is education.  
Next week is transport (8-12 July).  Spread the word and encourage those 
who can to listen in and give him a call.

Kate Simnett, Sustainable Transport Officer, City of Yarra.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, T (03) 9205 5734  M 0407 812 882  F (03) 
E kate.simnett at yarracity.vic.gov.au

2. Parks Victoria update - Closure of floating sections of the Main 
Yarra Trail. Latest news (updated 8 July 2013)
Assessment of options to resolve safety issues associated with floating 
sections of the Main Yarra Trail is continuing. This may take some time 
as the issues are complex and are likely to be difficult to resolve.

Parks Victoria will advise the likely duration of the trail closure as 
soon as possible. Improved signage for the suggested detour is currently 
in production and will be installed as soon as is available.
More here: 

And here: 

3. Changing YarraBUG email lists
There's going to be useful updates with our newsletters, so you may 
notice some changes. These newsletters will  move over to a mailchimp 
list, while the existing mailman list will become a discussion list. 
Have a question? Please drop us a line at: admin at yarrabug.org

Subscribe to new YarraBUG Newsletter list: http://eepurl.com/B5uJL

Existing mailman list for local discussions: 

4. Yarra Bike Radio + 3CR Radiothon
We need you to help us make our $1000 3CR Radiothon target for 2013 - 
and you can do that by donating to Yarra Bike Radio and therefore get in 
the draw for great prizes from Velo Cycles, Commuter Cycles, psbikes, 
Treadlie, Second Chance Cycles and Aussie Butt Cream. All the details 
here: http://www.yarrabug.org/radio/?p=1387

5. MUSCYCLE this weekend!
On Mondays Yarra Bike Radio on 3CR, we interviewed Liam, Luke & Alex 
about Sundays amazing MUSCYCLE (free) event to be held at St Ali North, 
815 Nicholson St, Carlton North, listen here: 

With: Barry Morgan, Vika and Linda Bull, Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes/ 
curator MONA FOMA), The Alan Ladds, The Black Jesus Experience, Wang 
Zheng Ting, Cyclic Sound System Dj’s, The Broken BMX Jam Bandits and 

MUSCYCLE is part of Yarras Leaps & Bounds Music Festival:

MUSCYCLE are looking for volunteers for Tour De Nowhere to power the PA 
on the day: Do your bit to pedal power the MUSCYCLE concert. Register on 
the day, jump on one of the bikes for 5min and go into the draw to WIN a 
Jamis Coda Sport (worth $600) More at: 

6. Watch Le Tour at Domestique Pop Up Bar @ The Wilde, 153 Gertrude 
Street, Fitzroy
The Shadow Electric and Treadlie Magazine are proud to present key 
stages of Le Tour de France, the race that stops a nation (sleeping). 
Music, food, beer and mulled wine. Domestique will exist as a sports bar 
for people who prefer bars over sport.  Commencing Saturday June 29th, 
the tour will be presented each Wednesday’s through Sunday and conclude 
on July 21st.

Screenings will cover all mountain stages and the ever important time 
trials. Each night the bar will open from 8pm (except opening night 
which opens at 10pm) with music and films to keep things warm before the 
race. The venue boasts a large indoor screen, HD projection and a late 
night license. Then every Wednesday through Sunday of the tour from 8pm. 
More at: https://www.facebook.com/popupmelbourne

7. tokyobike Melbourne - Free Maintenance Workshops
For the month of July, tokyobike Melbourne will be holding a series of 
Free Maintenance Workshops at Peel Street, Collingwood. These will be 
held every Sunday, starting on the 7th of July at 4pm. The classes will 
go for an hour and a half and cover a range of skills. Hot yummy miso 
soup will be served for sustenance! Yay! Please note, places are 
limited, book early to avoid disappointment. To book your place or find 
out more information please email us at: hello at tokyobike.com.au or call 
03 9417 2845

8. Commuter Cycles is turning 5 - Sunday 21st July
They're organising a group ride, a Show 'n Shine and a Party. Come to 
one, or all the 'stages'.

1. 'Mystery Ride' - Join us for a 30km social ride taking in some of the 
Northern suburbs best climbs. Bring bike, warm clothes and coffee money. 
Starts and finishes at the workshop. Departs at 1pm sharp, returns 3pm.

2. Show 'n Shine - Bring your Commuter serviced bike along and show it 
off for a chance at a prize. Categories include: Oldest, Touring, Super 
Commuter, Sexiest Surly and heaps more. 4pm - 6pm.

3. Party. Come and party with your mechanic. Nibbles, drinks, bands and 
we'll be screening the Tour de France grand finale live. 7pm till late.

Read more at: 

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