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Move mindfully: Bike tours for international students

Jessica-Anne Lyons

Fri Apr 05 2013

Squeaky Wheels

EXPERIENCE Melbourne’s bicycle culture, gain confidence on on the road, and get better acquainted with the city while you’re at it. Jessica-Anne Lyons has more. 

Melbourne is famous for its bicycle culture and now you can experience it for yourself while getting better acquainted with the city and its surrounds.

The Squeaky Wheel is hosting a bike tour to introduce international students to the city’s arts and cultural precincts, some of the best places to eat and shop, as well as Melbourne’s bars and nightlife.

Plus, the Squeaky Wheel will show you how to move mindfully in CBD traffic on a bicycle.

If you don’t have a bike, don’t worry – the Melbourne Bike Share will provide both bicycles and helmets.

For students who aren’t confident riding a bicycle on the road, you can attend one of the free Bike Skills Training sessions for beginners.

If you’re heading down to the Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome at Queensbridge Square tomorrow from 2pm to 5pm , you can sign up for any of the sessions at the Melbourne Bike Share marquee.

Or, you can send an email to Ben via with your chosen tour number and session time in the subject line.

Move Mindfully Bike Tours
Location: CBD, meet at Melbourne Bike Share Station Federation Square, corner Flinders St
  • Tour One: Saturday 20 April, 10.30am – 1pm
  • Tour Two: Saturday 20 April, 2pm – 5.30pm
  • Tour Three: Saturday 27 April, 10.30am – 1pm
  • Tour Four: Saturday 27 April, 2pm – 5.30pm

Students who are unable to make any of these dates, Squeaky Wheels is planning to hold  two more tours taking place on Saturday May 4.

Bike Skills Training
Location: RMIT basketball court, meet at Melbourne Bike Share station Swanston St/Franklin St

  • Training Session One: Saturday 13 April, 10.30am – 1pm
  • Training Session Two: Saturday 13 April, 2pm – 5.30pm

For more information, visit The Squeaky Wheel website. To book any of the above sessions, please email Ben via