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If you were at the Pushy Women South speaking event, you would know that Tracy Harvey isn't afraid of two things, the intersection of St Kilda Rd and Fitzroy Sts, and taking her pants off in public. This Sunday, you might get to see her tackling both at once in her unique high spirited style on our Pushy Women Excursion.

A legend of Australian comedy, Tracy Harvey set the bar for many of the female comedians we know and love today. On our weekend ride, you can get up close and personal (not too close, depending on the pants thing...) with this very funny lady as she guides you and a bunch of local lasses on a social afternoon of riding for women.

Tracy Harvey's Day out on a bike will get you to enjoy the beauty of Sunday cruising to a selection of the best locations in Tracey's neighbourhood, including a Yacht Club, Hari Krisha temple and some sand between your toes.

Part performance, part observance, no parts endurance, Pushy Women Rides bring together women in a unique setting to consider what it means to be a woman on wheels. 

Cost $15 

Book your place online, in person at any of City of Port Phillip’s Town Hall Cashier & Enquiries desk or by phone on 9209 6274.

She Spoke - Southside Women on Wheels - Three months of rides, workshops and special events celebrating women on bikes is presented by the City of Port Phillip.

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The best way to get to know a new city ... of course, by bicycle! And the best way to start riding in a new city? With a bike buddy, alongside like minded fellows... we're pretty sure!

If you are an international student and recently arrived in Melbourne, you are lucky - as we take you out on a guided bike excursion, showing you some great destinations to relax from busy student life and also how to navigate safely in city traffic. 

Ride with us along the Yarra River, find out about Melbourne's arts precinct and get to know a bunch of great people, some exciting places to drink, eat and hang out in the CBD, while we give you handy tips to tackle the busy road environment. 

You don't even have to have your own bike, courtesy of Melbourne Bike Share, you'll be provided with a blue bike and helmet for the tour. Too easy!

FREE, bookings essential!

Book your ticket

Check out RMIT's Newsline video featuring our International Student Tours from last year.

During the tour you'll be guided by trained bike buddies and covered by Cycling Victoria insurance. International Student Bike Tours are staged in partnership with The City of Melbourne and Melbourne Bike Share and act as bicycle orientation for international students recently arrived in Melbourne. 

 

 

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The City of Melbourne has engaged The Squeaky Wheel and behaviour change experts Mutfung to design and deliver the community engagement program of their road safety campaign Share Our Streets. Pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and motorcycle riders are asked to show courtesy and respect to make their journey around the city safer and more enjoyable – for everyone!

The Shared Spaces sub program set up in some of Melbourne's most loved destinations, Southbank and Harbour Esplanade to talk to pedestrians and bike riders. We listened, we shared tips, we asked people about how they would expect to be treated and what they could do to make the space more enjoyable for everyone.

All this taking so early in the morning was made possible with a FREE freshly ground Dreux & Ghisallo's coffee and a FREE quick tune up at Good Cycles mobile bike maintenance station.

More information on Share Our Streets via the City of Melbourne website and share your content at #shareourstreets.

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This year we just couldn't get enough Pushy Women flavour on our biscuit - so we made two of them. One for all the ladies of the South on the 2 March (for those of you that missed it check out these snaps) and one for all the ladies of the North - our home team, our backyard, our sisters, HAPPENING THIS SUNDAY ladies!

WARNING! May include town bikes, speed freaks, lycra lasses, dykes on bikes, pedal pushers, dinkers and BMX bandits.

Eight of Melbourne's most prominent writers, comedians, thinkers and performers present their take on being a pushy woman.

Featuring:

Kate Langbroek, Bev Killick, Genevieve Morris, Van Badham, Anne Edmonds, Karen Pickering, Lally Katz and Pip Lincoln

Hosted by Catherine Deveny - writer, comedian, atheist postergirl and commuter cyclist evangelist.

Will sell out.

So, if you like the look of this line up (and seriously what's not to like) you are going to have a ball at this unique story telling and performance event.

Sunday 16 March, 4pm
Thornbury Theatre
859 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071
Australia

$35 full / $25 conc. plus booking fee

BOOK YOUR TICKETS 

 

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This year we just couldn't get enough Pushy Women flavour on our biscuit - so we made two of them. One for all the ladies of the South on the 2 March (for those of you that missed it check out these snaps) and one for all the ladies of the North - our home team, our backyard, our sisters, HAPPENING THIS SUNDAY ladies! WARNING! May include town bikes, speed freaks, lycra lasses, dykes on bikes, pedal pushers, dinkers and BMX bandits. BOOK TICKETS

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You don't have to be related to appreciate the special bonds of sisterhood. Every woman has a woman in their life that is privy to our deepest desires, the first to hear good (and bad!) news, someone who knows just when we need to be parked on the couch with a cup of tea, packet of tim tams and the remote control. 

This Sunday we are calling on all sisters to call upon their sisters to spend an afternoon out on the treadlie. Our Mother/Daughter/Sisterhood ride is curated especially to celebrate the bonds between women, and will leave you even more appreciative of that special woman in your life, or perhaps introduce a new one!

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The day begins at Gasworks Arts Park (site of the recent Pushy Women South extravaganza) and takes in stops at the Port Phillip Mussel Festival, St Ali Cafe (with a free coffee), a stop in the park learning some helmet ready hairstyles from Braiding with Theresa and finishing up with a beach cruise and some sparkling (provided) to reflect the sparkle in each others eyes.

Mussels, sparkling, coffee and playing with our hair. Oh yes. 

Who needs friends when you've got sisters?

Tickets $15

BOOK YOUR PLACE

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pushy-women-excursion-a-mother-daughter-sisterhood-ride-tickets-10543751645

 

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She has presented at TED2013 California, TEDx Sydney, TEDx Melbourne, GRID2013 Stockholm, AGDA 2013 Minneapolis and now you can see her up close and mobile on our Two Wheeled Talk: Leyla Acaroglu is the Founder and Director of Eco Innovators, and this Saturday she will be unearthing her favourite social and environmental enterprises in Melbourne. 
The tour will start at Pop Up Patch on Fed Square car park and take in stops including The Social Studio and Mater St Community Garden in Collingwood, the 60L Green Building in Carlton and on return to the city take in Common Ground and refreshments at SheBeen on Manchester Lane - giving us Leyla's unique take on what makes a good one and why they are important.

BYO bike & helmet, places are limited so book early!

Cost: $30 (+ 30Ct booking fee)

BOOK YOUR SPOT

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Leyla Acaroglu is the Founder and Director of Eco Innovators, unearthing her favourite social and environmental enterprises in Melbourne on our Two Wheeled Talk...

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The good people at the City of Port Phillip are amongst the most proactive and dedicated bunch we've come across in promoting and facilitating new experiences of bike riding.

Given the decidedly female slant of the Squeaks (check out this bunch of babes) we are very attuned to the special circumstances that encourage or discourage women to ride, and also how few opportunities there have been for women to educate themselves in a supportive environment.

So we couldn't have been happier than to partner up with our seaside buddies who have gone OVER AND ABOVE to celebrate women's bike riding through the She Spoke: Southside Women on Wheels series, which includes a number of Squeaky Wheel produced rides and events.  You'll learn, laugh, explore, meet new people, see new places and best of all, you won't have to organise any of it yourself, the work has all been done for you.  So there's never been a better time to dust of that treadlie and dip your toe into the world of opportunity that awaits.

View the full program below and book your place now!

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The good people at the City of Port Phillip are amongst the most proactive and dedicated bunch we've come across in facilitating new experiences of bike riding. This year they have gone over and above to encourage women through the She Spoke: Southside Women on Wheels series,  You'll learn, laugh, explore, meet new people, see new places and best of all, you won't have to organise any of it yourself...

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Today marks a new direction in the journey of The Squeaky Wheel. 

This direction includes a beautiful new website and brand, and a new service model based around five key areas - rides and tours, programming, bicycle parking, campaigns and training. We're also launching a huge program of activities that you can take part in, delivered in partnership with clients, collaborators and friends

We do this at the same time as transitioning to a new organisational model, a Not For Profit Company Limited by Guarantee, overseen by an experienced Board of Directors who will steer The Squeaky Wheel through the next stage of growth.

We are big believers in the change a bicycle can bring, and will advocate for this as widely as possible. Our work is designed to make every participant, client, audience member and the wider community a vehicle for this change.

We know that riding a bike improves physical health, mental health, community health and the health of the environment.  We know that it generates prosperity, makes transport more accessible, cities more liveable and roads more loveable. And yet, here in Melbourne, just 2% of trips are taken by bike.

This needs to change.

Our vision is that Australian culture supports bike riding as a mainstream transport choice. The statistics tell us it's a long road ahead but we hope you'll join us for the journey.

So welcome to The (new and improved) Squeaky Wheel.
A place where everyone is a vehicle for change. 

 

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