Rides & Tours

There is no better feeling than introducing a group of people to a new bike riding experience. Being on the bike, sharing stories and unique moments with a diverse group is the backbone of what we do. Our tours are capped at 24 participants and conducted at a relaxed and social pace, usually taking in 4 stops and covering less than 12 kms. See below for more info or get in touch to talk about programming a ride.

 

 

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Two Wheeled Talks are a special ride format presented by The Squeaky Wheel, in which the talk is taken out of the auditorium and delivered live on the streets, taking in the sights, smells and sounds of the talk content, rather than just seeing a picture on a slide. Delivered by high profile speakers and experts in their field, the talks also encourage a unique and personal method for the general public to interact with our civic experts and thinkers. Some of the best conversations happen on a bike, and now they're going to get a whole lot better! The first series of talks are presented within the Sustainable Living Festival. Stay tuned for info on more.

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Melbourne is renowned the world over for the richness of it's cultural life, we are blessed with a proliferation of galleries, artist run spaces, bars, live music venues, restaurants, cafes, heritage and contemporary architecture, retail, parks and gardens, places to go and things to do. Yes, yes - Melbourne has it all, that's why we live here.  So it's a complete no brainer that we share with locals and visitors how much more wonderful Melbourne is when you experience it on two wheels. See below a selection of cultural activity we make accessible by bike, or get in touch to talk about curating a cultural tour for you. 

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Over the years, we've met a lot of bike riders, and we can honestly say they share no common characteristics. Each is their very own. Apart from one thing - dressing up. Maybe it's because being on a bike induces a certain level of comfort in the public eye, maybe it's freedom the bicycle can bring, but we have never met a bunch of people fonder of a costume. To this end, we have worked with lots of organisations and individuals over the years to help present themed rides.  Check out what's happened and coming up below, or get in touch for our assistance in weeding out a likely bunch.

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There's no better way to get to know the bones of a city than on a bike. Not only do you develop a familiarity with how roads and other transport systems interconnect, you are totally free to wander down laneways, look up at buildings (when safe to do so!) and stop to smell the roses. We have developed a number of city familiarisation programs for people newly arrived in Melbourne. We build the program to include essential safety information on local laws and customs, but also to build a sense of excitement and possibility for how easily a bike can connect you to everything the city has to offer. See below some existing programs or get in touch to talk about a custom program to suit your needs.

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