04 April 2016
International student rides
Get acquainted with Melbourne’s famous blue bike share bikes!
If you’re an international student new to Melbourne, don’t miss the Insiders Tour of Melbourne by Bike ride.
This April the City of Melbourne is offering a series of life-changing bike tours for international students.
The bike tours provide you with not only a warm welcome but also knowledge base on how to navigate the streets of your new home – by bike!
By signing up, you will receive four training and tour sessions starting at Melbourne's beating heart, Federation Square. Here, you will revise or learn basic bike handling and safety skills, learn the rules and customs of the Melbourne roads and set off on a curated tour taking in places of interest and value.
All of this will happen from the seat of Melbourne's famous Melbourne Bike Share blue bikes, meaning you don’t need a bike to partake! You’ll learn how to hire and use the bikes, setting them up for a seamless use of the public transport system.
Each tour is conducted by AustCycle qualified bicycle training experts and is hosted by a local bike loving student, to provide you with all the insider tips on how to make the most out of Melbourne's ever growing café, food, and music culture, not to mention the nightlife!
To top it off, as a ride participant will be invited to a follow up celebration ride, finishing up with a picnic and free admission to either an AFL game at Etihad stadium or an A-League match at AAMI park!
This exciting program kicks off in April but registration is essential.
Registrations can be made online or in person at;
- Lord Mayors Student Welcome – between 2-5 pm on Saturday 19 March at City Square, Swanston Street
- The Couch Event – Thursday 24 March at Hamodava Café, 69 Bourke Street.
To book online and for more information, go to International Student Rides.
Missed out or not an international student? We also offer subsidised bike tours of Melbourne just for our students. Find out more at Link’s Bike tour of Melbourne event page.