Cycling Innovators

Meet our talented Cycling Innovators

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Australia’s largest member-based bike riding organisation

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At Bicycle Network, We believe physical activity is vital for a happy, healthy life. So we make bike riding part of every day. We’re Australia’s largest member-based bike riding organisation with more than 52,000 members across the nation. We’ve been working to support bike riders for more than 35 years. Our strategy is simple – to make bike riding easy for everyone.

Alongside our world class event such as Around the Bay, the Great Victorian Bike Ride and our Peaks Challenge series, we run large-scale, measureable behaviour change programs like Ride2Work and Ride2School. Most importantly, through the support of our members, we champion and campaign for better cycling infrastructure and policies.

For more information about Bicycle Network, visit bicyclenetwork.com.au or call 1800 639 636

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Bicycle Network

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Bicycle Network

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Cargo Bikes

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Cargo Bikes are an innovative way of transport in this time and day, they have however been around for quite some years! They create an urban transport transformation, using cargo bikes for family and commercial transport will clear the roads creating a much more pleasant but more importantly sustainable environment. The Dutch Cargo Bikes are all of very high quality, made to last a lifetime, and serve family after family. They are not designed to last for a year, and to be send into the major trash pile we are creating in the world. They are designed to stay and serve day after day, year after year.

Having children in the bike will help create traffic awareness, making safer riders and drivers in the future. It will also help create a feeling of being, of connecting with the world you live in. And if we can make our future connected to the world, nature and the environment, hopefully they will care and help protect the world we live in. This starts by having young kids in the bike and being out and about. Having real conversations while cycling through the forest, past the beach, through the meadows etc.

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Dutch Cargo Bike

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Emmy Heikamp

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COROS Frontier smart helmet is high-tech sports gear so riders can get the most enjoyment,  freedom, connectivity and awareness out of their ride while enhancing safety and performance. Coros Frontier delivers mobile lifestyle demands of smartphone, connectivity, precision two-way audio, and instant accessibility, all packed into a performance helmet. It does this ears, hands, and eyes free, so you can maintain full awareness and keep  focused on your ride and the road. Open-ear bone conduction audio - no wires, no ear bud, no  safety compromises – links you to your music, friends, bike, navigation, and ride data to enrich your ultimate riding experience.
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COROS Frontier smart cycling helmet
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COROS Frontier smart helmet is high-tech sports gear so riders can get the most enjoyment, freedom, connectivity and awareness out of their ride while enhancing safety and performance. Coros Frontier delivers mobile lifestyle demands of smartphone, connectivity, precision two-way audio, and instant accessibility, all packed into a performance helmet. It does this ears, hands, and eyes free, so you can maintain full awareness and keep focused on your ride and the road. Open-ear bone conduction audio - no wires, no ear bud, no safety compromises – links you to your music, friends, bike, navigation, and ride data to enrich your ultimate riding experience.

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COROS Smart Cycling Helmet

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COROS Frontier, the industry pioneering smart cycling helmet, gives you the ultimate audio platform and connectivity with all the benefits of your smart phone while you ride. With no wires or ear buds, Coros™ Frontier uses integrated bone conduction technology to channel music, podcast, radio, phone calls, voice navigation, emergence alerts and more without compromising your safety and awareness of what is happening around you. Please visit www.iico.com.au to learn more.

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IICO AUSTRALIA

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MICHAEL YANG

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Escape to the country on ya bike!

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Tour the Goldfields District with ease, try our eBikes. These battery-powered assistance bicycles make touring our district that little bit easier. For the energetic, we have standard bicycles available as well. All fully serviced and ready to make your cycling adventure enjoyable.

With the availability of our support vehicle and trailer, we can pick you up or come to you for an enjoyable tour.

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Goldfields Bike Tours & Hire

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Ian De Lacy

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BYKKO EzyLock EzyShare
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BYKKO EzyLock
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BYKKO EzyLock EzyShare

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EzyLock - Lock, Charge and Share Electric Bikes

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The tracking, locking and charging functions of a bike-share scheme are localised in the Bluetooth-enabled EzyLock that can be attached to almost any electric bike.
Operated by the Smartphone, the EzyLock allows the user to lock the bike wherever needed and charge the bike's battery upon their return.
BYKKO platform is a complete solution for convenient management and sharing of all types of electric bicycles. Through a cloud-connected tracking device, the fleet administrator can remotely operate the lock, monitor the bike and track it on a map.
Recognised as a winning idea by Vanity Fair in 2016 and Bike Channel’s Top 10 in the Bike Industry in 2015, this unique lock was developed in Europe and brought to the Australian market.
BYKKO is the exclusive distributor of the EzyLock in Australia and New Zealand. We manufacture the docking station in Australia which could be a simple wall-mounted box or a stand-alone docking infrastructure.
We provide the complete bike share system which includes electric bikes fitted with the EzyLock, charging stations, front-end and back-end software and technical support.
BYKKO is currently working towards finalising the layout for the Australian cycle logistics (parcel deliveries, food deliveries, couriers, traders, etc.) to facilitate and simplify the process of locking the bike, securing the cargo box and remote control over the vehicle.

BYKKO Bike Sharing and Personal Mobility
Monica & Marius Zarafu

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BYKKO Pty Ltd

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Monica Zarafu

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Leaning Trike NLT6
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Leaning Trike NLT6

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Leaning Trike

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The leaning trike I will be presenting is designed for utility cycling including shopping and to be made using simple manufacturing techniques including DIY. Trikes are highly customisable and the tail box side panels can be swapped out or decorated. The trike design has been the focus of Indusrial Design Masters Degree at Monash University. I am seeking collaborations which will help take the design further.

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modularbikes

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Stephen Nurse

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E-Glider 7. A commuter e-Bike with gear and throttle options as standard
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E-Glider 7. A commuter e-Bike with gear and throttle options as standard

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RILU e-Bikes

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Electrically assisted bicycles of innovative designs to suit daily commuting, trecking and off-road mountain biking. They include the following brands: RILU e-Bike, Ordica, NCM and Earth from the following 2 importer-wholesalers: RILU Trading Pty Ltd & Electric Bikes Superstore. The designs include step-through frames with front wheel hub motors and crank motors and mountain bike frames with crank and rear wheel hub motors. All e-bikes displayed are street-legal in Australia, conforming to the standard EN15194:2009+A1:2011. Most are "pedal-assist" only, some with a slightly weaker motor provide a throttle operated alternative way of propulsion. All are commercially available in Australia.

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RILU Trading Pty Ltd

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Kurt Rihs

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CommunitEbike

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CommunitEbike provides strong, safe, easy to ride electric bikes, which aim to bring cycling to everyone irrespective of age or fitness. We believe the benefits of healthy lifestyles are not just for the “lycra set”.

With CommunitEbikes you don’t have to be super-fit. With electric power assistance, hills disappear and recreational cycleways become sheer pleasure. Make cycling easy – get into CommunitEbikes!

CommunitEbike provides quality electric bikes with “step through” access and long distance (80km) batteries. We include innovative foldaway electric bikes, suitable for caravanners, campers, park and ride commuters, or just people wanting to avoid parking problems.

CommunitEbike is a community focussed initiative established in collaboration with of Urban Fleet.

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CommunitEbike

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Garry Henshall

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kkdu plum bike buggy and rack

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The kkdu plum™ bike buggy and rack is a simple, stylish and innovative solution designed to expand the possibilities of bike travel.

By making it as easy as possible to transition between cycling and walking, kkdu plum™ are enticing more people to incorporate cycling into their daily lives. Our ultimate aim is to entice people to live differently, by contributing to the reduction in car use, and by increasing their levels of exercise.

The kkdu plum™ bike buggy simply and very quickly attaches to a unique hitch point on the included, adjustable bike rack. By rotating the fold-away 3rd wheel it can transition from 2-wheeled bike trailer to 3-wheeled cart, and back again, in a matter of seconds.

Unattached to a bike, and using the ergonomically adjustable handle, it can be pushed or pulled around markets and shops, along outdoor tracks, through parks and along beaches. It includes two plastic storage tubs that snap easily and securely into place, perfectly sized for daily use.

For compact storage, the rear wheels can be easily removed and the frame can be folded or hung on the back of a door or wall by a hook.

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kkdu plum pty ltd

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Haydn Sharratt

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Showcasing electric, road, mountain and kids bikes

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Bicycle Centre Bendigo specialize in road, triathlon or mountain bikes and family bikes so if it is your first or last bike we can accommodate you with that, We are bicycle enthusiasts who have made it our goal to turn you into a cycling devotee as well. That is why we are offering the best services for cyclists and bikes, with the latest technology and high quality products. We are fitted with fully equipped workshop and qualified mechanics that can tackle all repair and servicing jobs and have a large range of accessories as well.

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Bicycle Centre Bendigo

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Brad Steigenberger

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Electric Bicycle and Scooter Fleet Specialists
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Electric Bicycle and Scooter Fleet Specialists

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Urban Fleet

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Urban Fleet supplies and maintains electric bikes and electric scooters for food and small parcel delivery.
Our range of delivery bikes cater for owner operators and corporate fleets.
We have 5 years e-bike fleet experience and are involved with customers including Dominos Pizza, Australia Post as well as Local Government.
We monitor fleet performance budgets, asset utilization, as well as schedule and carry out your fleet maintenance . Other support service includes operator training and orientation.
Our advice is based on industry data and experience. We can assits you to make the most economic choice for your application.
Urban fleet can design and source tailor made delivery products, discuss your needs with us.
We manage any size fleet and can tailor packages to suit small and large fleets. Delivery accessories such as delivery bag systems and trailers are also within our scope.
All our vehicles are electric designed for everyday operation.

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Urban Fleet Pty Ltd

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Gary Paddick

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The Brompton Folding Bike

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Handmade in London since 1975, Brompton bikes are now ridden the world over: from Amsterdam to Barcelona, Hong Kong, New York and Tokyo.

This bike will transform how you make journeys in your city. It gives you the freedom of a bicycle and the flexibility to use other transport if you need to.

The unique compact fold means it will fit into trains, metros and taxis. It can be put under work desks and stored in cloakrooms. And if you need to escape the hubbub just pop it in the car or even onto a plane. As well as putting a smile on your face, it will make you feel unstoppable.

Brompton – made for cities.

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Brompton Bikes Australia

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Peter Keast

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Look Forward See Behind - RearViz
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RearViz Mirror
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Look Forward See Behind - RearViz

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REARVIZ

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Rear vision Mirror for Cyclist and Uni Mount for the athlete adventurer.
After nearly hitting a cyclist with his car four years ago, Australian business owner Raymond Crane came up with an idea. With a compact makeup mirror, ripped up wet suit material and a bunch of staples and wire, the first ever RearViz mirror was created. From then, the idea quickly transitioned into a packaged product and onto the arms of cyclists around the world. The product is an arm-mounted rear vision mirror that allows cyclists to look forward and see behind their bike for oncoming traffic. Now often referred to as ‘the next best thing to a helmet’ the RearViz mirror is combating rider safety in a big way.
Like any new product innovation, it has been an uphill battle trying to make it a well- renowned success. From New York to Birmingham, the RearViz team have attended bicycle and sports expos around the world showcasing their sports mirror to an international market.
Cyclists can finally become more aware of their surroundings and wear a RearViz to protect themselves from oncoming traffic.

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RearViz PtyLtd

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Lee Crane

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E-bike novated leasing

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E-stralian lets you take control of your commute with our e-bike novated leases. When used for commuting, you could fully salary sacrifice the lease payments and be saving hundreds of dollars per year. This is based on a tax ruling we’ve obtained from the ATO (CR2015/80). In addition to finance for the premium e-bike, our “ontzorgen” package (Dutch for “all-sorted”) also includes service and maintenance, roadside assistance and insurance. An e-bike rides like a normal bicycle but with a little extra. The 250W motor does the hard work for you when you’re pedalling. We’ll bring a few European-made premium e-bikes to the Innovation Showcase so you can try them out and talk to us about the leasing options to make these e-bikes accessible!

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E-stralian Pty Ltd

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Thijs & Kent

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Building Communities through shared cycling experiences

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Bunchrides is a new digital platform for cyclists to easily find and share cycling experiences. The website and app integrates routes with tourism experiences, businesses & facilities.

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Bunchrides

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Andrew Talati

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Ding Bike Lights
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Ding
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Ding Bike Lights

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Ding Bike Lights

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A duel LED bike light that has a forward beam of 650 lumens with an additional downward beam of 200 lumens. The forward beam has been specially designed to provide a good combination of spread and distance. The additional downward beam provides a rectangle beam of light 3m wide by 1.5m deep shining around your bike, this is created by bespoke optic design. It is a very unique look riding down a dark road with DING on your bike.

The downward beam marks out your zone and is designed so that other road users see you better and provide you with more space.

We raised 105k on Kickstater in 4 weeks and had backers in 48 different countries. Overall the cycling media whom have reviewed the light think it is the next step in rider safety.
Anne Mears 10 times track champion, local in South Australia thinks it’s a great innovation and will be a big benefit to all cyclists.

The product development took over a year to get right. It has come on a long way from the initial kickstater campaign, with many design changes. The Lumen power has been doubled and the overall quality of components is much higher than first designed: everything has changed, we wanted to ensure we brought a high quality product to market.

All the work was conceived from a garage workshop in South Australia. I have a dedication on the product tin and on the 23 page instruction to my understanding wife Kushari, whom has supported me on this journey.

We are working on the rear DING Light concept RL1 and also a smaller commuter version with the same downward beam concept.

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Design Brains Pty Ltd

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Des Burns

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CyclePort is the world’s first universal, automated bike parking and sharing system
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CyclePort
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CyclePort is the world’s first universal, automated bike parking and sharing system

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CyclePort - Universal bike share system

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CyclePort is the world’s first universal, automated bike parking and sharing system. CyclePort instantly locks any bike, charges electric bikes and enables universal sharing with smart control. The City of Greater Bendigo is using CyclePort to automate their staff bike fleet and to seed a citywide bike share network.

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CyclePort

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Alan Reid & Phil Aarons