18 things to do in Melbourne by bike!

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Today, Melbourne is a more bicycle friendly city than ever, with paths expanding up North, as well as down South, all whilst keeping very convenient access to the CBD. This means, there’s no limit to where you can ride on a bike! Combine these scenic routes with Melbourne’s infamous Coffee culture, and you get a fine selection of world class Cafes that do nothing but invite you to pop in and re-energize, all whilst absorbing the beautiful sites Melbourne has to offer.

Whether you’re after a fixed gear, cruiser, vintage or electric bike, Lekker Bikes can help you out. We’ll not only supply you with the finest quality Dutch Style Bike, but we’ll also ensure, your tyres stay pumped, gear hub keeps turning, and the breeze keeps flowing!

Feel free to pop in to our Lekker Bikes Store in North Melbourne, browse through our online bikes and accessories, or find some of our favourite coffee spots to rest and relax with your bike.

Not only these, but below you’ll also find a series of refreshingly scenic bike rides, taking you not only in and around the city, but toward the outer suburbs, along the coast and of course, all the way back too!

Bike-Friendly Cafes 

Melbourne

Soul Racer Café – 15 Marine Parade St Kilda

A long-running café, providing coffee, and a hearty breakfast or lunch. For those who find themselves cruising down Beach Road!

The Great Provider – 42A Marine Parade St Kilda

A smart café, combining an enclosed deck with marina view. Serving up diverse breakfast and lunch options.

Rush Café – 3 Stewart Place Richmond (Total Rush Cycling)

Feel like giving your Vintage Cruiser a Coffee Rush? An idyllic café set in a bike shop, in the heart of Richmond!

The North

The Bakery - Collingwood - Melbourne

South of Johnston – 46 Oxford St Collingwood

A design savvy Warehouse Café, serving up contemporary Breakfast and Lunch.

De Clieu – 187 Gertrude St Fitzroy

Brunch, Cake and Specialty Coffee options, all in a hip venue combining deep window seats with a minimalist wood décor.

Seven Seeds – 106-114 Berkeley St Carlton

114 Berkeley Street, Carlton, and, aside from the great Coffee and delicious Pastries, you’ll find indoor Bicycle Racks, awaiting you and your ride.

The Convent Bakery – 1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford

Breads, Cakes and Café Food! Within a converted convent with wood-fired ovens and leafy outdoor seating, you simply, cannot go wrong. Bike racks on the left as you enter.

Fifteen Pounds – 21-23 Railway Place Fairfield (opposite Fairfield Station)

Providing secure Bike Racks at the back of the Café! Riders, treat yourself to a variety of very tasty selections offered by yours truly Fifteen Pounds.

Scenic Bike Routes

Melbourne – The Capital City Trail

A 30km loop taking you all the way from the CBD to Docklands, Melbourne Zoo, the Royal Botanical Gardens and many more iconic Melbourne Landmarks. Of course, it is possible to hop on the trail at whichever point you like, meaning by no means do you have to ride the full 30kms!

By the Riverside – Main Yarra Trail

A scenic Riverside Path, from Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs right through to Southbank.

By the Sea – The Bay Trail

A leisurely 6km ride along the coastline of Port Phillip Bay! Begin at St Kilda Pier or wherever you choose to start cycling, enjoying the colourful St Kilda Marina as well as the many Parks, Gardens, Cafes, Sailing Yachts, Restaurants and Sports Grounds along the way.

Picnics – Merri Creek Trail

Starting at Dights Falls following the creek as it passes through the Coburg Lake Reserve, Brunswick Velodrome as well as CERES Environmental Park.

Regional Coast Cruising – Bass Coast Rail Trail

One of Victoria’s favourite coastal Rail Trails! Meandering through Farmland, Coastal Bushland, Historic Coal Mining reserves and of course, all by the coast. For those interested the trail starts at the old Wonthaggi Railway Station in Murray Street or, the old Anderson Railway Station.

Art Tours – Banksia Park to Heide

A short 5km track beginning from Banksia Park, traversing along the scenic Yarra River into Heide Sculpture Park. An ideal way to combine fitness and leisure!

Mountain Bike Riding – Lysterfield Park Trails

A great place for Mountain Biking! Both the Lysterfield Park as well as the State Mountain Bike course, offers over 20 kilometres of trails suited to all ages and abilities.

Stunning Views – Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail

A recreational trail for all! Be it from Walking, to Cycling to Horse Riding. Following the historic Railway Line through the stunning Yarra Valley, beginning, just behind Lilydale Railway Station, traversing to the Township of Warburton!

For Fitness – 1 in 20 Climb

A very popular climb! Taking you all the way from the foothills township of The Basin to the hilltop Village of Sassafras.

Something Slightly Different – Broadmeadows Valley Trail

Easily accessed by the Craigeburn Railway Station this 15km trail takes you through open park areas, a small wetland as well as past many contemporary terrace houses, all before a bridge, where you arrive at the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail.

If at all you’re looking to buy a bike, look no further than Lekker Bikes. We have a whole range of different Dutch Styled Bikes to suit your need. Whether you wish to be cruising, commuting or racing, feel free to pop in to our North Melbourne Store, or talk with us through our online web chat, to get all that you need to be out there cruising whether it’s on the road or the path.

Niels