Outside The Square – Cycling Cities

Be the change you want to see in the world.    Mahatma Gandhi

The Outside the Square series of public talks celebrate local people who think a little differently to create positive change in our community.

Come along. Be inspired.


Outside the Square – Cycling Cities

Thursday 31 July 2014

7pm for 7:15pm start at the
Old Church on the Hill
Cnr Harkness & Russell Streets, Quarry Hill

Can Bendigo become known as the cycling city of Australia?
This is the question we’ll be exploring at the Cycling Cities Outside the Square event, including examples of inspiring initiatives and interactive discussions on how we can make this happen.

To celebrate all types of cycling in Bendigo, Outside the Square is making a video. Take a picture with your bike and post it to the Outside the Square Facebook page or post on instagram or twitter tagged with #MyBendigoBike by Monday 21 July.

Free entry, but limited places so book your place here.

Guest Speakers:

The time is right for Bendigo A Cycling City
TrevorBudgeTrevor Budge AM,
Manager of Strategy at the City of Greater Bendigo
Trevor will provide a context to where Greater Bendigo is at as a city and community in relation to active travel and transport more broadly. He will discuss why it makes sense for cities around the world to focus their efforts and resources on being more bicycle friendly and why the time is right for Bendigo to take a lead.

Pip Carroll,
Founder and Creative Director, The Squeaky Wheel
Pip CarollThe Squeaky Wheel is a not-for-profit producing and advocacy organisation celebrating bicycles as vehicles for change, working in partnership with individuals, councils, commercial and cultural organisations to present bicycle tours, training, valet parking, campaigns and programming.

The Global VeloCity conference (held in Adelaide in May) awarded Pip Carroll (Founder and Creative Director) a Cycling Luminary Award for their work in bike culture and behaviour change in Melbourne.

Pip will discuss The Squeaky Wheel, its vision and programs and how they contribute to improving opportunities and uptake of everyday cycling.

Social media for cyclists, bringing groups together for a ride
Andrew Talati, Bunchrides
Organising a group of people to go for a ride can be difficult; sometimes it takes a lot of calls, texts and emails to get going. Andrew will discuss how to make it much simpler. He will demonstrate how using social media makes it easy for people to connect and ride together.

Social media is perfect for all types of groups; passionate A-Grade cyclists, colleagues riding to work together or a bunch of urban rangers organising a breezy ride on a Saturday afternoon, men, women, kids riding to school and families on a weekend outing.

Social media helps schools, sports clubs, community groups and businesses get more people on bikes and riding together. It also has the potential to reach into the Australia-wide cycling market and allow Bendigo to promote itself as the cycling destination.

Proudly supported by the City of Greater Bendigo and the Bendigo Sustainability Group.


Here’s a bit of the history behind the talks. Read more about Outside The Square from The Bendigo Advertiser on 8Mar13 and 22Apr13 and 15Jun13.


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