a free, easy and fun online tool that finds your starting point for
cycling and provides you with solutions. The power of this tool is that
it quickly establishes your needs and barriers, and provides sensible
guidance on what to do about them.
Plus, it only takes 10 minutes!
The steps of BikeSTART
1. Do BikeSTART
are guided through a series of questions, challenges, and self rating
opportunities on aspects of cycling that are often perceived as
barriers. These topics include bike handling skills, riding on the road,
choosing safer routes, assessing your level of cycling awareness,
equipment needs and road rules for cyclists.
2. Your Ride Support Plan
the end of the questions, you get a Ride Support Plan instantly in an
easy-to-read one page format. Your responses in BikeSTART will determine
what information appears in your Ride Support Plan - a set of
guidelines and supportive information to assist you getting over your
particular barriers, on your bike and on your way! For example, if your
responses indicate a need to find better cycling routes for commuting
and perhaps improving awareness on the road then your Ride Support Plan
will be making suggestions tailored to those aspects only. No
complications, time efficient, empowering. Brilliant!
3. Get practical ride support
will also get an opportunity to book into some fantastic practical ride
sessions with the experts at Bicycle SA. These sessions are held during
weekend lunchtimes and on weekends. They're short and convenient,
tailored to practical riding skills and street smart techniques so you
can ride with confidence. If you don't yet have a bike and helmet, no
problem - Bicycle SA will provide them.
These courses are offered for free from supporting councils -
so make sure you enter your postcode to find out if your council offers
4. Bicycle SA start-up kit including Free Membership
BikeSTART participant receives a Bicycle SA start-up kit including FREE
Bike SA membership for a period of 3 months. This provides insurance
cover and many other supportive benefits for recreational and commuter
cyclists that are starting out. There is no obligation to continue
beyond the support period - it's just there to support the early days of
your riding endeavour. However, like 6000 other South Australians, you
can choose to join the cycling community via annual membership if you
wish.Read more on the Bicycle SAs Membership Benefits
About Bicycle SA
is developed by Bicycle SA, South Australia's
peak member based not for profit recreational cycling organisation.
Bicycle SAs mission is to get 'more South
Australians cycling more often in safer, healthier communities'.
Read more about Bicycle SA