Bicycle User Groups

What is a BUG?

Bicycle User Groups (BUGs) are simply a group of cyclists who encourage the provision of cycling facilities in their local area. A BUG works closely with local government to improve safety and convenience when cycling to work, school, the shops or just for leisure and fitness.  They are the most effective way of improving bicycle facilities in your area.

In 1998 Bikewest has compiled a BikeWest PDF manual with advice for BUGS (412Kb PDF file).

Through a BUG you can help improve cycling conditions by ;

  • identifying locations for bicycle parking rails
  • surveying potential bicycle routes
  • reporting hazards on roads and paths
  • highlight the benefits to the local community from improved cycling facilities
  • writing letters of thanks when Council does something good.

One idea is to take a local council staff member for a ride so that they can experience cycling first hand.

Here is a list of current BUGs. If you can’t find one that suits your needs, you can always start your own. Contact the BTA for details on ‘how to’ do this. Also – if any of the details below are wrong, please send the correction to us ans we will fix it. Thanks!

ABUG: Albany Bicycle User GroupAlbany Mountain Bike Club Murray Gomm

Dave Marshall

BASBUG : Bassendean Bicycle User Group Bruce Conrad 6278 3403 (H)
Patrick Quigley 9377 8020 (W)
BBUG : Bayswater Bicycle User Group
(includes Maylands)
Jeremy Knowles 92722127 (H)
silvia_jeremy AT hotmail DOT com
Belmont BUG Greg Wear 0420 381
BUNBUG :Bunbury Bicycle Users Group (includes Leschenault, Australind, Eaton, Dardanup, Gelorup and Dalyellup Rob Neal 9791 1856 (H)
bunburybicycleusersgroup AT gmail DOT com
CMPBUG : Cottesloe-Mosman Park Bicycle User Group Bill 9384 9430 (H)
noffy AT DOT au
CUBUG : Curtin University Bicycle User Group Jude Comfort
j.comfort AT curtin DOT
ECUBUG : Edith Cowan University Bug ecubug AT
GOBUG : Gosnells Bicycle User Group Jillian Woolmer
jillian.woolmer AT transport DOT wa DOT gov.auor Peta Lucas, City of Gosnells, 9397 3107
KBUG : Kalamunda Bicycle User Group Bob Williams 9291 8338
MBUG : City of Melville Bicycle User Group Gary Young 9330 5576 (H)
MDGBUG : Mundaring Bicycle User Group Dave Simmonite 9295 4086
davjaq AT
MUBUG : Murdoch University Bicycle User Group Peter Fallon 93602232 (W)
PEELBUG : Peel District Bicycle User Group Details to be updated
PBUG : Perth Bicycle User Group Peter Bartlett 0438 988 473
RBUG : Rockingham Bicycle User Group Catherine Frean  9528 0490
Catherine.Frean AT
SPBUG : South Perth Bicycle User Group Graham 9450 3545 (H)
Kevin 9387 7794 (H)
SABUG : Subiaco Bicycle User Group Miles Dracup 9382 3842
dracup AT iprimus DOT
SWBUG : Stirling West Bicycle User Group Rob Masters 9445 3853
rdm AT lympago DOT com
UWABUG : University of WA Bicycle User Group Peter Hacking
phacking AT admin.uwa DOT

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