Cycling is a healthy, invigorating and environmentally friendly way to get to campus – and you don't have to live that close with Melbourne's growing network of bike paths making long-distance travel easier and safer.
Once you arrive, we provide plenty of support with shower, changing and parking facilities, including Clayton's James Gormley Bike Arrival Station.
- Why ride?
- Where to park your bike
- Using trains
- Bike security
- Rider support
- Monash Bikeshare for all
- Bikeshare for Clayton staff
- Improve your fitness
- Avoid the stresses of driving into University
- Save money on parking and driving costs
- Reduce your carbon emissions
You'll find many bike hoops around our campuses, where you can secure you bike with a strong lock. You'll also find shower and changing facilities in many buildings, especially sport and gym venues.
Bike parking location maps can be found using the Monash Maps Page. All bikes parked on campus should be locked to the hoops provided. If you would like to recommend a new bike parking location, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Gormley Bike Arrival Station, Clayton
Open to Monash staff and students at Clayton, this cyclist comfort centre, funded by Monash and the Victorian Government, provides secure undercover parking, showers, change rooms, toilet and locker areas, a drinking fountain and DIY bike repair bay. It contains everything you need after a big ride, but to access the facility you will need to register (Monash only).
Bike parking @ Caulfield
20 outdoor bike cages are available for hire between Caulfield campus’ Building S and Building N on a semester basis. Head to the MONSU Caulfield Service Desk (Building S, Level 2, 9903 2525) to check for availability. Lockers for personal items in buildings K, T and S are also available via MONSU. Shower and changing facilities are available at Monash Sport Building S and on the ground floor of Building H.
A Parkiteer bike cage is also located at Caulfield train station. To use this bike cage, you will need to register and pay a $50 refundable deposit. An access card will be mailed to you within 5 business days. Once your card is activated, you can use the cage as often as you like with no ongoing charges. For more information head to the Parkiteer FAQ page.
MPARC Velopod @ Peninsula
Open to Monash staff and students at Peninsula campus, the MPARC Velopod provides a swipe accessed bike storage area, with lockers and a bike repair station. To gain access, speak to Monash Peninsula Security on 9904 4318.
Secure bike parking at Parkville
Parkville staff and students can make use of the secure bike parking areas located on the Parkville campus. To gain access speak to Monash Parkville Security on 9902 7777.
You can take your bike on all metropolitan trains, making it possible to peddle around Melbourne from almost anywhere, often in less time and more cheaply than in a car. Public Transport Victoria has some helpful tips for cyclists on trains.
Ensure that you lock your bike to an on-campus hoop securely through the frame and wheel if possible. If you have a second lock use it to secure the second wheel.
For non-urgent security enquires relating to bikes and bike parking you can contact security on 9902 7777 or 9905 3333 in an emergency.
You might not get the numbers for a peloton, but getting in touch with other cyclists through the groups below can add more support and safety to a ride to campus, and help you work out the best route.
Monash Community Bicycle Users Group
The Monash Community Bicycle Users Group (McBUG) is a community of cyclists, both students and staff. The group coordinates cycling activities on and off campus – from advocacy to bike-maintenance, commuting to mountain-biking, Clayton events to Around The Bay in a Day. Join the fun by visiting the McBUG website and emailing email@example.com. The Monash Cycling and Tri Club also organises regular rides throughout the year, see the website for more details.
The Bikery, Clayton
Located at 42 Scenic Boulevard (Monash Sport), the volunteer-run Bikery is the local bikeshop for the Clayton campus. They sell reconditioned bikes, parts and accessories, performs repairs and advises on DIY projects, all at reasonable prices. They are open during semester, Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm.
Apart from lots of maps, Bicycle Network has lots of information about safety, events, new trails and new products for the wider Melbourne cycling community.
A new fleet of red share bikes is available on Monash's Clayton campus.
The bikes can be booked online and are available for use by anybody at a low cost, with various memberships available to suit your needs. You can ride the bikes in and around campus and lock up at any on-campus bike hoop at the end of your ride. For more information and to register, visit the Monash Bikeshare website.
The Monash Staff Bikeshare scheme consists of a fleet of 40 blue bikes which can be used by registered departments to get their staff around campus from one location to another. The bikes are fitted with a unique key locking system and staff from registered departments and faculties will be able to use one of the unique keys to unlock any of the blue bikes, ride to their destination, and then simply lock up the bike, ready for use by other participants in the scheme.
To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org