Melburn roobaix – SURLY bikes & OFF COURSE CHECKPOINT

Melbourne’s annual “Melburn Roobaix” event, held by FYXO eagerly cobbled its way through town last week on its 2024 installment. This year, Surly Bikes and Off Course Bike Shop were event sponsors and we had a joint checkpoint mid-way along the route at our shop in Brunswick.Riders passed from Leslie St through to the shop […]

Commuter Cycles has gone Off Course

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Well, if the truth be told, we’ve been going Off Course since the day we started!  When we opened in 2008 as a one person workshop, I had a very narrow idea of the people and bikes we wanted to serve. Commuter Cycles summed it up perfectly, and our logo design based on the bike […]

Melburn Roobaix 2024

Off Course is excited to be teaming up with Surly Bikes to celebrate the 2024 Melburn Roobaix. Never ridden a ‘Roobaix? You’re missing out! While the route won’t be released until the morning of the event, Melburn Roobaix has built a reputation over two decades for it’s big ‘rolling party’ vibes taking in the best […]

“Klunkerella” – Velo Orange Klunker Build at MADE Australia.

The 90’s were a wild time, punk rock was beginning to fuse with techno, fashion choices were often loud, and many of the bike colour schemes at the time bore a similar resemblance. Mountain bikes were a pretty new thing, the R&D department for most companies were the team riders, technology was developing in leaps […]

Welcome 2024!

Hey Everyone, we all had a nice little break over the new year with us getting in some family time, R&R and a few bike rides. We were straight back into it early January with the traditional freshly painted workshop floor greeting us on day one. There’s lots of exciting things on the go for […]

Wrapping Up 2023: Bringing You a Very Commuter Christmas

Nobody likes a bragger, but when it comes to staff Christmas parties, we like to think we do it best. This year was a gem, as all the staff headed out to Forrest on Saturday afternoon for a weekend of trails, campfires and canned pyrotechnics (you’ll see what I’m talking about, don’t worry!). Will’s past […]

Oh what fun it is to ride! A Commuter Christmas gift guide

Time to celebrate another rotation around the sun, here at Commuter Cycles! As always, this means (for those of us who celebrate Christmas and gift-giving) the head-scratching task of selecting presents for our friends, family, coworkers, or maybe just unlucky bystanders. To help ease the burden, we’ve put together the Commuter Cycles 2023 top gift choices!  […]

Wilde Bikes in the House

It’s a rare treat that we get to welcome a whole new brand into the store. We’ve just landed our first delivery of Wilde bikes out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Wilde Bikes is the most recent project from Jeff Frane of All-City Cycles fame. Jeff has an incredible talent for designing bikes which perform great, are […]

Route Planning and GPS Navigation 101

Keen to plan your own routes? Read on for some ideas and resources to get you started. Kia Binch and I (Pete) did a presentation in March 2023 on this very topic, we’ll do our best to cover everything we spoke about on the night. Make a cuppa and settle in!

On the Monē

We first got to know Cjell Monē from his trickle of blog posts outlining some his bike tours including 3 Tour Divide runs, 2 AZT rides, trips through India, Thailand, Nepal, NZ and our beautiful homeland of Australia to name a few. At a point along the way he began making his own bikes for his adventures in the back of a 1977 Toyota Camper. Some time has passed, his Toyota camper has grown into a larger bread delivery truck and his production has expanded to include 3 stock models being made in Taiwan.

15th Birthday Party – Sat July 22nd

It’s hard to believe the little bicycle workshop on Prentice street has grow into the business it is today, supporting bicycle adventurers all over the world! To celebrate we’ll be having a bloc party!

Mid-Winter Campout

We’ll be heading out to camp on the banks of Birrarung on July 8th so get your warm sleeping bags out and get ready for a cozy night around the fire.

Boxing a bike for travel

Going on holiday or moving and taking your bike with you? Want to learn how to box your bike?

This one hour demonstration session with cover how to safely pack your bike into a box for transport.

Garage Sale June 10th 2023

We’ve been at it again, diving deep into the pre garage sale madness. Armed with an alphabet worth of tabs open on my desktop, the hamster wheel has been running overtime trying to find you all some bargains and clear some mess from out the back.

Fools Gold Recap

The inaugural Fools Gold 420 bikepacking event departed from Maryborough at 8am on Saturday 22nd April. Almost 30 participants started, and approximately half completed the 420km event through Central Victoria in times ranging from 27 hours to 4 days.

Introduction to bikerafting info night

We’ll be hosting a bikerafting night at Inner North Brewery with Ryan from Packraft Australia and Evan from Terra Rosa Gear on Wednesday the 12th of October. We’ll be covering some of the basics such as where to paddle and a bit on set -up and general packrafting. Hear trip reports from deep in the […]

Welcome Back – Summer of 22 Edition

We’ve probably said this about a thousand times in the last two years but THANKYOU everyone for your patience and support. Trying to make decisions and keep Commuter rolling the way all of us expect it to has been really tricky and we’re super grateful to be a part of such an amazing community. If […]

Welcome Bombtrack Bicycles

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We’re very excited to welcome Bombtrack bicycles to the Commuter range.

Introducing the Kona Sutra ULTD

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The Sutra LTD (minus the U) has been a mainstay of our range for a few years now.

New Surly Disc Trucker is GO!

We’re pretty excited to introduce the updated Surly Disc Trucker. Here’s some details and our take on them, and why it might be a great option for your new ride!

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Off Course Bike Shop

Off Course acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Brunswick, and pays respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as to all First Nations’ communities in Australia.