We like cycling. We are not riding our bikes every Sunday from Frankston to city via Beach Rd, we simply enjoy family ride and love to discover what Melbourne's amazing network of bicycle trails has to offer.
We rode most of Maribyrnong River Trail on the weekend from Western Ring Road (Ginifer station) down to the city (Docklands, then Southern Cross station), and personally I can't wait to get stuck into the more northern stretches that reach as far as Brimbank. This utterly scenic and flat bike trail is 28 km long and has two paths that go along both sides of the Maribyrnong River, so you can take a different route there and back. It basically follows the string of parks and reserves that abut the river, taking in Victoria Uni, Flemington Racecourse, Horseshoe Bend Children's farm, Pipemakers Park, Canning Reserve, Burndap Park, Thompson Street Reserve, 16m Mazu statue, Newells Paddock Wetlands Parkand, all sorts of other public spaces you'd never or rare get to see from a car or public transport.