Local grassroots advocacy – State Advocacy Network.

Bike Adelaide collaborates with, supports and encourages local Bicycle User Group’s (BUG) to engage positively with their local council elected members and staff as well as with community members to improve the local bike network and promote positive bicycle culture. BUGs have established close contacts with staff and elected members. In these areas there is excellent two way communication between BUG’s and their local council staff/elected members.

BUGs also run local events and activities. Details of your local BUG are below. If there’s no BUG near you jump to the end of this page to see how you can create a new BUG. Council areas with BUGs are ahead of the game when it comes to their cycling infrastructure.

Together BUGs and Bike Adelaide form the State Advocacy Network.

State Advocacy Network

For email contact: chair@bikeadelaide.org.au

Adelaide Hills BUG


Dave Hemmings

Facebook Adelaide Hills BUG

Active Transport Adelaide (City of Adelaide) BUG


Peter Lumb

Facebook Active Transport Adelaide

Burnside BUG


Malcolm Dixon

Facebook Burnside BUG



Coast to Vines BUG (Onkaparinga)

d’Arcy Lunn

Facebook Coast to Vines BUG

Campbelltown BUG


Katie Gilfillan

Facebook Campbelltown BUG


Mitcham BUG

Keith Baldry

Facebook Mitcham Cyclists

Mount Barker Districts

Dave Hemmings


Norwood, Payneham and St Peters

Fay Patterson

Facebook NPSP BUG


Port BUG

Sam Powrie

Facebook Port BUG

Website: Port BUG




Prospect BUG


E: prosbug@internode.on.net


Salisbury BUG

Facebook Salisbury BUG


Unley BUG

Daniel Grilli

Facebook Unley Bicycle Users

Webpage: Unley BUG


West Torrens BUG

Dominic Mugavin

Facebook West Torrens BUG

Westside BUG


Giulio Ponte

Facebook Westside BUG


Regional SA members

Kangaroo Island BUG



Barossa BUG

Daniel Searson

Facebook Barossa Valley Bicycle Users


Start a new BUG

Councils with BUGs have delivered significantly more investments in cycling infrastructure than those without. Can you create a BUG in your council area? Just a few hours a month can make a big difference. We are here to help – email chair@bisa.asn.au to discuss.  Also look for ideas from other BUGs on this page and check out the tips below.


 Tips from Port BUG

Port BUG has worked for over a decade to encourage PA&E council to spend and implement their bike plan. Their work has made a huge difference with over 50% of their bike network now built. Click the link below to learn how they did it.

Setting up a BUG – tips from PORTBUG


Port BUG sam

Tips from Westside BUG

Westside BUG takes a less formal community approach. They don’t have meetings or a committee. They love to make their area look great with street art and greening. For more on how they go about things clink the link below.

Westside Bicycle User Group.