Friday, 14 September 2012
Now is the time to dust off that old bike you have in the garage and get involved in this year’s bike week celebrations on Saturday, 22 September.
This year Greater Taree City Council’s Road Safety Officer and Healthy Communities Coordinator have join forces and will be hosting a Bike Week Fun Day, which will be promoting Family, Fun and Fitness.
The free event will be held on Saturday 22 September at the Taree Recreation Ground, Criterium Track, starting at 11am and going to 2pm. There will also be a group ride at 2pm, which will start on the Criterium Track and continue around the surrounding area.
There will be lots for people to do on the day, including a number of free workshops on cycling. These workshops will be short tasters of the Austcycle program, which is one of the initiatives of the Learn to Love Life! Program being run in the Manning area.
The first workshop will start at 11:30am and will look at bike maintenance. The second at 12pm will cover important issues related to understanding the road rules and risk management. And the final workshop will provide information to cyclists in how they can stay safe when cycling in traffic.
“Cycling is a great way to get out and about in the sun shine, as well as being a fun way to keep fit” said Council’s Road Safety Officer, Sarah Wilkinson.
“If you’ve been thinking of getting out there on your bike and you haven’t been sure the good spots to go, some of the local cycle clubs will be at the Bike Week Fun Day and can share some of their favourite places to ride”.
There will also be a healthy BBQ provided on the day, along will heaps of giveaways and prizes.
Beginners to advanced riders are welcome to come along and get involved in the festivities. It will be a great day out for the whole family to get involved in. So bring along on your bike to the Criterium track on Saturday 22 September for a fun day out and learn how you can incorporate cycling into your life. Just don’t forget your helmet.
For further information on this event, please contact Council’s Road Safety Officer, Sarah Wilkinson, on (02) 6592 5399.
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