Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging all bike riders to don their helmets and join in the third annual Family Fun Ride this Sunday 23 September to be held along the Bong Bong Shared Pathway.
Supported by Transport for NSW, the Bong Bong Track (BBT) Family Fun Ride is being held as part of Bike Week in a bid to encourage residents to learn more about safe cycling.
“Not only is cycling a sustainable and viable transport option for many locals, it’s also a great way to keep fit and experience some of the natural beauty the Southern Highlands is renowned for,” said Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz.
“In fact, the Bong Bong Shared Pathway is arguably our most scenic local bicycle track.”
The ride is a 9km return trip and is open to riders of all ages and abilities with the first 80 riders receiving a free water bottle and wrist band. Younger riders can choose to ride partial sections of the course.
The day will also feature a best dressed competition – ‘Green and Gold’ Olympic theme – and a treasure hunt for the kids.
Staff from supporting partner McGee’s Cycling Store will also be on hand with practical advice on correct helmet fitting and cycle safety.
Participants can download an online Registration Form prior to the event at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au. All riders will go into the draw to win a McGee’s Cycling Store gift voucher. Registration forms will also be available on the day.
In addition to their bikes, riders are reminded to bring a helmet, sunscreen and water.
The event will begin from 10am held on Sunday 23 September at the southern end of Railway Parade in Burradoo (past Oxley College).
The 2012 BBT Family Fun Ride is a free event proudly supported by McGee’s Cycling Store and the Ben Mikic Foundation.
For more information visit www.bicycleinfo.nsw.gov.au.