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Residents encouraged to get involved in bike week

8 September, 2016Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging bike riders to don their helmets and join the seventh annual BBT Family Fun Ride on Sunday 25 September.

The 9km ride along Bong Bong Shared Pathway will begin at 10am from the southern end of Railway Road in Burradoo (past Oxley College).

Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz said the free event was a fun way to encourage people to learn more about safe cycling and its benefits.

Riders will receive a free NSW Bike Week reflective back pack and wrist brand along with a native plant seedling to plant at home in celebration of the Wingecarribee River.

“NSW Bike Week runs from 17 to 25 September and is an annual celebration of cycling, encouraging people from all walks of life to get on a bike and ride,” she said.

“Not only is cycling a sustainable transport option, it’s also a great way to keep fit and experience some of the natural beauty that our region is renowned for.

“The Family Fun Day is the perfect opportunity to gather the family and have an enjoyable ride alongside the beautiful Wingecarribee River.”

Everyone is welcome to attend, and if 9km seems a bit too much, riders can turn around at any point on the track and return.

The day will also feature free face painting, a treasure hunt for the kids and a barbeque sausage sizzle.

In addition to their bikes, participants need to bring their own helmet, wear covered shoes and pack sunscreen and water.

To download a registration form visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/events. Registration forms will also be available at the event.

The free 2016 Bong Bong Track (BBT) Bike Ride is proudly supported by Transport for NSW and the Southern Highlands Cycling Club.

For further information on NSW Bike Week visit www.transportnsw.info/bikeweek.