Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging all bike riders to don their helmets and join the fourth annual Family Fun Ride on Sunday 22 September to be held along the Bong Bong Shared Pathway.
Adults and children of all ages are invited to bring their bikes along to help celebrate NSW Bike Week and enjoy a 9km return ride from Burradoo to Moss Vale.
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.
“Bike Week 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 get the whole family involved, teach the kids about cycle safety, and have an enjoyable ride along one of our most scenic bicycle tracks.”
The event will begin at 10am at the southern end of Railway Road in Burradoo (past Oxley College) and the first 100 riders will receive a free water bottle and wristband.
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 a best dressed competition, themed ‘Clown Capers’, facepainting, 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.
In addition to their bikes, participants should bring a helmet, sunscreen and water. To download a registration form visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au.
Registration forms will also be available at the event.
The free 2013 Bong Bong Track (BBT) Bike Ride event is supported by Transport for NSW, McGee’s Cycling Store and the Ben Mikic Foundation.
For further information on Bike Week visit www.transport.nsw.gov.au/cycling