Residents encouraged to get involved in Bike Week

BIKE WEEK: Get involved with Bike Week on September 24. Photo: file.

BIKE WEEK: Get involved with Bike Week on September 24. Photo: file.

Highlanders have been encouraged to strap their helmets on and jump of their bikes for the eighth annual BBT Family Fun Ride.

The 9km ride along the Bong Bong Shared Pathway will begin at 10am from the southern end of Railway Road in Burradoo (past Oxley College) on September 24. 

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 and encourages people from all walks of life to get out 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.

“This year’s Family Fun Day is the perfect opportunity to gather the family and have a lovely ride alongside the beautiful Wingecarribee River.”

Everyone is welcome to attend, and if nine kilometres 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 gold coin donation barbeque sausage sizzle with all proceeds going to local charity - Bicycles for Change.

In addition to their bikes, it’s compulsory that participants bring a helmet, wear covered shoes and should pack 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 2017 Bong Bong Track (BBT) Bike Ride is proudly supported by Transport for NSW.

NSW Bike Week will run from Saturday 16 September to Sunday 24 September 2017.

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

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