Residents of Geraldton and Mullewa are invited to don their helmets, grease those chains and get pedalling as the City hosts a number of events for Bikeweek 2015, from Saturday March 14 to Sunday March 22.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Ian Carpenter said: “Bikeweek in Geraldton and Mullewa has always been popular as there are activities for all age groups and levels of experience. I encourage everybody to get involved, families, seniors, community groups and of course, seasoned cyclists.”
“Celebrating Bikeweek is part of the City’s ongoing commitment to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle and also highlights Geraldton’s network of cycling paths which provide people with a safe and convenient way to ride to work, to school or just to socialise,” he added.
Kicking off the week of events starting on March 18 is a free Why not Wednesday Commuter Breakfast, encouraging Geraldton residents to walk, ride their bike, scoot, skate, carpool or catch the bus to work or school. Held at the City of Greater Geraldton’s Function Room, participants are required to arrive on their bikes between 6.30am and 9am to be eligible. There will be prizes for the youngest rider, most kilometres and best helmet.
Gero Cycle Chic participants can dress up their bikes with lights for a fun night ride along the Geraldton Foreshore on Thursday March 19before heading back to Pollinators on Marine Terrace for a Sundowner and giveaways. Meet at Pollinators at 6.45pm for a 7pm start.
There will be a Bike Swap Meet on Saturday March 21 from 10am-1pm held at Parking Station No.2, Chapman Road for those on the hunt for parts for their bike and a perfect opportunity for sellers to find a new home for bike parts stashed in the shed they no longer need. There is plenty of room for stalls, so to book a spot visit the City’s website.
The Mullewa community can also enjoy two days of events in the great outdoors starting on Friday March 20 with an Outdoor Movie Night at the Mullewa Youth Centre from 6.30pm.
Bike Workshop and Time Trials will be held at Stock Street (east of the Pool, north of the Basketball Court) where there will be mechanic workshops and engraving, along with a BMX track and time trials. Activity books and Road Safety information will be available, along with a demonstration from the Fire Brigade and much more. This event will run from 10am-1pm concluding with a free BBQ lunch at the pool.
Registration for Bikeweek events is essential, links can be found on each event listing on the City’s website.
For more information contact the City of Greater Geraldton Active Travel Officer on 9956 6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org