October in the City means school holidays and warmer weather are here, and there’s really no better way to celebrate both of these happenings than by donning a helmet and jumping on your bike.
Luckily, October is also Bike Month so the City is hosting plenty of two-wheel based activities to help keep the family busy and active while brushing up on those riding skills.
For the littlest cyclists (aged 3 to 5), the City’s Learn to Ride workshop will be a fun and educational session to help build their confidence and develop their overall riding skills.
Children aged 6 to 10 years also have a special workshop to help them fine tune their ride and add to their base ability.
Both workshops are free – but bookings are essential.
To solidify and put the kids’ new-found confidence, learnings and skills to the test, the whole family is encouraged to ride to Subi Farmers Market on Saturday 7 October for the chance to win a $10 voucher.
The first 100 people to ride their two-wheels to the market on this morning will snag a voucher to spend at the market, plus the Bike Dr will also be there to give your bike some free TLC.
The City will also be raffling off some D-locks to help you keep your bikes safe and secure when you’re out and about.
For those a bit older and wiser, the City and Cycling Without Age are holding free trishaw rides around beautiful Kings Park on Thursday 19 October.
Storytime at the library on 23 and 27 October will get a two-wheel twist with bike-themed books and craft activities perfect for pre-school aged kids.
Mayor David McMullen said, “The City is committed to creating a community where sustainable travel, such as cycling, is an attractive and convenient option for all ages.
“Whether you are commuting or riding just for fun, our quiet leafy streets and picturesque parks are perfect for unlocking the health benefits and getting around by bike and other rideables.”
For more about cycling and walking in the City, visit the cycling and walking paths webpage.