Let’s GLOW Riding

The City of Melville invites the community to GLOW riding on Friday, 24 March as part of Bike Week 2017. Cyclists of all levels are encouraged to join in the night time ride along Deep Water Point Foreshore and decorate their bikes with lights and themselves with neon colours to help promote the message of being visible while riding.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the free community event was a fantastic way to celebrate Bike Week from 17 to 26 March, encouraging safe cycling practices by being visible when riding, and promoting the physical and mental benefits of riding while also reducing your carbon footprint.

“Whether you’re a recreational rider, haven’t ridden for years, an avid cyclist or just enjoy getting out with your friends and family for a leisurely bike ride, this debut event is a great way to meet your neighbours while taking a night time ride on the world’s most efficient form of transport – the bike!”

“Let’s GLOW Riding encourages bike riders to be more visible on the road and helps increase the use of residential roads day and night for recreational riding and walking.

“There are some great and fun ways to make you and your bike glow, dig out your festive Christmas lights, purchase some Electroluminescent wire (EL wire),  install programmable LED wheel lights that play images and movies onto your bike wheels, dress in high-vis clothes and put neon paint on your face and enjoy a fun, family bike ride like no other.

“The City has 18km of foreshore and an abundance of parks and open green spaces linked by cycle paths, so get a group together or go it alone and enjoy the City’s picturesque river foreshore paths illuminated by decorated bikes.

“You’ll also be able to enjoy a free light supper while meeting fellow riders and likeminded members of the community.

“Registrations are filling up fast, so make sure your family, friends, class mates and neighbours get together and RSVP their place today,” said Mayor Aubrey.

The event starts at 7.00pm on Friday, 24 March 2017 at Deep Water Point foreshore (The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant) with a free light supper on offer before the ride commences at 8.00pm. The route will encompass Deep Water Point foreshore, heading to Mount Henry Bridge, across the river up to Canning Highway and back, lasting approximately 30 minutes.

All bikes will need to have lights on the front and back, all riders will need to have a good fitting Australian standard helmet and be courteous to other path users.

For more information and to RSVP for catering purposes, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/bikeweek or call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.

For a full list of events during Bike Week 2017, visit www.bikeweek.com.au. Bike week is proudly supported by Department of Transport and West Cycle.