Bike Week 2019 – I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Part-funded and supported by the Department of Transport and West Cycle, brush up on the basics such as hand-signalling, dismounting and safe riding skills, know what to do if ever faced with a flat tyre, attend a maintenance course or learn how to lead a group social ride while making new friends this Bike Week!

Secure a place in a program listed below. Bookings are essential.

Back on Your Bike

This is a two-part workshop with the goal to refresh, motivate and inspire those who haven’t ridden for a long time. Part one focuses on bicycle set-up, and safe riding skills including mounting, dismounting, braking and balancing and maintaining balance when scanning, hand-signalling and navigating around obstacles.

Part two covers communication when riding as a family or group and puts the learned skills into practice during an actual social ride, which will be around 15 kilometres long at a slow pace (below 20km/hour).

Date: Saturday, 16 and 23 March 2019
Time:  9.00am to 11.00am
Venue: Blue Gum Community Centre
Cost: $5.00
*Hire bikes are available to participants who would like to attend without bringing their own bike

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Bike Maintenance

Learn the basics of taking care of your bicycle, ensuring safe and pleasurable rides!

Included in this program is ABC checks, replacing chains, fixing punctures, replacing brake-pads and maintaining drivetrains

Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019
Time: 9.00am to 12 noon 2019
Venue: Mount Henry Reserve East
Cost: $5.00

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Community Ride Program

This is a three-part workshop with the goal to upskill confident and inspired riders to start their own community rides, bike buses to school or work.

The first session focuses on identifying other riders’ skill levels, how to plan a safe ride and assess and mitigate potential risk assessments, communication when riding as a group or family.

Session two focuses on trouble-shooting hardware during rides like punctures, chains, gears and how to assess potential problems of others’ equipment

Session three puts the learned skills of session one and two into practice via a social ride.

Date: Monday, 18 and 25 March and 1 April 2019
Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Venue: Piney Lakes Education Centre
Cost: Free

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