Saddle up for the 16th annual Bikeabout event

28/09/2017
 
The 16th annual Shellharbour Bikeabout will be held this Saturday, 30 September at Lake Illawarra PCYC.
 
Bikeabout is joint initiative between Shellharbour City Council, the Heart Foundation, Lake Illawarra PCYC, Illawarra BUG, Illawarra Road Safety Group and RMS.
 
Shellharbour City Mayor Marianne Saliba said the free community event was held as part of NSW Bike Week and aimed to promote fun and exercise while enjoying the natural environment of Lake Illawarra.
 
“The ride increases awareness of safe cycling behaviour and exposes locals to the extensive shared path systems available throughout the city,” Cr Saliba said.
 
“There are three course lengths – an 8km course suitable for young families and the inexperienced, a 10km ‘long’ course for energetic cyclists, or 18km for cyclist enthusiasts who want to do both courses.”
 
Courses start and finish at Lake Illawarra PCYC. Registration and ride starts between 9.30am and 10am.
 
Come dressed as a superhero or fairy princess for your chance to win great prizes. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy live music. There will be face painting, sumo suits and more. 

Registrations are preferred electronically at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/shellharbour-bikeabout-tickets-37594432961.
 
Forms are also available at our events page or from Shellharbour City Council’s Administration Centre and libraries or at the event on the day.          
 
Participants will be eligible to win a bike, sponsored by Simple Cycles, Shellharbour.
 
Event enquiries: Jenny Davies, Road Safety Officer on 42216111.
 
Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 4221 6038 or 0448 361 008.