Autumn Bucket List: Dust off the pushbike

The heat, harvest and holidays have probably meant that it’s been a while since you’ve ridden your beloved pushbike (unless of course, you were lucky enough to escape to the coast in January and took leisurely rides along the foreshore). Never fear, now that autumn has arrived, it’s the perfect time to wipe away the cobwebs and dust off the seat on your trusty bike! Not only is the Wheatbelt an amazing place to ride, it is also host to a number of triathlons as well as heaps of cool biking events as a part of Bike Week!

Bike Week is Western Australia’s annual celebration of bike riding for transport and fun. Presented in partnership by the Department of Transport and WestCycle, Bike Week 2016 runs from Saturday 12th March to Sunday 20th March 2016.

So if you haven’t already got a good enough reason to get back on the bike, here’s a few…

BIKE WEEK EVENTS

Tour of Wandering

This family-friendly event combines leisure, learning and laughter to show how accessible Wandering is by bike.

The tour kicks off with an afternoon tea followed by a gentle town ride, community sausage sizzle and lucky door prizes. Primary school students can take part in a bike ed session before the ride.

The Tour of Wandering promises to be a good old fashioned hoe-down on two wheels. The ride is suitable for people of all ages and experience levels.

WHERE:  Wandering Community Centre
WHEN: 17TH MARCH 2016, 3.30PM-7PM
COST: FREE
WEB: HTTP://WWW.WANDERING.WA.GOV.AU
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Photo by Reta Alspach

Bike it to Ballidu

Teams of 4 to ride their bikes 35km from Wongan Hills to Ballidu! Heaps of prize money on offer, including a Crack the Hour Jackpot, King and Queen of the Mountain and Best Dressed Team.

Family friendly entertainment at Alpha Park, Ballidu from 4.30pm. Bouncy castle, band “The Local Lads”, burgers, bar and a raffle!

Nomination forms are available here, at Landmark Wongan Hills and the Ballidu Trading Post. Please send to Denise Latham via fax on 9654 2063 or email: tdlatham1@bigpond.com.au

WHERE: Start at the Tourist Bay in Wongan Hills(Vets at the Research Station)
WHEN: 18th MARCH 2016
TIME: 4.00pm
COST: $60 per team ($50 if  registered before 11th March)
WEB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1534420666880007/

Benny to Beacon Bike Race

The Benny to Beacon Bike Ride is back!

Teams and Individuals will take on the 43km ride between the towns on Saturday 19th March. 

Download your entry form here and send through to Sally at the Shire ( 0896851202 or cdo@mtmarshall.wa.gov.au )

WHERE: BENCUBBIN TO BEACON
WHEN: 19th MARCH 2016
TIME: 1PM
COST: $20 SOLO, $40 PER TEAM
WEB: http://www.mtmarshall.wa.gov.au/

Corrigin Bike Week Treasure Hunt

Roll up, roll up! Corrigin’s Community Resource Centre presents a two-wheeled treasure hunt suitable for the whole community.

Starting at the Corrigin adventure playground, this relaxed pace 5km ride takes participants along quiet streets and tracks around town as they follow the clues. Celebrations continue with a free community sausage sizzle after the ride.

Please RSVP to Corrigin Community Resource Centre on 9063 2778 or corrigin@wn.com.au.

WHERE: Adventure Playground, Corrigin
WHEN: 3RD APRIL 2016
TIME: 9.30AM FOR A 10AM START
COST: FREE
WEB: HTTP://WWW.CORRIGIN.CRC.NET.AU

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TRIATHLONS

Kulin Triathlon

WHERE: Kulin Aquatic Centre
WHEN: Saturday 5th March
TIME:  from 8am
COST: Junior $10, Adult $15
WEB: http://kulin.wa.gov.au/news/kulin-triathlon-2016/

LiveLighter Beverley Triathlon

WHERE: Beverley Swimming Pool
WHEN: Saturday 12th March
TIME:   
COST: Junior Individual $20, Open Individual $25
WEB: https://www.facebook.com/LiveLighter-Beverley-Triathlon-341395856069103/

The Mukinbudin Community Bank Triathlon

WHERE:  Mukinbudin CRC
WHEN: Saturday 12th March
TIME:  from 7.30am
COST: Junior: Individual – $10, Team $15

Open: Individual – $20, Team $30

WEB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1007143096006090/

Moora Triathlon

WHERE: Moora Swimming Pool
WHEN: Sunday 13th March
TIME:  from 7am
COST: Adults: Individual – $35, Team – $75Kids: Individual – $20, Team – $30
WEB: http://www.moora.wa.gov.au/

Dust off your bike and work those leg muscles!

Where do you ride your bike?

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