Come along for the ride !

A family-fun community event coming to Goulburn. Photo: supplied.

A family-fun community event coming to Goulburn. Photo: supplied.

With the start of Spring comes Goulburn’s annual Community Bike Ride.

Last year about 70 people participated in this event and it is expected even more will take part this year. 

The event, organised by the Goulburn Mulwaree Council, intends to increase the usage of local cycling pathways and provide a safe environment for new and less experienced riders to improve their skills and also to promote cycling as a safe way of transport. 

Registration for the ride begins at 10:30am, including bike and helmet checks provided by the Men’s Shed. 

There will also be two practice courses set up on the day; one for all younger kids who can’t ride the 5km track but still want to participate and one for the adults wanting to warm up before starting the official ride. 

“It’s important to get families together,” Goulburn Mulwaree Council Road and Traffic officer Tracey Norberg said. 

The ride will begin at 11am; all attendees will be escorted around the sights of Goulburn such as the golf course and the wetlands. The ride will include, on road riding, off-road riding as well as usage of pathways. 

Prizes will be up for grabs on the day, including a pool party at the Goulburn aquatic centre for the safest group that participates, as well as three new bikes and 10 helmets. Raffle tickets can be purchased on the day with registration.  

There will also be drink bottles, backpack covers and sun screen provided over the course of the day. 

A free barbecue lunch and drink will also be provided following the ride from 12pm until 1pm.

Money raised will go towards the Men’s Shed, Goulburn, so come along and have a nice day of riding and sightseeing on September 17.

If on the day the weather is bad the Bike Ride will be moved to the following Sunday. 

For more information and registration contact Tracey Norberg on 0409 986 691 or at tracey.norberg@goulburn.nsw.gov.au