The Kiama Classic: Get on your bike

Walkers take note: best to avoid a late Saturday morning walk on the 16 September as the paths will be full of young cyclists.

Now in its fourth year, the Kiama Classic Family Fun Bike Ride encourages people of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes as part of a healthy lifestyle.

The annual event is Kiama’s contribution to Bike Week, which aims to provide an opportunity for new cyclists to improve their skills, reinforce road safety and road rules and highlight cycling as a safe and healthy option for short trips.

Kiama Classic is a five kilometre ride that starts at Black Beach and uses family-friendly off-road paths to take in Kiama Harbour, The Blowhole, Surf Beach and Kendalls Beach before returning to the start.

“All you need is your bike, a helmet and $2 to take part, or $5 for a family, with all proceeds going to the Heart Foundation,” Road Safety Officer Janelle Burns says.

On registration, participants will get free drink bottles, backpack covers, sunscreen and stickers, as well as going in the draw to win a bike from Kiama Cycles and Sport.

Minnamurra Lions Club will be holding a fundraising BBQ at the end to round out the day.

In addition, as previously reported in The Bugle, the local Riding for the Disabled Association will be holding an information stall at the event, and selling copies of the new children’s book, Pepperpot and Spice. Local author Philippa Cleall has donated all of the proceeds from the book to the charity based at Jerarra.

Details:

Registration – between 9-10.30am, with the Ride setting off at 10.30am.

Entry fee – $2 per person or $5 per family (all proceeds donated to the Heart Foundation)

 

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