Whether you’re a cyclist or not, everyone plays an integral part in making our roads a safer place. Join us at RIDE: A Cycling Safety Event to help us raise awareness and promote cycling safety, with all proceeds going to the Amy Gillett Foundation.
Think you can go the distance? Bodhi and Ride will be bringing their club style spin classes, with all day classes and a huge challenge set. Over the day, riders will be challenged to reach 413km collectively, to represent the 413 serious bike accidents that take place per year (TAC 2012). Gather your buddies and secure your spots HERE. All attendees will receive a goodie bag and prizes will be awarded to the biggest cheer squad & loudest lycra.
Bicycle Network Workshops
Bike & Safety Checklists
Bicycle Network will run through key things to improve your confidence before a 4km ride. This will involve the ins and outs of lights, indicating, hook turns, using your bell and voice, picking the right route, bunch riding etiquette (signaling, proximity, voice), helmet positioning, riding with a friend, and riding side by side.
Bicycle Network will run a 4km loop ride to give riders the opportunity to take their new skills to the next level. The Kids Ride will be down at Princess Park, walking down Sydney Road and using shared bike paths only. The Adults Ride will involve both some shared path riding and riding on the road.
Don’t forget to bring your bike! No bike, no problem! Ray’s Bicycles Brunswick will have a fleet of courtesy bikes available for a gold coin donation.
TAC Safety Activation
TAC will be running an interactive activation for both cyclists and motorists to understand the importance of being aware of each other’s presence on the road and providing sufficient space and visibility. One of the biggest dangers to cyclists is colliding with car doors that have opened unexpectedly in their path.
Between July 2011 and June 2016, there were 771 car doorings involving bike riders. Of these, two were fatalities with one occurring on Sydney Road, directly outside of Barkly Square. Alberto Paulon, 25, died at the scene after he was flung from his bike and into the path of an oncoming truck. Similarly to the death of James Cross, 22, who was killed in 2010 when riding his bicycle down Glenferrie Road.
CycleStyle will be running drop-in workshops to help little ones get creative and make their very own pinwheel to decorate their bike.
Bike Tune Ups
Bring your bike down and get it serviced for free from Ray’s Bicycles Brunswick.
Park your bike for free at Roll Up while you grab a bite to eat and get your shopping done.