Bike Week to showcase wonders of cycling in Wagga

Published: 17 Aug 2017 9:17am

Released Thursday 17 August 2017

Wagga Wagga City Council will be encouraging everyone to dust the cobwebs off their bike and pump up the tyres next month after it was successful with a Transport for NSW grant to promote NSW Bike Week.

The $5,300 Transport for NSW grant will help promote a range of initiatives such as the soon to be launched Wagga Wagga Bike and Walking Trails Guide, road safety information, shared path infrastructure and activities at the Lake Run and Ride event.

Council’s Recreation Officer Peter Cook says cycling is a great way to get moving.

“As well as keeping you fit and healthy, cycling allows you to be active alongside family and friends while taking in the beautiful surroundings that our city and villages have to offer,” he said.

“We know from recent consultations with the community that cycling is the number one area that Council is expected to act in terms of better transport connections, and we’ve identified ways to do this in the recently adopted Active Travel Plan – Cycling.

“This grant will allow us to better promote the existing infrastructure and opportunities that we do have, so get pedalling today!”

NSW Bike Week will be held during 16 – 24 September with the Lake Run and Ride event taking place on Sunday 10 September:

Council’s Team Leader Visitor Economy Fiona Hamilton says Lake Run and Ride is one of many cycling events that is taking place in Wagga Wagga over the next few months that are expected to draw large crowds.

“With events such as the 6 hour Mountain Bike Enduro and Gears & Bears coming up there really are plenty of cycling activities for people to get involved in whether they want to be competitive or social,” she said.

“Not only does it make it easy for locals to attend such large events but they will attract cyclists from far and wide which has positive flow on effects for the local economy.”

NSW Bike Week is proudly supported by Transport for NSW.