Dozens of pop-up bike events will appear throughout Sydney this summer to entice people to try a bike and make the most of Sydney’s growing network of safe and separated bike paths.
Try2Wheels stalls will be at local markets, parks and major events to provide people interested in riding with expert advice, support and skills to help people jump on their two-wheeler and leave the car at home.
“Cycling is growing at a rapid rate in Sydney with almost 30,000 people now riding to school, work or just for fun each week,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.
“Riding a bike is a great way to save money, get fit and have fun. If you’ve thought about riding a bike, now’s the time to join the growing number of people on two wheels.”
The Try2Wheels pop-up stalls at community events, festivals and markets will provide maps, information on the City’s free courses, helpful tips and advice to help get people on their way.
Try2Wheels is open to everyone and allows people to try different types of bikes and accessories to see what is right for them, or dust off an old bike and bring it along for a free tune-up.
Upcoming Try2Wheels events include:
- Saturday 5 January between 9am and 2.30pm celebrating the launch of Sydney Festival in Hyde Park North;
- Thursday 10 January between noon and 2pm at the Chinese Garden Forecourt in Darling Harbour. Visit our food truck while you’re there;
- Thursday 24 January between noon and 2pm in Wentworth Park, Ultimo. Sample our food truck, too;
- Sunday 10 February between 10am and 7.30pm celebrating Mardi Gras Fair Day in Victoria Park;
- Sunday 24 February between 11am and 3pm at the Alexandria Park Fair (corner Buckland and Wyndham streets).
Try2Wheels is part of the City’s StreetShare program, which encourages everyone who shares our streets – whether by car, on foot or by bike – to do safely and respectfully.
The City is working hard to educate all road users on the need to co-exist through letterbox drops, social media, advertising and newsletters.
Visit sydneycycleways.net/try2wheels or join us on Facebook to find out more about the City’s safe riding programs. Or to see the City’s current StreetShare Projects visit sydneycycleways.net/programs
For more information, contact City of Sydney Media Adviser Maya Catsanis, phone 0409 045425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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