Bike Riding Activities
The City of Port Phillip encourages riding for local trips
Join in these activities and discover how bike riding can be a quick, cheap and convenient alternative for a happy, fun and fit lifestyle.
Thursday 5 and 12 February, 6 to 8 pm
Women bike skills workshop and guided ride by Ladies Back on Your Bike
Join ‘Ladies Back on Your Bike’ for a bike skills workshop (week 1) and guided ride around Port Phillip (week 2) for women.
These sessions will also allow you to be allocated to the most suitable riding group based on your riding skill level and fitness.
Ongoing events for each group are specifically created with these levels in mind and adapted to speed and duration of the ride for which you are invited to attend.
You will not only make progress with your cycling skills but meet other incredible women.
Elwood Primary School, Elwood, FREE
For enquiries, contact the City of Port Phillip Sport and Recreation Team on 9209 6677 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As event as part of the Leisure & Lifestyle Program and the Sustainable Living Festival
Tuesday 17 February, 6.30 to 8.30 pm
Basic Bike Maintenance for Women by Bikes@Work
Learn all the important basics to help keep your bike running smoothly! The female facilitator will demonstrate how to: undertake safety checks, set your bike up effectively, adjust brakes, change a tube, repair a puncture and clean the chain. You’ll learn all about what tools are required and how to use them, as well as have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
St Kilda Library Community Room, St Kilda, $10 + bf
Bringing your bike is optional.
Bookings essential, max group size is 20. Book your place online.
For enquiries about this workshop contact the facilitator Georgie by email email@example.com or call her on 0432 291 775
As event as part of the Sustainable Living Festival
Sunday 22 February, 8.30 am start
Edible Escape by the Port Phillip BUG
Port Phillip Bicycle User Group Inc rides from St Kilda to Gunyah, to visit Karen Sutherland's amazing garden at Edible Eden Design as part of Open Gardens Australia. See 200 edible plants: vegies, vines, citrus, fruit, nuts and Australian bush foods. Discover aquaponics, rooftop garden, bees & chickens and listen to talks at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
It's a 20km ride there (40km return) to Pascoe Vale, almost exclusively on bike paths and via Royal Park. Lots of bail out points.
Starts at the St Kilda Pier. See the map for meeting location details.
Garden entry fee is $8 and BYO lunch.
Bookings essential. Book your place online.
For more information about this garden, visit Open Garden Australia and Edible Eden Design.
For enquiries about this ride contact ride leader Liz Smith by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 13 March, schools across Port Phillip
National Ride2School Day
On Friday 13 March 2015 we'll be celebrating the ninth National Ride2School Day event, where over 300,000 Australian students, just like yours, will ride, walk, scoot or skate to school.
So once again, we're inviting all schools to re-live the fun and continue to build a happy and healthy school community by joining in the celebrations. Registrations for National Ride2School Day are open, so register your school today to ensure you receive your school pack by early term one. The school pack will include a letter confirming your schools participation, posters and stickers to help you celebrate this big day.
Council is also supporting Port Phillip registered schools with an event subsidy and a children's bike.
When: Friday 13 March, 2015
Where: Schools across Australia
How much: Free
Contact your school to check if they are involved and registered. If not, register online and contact us to access Council support via email email@example.com or by calling 03 9209 6274.
For more information contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 9209 6274.
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