Bike Jam is ready to roll

09 November 2020

As part of National Road Safety Week (15-22 November), the City will host a Bike Jam event to help boost bike safety on local roads.

Happening at Bradley Reserve in Doubleview on Sunday 15 November 2020 from 9.00am to 12.00noon, the bike safety expo will include a range of interactive educational activities, stalls, a free sausage sizzle and all the fun of a 21m x 11m pump track.

Held in partnership with the Department of Transport’s Your Move Program, the event will feature guided rides on the City’s award-winning Moorland Street Safe Active Street.

The City developed the safe active street to provide everyday bike riders with a safer route from Stirling to Scarborough along Moorland Street.

The guided rides will include a safety briefing before cyclists head off in groups with professional bike trainers who will share on-road safe cycling tips during a 6km route or a shorter 2km route for families.

Winner of a National Awards for Local Government honour, the safe active street offers a low speed ‘shared road’ route for riders of all abilities and features modified intersections with safer crossings for cyclists.

After a relaxed ride, cyclists can pick up lots of handy information from stallholders including Constable Care, Westcycle, Transperth, School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) and Kidsafe.

Younger riders can enjoy all the fun of a Constable Care puppet show, try out the modular pump track or take part in a 30 minute Learn to Ride session.

Made possible with funding from a Road Safety Commission National Road Safety Week Grant, the event also offers free bike servicing and a bike valet onsite for secure bike parking.

Mayor Mark Irwin said with summer on the way, the bike expo was perfectly timed as more cyclists ventured out onto local roads.

“A big focus for the event is spreading important road safety tips with cyclists from across the community, but it also gives them a guided test run of the City’s recently completed bike boulevard,” he said.  

“It’s such an enjoyable, leisurely way to bike between Scarborough and Stirling that we wanted to find a way of showcasing it to the community.”

With event parking extremely limited, attendees are encouraged to ride there or park and ride from Yuluma Primary School, Birralee Reserve or Abbett Reserve.

Visit the Eventbrite page to book a guided ride, learn to ride session or a bike service.

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