Bike Week begins with beachfront breakfast

17 May 2016

City of Gold Coast celebrated cycling today by serving up a free breakfast for commuters cruising down to Surfers Paradise Foreshore on two wheels.

Ride 2 Work day promotes the health, financial and environmental benefits of commuting to work by bike and is part of Bike Week.

There is a range of events on the Bike Week calendar across the Gold Coast including bike maintenance workshops, commuter cycle training and a family fun ride.

Deputy Mayor Donna Gates joined dozens of other cycling commuters today, riding from her home to Surfers Paradise for breakfast.

“Encouraging residents to get out of their cars and onto their bikes will help ease traffic congestion and is better for our environment,” said Cr Gates.

“Building bike infrastructure is a priority to make cycling a safer transport option.”

A number of Bike Week events are aimed specifically at women and families.  Local ladies are urged to get their girlfriends together to go Riding with the Gals to the Women’s Health and Wellbeing Expo at Robina on Sunday 15 May or enjoy a bike ride at Coomera on Sunday 22 May. Alternatively, there are Family Fun Rides on the same days at 3pm.

To encourage active travel during Bike Week, City of Gold Coast is giving away a $450 bike. Take a photo or your walking, cycling or public transport trip on the Gold Coast post it to Instagram and #MoveGoldCoast before 23 May to win. Remember to stay safe, stop for a minute to take the pic.

Bike Week runs until Sunday 22 May. Visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/bikeweek

 

Bike Week begins with beachfront breakfast photo