Baysie Loves Bikes event to get community wheels in motion


Bayswater Primary School Principal  Steve Hovitch, Baysie Rollers member and event coordinator David Cook with his daughters Anabelle Cook (7) and Sophie (4). Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d480531
Bayswater Primary School Principal Steve Hovitch, Baysie Rollers member and event coordinator David Cook with his daughters Anabelle Cook (7) and Sophie (4). Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d480531

COMMUNITY group Baysie Rollers and Bayswater Primary School are expecting about 150 people to ride their way to the annual Baysie Loves Bikes event on March 25.

The family event, which won a highly commended award as part of Bike Week 2017, will be held on the school oval from 10am to 2pm.

There will be a obstacle course, treasure hunt, reconditioned bikes sold by Bicycles for Humanity, electric bike test rides from Svelto Bikes and an Environment House pop-up shop.

Kids who register for the treasure hunt will be in the running for a free bike provided by Stuart Weston Real Estate and Speedlite Cycles.

The Department of Transport will also be providing information on the Safe Active Streets program and the plans for Stage Two of the Bayswater to Morley Bike Boulevard.

Baysie Rollers event co-ordinator David Cook said the main aim of the event was to get people out and have fun cycling.

“It is just about encouraging kids to have an active and healthy lifestyle,” he said.

“There is going to be an awesome obstacle course which is going to take up half of the school oval.

“We are certainly keen to get other schools more involved.”

Bayswater PS principal Steve Hovitch said there was a “generational change” at the school where most students would ride a bike or scooter to school.

Bike Week 2018 runs from March 16 to March 25.

For more information, visit the Baysie Rollers Facebook page.

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