Cycling a popular story in Fremantle ahead of Bike Week


Sabina Todd with daughter Lottie, Nelly Holohan (centre) and Kim Taylor with daughter Lilly and son Tom. Picture: Marie Nirme         d466555
Sabina Todd with daughter Lottie, Nelly Holohan (centre) and Kim Taylor with daughter Lilly and son Tom. Picture: Marie Nirme         d466555

IT is not impossible to enjoy a cycle and a book at the same time – not if the Fremantle Bicycle User Group has anything to do with it.

The group has organised two Bike Week events, joining up with Inkling Arts’ Samantha Hughes to create a story that will be scattered along the path from South Beach to the Esplanade Reserve that families can read as they cycle.

There will also be a bit of night fun with the Light Me Up Ride, an easy 5km cycle from South Beach to the Roundhouse and back again that invites riders to deck themselves and their bikes out in recycled lights and reflectors and sustainable glow sticks.

Fremantle BUG events co-ordinator Sabina Todd said all locals were invited to join in the light-hearted and fun events.

“The Story Ride will see a specially written Fremantle story stuck in small pieces on the bike path and you’ll slowly be able to ride the bike path to Freo and enjoy a little story along the way,” she said.

“The Light Me Up ride works on the glow ride concept which is now reasonably popular in Australia but we’d like to differentiate our event by focusing on the use of sustainable materials rather than single use glow sticks.

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The Light Me Up Ride is on March 18 from 6.30pm.

Visit www.facebook.com/bikefreo to register. The Story Ride will be available from March 26-30 from 9.30am.