Vincent: Get on your bike for Ride to Work week

City of Vincent deputy mayor Susan Gontaszewski with WA Historical Cycle Club secretary Robert Hunt. The City of Vincent has two Ride to Work week events coming up, including the bike market and a community bike breakfast. Picture: Andrew Ritchie. www.communitypix.com.au   d487441
City of Vincent deputy mayor Susan Gontaszewski with WA Historical Cycle Club secretary Robert Hunt. The City of Vincent has two Ride to Work week events coming up, including the bike market and a community bike breakfast. Picture: Andrew Ritchie. www.communitypix.com.au d487441

LEAVE the car keys at home, because Ride to Work week is coming to town.

The City of Vincent is celebrating with two bike-themed events – a bike market with more than 40 stallholders showcasing racing bikes, choppers, and regular bikes for all ages, and a community bike breakfast.

Deputy mayor Susan Gontaszewski said the Ride to Work initiative was a great reminder that you do not need to rely on cars to get around.

“We have some great cycling infrastructure in the City and in the greater metropolitan area, and we want to see more commuters picking up their bikes rather than driving to work,” she said.

The WA Historical Cycle Club will be one of the stallholders at the market, with some vintage bike treasures and parts for sale.

Club secretary Robert Hunt said he previously saved a quarter of the mortgage for his house in the early 1980s by cycling to work and not paying parking, and encouraged others to hop on their bikes.

“Every person on a bike is one less in a traffic jam or on a packed bus or train,” he said.

The Vincent Bike Market takes place on Saturday, October 13, from 8am to 12pm at the Barlee Street Car Park in Mount Lawley.

The free community bike breakfast takes place on Thursday, October 18, from 7am in Oxford Street Reserve.

RSVP for catering to travelsmart@vincent.wa.gov.au.

For more information, visit vincent.wa.gov.au or call 9273 6000.