Pedal power comes to Peel

Peel District Cycling Club competitors race through local streets.
Peel District Cycling Club competitors race through local streets.

Try cycling with a local club or take family and friends to be part of the fun activities at local events.

A Cycle Instead Bikeweek Challenge is also offered for workplaces, groups or those who prefer to do their own thing.

Most activities are free and every participant in a Bikeweek event is eligible to win a bike prize pack valued at $1000 as well as other prizes and giveaways.

Peel Bikeweek starts on Sunday, March 10, with a free self-guided mountain bike trail ride in Dwellingup hosted by Dwellingup Adventures.

Bike hire will be available.

Between March 13 and 27, Have-A-Try and group social rides are offered in various areas by Peel Districts Cycling Club, Mandurah Avanti Plus, Mandurah Murray Vietnam Veterans Group, Mandurah Over 55 Cycle Club, Satterley Community Development Program, Pinjarra RSL Bike Activity Group and Silver Wheels Cycle Club.

Bikeweek will also be celebrated during Crabfest on March 16 and 17.

The City of Mandurah will operate a free bicycle valet parking service at Hall Park.

Park and pick up bikes between 8am and 5pm each day.

A BMX and skate competition for young people will also be held at the Halls Head Skatepark during Crabfest with a $20,000 prize pool.

The main community Bikeweek event is on March 24 with a 6.5km family bike ride and fun novelty bike activities forming part of the Mandurah Island Challenge fundraising community event at Hall Park.

In the free Cycle Instead Bikeweek Challenge, participants can swap short car trips and other passive transport for cycling on as many occasions as possible between March 17 and 24.

Free participation kits are available from Health Matters on 9586 4500 or email laraine.lanaghan@health.wa.gov.au.

For more information, visit www.transport.wa.gov.au/bikeweek and open the link to the Peel

Region Cycle Instead Program or pick up a brochure from local bike shops, visitor centres of Health Matters.