Bike Week: City of Melville glow riding event to highlight night riding safety

Bike Week: City of Melville glow riding event to highlight night riding safety

CYCLISTS of all levels are encouraged to join in a nighttime ride along Deep Water Point foreshore as part of the City of Melville’s Glow riding event on Friday, March 24.

Those taking part are asked to decorate their bikes with lights and themselves with neon colours to help promote the message of being visible while riding.

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the free community event was a good way to celebrate Bike Week and encourage safe cycling practices.

“Whether you’re a recreational rider, haven’t ridden for years, an avid cyclist or just enjoy getting out with your friends and family for a leisurely bike ride, this debut event is a great way to meet your neighbours while taking a night time ride on the world’s most efficient form of transport – the bike,” he said.

The event starts at 7pm at Deep Water Point foreshore with a free light supper on offer before the ride commences at 8pm.

The route will encompass Deep Water Point foreshore heading to Mount Henry Bridge, across the river up to Canning Highway and back, lasting about 30 minutes.

All bikes need to have lights on the front and back and all riders will be required to wear a good-fitting Australian standard helmet and be courteous to other path users.

For more information and to RSVP for catering purposes, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/bikeweek or call 9364 0666.