City of Fremantle celebrates WA Bike Month
Fremantle residents are encouraged to dust off their helmets, pump up their tyres and give cycling a go during WA Bike Month.
Held from 1–31 October, Bike Month is Western Australia’s annual celebration of bike riding for transport, fun and a healthier lifestyle, and aims to encourage people of all ages and abilities to ride more often for everyday trips.
The City of Fremantle is celebrating Bike Month with a number of free community events for the whole family to enjoy, including a super-fun scavenger hunt with prizes up for grabs, cycle school clinics for children and bike repair workshops.
As a bike-friendly city, Fremantle has dedicated on-road bike lanes, shared cycle paths, safe intersections for cyclists and bike parking bays throughout the city.
The City of Fremantle’s Bike Plan 2019–2024 was adopted in September last year and sets the City’s priorities for bike infrastructure projects, programs and promotional activities for the next five years. To read the Fremantle Bike Plan click here.
City of Fremantle’s 2020 Bike Month events:
The Great Freo Scavenger Hunt
Become an urban bike explorer for your chance to win one of four $100 gift vouchers to your local bike stores. Download the Fremantle Highlights Cycling Trail map from visitfremantle.com.au or collect one from the Fremantle Visitor Centre. Follow the map and complete the quiz while taking in the sights of Fremantle.
Cycle School: Balance Bike Clinic
9–10am, Wednesday 7 October, Fremantle PCYC
This one-hour session is aimed at children aged between 3–6 years who are just starting to learn the basics of bike riding. Click here to register.
Cycle School: Hello Confidence
10–11am, Wednesday 7 October, Fremantle PCYC
This one-hour session is aimed at children who know how to ride a bike but still need a little upskilling to develop their confidence. Both cycle school sessions include the provision of suitable bicycles and helmets, as well as a quick bike service for those who bring their own bicycle or ride as a family to the event. Click here to register.
Bike Repair Workshops
10am–12pm, Saturday 10 and 17 October, Esplanade Youth Plaza
Join Bike Budz to learn about maintaining your bike or come along and share your knowledge with others. A great way to meet new people in your community. Everyone is welcome.