A short blog about our first World Bicycle Day – Sunday 3 June 2018.
Bike SA wanted to celebrate this fantastic occasion with our members and friends so we decided to host a Free community ride.
The Bike SA team arrived at a very crisp Victoria Park in the morning to set up for the inaugural World Bicycle day celebration. It was beautiful day despite a chill in the air, perfect to celebrate cycling in South Australia, with a diverse community of riders arriving in a steady stream. The local cafes kept riders warm with drinks and breakfast snacks.
It was wonderful to see trikes, cruisers, trishaws, E-Bikes, tandems, kids, dogs, families, ride groups and even a skeleton out for the celebration.
Everyone gathered around to listen to our speakers address the community. We were lucky enough to have the HON Lord Mayor, Martin Haese, Katrine Hildyard MP – Shadow Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, Michael Bails – President of Cycling SA And Nathan Petrus – Vice President, Bike SA to address our community.
After the formalities, we mustered the growing group with an escort kindly led by SAPOL and then Eco Caddy out onto Wakefield Street.
Children started out front with families and a colourful band of riders all out supporting the same cause continued through our beautiful city together.
A global day for those passionate about being on wheels and the fun, health, environment and community benefits that it brings.
The group was welcomed at Elder park by Katie Gilfillan – President of the Bicycle Institute of SA.
Ride participants were chatting, socialising, meeting new people and generally enjoying being out in the sunshine, which to us felt like the event had been a great success!
Thank you to all of you that made an effort to be a part of this event, you may find yourself in some of the images of the day.
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