Get out and about during NSW Bike Week

09 September 2015

Albury residents are being encouraged to get on their pushies to celebrate NSW Bike Week 2015 from Saturday 12 September through to Sunday 20 September.

AlburyCity Road Safety Officer, Lauren Musil, said riding a bike is a fun, low cost activity that people of all ages can enjoy.

"In many cases, it can be quicker to travel by bike than by car," Ms Musil said. "It's a low impact form of exercise that is environmentally friendly."

There are two bike rides scheduled in Albury during Bike Week which will cater for all skill and fitness levels.

"This year's events encourage cyclists to enjoy the Murray and wetlands surrounds and to learn more about our on and off-road cycling networks," Ms Musil said.

On Sunday 13 September, Pedal Power Albury Wodonga will lead a 14km bike ride along the Wagirra Trail. Riders will meet at 10am at Noreuil Park, near the Riverdeck Cafe.

The second ride is scheduled from 10.45am on Wednesday 16 September and is a leisurely 90 minute cycle, starting and ending at Murray Gardens Retirement Village in East Albury. Participants will cycle to the Albury Railway Station and motorised scooter riders are very welcome to join in the fun. A light lunch and refreshments will be available for $6 at the end of the ride.

Participants in both rides are asked to provide their own bike, wear an Australian approved helmet and light, bright colourful clothing and bring a drink bottle to stay hydrated.