The City to Coast community bike ride is back again in 2021 being held on Sunday 8 August starting at Riverside Parklands and finishing at South Head Parkland at Burnett Heads.
The ride is organised by the Bundaberg Mad Cycologists with help and support from many local businesses and community groups.
Bundaberg Mad Cycologists organiser Rhianna Steindl said the ride was great for families, with the course being safe and promoting fitness by encouraging people to ride.
“The ride offers participants of all ages and abilities the chance to enjoy a relaxed organised ride and enjoy the scenery between Bundaberg and Burnett Heads, which also includes a section of pathway along the seafront,” Rhianna said.
“The aim of the ride is to promote fitness, safe cycling and to encourage people to ride their bikes socially in groups of family or friends.
“If you can ride a bike, you can finish the ride.”
People are encouraged to get a group together and enter as a team for a fun and healthy group activity and a great day out.
With the course going out through the back of Kalkie, through Rubyanna and ending at Burnett Heads, it is a total of 20 kilometres for riders.
“The route follows quieter back roads and cycling paths between Bundaberg and Burnett Heads, avoiding the use of the main roads where possible,” Rhianna said.
“By doing so, we hope to encourage people who may not necessarily be confident enough to ride on roads normally, to come along and join us in this planned event.”
The club are looking forward to seeing everyone again on Sunday 8 August and hope to run the event annually once again.
To ensure the event remains COVID-safe each participant must ensure they are registered and have a ticket for the event.
Ticket prices include a sausage sizzle at South Park Headland at the completion of the ride, as well as drinks, fruit and water stops throughout the course.
Tickets need to be purchased here prior to the event.
This year's event is proudly supporting RACQ LifeFlight Rescue with entrants offered the opportunity to donate to RACQ LifeFlight Rescue when they enter online.
RACQ LifeFlight Rescue will also have a marquee at the finish area where people can learn more about the organisation and enjoy a frozen ice block.
The Mad Cycologists primary objective is to get more people on bicycles by encouraging safe cycling as part of a healthy lifestyle.
The group have been around since the early 2000’s and the social cycling club currently has approximately 50 members, from 15 months old and upwards.
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