The Bundaberg Mad Cycologists are gearing up for the annual City to Coast Community Bike Ride on Sunday 10 September.
Now in it's 18th year, the event aims to encourage local cyclists while raising funds for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue.
Bundaberg Mad Cycologist Secretary and Ride Coordinator Greg Mallett said the event was organised with the help and support of many local businesses and community groups.
“Since 2005, the Bundaberg Mad Cycologists have organised the City to Coast Community Bike Ride, and we are so proud to be doing it all over again,” Greg said.
“We have been very fortunate to have the help and support of the Bundaberg Regional Council over all those years.”
The event starts at the Riverside Parklands in Bundaberg with registration opening at 7.30 am and the ride starting at 9 am.
Participants can then enjoy a leisurely 20 km cycle taking in the sights of the Bundaberg Region and finishing at the South Head Parkland in Burnett Heads with a free sausage sizzle.
The event has been carefully planned from start to finish with juice and fruit stops along the way, bike mechanic support, a SAG wagon, police and ambulance support and route marshals to ensure everyone’s safety.
“The aim of the Mad Cycologists is to get more people on bicycles by encouraging safe cycling as part of a healthy lifestyle and this event has proven to open many people’s eyes to local cycling groups catering for all ages and abilities,” Greg said.
“We have found throughout the years that people enjoy this ride in teams either with their family, friends or work colleagues as not only is it a fun and healthy group activity but a great day out.
“We have designed this ride for everyone.
“Basically, if you have a bike, you can complete this ride.”
Riders can pay their entry fee online or at registration on the day.