Each year Bicycle Queensland create a week and jam pack it full of interesting and fun events to participate in. It gives every cyclist an opportunity to try out an event, be educated and meet the cycling community. There are heaps of great events (most free) scheduled this week including the Sustainable Transport Seminar on Wednesday, SCODY Ride to Work Day [free] breakfast at Reddacliff Place (Brisbane Square) on Thursday, and Bike Film Night at Eldorado Cinema Complex on Friday. Bike Week culminates with the ‘Big Three’ bike rides – the BDO Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge, Great Brisbane Bike Ride and Family Fun Ride. With five distances to choose from – 100km, 60km, 50km, 30km or 10km – there’s something for everyone.
This year I have chosen to ride in the 100km BDO Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge. I’ll be riding it with my dad, brother and friends. One of my friends you will have read about, Julie P, as I wrote a profile on her recently. This is only her second Coot-tha ride and the second time she has ridden 100km in one day! WOOOOOOO!
It’s the first time that Black Beauty will have participated in an event. She is very nervous! I am very nervous!
I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Glenn Hartas 96.5fm Family Radio. As I am very new at this kind of thing I was pretty nervous! Basically, I was hoping to reach out to other mothers whom are interested in riding their children to school and perhaps get on the bike themselves and experience the love of bike riding.
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(Bike Week is a Bicycle Queensland initiative, proudly supported by the Queensland Government.)