July 27 2017: Women's Get Out Get Active "Try Riding" sessions
Free workshop with basic bike skills and bike maintenance
Free bike workshops for women and teenage girls are coming to Innisfail this month.
Women of all ages and abilities are welcome - from first-time bike riders and those who need a confidence-boosting refresher to cyclists who want to learn new skills.
The "Get Out Get Active - Try Riding" workshops are being organised by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council in partnership with the Cassowary Coast Multisport Club after a successful grant application to the Queensland Government’s Department of National Parks, Sport and Recreation.
Innisfail sessions follow popular workshops in Tully, Cardwell and Mission Beach last year.
The Innisfail workshops are at Pease Park from 8:30am to 11:30am on Saturday 29 July and Saturday 5 August.
Bikes are available, in limited numbers, for participants who don't have their own.
Cassowary Coast Multisport Club president Jeff Coward said instructors would help with confidence on a bike, skills for all levels and bike maintenance. "This is a program for people of all ages and levels,'' he said. "Age is no barrier - just bring your enthusiasm!"
Cr Mark Nolan said Council was pleased to be bringing an initiative to the region that promoted fitness and good health.
"Council is honouring its commitment to the community by continuing to roll out shared pathways for bike riders and walkers,'' he said. "With our baby boomers soon to enter retirement we want to encourage healthy active lifestyles.
"As well as riding skills, everyone can learn about basic bike maintenance like fixing a flat tyre, checking suspension and adjusting handlebars and seats for better comfort and efficiency."
Participants can register beforehand at Innisfail's customer service desk or the Innisfail Regional Library or can simply come on the day. For more information phone Council on 4030 2251.