Women’s health week is coming up and we’re celebrating with a social bike ride for women of all ages and abilities on Friday 7 September.
Running through the northern suburbs, we’re leaving at 12.30pm at Brooke Street Pier, heading out to Granton before returning to the city about 2.30pm.
The easy-paced 40km ride will take the Intercity Cycleway for most of the route and will use on-road bike lanes past Claremont.
It doesn’t matter what sort of bike you have, come along for all or part of the ride, which we’ll be riding at about 15–20km/h.
Women’s Health Week is organised every year by the Jean Hailes Foundation, a national organisation that provides women with health information, resources and care to help them manage their health and wellbeing.
Riding a bike for transport or fun is an easy way to get the 30-60 minutes of daily exercise everyone needs to be healthy.
To register for the free ride visit biketas.org.au. The first 20 women to return to Brooke Street receive a Women’s Health Week showbag.
There are also two rides up the Pipeline Tracks on on kunanyi/Mount Wellington next week.
On Thursday 6 September a night ride will leave the Fern Tree Tavern at 7pm (meet at 6.30pm) and on Saturday 8 September a morning departure at 10am (meet at 9.45am).
Both rides will easy going and suitable for hybrid and mountain bikes. The night ride will be an hour or so longer because of slower riding time in the dark and we’ll have a break at Tin Cabin to warm up with a fire and snacks.
For the night ride make sure you have good lights with battery life of at least 3 hours. Extra layers of warm and waterproof clothing are important for both rides.
To register for the free rides visit biketas.org.au/pipeline_20180908 for the Saturday ride and biketas.org.au/the_pipeline_at_night for the Thursday night ride.