The Orange Cycling Community Committee, supported by Orange City Council and the RMS, are presenting a range of bike activities and event for the enjoyment of the Orange & District community in Transport for NSW Bike Week.
Running from the 17-25 September throughout NSW, Orange will showcase its full range of active cycle clubs, bike user groups, trails and other bike facilities culminating in BIKE FEST – a community event to bring the community together 'on their bikes'. It will be held at the Orange Velodrome from 10am to 2pm on Sunday, 18 September.
The event will feature a myriad of stalls and information booths, food, jumping castle, penny farthing, vintage and retro bike displays, human powered vehicles, and a range of events to watch or take part in on the velodrome. There’ll be a mass ride on the velodrome at 10am and funds are being raised to install lights for the track. There’ll be junior and adults bike skills sessions and bike maintenance workshops too!
Orange City Council is enthusiastic about the opportunities of Bike Week in highlighting to the community the host of benefits offered by sometimes opting for the bike, especially as it continues rolling out the planning and infrastructure works of the RMS Cycle Towns major grant funding.
Events start on 10 September with the Orange Cycle Club hosting an Individual Time Trial and Road Race, then there will be training bunch rides throughout the week and Bicycle User Group Social Rides for the more casual riders or a Mountain Bike Social Ride at Kinross Forest on 18 September.
This weekend at the Orange Farmers Market, as part of Sustainable Living Week, the Cycling Community will be in attendance to promote Bike Week and all things Cycling!