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Bike Day Out with Sarah Ulmer is on the way

Bike Day Out with Sarah Ulmer is on the way

Ever thought of yourself as an Olympic cyclist? Well now's your chance! Bike Day Out with Kiwi cycling champion Sarah Ulmer is coming up on Sunday March 28 2004.

The inaugural event will be held at Clevedon Showgrounds and comprises four rides - two for women, a 35km ride and a 65km ride; and two for children, an 8km ride and a 16km ride.

World Cup Gold Medallist Sarah Ulmer is excited about the day: "Bike Day Out is a fantastic opportunity for Kiwis to get out there and get cycling," says Sarah. "It'll be a great day with heaps of fun activities for kids, mums, dads - the whole family."

Sarah is passionate about cycling and keen to encourage more New Zealanders to get out on bikes: "Exercise is an important part of healthy living - and, obviously cycling is my favourite form of exercise! I love getting people out on bikes and Bike Day Out is the perfect chance to do just that."

Entry forms for the Bike Day Out are available online at - the website also features tips from Sarah, including a suggested training programme, safety considerations, nutrition, clothing and an on-the-day checklist.

In addition, entry forms can be picked up at most good bike shops and McDonald's restaurants around Auckland and the central North Island - but be in quick, entries close March 19 and are limited. Women's rides are $35 each and kids' rides are $10, with each entrant receiving a race pack.

Following entry, race bag pick up and registration takes place at McDonald's Greenlane, Auckland or McDonald's 5 Crossroads, Hamilton between 2pm and 7pm Saturday 20 March to Saturday 27 March. Participating children must be eight years or older on race day, with a parent/caregiver at start and finish lines, and all cyclists must wear a helmet and appropriate footwear

Further details regarding the Bike Day Out, including course information, is available at

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