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Get on down to Bike West Fest

Media Release February 3, 2010

Get on down to Bike West Fest

Get the family on their bikes this month and make the most of National BikeWise Month activities in Waitakere.

On Saturday February 13, Waitakere City Council hosts the West Bike Fest 2010 at Corban Art Estate (10am -12pm), a family fun day aimed at encouraging people to cycle more.

The event includes a competition for youngsters to decorate their bikes, a challenging obstacle course and free advice on bike maintenance and safety.

Participants can also win great prizes including one of five $100 vouchers and cycling accessories.

Leave the car at home and cycle to West Bike Fest on the Lower Opanuku Walk and Cycleway, part of the extensive Project Twin Streams cycle and walkway network alongside the Opanuku, Oratia and Waikumete streams.

“As a champion of healthy modes of transport, the council supports educational cycling programmes and providing facilities that encourage more walking and cycling,” says Waitakere City Councillor Linda Cooper.

“The Bike West Fest is a fun way to get people into cycling and encourage our next generation of young riders.”

The council’s Bike West Cycle Safe programme works in primary schools to encourage more children on to bikes and promote safer cycling on the road.

Now in its third year, the programme is extremely popular, working in 39 schools across Waitakere.

For more information about cycling and walking options throughout Waitakere, including the Project Twin Streams Walk and Cycleway network go to the council’s website www.waitakere.govt.nz. Find out more about national BikeWise Month at www.bikewise.co.nz

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