No dress today, I was at the park setting up before 6:30 am, and I got home at nearly noon, had a shower and put on yesterdays dress, because it is cool and comfortable and just soiled enough that you don't have to feel guilty about scrubbing floors in it.
So how did we bring Bike week to Townsville? Well we had a fantastic team in the newly reconstituted Townsville BUG. We decided to hold a low key, family focused event in a local park that borders the riverside bikeway in Townsville, to remind people it exists, is really fun and safe to ride, and can form a safe link between many suburbs and workplaces and schools. Most people who don't ride are afraid to, and if they can use this corridor, they should. It changed my life 15 years ago, and I am evangelical about changing other lives as well.
here is a map from my city council so you can have a look:
Here are some pics of the day. I had my own JCU BUG flogging a fundraiser and giving away maps and pamphlets to promote cycling to work, shopping, riding for recreation, the usual drill...
All set up and awaiting the public. What a pretty and shady park, we are so lucky. This is about 500m from my house. Yes I am very grateful.
Got really busy, and there was every sort of cyclist, families, commuters, greenies, racers, mountain bikers, what fun!!
We had swag to give away, thanks to funding and support from the Queensland Government, Bicycle Queensland, transport and Main Roads, and the Townsville City Council. I love it when taxes benefit my passion!! Happy socialist me !!