The Bike Chicks 'Come and Try Cycling Day' will be held on Sunday, May 28 from 10am-4pm on the grounds of the Central Qld University. It's open to all women over the age of 9: all you need is your own bike and a helmet to take part and for $20 you will get lunch, presentations, guest speakers, goodie bag and bike skills sessions and games. A bike can be arranged if you do not have one.
Bike Chicks is aimed at increasing the number of women engaging in cycling for physical activity, and you don't have to be a cyclist or an athlete to come along. It is being run by two local female cyclists; Anouska Edwards and Alex Bright from the Rockhampton Cycling Club.
"This is a fantastic initiative developed for the region by two enthusiastic women," said Cycling Queensland state development officer, Skye Janovsky. "The 15 VIP Licenses were provided to Bike Chicks to support the implementation of the great program. Cycling is a male dominated sport and Bike Chicks provides a huge opportunity for women to become successful bike riders."
Registrations for the Bike Chicks Come and Try Cycling day can be obtained by emailing Bike Chicks (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contacting Anouska (+61 (0)414603671) or Alex (+61 (0)411627182).