Bike to the beach

Augusta Margaret River Times
Taking part in the Bike to the Beach event next Sunday will be Cate Worsely, Adrian Wilson, Kirby Diaz, Sally Pyvis, Guy Crawford and Kate Bevilaqua.
Camera IconTaking part in the Bike to the Beach event next Sunday will be Cate Worsely, Adrian Wilson, Kirby Diaz, Sally Pyvis, Guy Crawford and Kate Bevilaqua. Credit: Warren Hately

Margaret River Coastal Residents Association members are calling on ocean-lovers to join them in their Bike to the Beach event next Sunday.

From 8am-11am on October 25, coastal residents and cycling enthusiasts will head to Gnarabup Beach as part of efforts that include highlighting the increasing pressure on parking.

As an added extra, the first 100 riders will score a free coffee from the White Elephant.

“With parking congestion increasing at Gnarabup, especially if the proposed (resort and housing) developments proceed, MRCRA is trying to encourage locals and visitors to ride to the beach,” MRCRA president Adrian Wilson told the Times.

“Cycling via the dual-use path from town, which links to Rails To Trails/the Wadandi Track, cyclists can enjoy a safe, car-free ride. It should be a great morning, which hopefully will convince more people to leave the car at home and enjoy our beautiful Margaret River environment.”

The outing was sponsored by a WestCycle grant from WA’s Department of Transport as part of WA Bike Month, which encourages people of all ages and abilities to ride bikes for transport, fun and health reasons.

Electric Bikes Margaret River will also provide free safety checks on the day.

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