Bicycles take to waterfront to Ride to the Boatshed image

7 June 2017

 

 

Cycling along Albany’s waterfront pathways will be the perfect way to reach Albany Boatshed Markets this Sunday, June 11.

 

 

Ride to the Boatshed is the final event in a year-long City of Albany and RAC initiative to promote commuter choices in Albany.

 

The first 50 people to arrive by bicycle between 10am and 1pm at Albany Boatshed Markets will receive a free refreshment voucher to be redeemed at participating market vendors.

 

RAC General Manager Corporate Affairs Will Golsby said RAC was proud to have partnered with the City of Albany to provide a series of community cycling promotions in the region.

 

"Cycling is booming with almost 600,000 cyclists taking to WA’s streets and paths every week," Mr Golsby said.

 

"The local events in Albany were designed to show how active transport options like walking and cycling can be integrated into everyday life.

 

"Cycling plays a vital role in helping to create more liveable, healthy and physically active communities and is also a low-cost means of independent local transport."

 

One of the objectives of the Cycle City Strategy is for Albany to become a city where walking and cycling become the choice of travel for trips up to 5km.

 

City of Albany TravelSmart Officer Julie Passmore said the joint commuter choices project had promoted cycling as transport to nine events and destinations over the past year.

 

"RAC’s support has helped us promote the message that cycling is a great way to get around Albany," Ms Passmore said.

 

"Ride to the Boatshed is an opportunity for people to ride along Albany’s beautiful waterfront, enjoy free refreshments and browse some fabulous local produce."

 

For more information contact the City of Albany TravelSmart Officer on 68203453 or travelsmart@albany.wa.gov.au.