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6 April 2017

The Museum of the Great Southern will be buzzing with bugs and bikes when community members cycle to the museum for the school holiday activity Damsels, Dragons and Black Princes: The Secret Realm of Mini Beasts.

The first 50 people to arrive by bicycle on Sunday 9 April between 10am and 12pm will receive a free refreshment voucher and go into the draw to win a copy of the picture book Bug on a Bike by Chris Monroe.

A fun bike circuit will also be set up on the museum grounds for the morning.

The Bugs & Bikes morning is part of a City of Albany and RAC initiative to promote commuter choices in Albany.

City of Albany TravelSmart Officer Carl Beck said the school holidays were an ideal time for families to enjoy riding to City destinations and events.

“There is plenty of bike parking at the museum which includes the Residency Museum, Eclipse building and Brig Amity, and is within walking distance to the Albany Convict Gaol and Anzac Peace Park,” Mr Beck said.

“Leaving the car behind and riding at least some of the way to your destination can benefit the environment, your health and your family wellbeing.”

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.

During the school holidays the Museum of the Great Southern and the Mini Beasts activities will be open from 10am to 4.30pm daily, except Wednesdays when opening hours will be 12pm to 7pm. Patrons can also view the 2016 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year collection.

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