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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.

Pic­ture: Warren Hately

Bike to the Beach par­tic­i­pants Cate Worsely, Adrian Wil­son, Kirby Diaz, Sally Pyvis, Guy Craw­ford and Kate Bevilaqua.

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