Get on your bike. Ride to Work week is almost here, and the City of Vincent is holding two bicycle-themed events to get locals out of the car and into the saddle.
LEAVE the car keys at home, because Ride to Work week is coming to town.
The City of Vincent is celebrating with two bikethemed events: a bike market with more than 40 stallholders showcasing racing bikes, choppers and regular bikes for all ages, and a community bike breakfast.
Deputy Mayor Susan Gontaszewski said the initiative was a reminder people do not need to rely on cars to get around.
“We have some great cycling infrastructure in the City and in the greater metropolitan area, and we want to see more commuters picking up their bikes rather than driving to work,” she said.
The WA Historical Cycle Club will be one of the stallholders at the market, with some vintage bike treasures and parts for sale.
Club secretary Robert Hunt said he had saved a quarter of the mortgage for his house in the early 1980s by cycling to work and not paying for parking.
“Every person on a bike is one less in a traffic jam or on a packed bus or train,” he said.
The Vincent Bike Market is on October 13, 8amnoon, at Barlee Street carpark in Mt Lawley. The free community bike breakfast is on October 18, from 7am, in Oxford Street Reserve.
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Vincent Deputy Mayor Susan Gontaszewski with WA Historical Cycle Club’s Robert Hunt.