Ca­ter­ing for 5000 great bike rid­ers

Mansfield Courier - - WHAT’S ON -

AN es­ti­mated 5000 bike rid­ers are ex­pected to de­scend on Mans­field in De­cem­ber (3-5) 2015 - and all need feed­ing and en­ter­tain­ing.

So, if you think your busi­ness or com­mu­nity group can help cater for this num­ber, then you should get along to the Great Vic­to­rian Bike Ride Fo­rum in Mans­field on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 20, 2014 from 5.30pm to 7pm at the Mans­field Shire Coun­cil cham­bers in Highett Street.

Mayor Ray Robin­son ex­plained that coun­cil had se­cured the two night, one day rest day of the Great Vic­to­rian Bike Ride for Mans­field on be­half of i t s busi­nesses and com­mu­nity.

“There will be de­mand for ent ertainment, food, bev­er­age and vis­i­tor ac­tiv­i­ties that may or may not in­volve bikes - and lots of cof­fee,” Cr Robin­son said.

The par­tic­i­pants will mostly camp at the Mans­field Show­grounds but a large num­ber are ex­pected to use the break to stay in ac­com­mo­da­tion and get out of the tent.

While some will want to re­lax cafe style, oth­ers will want to get out and about and ex­plore what our amaz­ing des­ti­na­tion has to of­fer.

“This is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to show­case our des­ti­na­tion and it’s im­per­a­tive that we meet and ex­ceed our visi­tors’ ex­pec­ta­tions,” Cr Robin­son said.

Busi­ness and com­mu­nity group rep­re­sen­ta­tives are in­vited to at­tend an open fo­rum to dis­cuss how we can host a fan­tas­tic ex­pe­ri­ence, meet and ex­ceed the event par­tic­i­pants’ ex­pec­ta­tions, plan for the nu­mer­ous op­por­tu­ni­ties for busi­nesses and com­mu­nity groups to profit from, and form a work­ing group to en­sure max­i­mum ben­e­fit from the event.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Ni­cole Nye, tourism and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer, on 57758520.

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