Ride to Work Day for Freo-ites

Next Wednesday 18th October 7am on is Ride to Work Day for Freo-ites. See you there.

Bike Freo – Community Ride this Sunday, October 8th

Bike Freo, the Fremantle Bicycle Users Group, are having a community ride this Sunday, October 8th. The starting time will be 9.30am at Pioneer Reserve, across the road from Fremantle Train Station.  Expected finish between 11am and 11.30am.

All welcome. I will be coming down too

This is an enjoyable social ride that will also allow participants to observe and comment on the state of bike safety/infrastructure in parts of Fremantle.

 

It’s all about Infrastructure – Safety and Bikes in Freo

Nice for Freo to be acknowledged as: “… ahead of most of the metropolitan area in promoting and providing for cycling.
“Fremantle has long been a leader in promoting bike riding for transport and they have been very proactive providing for bicycles,”

 

Safer bike routes around Perth and Fremantle tops list in Bicycling WA survey

CYCLISTS want better infrastructure and safer riding routes around Perth and Fremantle, according to the results of a recent survey.

More than 44 per cent of respondents to the Bicycling WA (BWA) survey listed infrastructure such as more dedicated bike paths and connected routes as their top priority, while 28 per cent said there needed to be better road safety through driver and rider education and legislative changes.

BWA chief executive Jeremey Murray said the need for better infrastructure had been high on the agenda for many years and was currently its number one priority.

He said Fremantle continued to be ahead of most of the metropolitan area in promoting and providing for cycling.

“Fremantle has long been a leader in promoting bike riding for transport and they have been very proactive providing for bicycles,” he said.

“Of course there is always more that can be done.

“Access is a real challenge, with the network links into the city via North Fremantle particularly unfriendly towards bikes.

“We are keen to see the principal shared path (PSP) completed from Perth to Fremantle, as we see this as an important link connecting the two major cities in the Perth metro area.”

City of Fremantle infrastructure and project delivery director Graham Tattersall said they were committed to promoting cycling as a way of encouraging a more active and healthy lifestyle, as well as making Fremantle a more liveable, environmentally-friendly city.

He said over the past three years the City had committed more than $2 million towards improvements.

Join the Fremantle BUG (Bicycle Users Group) for a Freo Ride

If you are interesting in cycling and making riding safer and better in Fremantle please join the Fremantle BUG (Bicycle Users Group) for a ride around Fremantle this Sunday  July 9th.

10am start from South Beach Cafe.

The plan is for 60 to 90 minutes slow ride, with plenty of stops to discuss the bike infrastructure we come across and how we can improve it to make Fremantle an even better place to ride a bike.

A Self-Guided Bike Tour of Freo’s Alternative History: “Demolished and Unbuilt”

Over the last couple of weekends as part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival I ran a free alternative history bike tour called “Demolished and Unbuilt”. It was lots of fun but I know many of you missed out as it was fully subscribed.

So I thought I would post the tour so that you can take you and your mates on a ride through Freo’s alternative futures if you are so inclined. It starts at the Rainbow and finishes at the Norfolk. Enjoy!

Freo’s Ride-In Cinema for Bike Week

To go out with a fun sweat Bike Week in Fremantle will wrap up on Saturday with the Ride-In Cinema. It will bring back all the nostalgic memories of visiting the Drive-in but with a Fremantle twist.

Ride in to Market Street Piazza, park your bike and get dinner from one your favourite spots before settling in to view a series of short films that are related to cycling in some way, shape or form. Don’t get too comfy though, this cinema needs some pedal power to operate.

San Churro’s will be there handing out some free samples and discount vouchers to keep the energy levels up.

Grab a group of friends, family or maybe your neighbours and get pedalling at The Ride-In Cinema to celebrate Bike Week and Neighbourhood Day.

26th of March 2017 at 6:00pm until 8:15pm

Bike Week continues with Smart(er) Rider

Bike Week continues with Smart(er) Rider in which you can be rewarded for cycling around Fremantle.

Ask for your Smart(er) Rider card from any of the participating locations listed below and collect a stamp each time you ride to a participating venue.

Once you have collected 10 stamps enter the draw to win some great prizes.

We would love to see the adventures that you have while completing your cards so get riding and snapping today. Don’t forget to tag #freosmartrider for your chance to win a range of other great prizes kindly donated by local business, which include original artworks, bike equipment and store vouchers.

Enter the competition by placing completed cards in the barrel at Fremantle Library.

Competition runs from 17 March – 18 April 2017.

Major Prize

  1. Overnight Bed & Breakfast voucher in a Superior room at The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle.
  2. Navig(8)r wifi sports action camera from Valentine’s Camera House
  3. Bike Accessory pack from South Beach Cycles

Spot Prize

These will be awarded to those snap happy riders who post their Smart(er) Rider moments to Facebook and Instagram so don’t forget to use the #freosmartrider and tag the local business you were visiting. Prizes include:

  • Original artwork by David Giles
  • Glen Cowans Studio gift vouchers
  • The National Hotel voucher
  • Other bike related gadgets

Smart(er) Rider Locations

Abhi’s Bread, AmaizeAnytime Fitness, Boost Juice, Camera House, Chai Baba, Chic Pea Vegan CafeCompendium Design Store, David Giles ArtistFlipside BurgersFremantle Arts CentreFremantle Leisure Centre, Fremantle Library, Free Choice Fremantle, Fremantle ChiropracticGlen Cowans’ StudioHarper’s Food Market, Luce Del Sol,  Missy MoosMR Hemp CoNatural Light PhotographyOhana Acai BarOld Bridge CellarsOne Stop ShopOxfam, ParlapaPirates BackpackersPropellerSignatures of AustraliaSOS Surf CoSouth Beach CyclesSpareparts Puppet TheatreStudio 37 Coffee Bar, The National Hotel, The Meeting Place, WA Maritime Museum