‘Keep it Wheel’, part of the 10:10/350 global day of positive action on climate change, aims to promote bikes as a fun, clean and attractive alternative to getting around town.
“We’re aiming to show Sydney that cycling is not just great fun, good for your health, the environment and the community, but also an opportunity for the business owners along the new cycle ways.” David Gravina
The ride begins at Single Origin on Reservoir St, Surry Hills at 10am and will fan outacross Sydney in 10 teams of 10. Each team will have a leader and the routes aregraded from newbie to pro so all cycling levels are welcome. Along the way riders willhand out ʻKeep it Wheelʼ bike love packs to local business owners which are designed to spread ʻbike loveʼ by thanking them for putting up with the cycle way.
As the day is about spreading the bike love message, anyone and everyone is invited to partake in the fun. To further promote European-style cycling, riders are being asked to favour style over speed, leave the lycra at home and dress in their ʻSunday Bestʼ.
The teams converge at midday in Centennial Park to join the VegOut picnic where a huge ‘350’ sign will be created from people and picnic blankets for an iconic photo to add to the global 350.org campaign. The picnic is BYO or lunch-packs can be pre-ordered from www.vegpledge.org/vegpacks.
Where: Single Origin, Reservoir Street, Surry Hills.
When: 10 AM, Sunday October 10
Wear: Your Sunday best!
Bring: A bike, some friends and lunch (or pre-order a vego pack before October 8).
More info here keepitwheel.org/
And this is why they’re doing it!