Bike Week - Giro 'd Perth

Jillian Woolmer
City of Cockburn
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The City of Cockburn Wellness Committee are encouraging staff to join in the Giro’d Perth event as part of Bike Week 2017. Giro ‘d Perth is not a race from Geraldton to Perth as some people have presumed.

Get out your Hawaiian shirts and fancy frocks and you may win a prize for Glamour or Best Decorated. Cockburn’s very own Jillian Woolmer, Travelsmart Officer, is one of the judges for the event!

Giro’d Perth is a backlane bike odyssey! It’s all about bike love and it’s a lot of fun! The ride is a clue finding meander around Perth. There are back lanes, bike lanes, quiet roads and avenues of trees. Grab your map, ride off and find the clues - take a photo, have a look, grab a coffee, find new places and explore.

At the end of a fun discovery ride, you’ll reach the finish piazza with food, refreshments and more. Get a photo at the "Photo Booth", see stalls by fellow bike lovers, get your bike repaired, try "Honey I Shrunk the Bikes" and put your bike in the racks to win a prize. Stick around and enjoy the morning!

Pick up map and ride off 7am - 10am
Finish Piazza from 9.30am
Bike judging 11.15am - 11.45am
Presentations 12 noon

It is not a race but a way of getting more people to start exploring the local area by bike,

How to register:
Firstly, decide whether you’d like to ride for 11km, 17km or challenge yourself to 31km. Register as a solo participant or as a group at www.girodperth.com.au, provide proof of purchase and bank details to HR then you will be reimbursed by EFT payment. Simple. I am sure other workplaces or local governments could form similar teams, if they have not already.

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Kylie (Your Move)

This sounds like a fun and easy way for workplaces to encourage their staff to hop on a bike, explore and take part in Bike Week. I'd love a post-event debrief post letting us know how it went. Thanks Jillian.

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