1. First Time ‘Round the Inner Harbour Loop Path’: On Sunday 18th May Port Renewal are holding an event to celebrate the opening of the Harbour Loop Pathway from 10:00am to 1:00pm. They’ll host a range of activities that allow you to experience the Loop Path in a variety of ways. Participants will have opportunities to win great prizes, including a new vintage bicycle. Group activities include cycling, jogging, nordic walking and guided dolphin tours. More information here.
2. Birkenhead Bridge Pathway Update: A friend of the PortBUG recently snapped this pic of the new shared use pathway over the Birkenhead Bridge. Hopefully residents on the north-western side of the Port River will be able to try it out really soon!
3. BISA AGM Update: Bicycle advocacy leadersBISA (The ‘Bicycle Institute’) have a new chairperson and free membership! At their recent AGM, guest speaker Mark Parnell (MLC, Greens) explained some secrets of political and activist groups in finding people who share our common goal and activating them. He also outlined his plan to call on the state government to announce a new cycling strategy and his recent call for submissions on the future of cycling in SA ahead of the Velo-city Global conference starting on May 27. You can read more about the AGM here.
4. Adelaide Bike Kitchen – Velo-City Workshop: Coinciding with Velo-City Adelaide Conference, the Adelaide Bike Kitchen is hosting ‘Velo-For’um All: Perspectives from the Pedal-Level’, a one-off event at their workshop in Bowden. All invited. ABK expect to have several luminaries from the Velo-City Conference attend and interact with the audience.
When & Where: May 29th, doors open from 5pm, Adelaide Bike Kitchen, 22 Gibson St, BOWDEN.See ABK at facebook too!
5. Free-Style Ride: The Free-Style Cyclists group are promoting ride during the upcoming VeloCity conference. They say “You won’t find this ride on the official program, thanks to South Australia’s restrictive compulsory helmet law. But for the international delegates at the conference, it will be an eye-opener. Come and meet participants and locals for a pleasant off-road ride on Thursday 29th departing the Adelaide Convention Centre at 3.45. The ride will take about 45-55 minutes (about 15km long) along the River Torrens Linear Park trail to the sea and then a 2km ride along the Coast Park to Henley Square for a drink while watching the always spectacular sunset into the ocean at 5.15pm.”
As they say, ‘not part of official program’! (see: http://www.freestylecyclists.org)