Walking and cycling get you where you need to go while keeping fit and enjoying the outdoors. Walking is the most popular form of recreational activity for Victorians, and provides environmental, health and social benefits. Cycling is a great way to keep fit, save money and get around without contributing to global warming.
Whitehorse is blessed with some fantastic walking tracks and bike routes. Council’s Walking and Wheeling Guide (2.77MB) highlights some of the wonderful parks and walking tracks within the municipality. The guide includes information on required levels of fitness, disability access, general facilities, and lists the location of some of the BMX tracks, mountain bike tracks, skate parks and playgrounds in Whitehorse.
Some of the most popular walking tracks and bike routes include:
So grab what you need – whether it be walking boots, your bike, your wheelchair or your family, friends or dog – and discover Whitehorse's great outdoors.
Not all primary schools within the City of Whitehorse deliver the VicRoads Bike Ed program or have the accredited teachers available to deliver Bike Ed. Whitehorse City Council’s School Holiday Bicycles Skills Program aims to fill this gap and provide the opportunity for students to gain valuable bicycle skills, awareness and practice that they otherwise would not be able to obtain elsewhere.
The course teaches a range of skills including preparation for riding, riding safely, safety checks, emergency stopping, using gears, scanning, signaling, riding on different surfaces, road rules & signs, riding on paths and basic repairs and maintenance. It is also aimed to increase the number of students riding to school and in the community in general. It aims to encourage healthy lifestyles by increasing students’ physical activities and encourage sustainable transport.
The skills are taught through instruction, demonstration, practice, games and challenges. The course is run in a safe, traffic-free area by professional instructors from Cycling Australia. The afternoon includes a component of instructed on-trail training.
When: Tuesday 9 April 2019
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Where: Terrara Park
Terrara Road, Vermont South 3133
Target: Whitehorse residents aged 8-12 who have not participated in the VicRoads Bicycle Education (Bike Ed) program at their school
Programs: A bicycle confidence, skills and awareness training program targeting novice riders.
What do participants need to attend the course?
Cost: The course cost is $30.00 (subsidised by Whitehorse City Council)
Registration is Essential and places fill quickly.
For more information
Phone: Lucy Menzies 9262 6158
379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria 3131Australia
Tel: (03) 9262 6333 Fax: (03) 9262 6490Email: firstname.lastname@example.org