Cyclists of all abilities are invited to enjoy a day of trails, nature and wildlife at Ride the Wetlands, a relaxed roll from the Port of Sale around the waters of Sale Common on Sunday 16 May.
Riders will have two flat circuits to choose from: an 8.5km course that takes in a scenic loop of Sale Common Wetlands and its impressive bird life; or a 14km circuit that heads out to the beautiful Sale Game Refuge, home to birds, reptiles, frogs and even a few wombats.
Before and after the ride, visit the event village at the Port of Sale for games and activities including the Ride Nation Skills Clinic, YMCA skate park activities, and the GippSport Street Games Bike. BMX freestyle riders will also be onsite doing demonstrations.
There will also be food vans, a barbecue by Sale Scout Group and entertainment – and you can even blend your own refreshing smoothie using pedal power.
Wellington Shire Council Mayor Garry Stephens said the event would showcase Wellington’s diverse wetlands while providing a fun and safe day out.
“Participants in Ride the Wetlands are in for a real treat,” Cr Stephens said.
“Joining others for a leisurely ride, they will experience the beautiful wetlands area and perhaps even see some wildlife and parts of Sale they haven’t seen before.
“So, dust the cobwebs off your treadly, pump up the tyres and rediscover the fun of cycling while enjoying a stunning showcase of the wonderful wetlands and its riding trails, delivered by Wellington Shire Council and Ride Nation Gippsland.”
“Ride Nation Gippsland alongside Wellington Shire Council is thrilled to be delivering this exciting new event showcasing the wonderful wetlands riding trails and featuring the Ride Nation Skills Clinic in the village located at the beautiful Port of Sale,” Ride Nation Centre coordinator Karin Jones said.
Ride the Wetlands is free and will be held Sunday 16 May, 8.30am-noon at the Port of Sale precinct, Grand Canal Road, Sale. Register at http://bit.ly/ridethewetlands.