40 Bike Week events awarded $30,000 in grants

Grants totalling $30,000 have been awarded to 23 metropolitan and 17 regional events taking place throughout Bike Week in March 2017.

Transport Minister Bill Marmion said it was great to see the grants going towards a wide range of events encouraging West Australians of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes for transport and leisure.

“The grant winners for Bike Week 2017 will be putting on some exciting, community-focused events, including bike-to-work breakfasts, bike scavenger hunts, family rides, bike bingo, along with bike pit stops and maintenance workshops,” Mr Marmion said.

“The popularity of Bike Week and the supporting grants continues to grow, with 69 grant applications received this year.

“Every year we see Bike Week becoming more diverse and the events spread right across WA.  This year we have events taking place from Quairading in the Wheatbelt, Albany in the Great Southern to Ashburton in the Pilbara, with the grants helping make these events possible.

“From 2008 to 2016, the State Government has invested more than $133 million in cycling initiatives, with $90 million committed for the next four years to help expand and improve the bike path network in WA, making it easier to use a bike for transport.”

Bike Week 2017 Grant Recipients

Baysie Rollers Inc. – Baysie Loves Bikes Baysie Loves Bikes
Broome Tri Sports Association Inc. Broome Bike Week Breakfast
Cape Range Riders Inc. Bike Maintenance Program
City of Albany Cycle City Living
City of Armadale Movies by Bike
City of Belmont Belmont Bike to Work Breakfast
City of Bunbury Celebrate CBD Cycle Commuting
City of Canning Shelley River Ride
City of Cockburn Cockburnhagen Rides and Events
City of Fremantle Suburban Ride-Ins
City of Gosnells Bateman to Beckenham Bike and Brekkie Bonanza
City of Joondalup Bike Dr
City of Melville Let’s GLOW riding Melville
City of Rockingham 2017 Rockingham Community Breakfast Ride
City of Subiaco Subiaco Bike to Work Breakfast
City of Vincent Community Breakfast
Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association Women on Two Wheels
Corrigin Community Resource Centre 2017 Corrigin Bike Week Bingo
Fremantle Bicycle Users Group (FreoBUG) Light me up Ride
Fremantle Bicycle Users Group (FreoBUG) Fremantle Neighbourhood Story Ride
Green Skills Inc. Denmark Festival of Cycling
Kalgoorlie Boulder Roadwise Kalgoorlie Boulder Community Bike Week
Kidical Mass Kidical Massive Family Bike Ride!
Kondinin Community Resource Centre Tour de Kondinin
Local and Community Events (L.A.C.E.) Incorporated Maylands Easy Retro Ride and Picnic
Murdoch University Murdoch Meander
Quairading Community Resource Centre Inc. Tour de Quairading
Shire of Ashburton Bike Week 2017
Shire of East Pilbara Newman Community Bike and Breakfast
Shire of Plantagenet Bike it for Brekky – The Sequel
Shire of Toodyay Toodyay Family Circle
Shire of Wyalkatchem Blend some berries for Bike Week
South Metropolitan Health Promotion Services Peel Region Cycle Instead Bike Week Bonanza
South Perth Cycle Club 2017 Giro d Perth – the backline bike odyssey
The Gelo Company Famous Sharron – music video clip
The Girls’ Brigade WA Bike Run
The Village at Wellard Residents Association Tour de Wellard – a Bicycle Scavenger Hunt
Town of Cambridge Cambridge Bicycle Pit-stop
 Transition Town Guildford Great Guildford Bicycle Treasure Hunt
UWA Student Guild Environment Department EnviroFest