Get on your bike for Sydney Rides Festival

If you've been looking for a reason to dust off an old bike or try out a new one, join in the fun of the Sydney Rides Festival, 13-28 October. It's a fortnight of events to celebrate all things two-wheeled.

The number of people riding in Sydney keeps growing as we keep building safe bike paths. Over the past two years, the number of bike riders grew by 82%.

Sydney Rides starts with theWOOP Rolling Festival (Saturday 13 October) along the Bourke Street bike path with activities, free bike tune-ups, food and entertainment from Woolloomooloo to Waterloo.

The following day, you can join the folding bikes ride and ferry trip from Newtown to Cockatoo Island (Sunday 14 October).

Join hundreds of other people riding their bikes to work for Ride to Work Day on Wednesday 17 October and stop for the City of Sydney's free breakfast in Hyde Park.

If you haven't been on a bike in a long time, Try2Wheels in Hyde Park, Victoria Park or Prince Alfred Park - you'll be able to test-ride a range of bicycles and talk to qualified riding instructors.

The annual Spring Cycle will take place on Sunday 21 October. There's a 15km ride from North Sydney to Pirrama Park for people new to cycling and a 50km ride which continues on to Olympic Park for those who really want to stretch their legs.

You can also make your own panniers, go for a sprint on stationary bike or catch a film at the Bicycle Film Festival.

The fortnight of bike riding fun will wrap-up at Surry Hills Festivalon Saturday 27 October.

A bunch of biking retailers are offering a discounts on various biking goods throughout the festival - pop-in with the festival program to receive your discount. And City staff will be out-and-about throughout the festival as part of our Share the Path program reminding riders about sharing space safely and courteously.

For more information visit www.SydneyRidesFestival.net

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