Big Canberra Bike Ride is back for 2017

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The Big Canberra Bike Ride is one of the biggest events on Canberra's bike calendar, and we are happy to announce that in 2017 it will be held on Sunday 5 March.

Pedal Power ACT coordinates the Big Canberra Bike Ride annually, to provide an opportunity for cyclists of all abilities and ages to celebrate safe cycling in Canberra.

The event is proud to support the Amy Gillett Foundation as the official charity partner for the 2017 Ride.

The Big Canberra Bike Ride 2017 features four different rides:

Earlybird pricing is available when you sign up during December, so register now and get your training underway for the 2017 Big Canberra Bike Ride.

The Big Canberra Bike Ride is an inclusive cycling event and open to riders 5 years and up (adult supervision is required for cyclists under 16 years of age). Under 5s are welcome to participate in the Family and Friendly Rides as passengers with a guardian in a bike seat, trailer, chariot, tag-a-longs or any similar child transportation devices.

We want to provide a safe, enjoyable day for the bike riding community with entertainment and activities running in the Event Village where family and friends can relax as they wait for their rider to cross the finish line. More information on all the fun and exciting activities on offer will be announced in the coming months.

The ACT Government commenced a trial of minimum overtaking distance legislation in 2015 based on the Amy Gillett Foundation’s ‘a metre matters’ campaign.

There is much work to be done to ensure that the trial becomes permanent law. Your support will help the AGF undertake this work, and to further our combined efforts to create a safer environment for bike riders in the ACT and across Australia.

Online registrations are open now, and close at midnight on Wednesday 1 March 2017.

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