The 10km Family Ride is a chance for families and casual cyclists to participate in Perth’s most scenic cycling event.
The Family Ride will start in the Hay St Mall West End, turn left out onto Williams St riding south, down to the Narrows Bridge where you will turn right on to the foot path, making a u’turn up on to the east side of the Narrows Bridge. You will ride over the bridge into South Perth, following the cycle path along the foreshore until you get to Ellam St in Victoria Park. You will ride on the east bound carriage way of Ellam St, up to the car park where you will turn left and ride through the car park joining the 98km, 52km, and 29km riders. You will ride through the car park and along McCallum Lane to turn right into Taylor St and left into the closed lane on Canning Hway. You will ride along Canning Hwy up to the left turn on to the Causeway, which you will follow into the City turning off at Riverside Dr and following this to Plain St to reach the finish line.
Please be aware that at the Ellam St car park St you will be joining up with other event riders and parents should take extra care of children riding and a strict keep left policy is in place for the duration of the course.
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In 2015 all participants who enter the 10km Family Ride will receive an Event T-shirt to wear on event day.
Family Ride entrants will enjoy:
- An uninterrupted 10km cycle along of one of Perth’s most scenic riverside roads.
- A safe and friendly cycling experience
- Easy riding with virtually no difficult sections
- Start and finish close to cycle paths and parking
- Intersections controlled so that cyclists have right of way (please follow instructions from course marshals)
- Water and sunscreen provided at the Start/Finish Line and access to first aid throughout the event.
Family Ride entrants will leave the start line in a controlled stream supported along the ride by route marshals.
The Family Ride is not a race.
The Family Ride is only open to pre-registered participants – no entries are available on the day.
Children 4 or younger ride for free. Minimum age for children riding their own bike is five years – younger children are allowed in an Australian approved carrier or trailer.
Accompanied children riding for free in the 10km Family Ride must where a helmet while in an Australian approved carrier or trailer. Children riding for free are not required to register online, however they must be accompanied at all times with an Adult who is and is clearly wearing the Santos Great Bike Ride for Homeless Youth event identification (Rider Identification Number and Compulsory Event T-shirt).
Online Entry FeeBy registering in the event as a family, you receive a family entry discount. The discount applies when you enter as a family for the 10km Family Ride with two adults and up to three children, with extra adults and children being an additional individual 10km event entry fee per adult/child. The family entry is only available for the 10km Family Ride; families wishing to participate in the 53km or 97km rides, must either enter as a team or as individuals.
- $80.00 family (two adults and up to three children under 16 years of age)
- $35.00 single adult
- $25.00 single child
Age RestrictionsTo ride your own bike, participants must be five years of age or over on the event date (22 November 2015). Children 4 years of age or younger may ride in an Australian Approved Child Carrier and must wear a helmet at all times.
Start TimeThe 10km Family Ride will start at 8.30am. Participants must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to line up in their start groups and receive an event briefing.
All riders must complete their course by 12pm noon as this is when traffic management stops due to restrictions on re-opening Riverside Drive.
SuitabilityFamily and friends looking for a fun and unique day out! Once you finish, kids activities, live entertainment as well as expo stalls and food and beverage facilities will be available.
FundraisingThe 10km Family Ride is a perfect opportunity for families to support our charities. To maximise the success of this event you can become a Santos Great Bike Ride Hero by making a difference to young people in need. Please check out the fantastic awards and prizes available.