Neighbourly Ride – Carlton North

*******NOTE: Neighbourly Ride will re-commence in 2021******* Join our Neighbourly rides for Newbies of any age for a fun and social ride. We ride for 40 minutes at a leisurely pace to help build confidence on your bike. We explore the local parks, bike paths using safe routes. ARE YOU A NEWBIE RIDER? ●  Just bought a bike and need an incentive to start riding?●  Looking for places to ride locally?●  Want to discover where to ride ●  Meet other newbies over coffee after the ride●  Anyone is welcome – Kids, adults, friends and families●  Supportive & confidence building rides KIDS For safety reasons children 8 years+ who can ride comfortably at 10-12km/h on a childrens bike with 20″ wheels (without training wheels) as we ride on public roads (low stress routes), see bike examples: DON’T HAVE A BIKE?Velo cycles has limited hire bikes available to registered Neighbourly Riders at 50% off – $20 for the day, call 9381 0088 or call in. Speak to one of their friendly staff to reserve your bike before the start of the ride (on the day you will need to provide photo ID).NOTE please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start to ensure you have the right size bike Opening hours are from Monday to Friday 8:00am – 6:30pm  Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm and most Public Holidays 10am – 4pm OUT AN E-BIKE?E-bikes available to experience as well. Call Velo Electric on 8488 8929 to arrange prior COSTFree – no ongoing fees or charges but we do ask if you can make a small donation if you are joining us again to help ensure Neighbourly Ride continues to be sustainable MEETING POINTOut the front of Velo Cycles on Nicholson St and Park St, North Carlton CAR PARKINGIf you are driving to the meeting point there is plenty of parking in Nicholson St BRING ●  Plenty of smiles●  Your bike (in good working order with a bell)●  Helmet (mandatory and it’s the law)●  Lights (front & rear are advisable for added visibility)●  Water bottle●  Puncture repair kit (Tube & pump) available from Velo Cycles ●  Sun tan cream & weather protective clothing in case it rains or gets cold PREPARATION ●  Pump up the tyres●  Oil the chain●  Take your bike for a short ride to make sure everything is working well ON THE DAY ●  Arrive 15 minutes early to meet your fellow riders●  Be ready to leave at 10:00am CLOTHINGComfortable clothing and shoes (runners, recreational shoes etc) and a means to avoid long pants being caught in the chain COFFEEJoin us for a coffee at Code 21, our Lcoal Business supporter WEATHER & UPDATESIt’s raining at 8:00am or above 24º the ride will be cancelled however the show goes on,  join us for a coffee instead. WHAT OUR NEWBIES SAY Check out of video’s featuring many Neighbourly Riders and their experiences: REGISTRATION – ADULTS Each ***** (18yo +) will be required to register individually and accept our Terms of Service and waiver. REGISTRATION – CHILDREN The number of children (8 – 17yo) participating will need to be added by their parent/guardian when registering, ie one ***** bringing 2 x children will need to order 3 x tickets from the dropdown box.Just add your children(s) full name in brackets, i.e.First Name =  Melissa (+ Andrew Smith & Hannah Smith), Surname = Smith      BY REGISTERING YOU AGREE TO OUR TERMS OF SERVICEBy registering youI have read, understand and agree to the Terms of Service and waiver OTHER INFOOur Neighbourly Rides are insured and our Ride Leaaders have Working with children accrediatationWe offer the first ride for free, to make Neighbourly Ride sustainable, we would appreciate a nominal $5 donation for each ride there after. CANCELLATIONIf we cancel the ride you wiil be notified by email at 8:00am on the day of the ride (Sunday).You can cancel anytime up to 8:00am on the day before (Saturday) of the ride, this helps to free up a space if you cannot make it.

CONTACTYour Neighbourly Ride Leader is Andrew Email:  email – Mobile: 0419