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Now the weather is a bit cooler why not dust off the old pushie and explore one of Perth's most popular tourist attractions? The Swan Valley has a 12-kilometre cycle trail as well as many quiet side roads and the annual Bike in the Valley ride is the perfect time to get started discovering them.
Lilac Hill Park
The ride is supported by the City of Swan and offers a choice of 10, 20 or 30 kilometre routes. All the routes start and finish at Lilac Hill Park and are well-signposted.
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The routes are laid out on mostly flat terrain following the cycle path and rural back streets. There are marshals along the way to help if you get lost and even a sag wagon if you or your bike isn't up to the trip.
Along the cycle path
Safety when cycling is always important so there's a Dr Bike clinic to attend for tips on skills and maintenance before setting off. There's also a display of old time bikes including pennyfarthings to show how far things have progressed.
No, I won't be riding this
Relax after the ride with a picnic lunch or sausage sizzle while the kids visit the Cuddly Animal Farm display and you plan your next visit.
The ride starts at 10.00 am with registration from 9.00am and important pre ride information at 9.45 am.