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Gear Up Girl Ride

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by Janelle (subscribe)
I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Ladie's day in lycra
Come on ladies, drag your bike out of the garage, dust it off and join in a fun day of cycling and friendship. Gear Up Girl is a ride for every woman to encourage female participation in cycling. If you are a novice or a rusty rider take the easier scenic option of a "20km Beach Ride". Others will attempt the "Classic 40km" or face up to the challenge of the "60km Coast Ride".

Cycling, Cronulla, girls, Homebush
Photo finish!

Most of the cycling is generally along flat, off road paths such as the Cooks River cycle way and scenic, coastal shared paths.The public roads are not closed but the event is fully supported by a friendly bunch of volunteers and there are traffic marshals and a police presence at the busiest intersections. Along the way there are rest stops and water refill stations and a party atmosphere at the finish.

Cronulla, finish line, cycling
The finish line

Don Lucas Reserve at Cronulla is the festival finish for all the rides, bike parking is provided so that one can relax and enjoy the music, gIveaways, coffee, food and clothing stalls. Many participants meet up with their families to enjoy a picnic and the party atmosphere before heading home.

Bicycles, women, friends, lycra
Girls just want to have fun

The event sponsors are transport NSW and Sydney Olympic Park. For those that wish to, it is possible to fundraise for the Heart Foundation. Online entry and more comprehensive information is available at 2016 will be my third consecutive year of participation and I am looking forward to making some new friends and having some laughs this year.
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Why? You enjoy cycling and you like to have fun!
When: 7:00am Sunday March 13
Phone: 9704 0800
Where: Homebush to Cronulla
Cost: $35 for 20km, $50 for 40km and $65 for the 60km, discounted for Bicycle NSW members
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