Bike Week in Cooroy Library
  • Wednesday 16 February 2011

Cooroy Library wants you to get on your bicycle or scooter for Bike Week starting on Saturday 12 March.

Bike Week caters for people with a range of cycling interests. If you have been meaning to pull your dusty bike out of the garage, or need a little inspiration when it comes to bike maintenance, or want to meet other people interested in group bike rides, then the workshops at Cooroy Library will be just right for you.

Bike techniques and advice workshop – Saturday 12 March from 1 to 2pm
The cycling revolution begins on Saturday 12 March with two workshops designed to bring you and your bike closer together. Bike technicians will be on hand to provide advice regarding riding safely, road rules, braking techniques, how gears work and to answer the all-important question of why cyclists wear so much lycra. Cognition bikes in Tewantin will also provide information on great places to ride on the Coast and how a good seat will make your ride more comfortable.

Bike maintenance workshop – Saturday 12 March from 2.30 to 4.30pm
Bike maintenance will be the focus of the second workshop. In this session, practical maintenance tips will be revealed to ensure your next ride is a safe one. Learn how to take the wheel off and put it back on again, fix a flat tyre, clean your bike, lube your chain, check your brakes and adjust seat height.

Scooter riders’ workshop – Tuesday 15 March from 3.30 to 5pm
Scooter riders will have a dedicated workshop with Cognition technicians. Bring your scooter along for maintenance advice that will keep your scooter rolling smoothly.

Workshop for the ladies – Saturday 19 March from 9 to 10.30am
For the ladies, there will be a cycling workshop followed by a mountain bike ride that will finish at midday. This women’s-only workshop is designed to encourage more women into cycling and provides a forum for all those questions related to bike comfort, maintenance and safety. Enjoy a light morning tea before heading off on a short mountain bike ride on part of Trail 8.

BMX demo with Vaughn Royer – Saturday 19 March from 2 to 4pm. 
Any BMX bike riders who want to learn new tricks? Bring your BMX to the demo on Saturday 19 March and meet Vaughn Royer, Cognition’s sponsored BMX rider. Have fun tearing up the skate park in Cooroy with Vaughn from 2pm to 4pm.

There will also be a display of cycling photographs and stories in the Community Lounge, so make sure you take time to sit back and enjoy all that the Cooroy Library has to offer during Bike Week 2011, 12 to 20 March.

All workshops are free and bookings and information can be made online at http://library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/ or phone Cooroy Library on 5454 9000. TravelSmart is the major sponsor for Bike Week in Cooroy and Cognition bikes in Tewantin is the main presenter.

As part of Bike Week celebrations, Cooroy Library will have mountain bikes and helmets for hire. These bikes are great to explore some of the off-road trails that start in Cooroy or for short rides around town. Contact Cooroy Library for more information about hiring a bike.