DITCH the car tomorrow and try a bike.
NSW Bike Week begins today and Albury Council has organised two free bicycle rides through Albury’s parklands and bush.
If the thought of exploring new territory isn’t tempting, the free breakfasts, barbecues, bike checks, competitions and games at the end of the rides might.
Tomorrow’s ride starts at Hovell Tree park at 10am, with registration at 9.30am.
The route meanders 22 kilometres along the Murray Trail, connecting with the Bungambrawatha Creek Trail before returning to Hovell Tree Park.
The group ride, led by Albury Wodonga Pedal Power, is suitable for families and finishes with a barbecue, children’s activities and free bike checks by the Bicycle Superstore.
The second ride kicks off at 7.25am on Wednesday, with a 7am registration time, from QEII Square.
It finishes at Charles Sturt University with a free breakfast.
Road safety officer Lauren Torocsik said the rides were suitable for all ages.
“Cycling is a great way to explore Albury,” Ms Torocsik said.
“Albury has some great cycle paths with more than 40 kilometres of interlinked on and off road trails.”