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The theme for this year’s NSW Seniors Festival (formerly known as ‘Senior’s Week’) is ‘Reconnect’. There will be many activities held throughout NSW during the festival, including some great bike riding events, aimed at reconnecting ‘seniors’ (anyone over 60).

Seniors couple connecting through bike riding

Below is a selection of bike events being held during the NSW Seniors Festival, which will run from Friday 25 March until Sunday 3 April. Bike riding is a fantastic way of (re)connecting, having fun, being active and exploring different community programs. 

Is your Seniors Festival bike riding event not on our list? Please let us know and we will share it on our Facebook page. 

E-bike Taster for Seniors

Thursday 24 March 2022 10am - 11:30am
Willoughby Council

This free information session will be held by Willoughby Council on Thursday 24 March at 10.00am, and will focus on giving seniors a taste of electric biking. This session will cover the benefits of electric biking, as well as the types of electric bicycles and important tips for riding this kind of bicycle. Spaces are limited and restricted to local residents. Please register on the Willoughby Council events page.

Ryde Council Free Bike Checks for Seniors

Monday 28 March 2022 8am – 12noon
Meadowbank Park Netball Courts

Present your Seniors Card, for a free bike check and some cycling accessories! The bike checks  will be held on Monday 28 March from 8am by Ryde Council at the Meadowbank Park Netball Courts. Local mobile mechanics will be on site to look over your bikes and help where possible with most maintenance issues. For more information, visit Ryde’s event page.

Cessnock Social Trail Bike Ride

Sunday 27 March 2022 8am - 10am
Deadmans Trail, Astills Picnic Area on Lomas Lane, Werakata National Park

Cessnock Bicycle Company will be holding a free, easy 1-hour Social Trail Bike Ride on gravel roads. The ride will proceed through the beautiful Werakata National Park and include an e-bike demonstration and test rides. For more information call Cessnock Bicycle Company on 0431 511 651 or visit their website event page.

Kiama Bicycle User Group (KBUG) Seniors Ride

Tuesday March 29 2022 8.30 am
James Oats Reserve, Minnamurra
Register by March 11

A special introductory ride will be held on Tuesday 29th March to share the local riding experience with others in the community followed by morning tea. This ride will be at an introductory level, supported by local Ride Leaders who are fully accredited with Bicycle NSW.

Road Safety Trivia with Snakes and Ladders

Thursday 31 March 2022 10am - 12pm
Veolia Arena
Goulburn Mulwaree Council

Goulburn Mulwaree Council invites drivers and pedestrians to a road safety awareness tune up session. This is a morning of free entertainment with police on hand to answer questions. Open Mobility will also be available to discuss “Independence with a Motor Scooter.”

To register your interest call Goulburn Mulwaree Council's Road Safety and Traffic Officer Tracey Norberg on (02) 4823 4510 or 0409 986 691 or email:


The importance of advocating for bicycle riding 

Bicycle NSW has previously commented on the need to address the mobility requirements of older adults. It is inspiring to see the NSW Government continue to support initiatives like the NSW Seniors Festival.

It is important to ensure that plans to improve active transport opportunities are implemented, such as those specified in the transport plan as part of the Future Transport 2056 framework. Although interest in bike riding may be increasing as people enjoy active ageing, in many NSW communities, the infrastructure does not exist to currently support this. There is an ongoing need for safe, separated infrastructure of a quality that makes bike riding accessible for and appealing to older bike riders.

“It is important for the government to understand and plan for the needs of elderly citizens so that families can stay active, healthy and independent for as long as possible,“ said Peter McLean, Bicycle NSW CEO.

Bicycle NSW encourages all BUGs, Members and anyone with an interest in healthy ageing to make their own submissions, highlighting the needs and concerns most relevant to their community.

Support our advocacy efforts by becoming a Bicycle NSW Member today!


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