URGENT – M~M means great opportunity for cyclists


Due to a last minute cancellation there is the opportunity for Cycling Geelong members and other cyclists to take and official part in Mountain to Mouth (Geelong’s Extreme Arts Walk) as canoe bearers.  Canoe bearers will be walking, not riding!

The canoe needs at least 6 bearers – who push and steer the canoe (it’s long, but quite light and mounted on a wheel).

Our leg of the walk is from Steampacket Place to the Barwon River Rowing Precinct – leaving at 6am on Saturday!  (We’ll need to be there at 5:30 so as to be ready on the dot of 6am.)  The walk is straight up and down Moorabool Street to the river – 2.9km.  The procession of walkers, led by flags and the canoe, is scheduled to arrive at the river at 6:30am.

If you are already registered to do any or all of the walk, you can still take part as a canoe bearer.  We need 6.

At the Barwon River there is an art installation circle to walk and breakfast is available for purchase.  There is also a shuttle bus to return you to Steampacket Place if you need it.

If you can help, please contact me – 52786058, 0409903214 or email Helen.  Please leave a message if I’m not answering the phone – I’ll get back to you!

If you can’t personally help, but know of a cyclist who may be able to, please let them know.  A quick response is needed.  We need all teams in place by Thursday 8th May at the latest!

This is a great opportunity.  The walk follows part of the proposed route of the new north/south cycleway from the Barwon to the Bay.  There’ll be Bike Safe safety vests for all canoe bearers on this section – a wonderful exposure as there may be some hundreds of walkers following you as you steer the canoe.




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