Wheely wild Mother’s Day in Port Douglas



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Wildlife Habitat keeper Renee Miles with local mum Carie Kelliher and her kids Koby(7) and Lani (9) ahead of the Mother's Day Community Ride. Image: Supplied.
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Douglas Shire families will this year be able to celebrate their mum through a community bike ride.

The inaugural Mother’s Day Community Ride, hosted by the Douglas Shire Council, Wildlife Habitat and Bike Shop & Hire Port Douglas, will be held on Mother’s Day, Sunday 9 May.

Participants can choose between a 4KM and 10KM ride along designated cycle paths starting from Wildlife Habitat at 8.45AM.

A healthy hot breakfast will be served up to riders after the ride.

Douglas Shire Council’s Sports & Recreation Development Officer, Renee Ker, said the ride was a great family way to celebrate Mother’s Day.

“We encourage everyone to come along – kids, grandparents, mums, dads and friends – for a day of fitness, family and having fun,” she said.

“Wildlife Habitat will put on a delicious, healthy breakfast for all participants following the ride, and we have freecycling giveaways available – it’ll be a terrific morning.”

The Mother’s Day Community Ride is open to local residents and visitors.

Bike Shop and Hire Port Douglas will offer discounted hire for those wanting to hire a bike for the ride. Contact 4099 5799 to make arrangements.

“For those who don’t have a bike in the area, you can still join in, come and hire a bike from us at the bike shop, we have over 500 bikes so there are plenty if anyone needs one,” said Bike Shop and Hire owner, Angela Johnson.

“It’s a great event for the area, we are always trying to promote the sport as a whole and encourage more women to get into the sport.

“We would love to see the local community support this event,” she said.

Bookings are essential:

This initiative is supported by funding from the Queensland Government’s Community Road Safety Grants scheme.

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