This year the Cradle Coast Authority is sponsoring and hosting a special idea2016 forum – “Not Just Riding a Bike” – a conversation about encouraging increased participation in cycling in the North-West as a means of dealing with sedentary lifestyles, health and wellbeing, recreation activities, tourism product diversification and active transport. Cycling is recognised as one of the best cost effective, easy and low impact activities that can significantly improve individual fitness and has the potential to have a major impact on public health. Cycling also has the added benefit of contributing to improved tourism / events, economic,  sport / recreation and active transport / environmental outcomes.

 

Community leaders and change makers in the region with an active interest in cycling are invited to the “Not Just Riding a Bike”  forum to work collegiately to identify and implement innovative and inspiring ways of improving participation in all forms of cycling in the North West. The forum will be used to provide input into the development of a regional cycling experience strategy. The strategy will be co-designed and co-produced in conjunction with the region’s community leaders and cycling community. The forum will be facilitated by the inimitable, Dr Colin Jones.

 

An important part of the forum will be to engage community leaders and change makers in the conversation before, during and after the forum. The conversation will continue online using Made Open Tasmania, an innovative, fast and easy to use way to share ideas and knowledge and turn the better ideas in to action in a single site. To get started, we have created an online challenge in Made Open Tasmania.  If you are interested in increasing participation in cycling activities across the region, get involved in the conversation now. Suggest, like and comment on ideas. Send a link to the challenge and invite fellow enthusiasts to get involved in the conversation today. Click here to get started: https://tasmania.madeopen.com.au/issues/559.

 

Who should attend: Community leaders and change makers in the region with an active interest in cycling. Spaces are limited. Book today!

Where: Gnomon Pavillion, Ulverstone Wharf Precinct.

When: 2pm – 5pm, 8th of June.

Cost: Free. Afternoon tea included.

 

Click here to view the full idea2016 program which contains online registration links for this forum and other sessions. Please consider joining us next door at the idea2016 Welcome Party afterwards!