Join over 10,000 commuters in the annual Around the Bay. All in an effort to bring together riders and generate funds for a great local children’s charity – The Smith Family. A fun day for everyone Biking enthusiast or in the first week of the training wheels? Around the Bay is a family-friendly day of bike riding, accommodating for riders of all levels. Choose out of 9 different riding options between 20km and 300km, all offering a unique experience to explore Port Phillip Bay. Kids under 15 are riding for free! The event will kick off on the morning of Sunday the 6th of October. With all races finishing at Albert Park, there will be plenty of entertainment for those who get in early or who just want to sit in the sun and watch the riders cross the finish line. With entertainment ranging from food trucks to live entertainment and kids’ activities, there will be something exciting for everyone. Riding for a brighter future The Smith Family is an independent children’s charity that helps disadvantaged Australian children to get the most of their education. The learning support and mentoring programs help children in need to fit in a school, keep up with their peers, and build aspirations for a better future for themselves. Escaping Melbourne’s city hustle and bustle If you’re interested in riding, but not sure how to take on the bustling city roads of Melbourne, you should try out the Capital City Trail. The 29km route travels along the Yarra, though the Collingwood Children’s Farm and past Dights Falls, leaving behind a battle with city traffic for a look at Melbourne’s more remote and natural corners. But first, LEKKER! If you like the idea of taking part in this years’ Around the Bay, or just wanting to do a small section of the Capital City Trail, the Melbourne’s bike shop LEKKER is a great place to start. They offer an economical, stylish and effortless way of getting into an everyday habit of riding to where you want to be. Visit us in our North Melbourne bike shop, check out the great range of commuter bikes and test out our latest e-Bike models today!