Gecko will be hosting a bike ride on Sunday 10th March, to encourage riding bikes more than driving the car and to promote clean, renewable energy. This bike ride will tie in with Gecko’s Lock the Gate campaign and ride participants will be wearing yellow and black, the colours of Lock the Gate, an Australia wide organisation that now has 170 small groups under its banner.
Riders will gather at Burleigh Heads Justin’s Park between 9-10am to prepare themselves with colours, signs and body paints, and then set off for a leisurely ride on the beachfront bike paths and finish at Pratten Park in Broadbeach, opposite the Broadbeach State School.
On the same day Gold Coast City Council is hosting a Bike Fest in the same park with music, entertainment, activities, food, expos and electric bikes and encouraging people to leave their car at home and ride to the event.
Gecko will have a marquee at the Bike Fest event with volunteers to tell people what Gecko do, and what their campaigns are on the Gold Coast. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Gecko and sign up as a volunteer.
At Gecko, there is an area for everyone to volunteer in a friendly, enthusiastic and informative environment.
Gecko would like to focus their bike ride on Locking the Gate against coal seam gas mining, and new coal mines, and ask people to consider the clean, renewable energies that Australia has in abundance. In 2011, Melbourne University published a report that Australia can be 100% powered by clean, renewable energy within 10 years.
Fossil fuels and carbon emissions are continuing to pollute the planet at a faster rate than anticipated and we all need to actively demand clean, renewable energy for a cleaner, better future.
Participants will also be asked to demonstrate safe road rules and stay on the bike paths.
For more information and photos contact Kathleen Green at Gecko, on 5534 1412 10am-2pm, or 0431 058 084.
For more details see the Facebook event.