New All-Abilities Learn-to-Ride Bike Path Opens in Evatt, ACT

ACT, Australia

The ACT Government has announced a new 370-metre hard surface bike track and a bike storage shed at the Evatt community playground. The $425,000 project, funded through the 2024 Sport and Recreation Investment Scheme, will provide a safe and accessible Road Safety Learn to Ride bike track for children of all abilities.

Minister for Sport and Recreation Yvette Berry emphasized the importance of road safety awareness for young bike riders. “This new community facility will provide a safe environment that will allow inclusive instruction for children of all abilities,” said Minister Berry.

Construction will begin next month on the new bike path, which will support the Cyclabilities program, an inclusive cycling initiative for children of all abilities. The program teaches cycling skills and fosters social, emotional, and physical development. With over 100 participants, the program anticipates growth with the addition of the new bike path.

The new facility will be open to the entire community, providing a more welcoming and inclusive environment. Abilities Unlimited Australia, the organization behind the project, offers tailored programs for children with disabilities, promoting inclusion and empowering children to discover their potential through sports.

Chairman of the Board of Abilities Unlimited Australia, Chris Nunn, expressed delight at the project’s development. “The project has been a dream of Abilities Unlimited Australia volunteers for several years and with this funding from the ACT Government, it will now come to fruition,” said Nunn.