Mark Pearce, Michelle Lenard, Luke Lenard and Denise Cox are dressed and ready to celebrate Hervey Bay's 150th with a bike ride.
Mark Pearce, Michelle Lenard, Luke Lenard and Denise Cox are dressed and ready to celebrate Hervey Bay's 150th with a bike ride. Valerie Horton

Old bicycles back in fashion for ride to celebrate 150th

IF YOU have an old bike from days gone by sitting somewhere in a back shed, now is the time to dust it off and get it oiled and working again.

As part of Sunday's Hervey Bay 150th birthday celebrations, bike riders are encouraged to get into the spirit of all things olden days and join in the ride from Urangan Pier to the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum.

The 5.5km Tweed Ride is being organised by accredited cycling teachers Michelle and Luke Lennard of Bike n About.

"I was just going to get a few friends together for a ride as a bit of fun, but when I spoke to the people at the museum about it, they got right behind it," Michelle said.

Mark Pearce and his penny farthing.
Mark Pearce and his penny farthing. Valerie Horton

The ride starts at Urangan Pier at 9am.

There will be a safety briefing beforehand.

Other activities to celebrate include: 

Saturday

  • 10am: Book launch of 150 Years of Hervey Bay, followed by two-course luncheon for $20. Hervey Bay RSL. Inquiries Bev 4128 2692
  • 5.30pm for 6.15pm start: Hervey Bay 150 dinner - three-course dinner, music and entertainment. Hervey Bay Community Centre, Charles St, Pialba. Bar service or BYO. Tickets $40 from Lucky Charm Newsagency, Pialba Place and Scarness Newsagency

Sunday

  • 9am: Ye Ole Tweed Run bike ride from Urangan Pier to the Historical Village and Museum, Zephyr St
  • From 9.30am: Free open day at the Historical Village and Museum. Entertainment, demonstrations and food


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