Roadcraft Kids’ Bike Track
- October 19, 2021
- Posted by: Sharlene_Makin
- Category: Road Safety
When my kids were little we lived in a quiet, country South Australian town. With its wide open spaces, flat terrain and numerous bike tracks, it was perfect for cycling, even for little kids.
Eighteen years ago, we moved those SA kids to Gympie and, while there’s no argument about how picturesque our beautiful Gympie town is, with its green, rolling hills and pretty gullies, it does pose a few challenges for keeping kids safe on bikes. This particular Mum thought all those narrow, windy roads, blind corners, lack of road-shoulders, mixed with little kids on bikes, was a recipe for certain disaster.
But there is a solution and it’s free!
Every local child can enjoy safe, healthy and fun outdoor activities on the Roadcraft bike track, easily accessible from the Bruce Highway on the southern outskirts of Gympie. Painted to look like our roadways, complete with miniature versions of common street signs, this fully fenced bicycle track is a great place for little ones to ride, scoot or skate.
Your child might be at the stage where those training wheels need to be a thing of the past. The Roadcraft bike track is the perfect place to run alongside the newly adapted two-wheel bike (and if I remember rightly ladies, this is a great job to delegate to the dads, while clapping and giving much moral support!).
Use of Roadcraft’s bike track facility is free, or for a small hourly fee this space can be booked for exclusive use for functions such as birthday parties.
Roadcraft Driver Education is a not-for-profit organisation with a stated mission “to reduce road trauma by providing effective road safety education to road users of all ages”. For primary school aged children this education comes by way of our primary school course which covers bicycle, pedestrian and bus safety for preps to grade 6.
So come and enjoy our facility, but before you build the excitement by packing up the kids’ bikes and helmets, be sure to check the Kids’ Bike Track page here. It lists dates and times you can’t come due to a paid booking or primary school course.
If it’s available, then you’re welcome to come and have some great family fun. Be sure to check into Roadcraft on Facebook and post your photos and hashtag #roadcraft. We’d love to see your snaps.