Bike Barn are excited to support the Bayleys Westmere Kids Triathlon.
We believe that this triathlon provides kids with a great opportunity to experience the pure enjoyment we know exercise and biking can bring.
The bike ride comes after the run.
School year zero and school year one children ride once around the park and school years two to seven ride twice around the park. If you are racing with your parent in a team, you will do the bike ride portion of the event. The course will be clearly marked (see map
|School year 0-1
||1 km (Once around Cox's Bay Park)
|School year 2-6
||2 km (Twice around Cox's Bay Park)
|Parent/ Child Team
||1 km (Child to complete bike section)
You must wear a helmet.
Before race day we strongly recommend that you take your bike and helmet to your nearest Bike Barn
to have a safety check. This will include checking
your bike's brakes, handle bars, wheels and seat height to make sure your
bike is safe for you to ride. They will also check that your helmet is fitted
This is a complimentary check for participants in the Bayleys Westmere Kids Try.
If you haven't got a bike, send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org
) and we'll try and find one for you to borrow.
You need to let us know your age, size of bike required and your riding ability.
Please note we cannot guarantee we will find you a bike, but we will do our best.
Basic Bike Skills we Recommend:
- Getting on and off the bike
- Changing gears
- Passing other riders safely
BIKE BARN Training Tips
- Practise putting your helmet on before you get on your bike and taking
it off after you get off your bike.
- Practise walking or running while pushing your bike, as you will need
to do this in the Charlie's transition area on the day.
- Try setting up some cones or obstacles to ride around. Put them in
a straight line, about 1.5 metres apart, and try to zig zag through
them. Or set them up in a large square so that you can practise cornering
– make sure your inside pedal is up when you go around the corner.
- Do lots of bike riding, some on the grass if possible, so that you are comfortable and confident on your bike. Besides it's heaps of fun!