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On Your Bike
Take Time For Mental Health…On Your Bike
This World Mental Health Day selectability is inviting the Townsville and Mackay communities to once again get involved in our FREE event and to get active while shining a spotlight on mental health!
After the success of last year's events Take Time For Mental Health…On Your Bike will be held for the second time on Sunday 10 October from 8am at Raintree Grove, Riverway Townsville and Bluewater Trail Mackay.
Why are we doing it?
Our bike ride and BBQ brunch aims to help breakdown the stigma around mental illness and show the community that there are simple things that we can all do to boost our own wellbeing.
Who can get involved?
The ride is for all skills levels and abilities and you don’t even need to ride, you can make your way around the circuit however you like. The most important thing is showing up, showing your support and taking time for your own mental health!
Why is it important to participate?
One in five Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year and it is important for us to reconnect as a community, raise awareness around mental illness, and encourage people to access the support they need those that need.
The Townsville event will follow the same 3.7km circuit as last year - starting and finishing at Raintree Grove. There'll be food and a coffee van, along with a bicycle repair station ... and if you don't have a bike, don't worry, you can borrow one of ours.
Location: Raintree Grove, Riverway, Thuringowa
Time: 8:00am - 10:30am
Take a 6 kilometre family-friendly bike ride beginning at the Forgan Bridge end of River Street, along the Bluewater trail along the river front, past the boat ramps and around the Sandfly Creek Environmental Reserve to Iluka Park, and back to the beginning. After the ride, there’ll be a free BBQ Brunch at Horizon Clubhouse.
Location: Bluewater Trail, River Street, Mackay
Time: 8:00am - 10:30am
selectability acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we provide services and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge those with lived experience and those who support and partner with us to improve mental wellbeing and prevent suicide across regional Queensland.