'Friday Bikes' hit Grenfell

A huge gathering of  the Australian Bike Friday Club who stayed overnight in the Grenfell Caravan Park last Friday before their ride to Greenethorpe. The bikes are unusual to say the least and look like the kind of bike you can take anywhere and still participate in a great past time. 
A huge gathering of  the Australian Bike Friday Club who stayed overnight in the Grenfell Caravan Park last Friday before their ride to Greenethorpe. The bikes are unusual to say the least and look like the kind of bike you can take anywhere and still participate in a great past time. 

The annual NSW gathering of Bike Friday saw 35 cyclists touring the quiet roads around Grenfell and enjoying local hospitality. Riders came from as far afield as Castlemaine, Newcastle and Wollongong to do 70 and 90km loops out from town with shorter options for those less inclined.

Cyclists Kim Sullivan and Bronwyn Lang all ready for their big outing to Greenethorpe.

Cyclists Kim Sullivan and Bronwyn Lang all ready for their big outing to Greenethorpe.

Bike Fridays have smaller wheels and fold - enabling them to be packed inside a normal samsonite type suitcase which can then be taken on a plane as standard luggage. On arrival even smaller wheels can be attached and the suitcase becomes a towed trailer.   Many of the cyclists have taken their bikes touring Europe, Alaska , USA ,Cuba . The tandems fit into two suitcases.

The next Australian gathering will be in Mudgee April 2014.

In tandem - four legs are better than two as this happy pair set off from the Grenfell Caravan Park in Bike Friday’s ride to Greenethorpe last Saturday morning.

In tandem - four legs are better than two as this happy pair set off from the Grenfell Caravan Park in Bike Friday’s ride to Greenethorpe last Saturday morning.