Find out about the advantages of cycling in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and how to do so safely
About cycling in Kalgoorlie-Boulder
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is well connected by a network of on-road and off-road bicycle paths. Our flat landscape and closely linked grid of streets makes it perfect for cycling.
These paths cater for cyclists of all ages and abilities, from experienced cyclists to families to beginners.
Many attractions, such as the Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre and the Boulder Town Hall, are easily accessible by bike.
Most of us in Kalgoorlie live within a few kilometres of our workplace, schools and friends, so we have no excuse not to jump on our bikes.
Riding just 3 kilometres, 3 days a week can help you lose 11 kilograms in a year, so why not aim to ride a bike to work a few times a week?
As your fitness improves you will find that cycling gets easier, and you will want to do it more often.
Obey the road rules
Cyclists should follow the same rules on the road as they would in the car:
- Keep left
- Use signals when turning left or right.
Wear a helmet
Helmets substantially reduce head injuries if worn correctly.
Drink more water
In Kalgoorlie’s hot-and-dry climate, it is important to keep your fluids up when doing any exercise, so remember to take a bottle of water with you on the rides, or stop at any of our conveniently placed water fountains.
The Department of Transport provides some great information on cycling in Western Australia. Visit the Active Transport website.