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Festival of the Wheel

The Festival of the Wheel is over and so the MASG volunteers can hang up their helmets for a well-deserved rest. All events went well: the rides and film on Saturday and the duathlons and Family Fun Day on Sunday.

The Don KRC Free Family Day in the Botanical Gardens was extremely successful. Around 600 people attended, the weather was near perfect after a shaky start to the day and the variety of bikes needed to be seen to be believed.

The sight of the bike-bus transporting seven kids at a time around the gardens was a highlight, as was the juice wheel run by Tony and the crazy bike events in the straw bale arena. The music also worked very well, thanks to the Foundry Band and our very generous local musos.

Event coordinators reported favourable comments from a wide variety of people, visitors, locals, young and old. Most people were apparently impressed with the level of organisation and the friendliness and cooperation of marshals and other volunteers. Kids were particularly impressed with the bike events at the Fun Day!

Thanks again to those who played key roles as event coordinators or specialists in particular areas, especially Leigh Worn, Peter Legge, Helena Read, Rex Odgers, Frank Forster, Paddy Toasty, Toni Pellas and David Storm.

Thanks for taking part.

Neil Barrett

FOW Coordinator

Thanks to our Sponsors
The Festival of the Wheel was heavily dependent for its success on our generous local sponsors:

Gold Sponsor – Don KRC

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Silver Sponsor – Robinsons, Hargreaves St

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Bronze Sponsors – Castlemaine Property Group & Waller Realty

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Supporting Sponsors – CHIRP & Tonks Bros


Valuable monetary and/or in-kind support was also received from the Mount Alexander Shire Council, The Bike Vault, Victoria Carpets, Greengraphics and Taylors Produce (Forest St).

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