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Join The Party to Welcome the Great Victorian Bike Ride

Preparations for the Great Victoria Bike Ride’s arrival to the Prom Country are well on the way to creating an action packed program which will welcome riders to the region.

Local businesses and community groups are joining forces to create an event to welcome the riders from the time
they arrive in Tidal River on Saturday November 25 to when they leave Foster on Monday 27 November.
A range of activities will be offered to locals and riders on Sunday November 26 including:

• Street Market on Station Road which will see:
• Local traders opening
• The Hospital Auxiliary Cake Stall
• Foster Primary School hand made postcards and lemonade for thirsty riders and locals
• Toora Football club- Sea Food BBQ
• Local produce and more
• The Exchange Hotel will be holding a street party from 11am onwards with music and food that will be held
on Main Street.
• The Foster Bowls Club will be open for Barefoot Bowls and snacks

Other groups such as the Friends of Agnes Falls, Foster Primary School and Foster Football Club will set up stalls
at the riders camping area, in the Foster Showground, sharing information about projects and serving food.

One idea that is being developed at present by the Chamber of Commerce is a bike sculpture competition. Michelle
Brewer from Foster Chamber of Commerce described the competition where “residents on the Foster Promontory
Road place a bike at the bottom of their drive. The most creative bike will win a prize.”
There will also be activities at Tidal River where the ride will start. The riders will arrive on Saturday November 25
to enjoy what the Prom has to offer.
“Tidal River Open Space is running an afternoon tea to raise awareness about our project and raise funds,” said
Ros Griggs.
“We think there will be lots of people who will come back to the region or are already regular users of the Park. This
is a great chance for us to talk with them about the Open Space.”
“We are eager for community groups and local traders to participate in welcoming the riders to the region” said
Dana Hughes GVBR Committee member.
“We’re looking for groups who might be interested in raising funds for their cause or simply offering activities for
riders to enjoy. We’re talking about 3,500 plus people in town for one day and night.”
For more information contact Dana Hughes on 0427 808 540 or visit Pulhams Furniture and Carpets or Natural
Living in Foster.
The next meeting is on Monday September 18 from 6-8pm at the Foster Exchange Hotel.

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