I have a couple of questions about the freeway bike ride you're organising.
* Is there any facility for people wishing to ride less than 30km?
Your info page says "Upon the finish of the event, the new PSP Freeway Cycle Paths will be open to riders wishing to ride back along the Freeway Extension towards Perth." This tends to imply that you can't just ride to, say, the first interchange then ride back along the bike paths. Can you ride back along the other side of the freeway, perhaps?
* Will there be any lane closures or other protection in place for people riding between the train stations and the start and end of the freeway ride?
Google Street View shows no bike paths for sections of Safety Bay Rd and Pinjarra Road. If you're willing to risk your tyres, Safety Bay Rd has a wide shoulder. Pinjarra Rd doesn't even have that. I believe the speed limit for both roads is 80km/h. It's obviously dangerous to be riding at less than 25km/h on those roads.
Yours, Chris J.
Thanks for your email.
You are welcome to ride less than 30 km; however the issue is getting across to the PSP cycle path from the northbound lane of the freeway. There is shrubbery and dirt between this path and the road, so you will have to make your way to the path carefully. Please be advised that you will have to be off the freeway itself by 10:30 am; however the PSP cycle paths will be open from 9:00 am onwards.
Unfortunately due to our lack of planning time for the event, and the logistics with the opening ceremony, we are unable to close any of the roads leading from the train stations to the start/finish.
The other option is the shuttle service that will be offered from Pinjarra back to Stocklands car park, which will take one family member (without a bike) back to retrieve his/her car for pick-up.
I hope this is helpful.
I've found a way to make it work, will I see any of you there?