The Beeloo Riding Series – a unique family event combining family bike riding and Nyoongar local
environment insights – begins Saturday, May 6 at 2pm on the South Perth
foreshore. Register free here!
The Beeloo Series is led by Biboolmun Nyoongar man Joe Collard and explores
Beeloo clan culture, language and history including places of significance
between Derbarl Yerrigan (Perth Waters), Dootanboro (Melville Waters) and
Dhagarro (Canning River) areas. All on bikes!
Joe’s rides are slow-paced (about 10km/h) and include bike skills activities and games.
“Riders will gain an understanding and awareness of Aboriginal history of the local area,
and to experience the ancient worldview and understanding of the land and water,”
Joe says. “As the carers for country it is our responsibility to share the
dreaming; we do this by telling story, by teaching our language, and by
travelling the journey’s ancient paths.
He adds: “People will learn to understand and appreciate Aboriginal culture, people and history
while raising awareness of looking after
country and the environment to ensure future generations can enjoy the river
“It’s a unique opportunity for all to come along, participate and have fun!”
The Beeloo Series is for all riders 10 years or over with a roadworthy bike and helmet – under
16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The series will continue each Saturday in May, beginning from different City of South Perth
locations. More details here.
The Beeloo Series is a joint effort between Department of Transport, WestCycle, Djoona and the
City of South Perth.
For more information contact:
Phone: 0492 897 199
Email: [email protected]