Join us in Bunbury this year at the Big Swamp Parkland for a FREE Family Fun Day as part of the WA Mental Health Week Opening Ceremony on Saturday 9 October ahead of the FONDO Series, in a partnership between West Cycle and the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, supported by WA Mental Health Commission, Tourism WA, City of Bunbury, Lotterywest and Richmond Wellbeing.

This year the theme for Mental Health Week is ‘Mental health starts with our Children’ and events and activities will centre around how crucial the early years are for instilling lifelong reliance, wellbeing, emotional regulation, and optimism. Bike riding is a socially inclusive and accessible activity for most families and children to take part in and the protective mental health benefits of cycling are well documented.

The Opening Ceremony Weekend in Bunbury offers a great day out for the whole family whether you’re on the way back from down south at the end of school holidays; based in the region already; or looking for a day trip activity from Perth – there will be stacks of activities at Big Swamp Parkland from 1pm on Saturday 9 October including a kids’ bike track, pump track, creative crafts upcycling old bikes, and much more!

Bike Track

The Dome Little Critters returns for the ultimate bike riding weekend!

Have the opportunity to ride round the Big Swamp Parkland! At just 2.25km, this is the perfect ride for your little ones! There is no age restrictions on this ride, so all are welcome, parents that includes you; walk, run or even ride the Big Swamp Parkland with your little one.

And best of all each Little Critter will receive a special Little Critters Medal and Gift Bag that includes a Colouring Book, Pencils and a wristband!

Pump Track

Ever wanted to ride on a Pump Track but never had the opportunity? Well now is your chance!

Thanks to Three Chillies Design, you will be able to ride along their incredible 20M Pump Track! and best of all, it is completely FREE!

All riders will receive a special Little Critters Medal and Gift Bag that includes a Colouring Book, Pencils and a wristband!