South Burnett Councillors Danita Potter, Roz Frohloff, Kathy Duff and Ros Heit get on their bikes at the Rail Trail ahead of the Get Out Get Active program.
South Burnett Councillors Danita Potter, Roz Frohloff, Kathy Duff and Ros Heit get on their bikes at the Rail Trail ahead of the Get Out Get Active program. Jessica McGrath

Getting the girls together to get active on the rail trail

SOUTH Burnett women will soon be grabbing their bikes and tackling the rail trail together.

The Council's Get Out, Get Active, Get on Your Bike program, will run for 10 weeks from July 28.

Sport and recreational councillor Roz Frohloff said they aimed to get more than 40 women and girls involved in the program starting on the rail trail from Murgon and Wondai on Saturday and Kingaroy on Sunday mornings.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for women to get active in a fun and social environment,” she said.

As part of a $17,944 State Government grant, the council purchased 15 bikes and helmets for the program, and six were fitted with child seats for participants who do not own a bike.

"We want people to be part of the rail trail, and get people active,” Cr Frohloff said.

"Participants don't even need to bring their own equipment as council can provide mountain bikes and helmets for use during the program.”

South Burnett personal trainer Christian Sutton will run the free program designed to slowly build up fitness over the ten weeks.

"Christian is going to cater to all levels of ages and fitness, you don't even have to have ridden a bike before,” she said.

It would also be a networking opportunity to meet other Burnett women, and although the program funding is targeted at women and girls, family members were welcome too.

PSM Probike owner Peter Sorensen would also be assisting Mr Sutton by offering general bike repair talks and repairs during the free program.

After the program is complete, the bikes would be available for hire at various South Burnett recreational facilities to offer tourists and residents another active activity.

Each year the council runs some sort of physical activity program to encourage a healthy region, Cr Frohloff said.

The free Get Out Get Active program will run for 10 weeks with starting points at Kingaroy, Wondai and Murgon:

-Wondai: July 28 at 9am from the Visitor Information Centre (after Park Run)

-Murgon: July 28 at 11.30am from the Men's Shed

-Kingaroy: July 29 at 9am from O'Neil Square

For more information contact Christian on 0408 768 105 or email conquerest2015@outlook.com before July 25 to secure a spot.

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