The Happiness Cycle is an initiative by Coca Cola in partnership with Bicycle Network. It is being launched in the City of Melton next week. It is aimed at getting young people active in riding bikes at a time they tend to drift away from riding. Sam Willoughby, 2012 Olympic BMX Silver Medallist and BMX World Champion will be there to launch the program and assist young people to construct their bikes.
There are three type of bikes available – BMX, Hybrid or Single speed. Each registered person will also receive head and tail lights, a helmet and a bike lock.
The Happiness Cycle bike give away and App launch will start at 10am and finish at 4pm Thursday the 12th of December at the Caroline Springs Leisure Centre. If you are making your own way there and back it will take you about 3 hours from start to finish.
Up to 300 bikes will be given away to teenagers aged 14 – 16 and who live within the City of Melton municipality. Registration has just gone live. To register, young people aged 14 to 16 who live within the municipality need to go onto the following website:
Please note: You need to have a Facebook Page to link in with and you need to bring along a signed Waiver form (by parent/guardian) you can print from the registration page. Forms will also be available on the day but they do need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
Young people can make their own way there or they can catch a coach bus from Melton Youth Services Centre (Barries Rd, Melton) to Caroline Springs. Young people from the Melton Township and surrounds will need to be at the Melton Youth Services Centre in Barries Rd Melton at 8.45am.
They will be dropped back at the Melton Youth Services Centre between 4:30pm and 5:00pm. They can be picked up from there anytime up to 7pm as they are more than welcome to stay at Launchpad, our youth drop in program, to take part in PC or console gaming, play pool, air hockey, pinball etc. or some organised activities.
Transportation of bikes back to the Youth Centre or to young people’s homes will also be organised where possible (some limitations exist regarding the number able to be transported).
To arrange to catch the bus a transport permission form (download) will need to be completed and a booking will need to be made by emailing email@example.com or calling 9747 5373. The attached Transport Permission Form will need to be completed and signed. Details are on this form.
Young people from rural areas and small townships can be picked up from Rockbank and Diggers Rest if unable to get there. Please contact Melton Youth Services on 9747 5373 and we will arrange for your pick up and drop off. A Transport permission form (download) will need to be filled out and signed. Details are on this form.