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YUMMY BREAKY AT FREO RIDE TO WORK

Posted in bicycles, city of fremantle, cycling, environment, health by freoview on October 12, 2016

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The Ride To Work breakfast was held at Fremantle Kings Square this morning and was appreciated by many cyclists who turned up for yummy South American baked beans and eggs, muffins and great coffee while checking out electric and cargo bikes.

Nice to see City of Fremantle CEO Phil StJohn up and about early and enjoying a hearty breaky.

Roel Loopers

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FITNESS TEST AT GORGEOUS MANNING PARK

Posted in environment, fremantle, nature, western australia by freoview on August 22, 2016

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I went bush this arvo, well kind off. I went just down the road from Fremantle to Manning Park in Spearwood. It is quite beautiful there.

I even climbed the Manning Steps, the equivalent but more scenic, to Jacobs Ladder in Kings Park. Great views but my legs are telling me I am far too old for that kind of exercise. I’ll do it again soon though to get fit for summer and my next lover, who must be lurking just around the corner. ; >).

Go and have a look! Wildlife, paper bark, a lake, nice playground for the kids, stunning coastal views to Fremantle Port and Kwinana and it’s only a ten-minute drive from Freo.

Roel Loopers

WINTER IN FREO IS ALMOST OVER

Posted in fremantle, nature, western australia by freoview on July 22, 2016

 

Blackwall Reach is one of my favourite walks in the Fremantle area. The other one is the walk from Rule Street in North Fremantle to Mosman Park just above the river.

I had a walk along the former today and sat soaking up the sun for half an hour listening to the birds. It was very quiet and I only saw three people, but on weekends there are a whole lot more and also many cyclists.

A tram from Fremantle ran through the Blackwall Reach reserve to Point Walter from 1915 to 1940. Point Walter was a very popular holiday destination for city slickers then.

I took some happy snaps along the way and am happy to announce that spring is in the air.

Roel Loopers

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HAVE FUN IN THE WINTER FESTIVAL BUBBLE

Posted in children, family, fremantle, western autralia, winter festival by freoview on July 4, 2016

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This long bubble tube at the Fremantle Winter Festival at the Esplanade is very popular with children who run and roll around inside it.

It looks like a whole lot of fun, so can we have a senior night in them as well? Only kidding!

If you haven’t been there, go and check it out. There is ice skating and a huge slide, toboggan, food and drinks and even hot chestnuts and ‘real’ snow.

Roel Loopers

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EXPLORE FREMANTLE AND STAY FIT

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle, health, heritage, tourism, western australia by freoview on June 20, 2016

The City of Fremantle has launched EXPLORE FREMANTLE, self-guided walking tours to explore iconic Fremantle tourist attractions, history, cultural heritage and the arts.

Explore Fremantle works on iPhone and Android devices and visitors to our city can connect to FREBytes free wifi in the CBD.

The City suggests people look for the ‘tips’ along the way for a bit of extra local knowledge and share their photos on social media #exploreFremantle.

There is the 6.88 long kilometre Discovery Trail, the 3.97 km Umbrella Walking Trail, the 6.61 km Multicultural Fremantle and Heritage Highlights, which is 5.72 km long.

This is a very good idea and will be supported by the new way finding signs they City of Fremantle will be installing this week.

Roel Loopers

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KIDS HAVING FUN AT FREO SKATE PARK

Posted in children, city of fremantle by freoview on April 20, 2016

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Nice to see so many young kids having fun at the Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza today, trying out their scooters and getting some advise from coaches.

Roel Loopers

GREAT FUN AT NOTRE DAME UNI WEST END DASH

Posted in fremantle, notre dame university, sport by freoview on March 23, 2016

 

What a lot of fun today’s annual WEST END DASH by Fremantle Notre Dame University students was. It was the best one I have attended so far.

Primary school students from Wembley, on a historic Freo tour with Two Feet and a Heartbeat, were invited to participate and the firies from the Freo FESA station also turned up for the sprint and tug of war.

There were wheelbarrow and chocolate Easter egg races, a sausage sizzle, golf, basketball, tabletennis an footy games. It was a brilliant way of spending one’s lunch hour.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE RIDE TO WORK DAY

Posted in cycling, fremantle by freoview on October 11, 2015

Bicycles to Take Over South Tce on Wednesday – Ride to Work Day

Join a ‘Bike Bus’ group to lead to you to a free breakfast at Pioneer Park, near Fremantle Railway Station.Bike Bus’s will be riding along South Terrace on Ride to Work day this year to promote bicycle awareness in Fremantle.

A Bike Bus, consists of a group of cyclists riding together, on a set route, with the aim to make the journey a more interesting, safer, more visible and sociable experience.

The event is being organized by the Fremantle Bicycle Users Group (BUG), a community based, volunteer group who advocate on behalf of people who ride bicycles in and around the Fremantle Area.

A bike bus will be departing from South Beach Cycles/Third Wheel Café at 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00am on Wednesday 14 October and arriving at the City of Fremantle’s Ride to Work breakfast in Pioneer Park.

All cyclists are welcome to join the ride, including regular riders to support others.

Visit facebook.com/bikefreo for more information on the bike bus or Freo BUG. Contact Fremantle.bug@gmail.com

NEW FREO PORT TO ROTTO PUB SWIM

Posted in fremantle, rottnest island, swimming by freoview on October 10, 2015

There will be competition for the Rottnest Island swim next year when on March 19 the first PORT TO PUB SWIM will be held. Swimmers will leave from Leighton Beach near Bib&Tuckers and arrive at Thompson Bay near the hotel.

Up to 1,200 swimmers can take part in the community race with entry fees of $ 195 per person for teams of four to six people.

There will be two options, a 20km and a 25km swim, so get ready and start training.

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.

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JOIN THE FREO FREEWHEELERS!

Posted in cycling, fremantle by freoview on October 7, 2015

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I received this email from Alex Fletcher and want to share it with you, as it sounds like an interesting project:

I am trying to get Perth people (starting in Freo) to reduce their driving, in favour of walking, cycling and public transport. I also want to support local businesses. I’m working on an app called Freewheeler (www.freewheeler.com ) with my dad to track commutes and modes then reward people for active & sustainable commuting.

I’m doing a crowdfunding campaign at the moment to raise funds to help roll out a Fremantle pilot project. The campaign page is at http://www.startsomegood.com/freewheeler

If this initiative interests you at all, then I’d appreciate any exposure you’d care to give on your blog. Crowdfunding is proving to be pretty hard work and I’m really keen to get the Fremantle community on board, as I think it could make a big difference to Fremantle (and hopefully later Australia).

Check it out Freo!

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers if 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.

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