Walk or ride, it's time to hit the road

From left, Emily Harding, Frank Soto, Yuyama Tsui, Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery, Rob Battochio, Sebastian Dinoro and Alyssa Sorenson at the launch of the Keira Challenge. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR
From left, Emily Harding, Frank Soto, Yuyama Tsui, Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery, Rob Battochio, Sebastian Dinoro and Alyssa Sorenson at the launch of the Keira Challenge. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

Illawarra residents are being encouraged to grab their joggers and their bikes to celebrate the re-opening of Mt Keira Road.

The Keira Challenge community cycle and walk was officially launched on Friday. The event is on November 8.

Participants can enter either the 6.5-kilometre "School2Summit" cycle climb, kicking off from Edmund Rice College, or the 5-kilometre Summit Walk, starting from Mt Keira Demonstration School.

The cycle event, which is open to all abilities from age 12, starts at 7.30am. The walk begins at 10am and entry is free.

Adult riders must pay $25 and children 12 to 17 $15.

For walkers there will be free return shuttle buses from the lookout and there will be a barbecue at Mt Keira Demonstration School.

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