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Wollongong City Council

SPIN FEST: Ride the Past Exhibition

25 September 2022 - 3 October 2022

A collection of migrant and refugee cycling stories from the past and present.

The Ride The Past project has collected and recorded the stories of migrant and refugee cyclists living in the Illawarra. The stories highlight the diverse ways they have embraced cycling - before and after arrival to Australia. Stories range from elite sportsmen and women, to everyday people for whom cycling was a method of transport, a fun activity or a sense of freedom.

The exhibition will be displayed in the Crown Street Mall, in the windows of the former David Jones building, 165 Crown Street, Wollongong.

Ride the Past is a Spin Fest partner event, and is a collaboration between the Migration Heritage Project, MCCI and SCARF.

Image: Migration Heritage Project. From private collection.

Gear up for Spin Fest

We’re welcoming the world to Wollongong! As the world’s best cyclists compete right here in the UCI Road World Championships, we’re rolling out the fun with Spin Fest – a free, all ages community celebration. Proudly produced by Wollongong City Council, the creative program will have something for everyone, from BMX to beach parties.

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