East Side Ride 2014




On Sunday the 25th of May 2014, community radio station Eastside Radio 89.7 FM will host their second annual East Side Ride.

The East Side Ride is a free community event that encourages activity in the areas of cycling, green living and live music. Located in Centennial Park, the event will play host to stalls and workshops from a wide variety of participants.

Come along for a free yoga class at 9am courtesy of the House of Yoga accompanied by the electrified harp sounds of Jake Meadows. To find out more check out the above tab!

Everything from gardening and composts stalls to seed banks and kids edible gardens. To find out more check out the above tab!. Plus organic food and drinks will be on offer.

At the cycling hub visitors can Try2Wheels, watch and learn about customising old bikes and see bike generated smoothie machines plus a bike fashion display and a special kids book reading. To find out more check out the above tab!

Providing the soundtrack for the day will be roots reggae icon Declan Kelly & The Rising Son and funk soul legend Tina Harrod Electric as well as local Eastside DJs. To find out more check out the above tab!

By bringing together people from all rides of life the East Side Ride will provide a point of connectivity in an ever-expanding city.

What: The East Side Ride

When: 9am to 3pm on Sunday 25th May 2014

Where: Centennial Park, Loch Avenue South Area

Price: Free

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Eastside Ride - Sunday 25 May 2014

Heart Shaped Yoga

On Sunday the 25th of May 2014, community radio station Eastside Radio 89.7 FM will host their second annual East Side Ride.

The East Side Ride is a free community event that is held in the picturesque Centennial Parklands. It aims to encourage activity in the areas of cycling, green living and live music. The event will provide a wide variety of stalls and workshops from a number of participants for the public to explore.

“Free Yoga Session”

Come along for a free yoga session at 9:00am with the experienced yoga instructors from the House of Yoga. All you need to bring is your own mat. Everybody’s welcome.

It’s all part of the House of Yoga’s active participation in the community. Proceeds from their Vinyasa Flow classes go to a local charity, and artists are encouraged to display their work at the House of Yoga in Redfern.

Multi-instrumentalist, Jake Meadows, will provide beautiful background music to the yoga session. Jake plays harp and guitar as well as sings and has performed with the likes of Angus and Julia Stone and Silverchair.

Yoga can help us to connect to our inner spirit. By bringing together people from all rides of life the East Side Ride will provide a point of connectivity to our lives in an ever-expanding city.


What: The East Side Ride

When: 9am to 3pm on Sunday May 25th, 2014 / Yoga Class at 9:00am

Where: Centennial Park, Loch Avenue South Area

Price: Free

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On Sunday the 25th of May 2014, community radio station Eastside Radio 89.7 FM will host their second annual East Side Ride.

The East Side Ride is a free community event that is held in the picturesque Centennial Parklands. It aims to encourage activity in the areas of cycling, green living and live music. The event will provide a wide variety of stalls and workshops from a number of participants for the public to explore.

The Live Music

If there’s one area in which Eastside Radio truly excels; it’s live music. And at the East Side Ride we have the pleasure of setting the ambiance for the day with some unique sounds. We kick-off with Jake Meadows on electrified harp as part of our free yoga class followed by our very own resident DJs, who will be tasked with rousing everyone bright and early Sunday morning.

Thirty years of spinning the best in jazz, funk, soul, disco, hip hop, French, Brazilian, Cuban, experimental, electronic, late night ambient, dub, reggae, fusion and gypsy has given us a well-deserved reputation for setting the groove like no-one else.

At midday, roots rock reggae band Declan Kelly & The Rising Son will kick off the live music proceedings with their laid back stage presence. Then at 2pm Tina Harrod Electric will wrap things up with the final performance of the day. This soul jazz funk beauty will have you pedalling rhythmically all the way home.

So make your way over to our caravan stage and be sure to get down to the Eastside sound!

 What: The East Side Ride

When: 9am to 4pm on Sunday May 25th, 2014

Who: 9am – Jake Meadows (as part of the FREE yoga session)

12pm – Declan Kelly & The Rising Sun

2pm – Tina Harrod Electric

Where: Centennial Park Loch Avenue South Area

Price: Free

This project is supported by the City of Sydney Matchiong Grants Program.

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At the East Side Ride’s Green Living area you’ll be exposed to some of the best innovative practices surrounding the 3R’s from knowledgeable people passionate about making a difference to the environment. Plus we’ll explore how to get the best out of your body which we think is just as important as the planet. Of course we know that all this talk about Green Living will make you hungry so we’ve also invited along local growers and organic food suppliers to further highlight healthy living.

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We simply could not present such a brilliant and fabulously FREE event for the community without the assistance of our valuable sponsors. We would like to thank them for their support as well as their belief in our passionate ideas. Together we can make this city a beautiful, clean, healthy and artistically creative place to live. Somewhere we can be proud that the East Side Ride calls home.