Happy herd

SIXTY dads and kids rode en masse to watch the East v West Perth WAFL match at Leederville oval on Saturday August 18.

The event was organised by the Mountain Goats, aka the Mt Hawthorn Fathering Project, which aims to make men into better dads, and has been running at Mt Hawthorn Primary for just over a year.

“I rode with my three-year-old daughter on the back of my bike down the safe active street, listening to her giggle the whole way there,” said Mountain Goat member Dan Loden. It was great fun and great to see all the kids enjoying the novelty of riding on the road”.

• Dads and kids ride in Leederville. Photo by Jools Spon-Smith, champion dad in the Mountain Goats

He says the safe active street – the new name for the bike boulevard down Shakespeare Street – gave them a pretty clear run unbothered by traffic: “The cars we encountered were travelling slowly and stopped to let us pass and I felt safe the whole way.”

The Mountain Goats have a few more dad events in the pipeline, and they’ve got a page up at facebook.com/mhmountaingoat

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