National Ride2Work Day is the largest celebration of commuter riding in Australia. Held annually in October, the day celebrates the benefits of riding to work and brings together the communities that support it and this year will be celebrated on Wednesday October 14th.
The main objective of the day is to normalise the idea of riding to work and encourage more Australians to ride to work on a regular basis. It encourages people who have never ridden to work before to give it a go, and it allows frequent riders to stay motivated and encourage their workmates to get involved.
Ride2work Day is the largest national behaviour change program of its kind. It encourages Australians to start riding to work and help keep them riding as a regular habit.
Ride2Work has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people choosing to ride to work. A staggering 61% of new riders who registered in 2014 reported that they’re still riding to work – weekly or more – when surveyed in March 2015, five months after National Ride2Work Day
Our friends at Good Cycles and The Squeaky Wheel will be down at at Hortus Seven seeds in Docklands, between 7:30 and 9:00am on Wednesday October 14th. They’ll be providing free bike checks, lots of info about great spring rides AND the chance to win a two year subscription to Treadlie Magazine. Make sure you stop by to say hello!
And if that’s not on your route, then check with your local council, your workplace or local bicycle organisation, there’s sure to be a Ride2Work event for you and plenty of riders happy to help!