The Ride2Work Program aims to get people started and keep them riding to work. The next Ride2Work Day is Wednesday 16 October 2013 (or, any day that suits you)!
The Ride2Work Program is a nationally run, year round program that actively encourages thousands of Australians thinking of commuting by bicycle to give it a try. Existing riders can share their knowledge and experience with peers, as well as support and encourage those starting out.
Ride2Work has a strong influence in the dramatic increase of people choosing to ride to work, with an amazing 47% of new riders registered in 2012 still riding to work when we surveyed them five months later.
The big event on the Ride2Work calendar is National Ride2Work Day, the only recognised event of its kind which provides an opportunity for individuals and organisations to join over 115,000 Australians celebrating riding to work and encourages people that don’t currently ride to give it a go.
Ride2Work results surge
14 May 2013. Each year, five months after National Ride2Work day we send a survey to all people who registered, asking about their current cycling habits. The results, overwhelmingly, are that Ride2Work has encouraged thousands to take up riding to work, and to stick with it.
Of the people who were motivated by National Ride2Work Day to try it for the first time, a massive 47% were riding to work in the random survey week. And an incredible 87% of new commuters reported they now rode to work at least once per month.
More people rode to work in Feb more often
3 March 2013. Our Ride2Work4Feb initative resulted in over 2,200 people committing themselves to a personal challenge - and the marjority achieved it!
Need some inspiration?
4 February 2013. What better inspiration than yourself? Set yourself a challenge this month as a part of our Ride2Work4Feb initiative. So far, over 2,000 people have signed up to take their ride to work to the next level.
Riding to work off the charts
6 December 2012. The people at Charting Transport have crunched the statistics for a number of Australian capital cities, and compared the results from the last two censuses - 2006 and 2011.
Unlocking space and time
15 November 2012. VicRoads have launched a new campaign to reduce peak time traffic congestion in Melbourne, and it demonstrates that bike riders can make a big difference.
What's more, you can establish your own congestion footprint using an on-line tool, and show motorists just how much you are helping keep their blood pressure low!
Bicycle Network's average is a low 12.65. How did you fare?More here>
Get from A to B, pain free
Watch this video from Australian Physiotherapy Association's appearances at Ride2Work Breakfasts across the country. It's a great idea to have a bike fit if you ride long distances, but it can really make shorter rides a lot easier too.
National Ride2Work Day 2012
Were you one of the 115,000+ people who rode to work on Ride2Work Day? If so, well done! Media coverage was through the roof, with TV, radio and press all saying our ride to work is fun, healthy and is better for our community.
Watch the video and see some pictures here>
Have you registered yet? It only takes two minutes, and we've given you three reasons why it's a great idea.
Workplace Ambassador - Brian Ritchie - MONA
Brian Ritchie, the curator of Hobart's quirky Museum of Old and New Art has an equally quirky bike - with a bamboo frame.
Why register for Ride2Work?
You are a regular commuter and ride to work every day, or several times every week? 85% of our registrations are just like you, and your registration is vital! The data we collect aids in informing Local, State and Federal Government about cycling numbers and movement habits. By selecting that you ride 'Every Day', or 'More than twice a week' you are showing you are a regular commuter which adds weight to the argument for better cycling facilities.
September Buddy Promotion
Do you have a buddy that inspired you to ride to work? Or, have you inspired others? Well, thanks to our generous National Sponsors at Trek, we have another Trek Soho Deluxe ($1,399 RRP) on offer for this month only!
Workplace Ambassador - Tim Anderson
3 September 2012
Madman Entertainment has a wonderfully bike-friendly workplace with both of their mananging directors riding to work, accompanying many of their employees. And on the weekends, Tim's whole family is on bikes!
Faced with gridlock, surgeon turns to her friend's bike
27 August 2012
Fast-thinking Dr Catherine Baucom didn't let gridlock stop her meeting her scheduled time to perform surgery. Instead, she thought of another way to get there.
Workplace Ambassador - Rob Dunbar
Rob Dunbar, the Managing Director of Australian Marine Technologies (AMT) is a great advocate of Ride2Work and it shows, with 43% of their employees commuting by bike.
Ride2Work Merchandise now available!
Our popular t-shirts, drink bottles and the multi-use buddy pockets are available again this year - with an all new design. What better way to tell people how you love to commute, and encourage them to give it a try?
Convienent ordering online and delivered to you, a percentage of every sale goes straight back into the Ride2Work Program.
GoogleMaps now includes cycling instructions
11 July 2012
For some time, those in the USA have been able to choose a 'bike' when getting directions. Well, as of today, Australians can too. Head to maps.google.com.au and give it a go. Just click on 'Get Directions', put in your Start and Finish addresses, click on the 'Bicycle' icon and click the blue 'Get Directions' button. Read more here >
Taking it to the streets - Rallying to Bring Back the Bike Budget!
"Ted, Ted, Don't be slack.
Bring the Bike Budget Back!"
Driving rain did nothing to stop hundreds of bike riders jamming the steps of the Victorian Parliament building this morning to condemn the Baillieu Government’s decision to cut funding for bike infrastructure to zero.
Bike riders of all ages and abilities and from across the political spectrum gathered to tell the Baillieu Government funding for critical bike infrastructure must be reinstated.
Bicycle Network Victoria Chief Executive Officer Harry Barber told the rally today was the first shot in what would be an ongoing campaign. Read more here.
Click on the picture above to play a clip from the rally. You can see more photos here.
Cycling executives pedaling deals
12 June 2012 - 2012’s Ride2Work program has started well, with over 5,000 people already registered. As in previous years, some Australia’s largest organisations are well represented with Telstra, NAB, ANZ and the ATO leading the pack. Could that be because cycling is the new boardroom?
The ABC recently reported a group of 500 Australian executives are regularly sharing their rides with others to talk business.
Ride2Work casts its spell
15 May 2012. Ride2Work Day continues to work its magic with the most recent survey showing that the event can jump-start the commuter bike riding habit.
Of the people who rode to work for the first time on National Ride to Work Day 2011, 38 per cent of them rode at least once in the survey week five months later.
When asked to compare their riding habits with that of a year ago, the results show an even greater change.
Of those who were not riding to work in March 2012, an amazing 63 per cent of respondents stated they were riding to work at least once a week one year later. About 43 per cent stated this was more than once a week, and over one in five said they were riding ‘most days’.Read more >>