Bicycle Network is Australia’s biggest bike riding
Why do we exist?
Unfortunately, more than two thirds of Australians – including children – don’t get enough exercise. The stats tell us that too many people are spending too much time sitting and not enough time moving. It’s a problem that we’re fighting hard to solve.
We believe that physical activity is vital for a happy and healthy life.
If we don’t get active, we put ourselves at serious risk of illnesses such as heart disease, some types of cancer, depression and type-2 diabetes.
All you need to do is 30 minutes of activity each day to maintain your health (it’s an hour if you’re under 18).
It’s not that much.
That’s why we make it easier for everyone, regardless of age, gender or background, to ride a bike.
Bike riding is cheap, fun, easy, convenient and one of the healthiest ways to get around.
Riding a bike should be a normal part of our everyday.
What do we do?
With your help, Bicycle Network is making it easier for everybody to ride a bike, every day.
Build places to ride
We roll-up-our-sleeves and work with governments to create safer riding conditions, more facilities and fairer legislation.
Our award-winning behaviour change programs build healthy bike riding habits for people of all ages.
We protect and support riders across Australia with our membership services. We stand up for bike riders when they’ve been wronged.
Our world-class events brings the bike riding community together and celebrates their achievements.
a voice for all
No matter what, how or why you ride, we make sure the voice of all riders is heard by decision makers and the media.
So that we’re working on the most best things to get more people riding, we check the evidence, so that our actions are based on fact not opinion, and we pilot and test our ideas before going big.
What do we stand for?
It’s what we do that matters, not what we say we’re going to do. That’s why we’re committed, honest, inclusive and progressive.
We’re not afraid to take on something huge and we don’t let the doubters stop us. We push hard because we believe we can make a difference.
We don’t waste our time with BS – but we’re never rude about it. We want to get on with the job so we’re honest with ourselves and others.
We’re quick to welcome you into the family. We’ve got your back, no matter who you are or what you ride.
We think creatively, adapt and always strive to be better than yesterday.
Where are we going? A nation of bike riders
We dream of a day when Australia is a nation of bike riders. When our liveable communities are full of happy and healthy people pedalling.
However, the depressing fact is that each year, 20 times more Australians become physically inactive than take up bike riding.
It’s our job to fix this problem.
Here’s how we plan on doing it by 2022.2022 Strategy