National Ride2School Day

National Ride2School Day is the perfect opportunity for Australian students and school communities to embrace a healthier start and to try walking and riding to school for themselves.

17 July 2015

The fun and excitement of National Ride2School Day will be back once again for 2016. Mark Friday 4 March 2016 in your calendar today and get ready to celebrate the fun of riding and walking to school. We're aiming to make it event bigger and better than ever.

Stay tuned for more information about the celebration.


13 April 2015

So what is National Ride2School Day about? 


20 March 2015

Congratulations on participating in the biggest National Ride2School Day to date!

What an amazing day! More than 2,000 schools and 350,000 students across the nation embraced a healthier start to the day by riding, walking, scooting and skating to school.
Here are some fast facts:
  • We had more than 2,040 schools participate in the celebration
  • Over 350,000 students ride, walk, scoot and skate
  • 319 new schools register their participation for the event
  • 1,721 schools from 2014 took part once again
  • 8 schools had 100% active travel rate
  • 4 new ambassadors
  • We managed to visit 44 schools and join their celebrations
  • We had a record number of schools in each state take part

We hope you had as much fun as we did and we hope your National Ride2School Day celebration has inspired more students and families in your school community to actively travel to school on a regular basis.

Stay tuned, because in the following weeks, we'll be releasing a video celebrating this amazing day. In the mean time, enjoy the event photos on our Facebook page and Flickr page.

State participation:


Participating Schools

VIC 1,038
NSW 382
QLD 223
WA 194
SA 102
ACT 46
TAS 39
NT 14

*Four unknown.


15 November 2014

On Friday 13 March 2015  we'll be celebrating the ninth National Ride2School Day event, where over 300,000 Australian students, just like yours, will ride, walk, scoot or skate to school.

So once again, we're inviting all schools to re-live the fun and continue to build a happy and healthy school community by joining in the celebrations.
Registrations for National Ride2School Day are open, so register your school today to ensure you receive your school pack by early term one. The school pack will include a letter confirming your schools participation, posters and stickers to help you celebrate this big day. If you have any questions about registering, please feel free to contact us today. 

To prepare, visit our Resources page, which is full of fun ideas to get your school ready for the celebrations.

National Ride2School Day is the flagship event of the Ride2School Program. Active travel is a great way for students of all ages to meet their recommend daily dose of 60 minutes physical activity every day.

The purpose of National Ride2School Day is to show school communities that riding to school is an easy and fun activity. It is a chance to celebrate on a large scale and prove it can be done.