Bicycle Network: Ride2Work Program
National Ride2Work Day
National Ride2Work Day on Wednesday 16 October 2013 is the perfect opportunity for you to have a go at riding to work, or celebrate your regular commute.
National Ride2Work Day 2013
Congratulations to all who ditched the car, jumped on their bikes and embraced an active lifestyle for National Ride2Work Day!
It was great to see so many first-timers, regular riders and seasoned Ride2Work veterans come together and unite for a commuter revolution at the community and CBD breakfasts held around the country.
Check out our photos from the day and don't forget to share your celebrations and snapshots with us on Ride2Work's Facebook, Twitter (#Ride2Work) and Flickr pages.
What is National Ride2Work Day?
National Ride2Work Day is held annually to encourage people who have never ridden to work, or who do so infrequently, to commute on their bike.
It also encourages frequent riders to keep at it and encourage their workmates to get involved.
While National Ride2Work Day is held once a year workplaces and employees are offered support to ride throughout the year.
Free community breakfasts are held across the country on National Ride2Work Day to celebrate the morning commute on two wheels.
Why should I get involved?
To increase the amount of physical activity you do every day. Currently, more than half of Australian men and women don’t do enough physical activity to maintain their health! The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare recommends 30 minutes of moderate activity for adults most days (up to 60 minutes for children) to stay healthy.
Bike riding is a great way to get physically active – and the best part is you can do it while you’re commuting to and from work. It’s a great, healthy habit to get into!
Check out why Ambassador for Australian Bananas, Ride2Work's National Breakfast Sponsor and NRL superstar Billy Slater thinks Ride2Work is a great way to start the day:
National Ride2Work Day 2013 - Billy Slater
How do I get involved?:
All you need to do is register with us - then get on your bike on Wednesday, 16 October, 2013!
Do people keep riding?
Yes, they do. Five months after National Ride2Work Day in 2012, 47% of new commuters reported they had ridden to work in the week they were surveyed, while 82% of new bike commuters who were not riding one year ago reported they were now riding to work more than once per week.
Would you like a little help?
RACV Cycle Angels - helping with people's ride to work