Aussies get on their bikes and Ride2Work

Tens of thousands of commuters around Australia have embraced the bike and joined Bicycle Network's National Ride2Work Day.

Ride2Work Day began in Victoria 25 years ago when it was established by Senator Janet Rice, and has now grown to become a uniting event across the nation.

Free community breakfasts were held in every capital city as well as regional centres, while many workplaces held their own events and encouraged staff to get involved and go to work the healthy way.

Bicycle Network's Melbourne CBD breakfast saw thousands roll up to a warm and sunny Docklands for free bacon, eggs and coffee, while the Sydney Harbour Bridge steps were also swamped with bike riders.

A sparkling Hobart morning brought riders out in force to the Mawson Pavilion on the waterfront.

There were the bananas to keep riders fueled, plus croissants and coffee provided by nearby cafe Frank, a haunt very popular among bike riders with a keen nose for caffeine. Two very supportive Hobart aldermen, Bill Harvey and Helen Burnet, joined in the fun as well.

Two cities with some of Australia's best cycling participation numbers of course joined in the fun.

Bicycle Network's Darwin breakfast at Raintree Park fed many riders, while Parliament House in Canberra got involved, even if riders did lament the placement of the house atop a hill.

North Sydney wasn't to be outdone with a well-attended breakfast held in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge steps. A DJ kept the vibe going all morning long, with Rapha, Allpress Espresso, The Rolling Fix, Camelback, Bicycle Network and Bicycle NSW all joining in on the celebrations. 

National Ride2Work Day is a great celebration of bike riding, but it is also an important event that builds towards a healthier Australiaso don't put the bike away until next year. Register for the Ride2Work program and keep spinning all year round.

Highlights from #Ride2Work Day