This morning marked the country’s biggest celebration of commuter riding, as Australians saddled up for National Ride2Work Day.
And what a morning it was! The threat of early showers in Melbourne did not dampen commuter spirits, and the bike gods joined in the celebrations by clearing the skies to unveil a calm morning.
Bicycle Network hosted its annual breakfast at Harbour Esplanade on Docklands where thousands of city-bound commuters dropped in for a chat, free coffee, bacon and egg rolls and plenty of Australian bananas.
And in a great show of support for bike riding, Lord Mayor Sally Capp and City of Melbourne Transport Chair Cr Nicolas Frances Gilley joined in the fun with Bicycle Network CEO Craig Richards
“The City Of Melbourne is proud to support this event. Our vision is to become a cycling city, with a connected bicycle network and improved links to existing routes – all to make cycling more accessible for people of all ages and abilities,” said Cr Capp.
— Bicycle Network (@bicycle_network) October 16, 2018
Of course this was only one of many breakfasts being hosted at key commuter hotspots right around the country; all in the name of celebrating the benefits of riding to work and bringing together the communities that support the cause.
With two thirds of Australian’s currently not getting enough exercise and our cities being chocked with traffic, Ride2Work Day aims to promote a healthy solution to these serious problems.
Bicycle Network would like to thank all those who jumped on the bike this morning – whether you’re a daily bike commuter, a first-time rider, or you just swung by for a free coffee! You’re all helping spread the word about the benefits of riding to work and making it more accessible for people in the future.
You can also share some of your memories from the day using #Ride2Work and by tagging @Bicycle_Network.
Register and share your ride
For those who did join in this mornings celebrations, please remember to register your ride by clicking on the link below. This provides valuable data that will help us on our mission to improve bike riding culture in Australia.
You will also go into the draw to win a $1,000 Flight Centre travel voucher.