A nationwide program that enables students to get physically active on their journey to school

The problem

Over the past 40 years the number of children who are physically active everyday has significantly dropped. In the 1970s, eight out of ten students rode or walked to school but today that number has dropped to just two out of ten.

The solution

Students who ride or walk to school contribute to their minimum physical activity level of 60 minutes per day. They are also more focused and ready to learn compared to those who are driven.

Friday 19 March 2021

National Ride2School Day – Thanks for a wheelie fun day!

National Ride2School Day is Australia’s biggest celebration of active travel and one of the best days on the school calendar.

The day has helped thousands of schools to empower and enable students to get physically active on their journey to school, giving them the opportunity to create healthy habits for their future.

Thank you to all schools that participated in National Ride2School Day 2021 and stay tuned for registrations opening for next year too!

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World Bicycle Relief

The Ride2School program is proud to partner with World Bicycle Relief for National Ride2School Day – helping to change lives through the Power of Bicycles.

We’re encouraging all schools around Australia to help us raise funds for World Bicycle Relief. For every $195 raised, a Buffalo Bicycle is provided to a student in need. You can learn more about what they do at worldbicyclerelief.org.

Kick-start your fundraising
  • Gold coin donation on National Ride2School Day
  • Bake sale at your school
  • A funky socks or free-dress day

The school that raises the most money will receive a mega sports equipment pack!

Check out our fundraising guide to get started.

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Latest news from Ride2School

Mornington students pick the path to school

Mornington Park Primary School students helped designate bike riding routes to school at Bicycle Network’s Ride2School ActivePaths workshop last week.

Keelonith Primary School ready to ride

Students at Greenvale’s Keelonith Primary School will be ready to ride to school all throughout 2021 thanks to a Ride2School bike education workshop.

National Ride2School Day stats roll in

It's been one month since National Ride2School Day and we've tallied the stats from one of the first big bike parties held since coronavirus.

Continuing the momentum of Ride2School Day

Few things beat the colour and excitement of seeing kids with ear-to-ear smiles, wind in their hair, enjoying the fun, freedom and independence of riding...

Ride2School Testimonials

How does Ride2School help?

Ride2School is a nationwide program delivered by Bicycle Network, designed to support schools to encourage, empower and enable more students to get physically active on their journey to school.

To do this we work with schools, students, parents and local government to cultivate active and healthy school communities.

Parents place

What can I do?

Here at Bicycle Network we think bike riding is a rite of passage: it’s just something you do as a kid in Australia, no matter your gender or race.

You learn to ‘just trust yourself’, how to clean up injuries and how to make friends. It’s a key part of Australian life. More importantly, it has so many benefits like keeping active and learning to be more independent.

Are you a parent, uncle or teacher looking to get someone riding, walking or even scooting to school? Follow the link below as we share with you a few lessons and tips to start creating some pretty awesome memories.

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National Ride2School Day stats

A snapshot of 2021

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