A nationwide program that enables students to get physically active on their journey to school
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.
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!LEARN more
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.
Ride2School rolls into Devonport
Bicycle Network’s Ride2School team helped Devonport school students get ready for a two-wheeled summer at bike skills workshop attended by Tasmanian Senator Richard Colbeck.
More than 60 students were taught riding tips and tricks, road safety awareness and how to do bike and helmet checks.Read more
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.
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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