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 - welcome back to term 1

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.

Registrations for National Ride2School Day 2021 are now open!

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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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RIDE2SCHOOL HAS GONE MOBILE

Ride2School-App

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2. Create an account

3. Set up classes

4. Enter HandsUp!

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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.

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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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Contact the Ride2School Team

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National Ride2School Day stats

A snapshot of 2020

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