Join Australia’s biggest celebration of commuter riding at National Ride2Work Day on Wednesday 21 October 2020.
Ride to work (or wherever)
With many of us working from home in 2020 (and some of us still plugging away in the home office), it is fair to say we’ve really missed our two wheeled daily commute. Which gives us even more reason to hop on the bike this National Ride2Work Day.
Whether it is for the commute to work, a trip to the shops or to visit a mate – bike riding is a great way to get from A to B.
Don’t forget to swap the car for the bike on Wednesday 21 October and ride your bike to wherever!
Share your ride for a chance to win!
Hop on the bike for a trip to wherever on National Ride2Work Day and share your commute on social* to go in the draw to win one of three prize packs, thanks to our friends at Rapha.
What’s up for grabs?
- 1st: Tech t-shirt, randonnee shorts and a lightweight wind jacket
- 2nd: One of three tech t-shirts
- 3rd: One of five bar bags
To be eligible, simply share a photo of your commute using #Ride2Work on Wednesday 21 October, tag @Bicycle_Network and tell us the best thing about riding a bike. Terms and conditions apply*
Wednesday 21 October 2020
Joining Ride2Work Day helps people who have never commuted by bike before to give it a go, and allows regular riders to stay motivated and encourage their work mates to get involved. While COVID-19 will make social gatherings and community breakfasts look a little different in some states this year, we’d love to know if you’ll be riding.
Register your ride below to help us understand where people are commuting by bike, how far they pedal and where we need build better places to ride.
Posters and digital
Are you organising a Ride2Work Day event?
Download the 2020 Ride2Work digital pack for access to posters and social media images to help promote your event.
You can also visit our resources page for more tips and resources on encouraging your work mates to get started with riding a bike to work.Download pack
Smart ways to ride
Riding a bike to work should be easy and fun. It shouldn’t be over complicated. “Smart ways to ride” is three simple steps to get you riding. Here’s step one:
Step 1 – Find your ride
You don’t need to have the latest and greatest bike. You will be surprised about what you can find in a family or friend’s shed or garage.
If that’s no good, you can also try secondhand or chat to your local bike shop about an easy ride.
Step 2 – Plan your ride
If you’re riding to work for the first time, you might like to find somewhere off the road like a bike path or shared trail. You can find these by searching the bike icon in Google Maps. Check out our guide on how to plan a bike route for more.
But don’t get immersed in the maps—get out there and find your way. It’s a good way to find new places to ride and build confidence.
Another hot tip is to chat to friends or work colleagues that live in a similar area. Maybe you could ride together?
Step 3 – Enjoy your ride
Get pedalling and have fun. It’s that simple.
As the nice weather rolls in there is no better time to enjoy actively commuting to work.
Take time to enjoy the simple moments – the wind in your hair, a crisp clear morning, the feeling of freedom, the green flow of traffic lights.
Not only will you save time and money, you’ll be happier and healthier for it.