Join Australia’s biggest celebration of commuter riding at National Ride2Work Day on Wednesday 21 October 2020.
Park it for the planet
With a lot of people working from home in 2020, the commute to work looks a little different. But you can still make bike riding part of your day by swapping the car for the bike on a local trip around town. It's an easy way to cut your carbon emissions while feeling happier and healthier every day.
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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 more difficult this year, we’re still keen to know if you’ll be riding. Register below to get involved.
Message from the Lord Mayor of Melbourne
“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.” – Sally Capp (Lord Mayor)Read MORE
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 or use an alternative like MAPS.ME.
Our advice is to not get to immersed in the maps —get out there and find your way. It’s always great finding new places to ride and is a great way to build confidence.
Another hot tip is to chat to friends or work colleagues that live in a similar area. Do they ride a different route? 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.