Ride2Work Day - October 15, 2014


Do you want to ride to work, but are too scared to face the traffic? Confused by the potential routes, and don’t know the best one to take? Or do you regularly ride to work, and just want an excuse to celebrate?

National Ride2Work Day is your chance to face your fears or honour your commute! The event takes place during National Safe Work Australia Month, on Wednesday 15 October.

What is Ride2Work Day?

An event to celebrate commuting on your bike. It encourages people who have never ridden to work (or who do so infrequently) to give it a go. It also encourages frequent riders to keep it up, and encourage their workmates to get involved. 

How do I get involved?

Visit the R2W Pedal Power page on The Grid for information on how to register for this year’s Ride2Work Day.

Why participate in Ride2Work Day?

Because you'll be joining the largest national ride to work of its kind! We also hope it inspires you to make the choice to swap the car, train or tram for a bicycle more often! Over 50,000 people across the country are expected to ride to their workplace on October 15th, and each AGL location is gearing up to participate.

So what's in it for me?

  • Exercise
  • Saving money on your regular transport costs
  • A funky t-shirt to wear for the ride in
  • The opportunity to receive a FREE AGL branded bicycle helmet. Each site will have a certain number of helmets for the first riders to register, so get in quick
  • A free breakfast upon arriving at your site's end destination (for the breakfast meeting point in your location see the chart below)
  • The right to wear casual clothes for the day

Read our article The top 5 reasons why you should take up cycling, for more on why cycling will benefit your everyday routine.

Not a confident rider?

No need to worry! Ride2Work day is all about encouraging you to give cycling a try.

Pedal Power will be supporting riders by organising meet-ups at designated locations to allow cyclists to ride in together along the safest route. To meet with your closest coordinator, please email them directly for a location and time:

Locations

Route Zone

For suburbs around

Coordinator

Breakfast location, map and meetup time

West 
(Footscray Rd, Footscray)

Yarraville, Sunshine, Maribyrnong, Williamstown

Ben Howard

Location: Docklands Park, Docklands

Time: 7am - 9am


 

North West 
(Moonee Ponds Creek, Flemington/Kensington)

Essendon, Brunswick West, Pascoe Vale, Moonee Ponds

Rawle Kendall

Inner North
(Canning Street, North Carlton)

Thornbury, Preston, East Brunswick, Brunswick, Coburg, Fitzroy North

Mel Hailey

North East 
(Yarra Boulevard)

Kew, Balwyn, Fairfield, Alphington

Cameron James

South East
(Spoonbill Café, Chapel Street, South Yarra)

Hawthorn, Malvern, Camberwell, Toorak, Prahran, Windsor

Donna Beaty

Bayside
(Canterbury Rd, St Kilda)

Brighton, Hampton, Moorabbin

Jon Goh

South
(Light Rail, Port Melbourne)

Port Melbourne, Albert Park

TBC

North
(Brunswick Street, Northcote)

Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Collingwood, Abbotsford

Simon Kelley

North Sydney

 

Rob Plumb 

02 9921 2032

Meeting at the north side of the bridge, then heading in for light breakfast @ 101 Miller Street at The Lobby Café. Guided routes available on request.
Loy Yang  

David Hibbert 

03 5173 2459

 
Torrens  

Stephen Blakeborough 

08 8240 9272

Cooked breakfast for all participants on the morning. Meeting points will be arranged once all riders known.
Mt Beauty   Kristen Seaver  
Eastwood  

Amy Bird and Joanne Cooter

08 8299 6404 (Amy)

08 8299 5222 (Joanne)

 
Powerdirect  

Dave Venn     

03 8805 6574

 
Brisbane  

Melitta Springer 

 
Gloucester  

Simon Garnett 

02 6558 9296

 

 

How do I sign up?

You'll need to register your interest to participate with both Pedal Power and Bicycle Network.

1. Please email Donna Beaty with your name, site location and a t-shirt size (using the size guide below) before Monday Sept 22nd

Men's

Sizing (cm)

S

M

L

XL

2XL

3XL

Width

48

51

56

61

66

71

Length

71

74

76

79

81

84

Women's

Sizing (cm)

S

M

L

XL

2XL

Width

44

49

54

59

64

Length

65

66

69

71

72

 

2.  Register as an AGL rider in the Bicycle Network website and make sure you choose your AGL location from the dropdown menu. (This helps Bicycle Network with breakfast catering and cyclist numbers).


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