- Last updated:
- 20 Oct 2016
Council encourages and supports community involvement in cycling events.
Friday 4 March 2016 was National Ride2School Day. Thank you to everyone that participated.
National Ride2School Day is Australia's largest celebration of active travel to school. Thousands of school kids participate each year.
This year's event was held on Friday 4 March. 1,945 students from 62 schools across the region registered and entered the draw for prizes. Altogether the students travelled 4,194km, which is equal to the distance between the Sunshine Coast and Perth.
Thank you to everyone who participated in 2016. We hope to see you riding to school more often. Leaving the car at home and travelling by bike is great for your health, great for the environment and helps reduce traffic around your school. Here are three good reasons to ride to school:
- Cycling is a fun way for kids to travel to school
- Cycling is a great way to get fit and healthy, and contributes to the 60 minutes of daily recommended physical activity for students
- Students arrive alert, more attentive and ready to learn.
Ride2Work Day is an annual national event that promotes cycling to and from work. It acknowledges those who regularly commute by bicycle and encourages others to give it a go for the first time. This event has proven to encourage people to get into the habit of riding to work.
Council had 340 residents register to ride on the day and hosted four guided bike rides and four celebratory breakfasts for those that participated. Thank you to everyone that joined in and we hope you continue to ride to work.
All persons that registered and rode were eligible to enter a prize draw. All prize winners have been notified. Prize winners are:
MAJOR PRIZE WINNER - $1,000 bike shop voucher - J. Baird
MINOR PRIZE WINNERS - A. Ament, D. Dean, P. Duffy, N. Friend, M. Gillilgan, J. Gray, D. Harris, J. Jubow, C. Klar, L. Chin, M. Pickering, W. Prout, S. Ranson, L. Rea, A. Ryan, S. Lever, C. Steele, M. Summers, T. Rowston, M. Utting, K. Williams
Sunshine Coast Bike Week is an annual nine day celebration of cycling on the Sunshine Coast. Bike Week encourages people of all ages, sizes and cycling abilities to get riding by offering a packed schedule of events during the week. Most events are free and are provided by community clubs and groups and local business. Please contact council's TravelSmart Team if you wish to host an event during 2017 Bike Week.
These events aim to encourage participation in cycling while promoting road safety messages to encourage all bike riders and motorists to share the road safely.