It’s time to ditch four wheels for two!
  • Tuesday 14 October 2008

National Ride to Work Day 2008 – Wednesday 15 October

Sunshine Coast Council will show its support of National Ride to Work Day by encouraging residents to ditch the car, get a breath of fresh air and ride to work tomorrow.

Whether you are a regular bike commuter, a lapsed rider or thinking about riding to work for the first time, why not participate in National Ride to Work Day? Thousands of new riders are expected to join in from all parts of Australia.

Community Policy and Programs portfolio holder, councillor Jenny McKay, says programs such as these are an important tool for creating awareness in our communities.

“If you've ever thought of riding to work, this is the day to give it a go,” Cr McKay said.

“The Sunshine Coast is such a beautiful region, there are so many places to explore and enjoy. As we are now in the warmer months of the year, I would encourage everyone to get outside and see the region on two wheels.”

“Council is committed to providing alternative transport modes, including walking and cycling paths, to encourage residents to exercise rather than drive.”

To help celebrate the occasion, the community are invited to come along and enjoy a free healthy breakfast at one of three council locations between 7.30am and 9.30am:

  • Caloundra chambers (at Felicity Place, off Bulcock Street)
  • Nambour chambers (in the courtyard corner Currie & Bury Streets)
  • Tewantin chambers (outside the Regional Gallery)

Regular riders will be on hand to help you plan your journey and provide valuable tips.

Participants are encouraged to register their journey online at www.ride2work.com.au.

Visit council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au for further location information.

Ride to Work Day is run by all state and territory cycling organisations across Australia.