Take the ride less taken
  • Thursday 28 August 2014

For most of us, travelling to work in the morning is hardly the most exciting part of the day. But what if there was a mode of transport that was fun, got you fit and helped the environment get healthier…would you be in?

If so, why not join the 50,000 other Australians set to take part in a commuter revolution on October 15 for National Ride2Work Day.

Transport Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the event was an opportunity to start positive  changes on the Sunshine Coast.

“Across our region there are an increasing number of workplaces and districts that experience significant traffic congestion and parking problems. The major contributing factor is the mode of transport chosen, with cars currently being the predominant choice,” Cr Baberowski said.

“As our community continues to develop, a heavy reliance on car based travel will only exacerbate existing problems. It’s important for council to promote alternate forms of transport in an effort to create a shift towards active and sustainable modes of transport.

“Engaging workplace communities in events and activities is a great way to create change so we’re proud to support National Ride2Work Day and encourage locals to jump on their bikes on October 15 and start making active transport modes their first choice.

“Nationally, Ride2Work Day has sparked a dramatic increase in the number of people choosing to ride to work, with around 60% of new riders who registered in last year’s event still riding to work five months later.”

Council will host a local community event in conjunction with National Ride2Work Day on Wednesday, October 15. Three guided group rides will be led to prominent Maroochydore and Caloundra CBD locations. A celebratory breakfast will be provided for registered participants at end of ride locations.

Register now to qualify for a small gift and to go into the draw to win a $1000 Bike Shop Voucher.

For more information about Sunshine Coast Council’s Ride2Work Day event contact travelsmart@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au