- Last updated:
- 21 Mar 2017
Council encourages and supports community involvement in cycling events.
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.
On Friday 17 March 2017 students from the Sunshine Coast Council region joined over 350,000 students across Australia and rode to school for National Ride2School Day. Ride2School Day is an initiative of the Bicycle Network and is Australia's largest celebration of active travel to school. Participating students registered online to go into the draw for great prizes which will be announced in the coming weeks.
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.