Cycling Events
  • Last updated:
  • 06 Mar 2018

Council encourages and supports community involvement in cycling events.

On Wednesday 18 October 2017, council encouraged the region to travel to work by bicycle as part of National Ride2Work Day. 

Ride2Work Day is an annual event that encourages people to try cycling to and from work. It acknowledges those who regularly commute by bicycle and encourages other to give it a go for the first time. You can save money, get fit and help the environment. 

Celebration breakfasts were held at four locations across the coast to encourage and reward those who cycled to work. 

The major prize of a $1000 bike shop voucher was won by Brad Winters of Battery Hill who, like many others, rode to work despite the inclement weather. Fifteen lucky participants won minor prizes including bike helmets, cycling jerseys and bike packs. 

Sunshine Coast Bike Week, is an annual nine day celebration of cycling across the Coast. 

Bike Week aims to inspire people of all ages, sizes and cycling abilities to get into the saddle by offering a range of scheduled events during the week. 

The week also aims to encourage participation in cycling as a form of active transport and promotes road safety messages for all bike riders and motorists to share the road safely. 

Most events are free and provided by community clubs, groups and local business. 

If your group or organisation is interested in hosting an event or activity during Bike Week 2018, please contact council's TravelSmart team for details.

This September, Council proudly sponsored the Love to Ride Sunshine Coast Cycle Challenge. Throughout the month of September we encouraged all Sunshine Coast residents to ride a bicycle for 10 minutes and experience the freedom of two wheels.

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.

Congratulations to all our winners and a huge thank you to everyone who participated in Ride2School Day 2017.

For more information see news article.

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