- Last updated:
- 16 Apr 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.
Congratulations to all our winners and a huge thank you to everyone who participated in Ride2School Day 2017.
Major prize winners
$500 bike shop voucher - R O'Brien, Buddina State School
$200 bike shop voucher - N Deakin, Brightwater State School
$100 bike shop voucher - H Cooper, Coolum State School
Our 20 minor prize winners listed below came from 16 local schools and will be notified of their win through their schools in due course
AM, Brightwater State School
SD, Buddina State School
BC and JF, Caloundra State School
SK, Chancellor State College
KR, Chevallum State School
EM, Coolum State High School
KM and RW, Currimundi State School
JB, Kawana Waters State College
MD, Kuluin State School
LH and MW, Mooloolaba State School
GV, Mountain Creek State High School
IB and PC, Our Lady of the Rosary School (Caloundra)
SK, Pacific Paradise State School
JB, Palmwoods State School
IW, Peregian Springs State School
JV, Talara Primary College
National Ride2School Day is an initiative of the Bicycle Network and is Australia's largest celebration of active travel to school. Participating students were required to register online by close of business on March 17, to go into the prize draw.
For more information see news article.
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.