Ride2Work and win a Henty backpack

If you ride to work every day, some days or even one day make sure Wednesday 17 October is in your calendar as it’s national Ride2Work Day.

All Tasmanian riders who register on the Ride2Work Day portal will go in the running for a super cool black Henty Tube backpack and trucker cap.

Henty bags are made for people who ride to work. The global business is based in Tasmania, founded by two blokes who were frustrated by the lack of practical bags on the market for cycling office workers. 

On Ride2Work Day we’ll also be providing a tasty breakfast at Mawson Place in Hobart to reward you for your efforts, thanks to the City of Hobart and Australian Bananas.

A croissant from Queens Fine Pastry, coffees from Aroma Roama and Quickfire Kitchen, self-made breakfast smoothies and banana await all those who turn up on their bikes.

This year we are organising a Commuter Challenge which will pit bicycle and e-bicycle against a car, motorbike and bus passenger.

We are working with the RACT, Metro Tasmania and Tasmanian Motorcycle Council to stage the challenge, which will leave from Derwent Park at about 8am with Mawson Place as the final destination.

ABC Radio’s Breakfast presenter Ryk Goddard will be on hand to welcome the commuters and talk to breakfast riders.

If you are organising or know of a Ride2Work breakfast elsewhere in Tasmania, please register it on our breakfast map

If you haven’t ridden to work in a while, you’ve still got time to get in some practice runs before Ride2Work Day.

And if you are regular rider why not encourage someone you work with who has shown interest in riding to make the 17th the first day they ride to work?

Our Ride2Work portal has lots for information for would-be riders, but personal advice from a colleague is often more helpful. 

And if you don’t ride to work because of poor end-of-trip facilities, use Ride2Work Day to lobby your employer to get bike parking, lockers and showers to encourage staff to ride. Bicycle Network can help you in your pitch, with information to back you up and our bike parking consultancy service.