Bikes hit the streets for National Ride2Work Day

The weather couldn't have been better for this year's National Ride2Work Day, Australia's biggest celebration of commuter riding.

Now in it's 30th year, Ride2Work Day is all about normalising the idea of riding to work with a bike. It encourages people who have never ridden to work before to give it a go, and it allows regular riders to stay motivated and encourage their work mates to get involved.

This year, Bicycle Network held celebrations for National Ride2Work Day in Melbourne and Hobart.

We hosted our renowned annual breakfast on Harbour Esplanade at Docklands where thousands of city-bound commuters dropped in for coffee, muffins, and bananas. There was also live entertainment and free bike tune-ups from friendly bike mechanics.

And it wasn't just Bicycle Network bringing the cheer! Many breakfasts were hosted across the country to celebrate and encourage the benefits of riding to work.

Riders out in big numbers

Bicycle Network's Transport Data team were out counting riders during the mroning. A total of 2407 riders were counted across our three Melbourne Ride2Work sites this morning.

The team counted 936 bike riders along Harbour Esplanade between 7am and 9am. This is a massive increase when compared to the 430 riders counted at the intersection of Collins Street and Harbour Esplanade during Super Tuesday in March this year, a more than two-fold increase!

Canning Street was also packed with pedals. Our team counted a total of 805 riders across the two-hour period, a huge increase from the 494 riders counted at the same site during Super Tuesday  in March.

Today’s surveys suggest that commuter riding numbers may be back on the rise. 

Thank you!

Bicycle Network would like to thank everyone who rode their bikes today and made National Ride2Work Day the exciting celebration that it is!

Whether you’re a daily bike commuter, a first-time rider, or you just dropped by for a free muffin!

You’re helping to spread the good word about the benefits of riding to work and making it more accessible for people in the future.

You can also share some of your memories from the day using #Ride2Work and by tagging @Bicycle_Network.

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