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Getting involved with the Ride2School program is a fun and easy way to get more students riding, walking, scooting and skating on their journey to school.

How do I get involved?

Not sure where to begin? Follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Create a Ride2School account and download the Ride2School HandsUp! app.
  2. Start entering HandsUp! counts to track how your students are travelling to school. 
  3. Utilise the engagement booklet for ideas on how to promote active travel at your school.
  4. Register for and celebrate National Ride2School Day on Friday 24 March 2023.


Engagement booklet

This step-by-step guide is designed to assist teachers, parents and local councils in encouraging more students to be active
on their journey to and from school by riding, walking, scooting and skating.

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HandsUp! counts

The Ride2School HandsUp! system is a key reporting tool used by schools in our program. HandsUp! counts help schools measure their progress and support more students to become physically active. 

  • Schools can measure the number of students riding and walking to school
  • Track the progress of your school’s active travel rate over time
  • The information gathered can be used to advocate for improved walking and riding conditions in the community
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Parent's Place

Ride2School’s parent’s place is the go-to space for anyone with a child learning to ride a bike or looking to give active travel a go.

With a bunch of resources available and heaps of handy tips — they’ll be rolling in no time!

From interactive videos to downloadable resources and guides, we’ve got everything you need to get your children pedalling.

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Printable resources

Active travel plan

Use this active travel plan template to help your school set goals and plan out activities to increase active travel.

Health and active travel

Use this infographic poster to show your school community the benefits of increased physical activity.

Active travel passports

Students can track how many days they actively travel to school by checking it on on this passport.

Active class certificate

Celebrate and reward active travel at your school with the ‘Active Traveller Class of the Month’ certificate.

Primary school active challenge

Get active and learn some bike skills along the way. A great way to motivate your students to get riding more.

Secondary school active challenge

How far can you ride? Use this challenge to keep track and check off some milestones along the way.

Active travel bingo

Add some fun to the active commute to school or weekend ride with our active travel bingo. You never know what you’ll find!

Active Smiles

Deliver some smiles and get active at the same time! The perfect activity to keep your students connected and active when not at school.

Helmet fit guide

Helmets are compulsory for bike riding. A poor fitting helmet is almost as useless as a missing helmet. Here’s a guide to correctly fit your helmet.

Group riding basics

There are a number of skills that are essential when riding in a large group. We’ve listed the top 10 tips that all young riders should start to learn.

Bike essentials

A list of the essential items you or your students need when out riding. The guide covers the most common issues you may encounter on the bike.

The M check

You don’t need to be a mechanic to give your student’s or children’s bikes a quick check. Here’s an infographic to help you get started.


Interested in getting involved in the Ride2School program but need more information? Contact us below and learn how active transport programs can benefit your school.


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