Join Australia’s biggest celebration of commuter riding on National Ride2Work Day | Wednesday 16 October 2024.
Ride2Work Day 2023
Thank you to everyone who registered their ride and hopped on their bike to take part in Australia’s biggest celebration of commuter riding. Now in its 31st year, National Ride2Work Day is all about normalising riding a bicycle to work and encouraging everyone to give it a go.
Over 1500 commuters registered their ride in 2023
🚲 23,770km were ridden – that’s over half way round the world!
🌳 5795kg of CO2 was saved – equating to planting 232 trees.
In Melbourne we counted:
- 842 riders on Canning Street, +5.5% on Ride2Work Day 2022
- 1032 riders on Harbour Esplanade, +10% on Ride2Work Day 2022
- 798 riders at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, +18.5% on Ride2Work Day 2022.
Join the commuter evolution
Whether you’re a regular two-wheeled commuter or new to the habit the great news is every day can be Ride2Work day. Join the commuter evolution to enjoy the many health, wellbeing and environmental benefits riding provides.
How can you get involved?
Register your ride below to help us understand where people are commuting by bike, how far they pedal and where we need to build better places to ride.
It’s not too late to make your commute count.REGISTER NOW
Posters and digital pack
Are you organising a Ride2Work Day event?
Visit our resources page for tips and resources on encouraging your work mates to get started with riding a bike to work.
Check back here in October 2024 for National Ride2Work Day posters and resources.
Smart ways to ride
Riding a bike to work should be easy and fun. It shouldn’t be over complicated. Smart ways to ride has three simple steps to get you riding. Here’s step one:
Step 1 – Find your ride
You don’t need to have the latest and greatest bike. You will be surprised about what you can find in a family or friend’s shed or garage.
If that’s no good, you can also try secondhand or chat to your local bike shop about an easy ride.
Step 2 – Plan your ride
If you’re riding to work for the first time, you might like to find somewhere off the road like a bike path or shared trail. You can find these by searching the bike icon in Google Maps. Check out our guide on how to plan a bike route for more.
But don’t get immersed in the maps—get out there and find your way. It’s a good way to find new places to ride and build confidence.
Another hot tip is to chat to friends or work colleagues that live in a similar area. Maybe you could ride together?
Step 3 – Enjoy your ride
Get pedalling and have fun. It’s that simple.
As the nice weather rolls in there is no better time to enjoy actively commuting to work.
Take time to enjoy the simple moments – the wind in your hair, a crisp clear morning, the feeling of freedom, the green flow of traffic lights.
Not only will you save time and money, you’ll be happier and healthier for it.