Grants to help councils, schools, workplaces gear up for Bike Week

  • A total of $38,000 in grants to be shared across 40 events throughout WA
  • This year’s Bike Week events will be held between March 15 to 24
  • Construction of several major bike paths across the State is now underway
  • State Government investing $134 million over four years towards cycling projects 
  • Preparations for Bike Week 2019 are gearing up, with grants totalling $38,000 awarded to 40 recipients to hold events that encourage people of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes.

    For more than 30 years, Bike Week has been Western Australia’s annual celebration of people riding bicycles for transport, fun and healthier lifestyles.

    The State Government’s Bike Week Grants Program provides funding assistance to facilitate a diverse line-up of celebratory events.

    The 2019 Bike Week grants have been allocated to community, school and workplace events that support and encourage people to explore their communities by bicycle.

    Metropolitan and regional events include breakfasts, bike tours, treasure hunts and triathlons, ensuring there is something for all cycling abilities.

    Bike Week 2019 will be held from March 15 to 24, and will be co-ordinated by WestCycle with the support of the Department of Transport.

    For the full list of Bike Week 2019 grant recipients, visit the Bike Week
    website.

    As stated by Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

    “Every year we see more and more people participating in Bike Week and this year our grants are helping to spread events right across WA, from Kununurra to Albany.

    “If you have always wanted to give bike riding a go or get back on the saddle, these events provide the perfect opportunity to ride with your family, co-workers or schoolmates in a friendly, supportive and fun environment.

    “Bike Week is also a great time to explore your community and discover your local bike routes.

    “Over the next four years, $134 million is being invested towards new cycling projects, expanding the network of paths for walkers and riders, with a range of bike infrastructure projects scheduled to reach completion this year.”

    Bike Week 2019

    Community event grants

    Organisation Event name Grant offered ($)
    Burrup Mountain Bike Club and Karratha BMX Club Karratha Bike Fest 2,000
    City of Subiaco Bike to Work Breakfast 2,000
    City of Rockingham 2019 Rockingham Community Breakfast Bike Ride 2,000
    Murdoch University Bike Week Events at Murdoch Uni 2,000
    Shire of East Pilbara Newman’s Bike Bingo 2,000
    City of Fremantle The Great Fremantle Scavenger Hunt 2,000
    South Perth Cycle Club SPR WaterTower Challenge 2,000
    City of Vincent Bike Week in Vincent 2019 2,000
    City of Melville City of Melville Back on Your Bike 2,000
    Munda Biddi Trail Foundation, Inc. Jarrahdale Munda Biddi Cruise & Perth Observatory Night Ride 1,800
    Denmark MTB Club Denmark Primary – Come and Try Day 1,500
    City of Belmont Belmont Bike Breakfast 1,500
    The Girls’ Brigade Western Australia Peddle at the Point 1,250
    South Stirling Primary School South Stirling Bike Muster 1,150
    Quairading CRC Bike Week Nature Trail 1,000
    Shire of Wongan-Ballidu Community Bike Breakfast 1,000
    Shire of Plantagenet Plantagenet Treasure Ride 900
    Town on Mosman Park Life’s a Bike 750
    City of Canning Canning River Ride TBC 750
    Town of Cambridge Cambridge Bike Week events 750
    City of Joondalup Bike Dr – Free bike checks for the community 650
    Shire of Dowerin 2019 Dowerin Triathlon 600
    Shire of Corrigin 2019 Corrigin Bike n Seek 600
    Shire of Dalwallinu Dalwallinu Bike Bonanza 600
    The Village at Wellard Residents Association Tour de Wellard 600
    Main Street Co-op Main Street Bike Breakfast 550
    Kondinin CRC Kondinin’s Great Treasure Hunt and Obstacle Course 500
    Green Skills Inc Great Southern Sustainable Community Festival 500
    Shire of Morawa Morawa Family Fun Bike Ride 500
    Pakistanis In Australia Bike, Boards and BBQ 500
    Total 35,950

    School event grants

    Organisation Event name Grant offered ($)
    St Joseph’s Primary School, Kununurra Bike Fun Day 200
    Subiaco Primary School Ride to School Day 200
    Margaret River Primary School Year 4 Wharncliffe Mill Bike Camp 200
    Gilmore College, Orelia Bike Week breakfast 200
    Fremantle Primary School P&C Bike to School Week 200
    Total 1,000

    Workplace event grants

    Organisation Event name Grant offered ($)
    City of Kalamunda Kala Gala Bike Challenge 250
    Curtin University Get Back on the (e)Bike! 250
    City of Vincent Bike Week Breakfast Ramble 250
    Town of Cottesloe Bikes are Better Morning Tea 150
    City of Fremantle Commuting 101 150
    Total 1,050

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