People who live, work or commute through Hobsons Bay are being urged to pop on their helmets and hop on their bikes for National Ride2Work Day on Wednesday 16 October with a free post-ride breakfast hosted at Logan Reserve, Altona.
The event will be the final component of Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Jonathon Marsden’s Mayoral Bike Ride program.
Cr Marsden said the Ride2Work Day event was a great opportunity for residents of all fitness levels to try cycling to work as the weather warms up.
“We’re inviting community members to jump on their bike and stop off at Logan Reserve for a delicious healthy breakfast and some networking with potential riding buddies,” said Cr Marsden.
“In addition to saving money and being an enjoyable and time-efficient way to fit exercise into your daily routine, riding 10km to work each day instead of driving prevents 1.3 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually.
“Here in Hobsons Bay we are lucky to have an extensive shared trail network that takes riders through some of the most beautiful sections of coastline and waterways in the city so there are plenty of reasons to get those pedals pumping.
“We’d also love to see local companies get on board this event by encouraging their staff to join in or perhaps even hosting their own morning tea.”
National Ride2Work Day is Australia’s largest celebration of commuter riding. Held annually in October, the day celebrates the benefits of riding to work and brings together the communities that support it.
Entry to the breakfast is free but registration is essential. To register:
- Visit www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/rides-and-events/ride2work/ride2work-day
- Scroll down to National Community Breakfasts and click on the map
- Select Hobsons Bay City Council and follow the registration instructions