Yarra Rides2Work 2016
This year’s National Ride2Work Day is on Wednesday, 12 October 2016, and Yarra is planning another great city-wide celebration.
Council is supporting local workplaces and education centres to host their own events in celebration of the national event.
If you’re interested in hosting your own breakfast/morning tea for National Ride2Work Day, please contact Yarra Rides2Work Program Coordinator, Heidi Marfurt firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why your workplace should get involved
Yarra is arguably Victoria’s cycling capital with 57km of on-road bike lanes, 32km shared off-road paths, and 8.5% of residents riding to work. Chances are that there is already a strong cycling culture in your workplace and this is something to celebrate on National Ride2Work Day.
But it’s also a day to encourage new riders to have a go. We know that around 30% of new riders are still riding at least once a week six months later.
There are many benefits to encouraging cycling in your workplace, including increased morale and productivity, improved staff health and wellbeing, reduced absenteeism, increased sustainability and reduced pressure on parking.
For more information about the benefits of cycle-friendly workplaces, visit Bicycle Network.
Happy Ride2Work Day Yarra support pack for workplaces*
- Ride2Work Day Event Planner for the host
- Yarra Rides2Work event posters with space to feature specific event details
- Series of scripted emails designed to make hosting easy
- Pack of TravelSmart maps
- $50 local food store voucher to assist with catering
- Happy Ride2Work Day Yarra bunting
- Selection of prizes and giveaways
*available to the first 30 workplaces/education centres with 10 or more staff/students to email Heidi.email@example.com. Smaller workplaces are encouraged to combine with other workplaces nearby in order to qualify.
Council is also supporting the following organisations to host community events on Wednesday 12 October from 7:30am-9:00am. All are welcome to attend! This is a great option if your workplace is nearby or you don’t have the capacity to host your own event. These events are for new and regular riders alike, so remember to invite your colleagues.
Abbotsford Convent – 1-16 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
Bendigo Bank, Clifton Hill – 101/103 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill
Fitzroy Swimming Pool – 160 Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy
North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House – 20 Solly Ave, Princes Hill
The 2016 Yarra Ride2Work Day sponsors:
For more information about National Ride2Work Day, visit www.Ride2Work.com.au
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