Ride To Work: October 13
Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 4th, 2010
|13 October , 2010|
Source: Bicycle Victoria
Ride to Work Day will be held on Wednesday 13 October 2010.
Ride to Work is a behaviour change program that encourages workers to feel good and have fun by commuting to work by bike and experiencing the health, financial and environmental benefits of riding. While most of Australia is stuck in peak hour traffic the Ride to Work program is helping Australian workers embrace an affordable, healthy, hassle and carbon emission free mode of transport.
The free program assists those wanting to try riding to work as an alternative mode of transport which can ease the pressures of modern life. It’s the only national day on the calendar, where first-timers and regular bike riders can celebrate the act of riding to work together. Participants are encouraged to register their ride on the day at no cost which assists in understanding bike commuter behaviours and campaigning for better riding facilities to councils, local, state and federal governments.
Ride to Work Day 2009 was a huge success with 95,000 participants celebrating the event at 137 community breakfasts across the country. Our registered riders pedalled 700,207km which equates to riding around the world 17 times!
2009 behaviour change results:
* 35% of first timers reported that they are now riding to work at least once a month.
* 51% of respondents who were not riding one year ago are now riding to work at least once a month.
* 19% of those who were riding to work one year ago are now riding more often.
* The two most common motivations for riding to work were physical activity and health.
* Reduced body weight and greater cardiovascular capacity were the most often cited achieved health benefit of riding to work.
Register to Ride To Work at http://www.bv.com.au/ride-to-work/43447/