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Bike Riding Activities

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The City of Port Phillip together with its partners presents the Ride2Work Program

You Don’t Have to be a Superhero to ride to work. With the right tools, knowledge, confidence and encouragement, we’ll get you riding.

Council is also supporting 20 workplaces along St Kilda Road to host their own events in celebration of Ride2Work Day on Wednesday 15 October 2014. Council will provide advice, promotional material, prizes and fruit boxes to participating workplaces. Benefits of supporting employees to ride to work are

  • Happier, healthier employees
  • Reduced road congestion and reduced competition for car parking spaces
  • Reduced air pollution and improved amenity

How to participate?

  1. Appoint a Workplace Co-ordinator
  2. Register your business to access Ride2Work Day resources from the Bicycle Network
  3. Contact us at workplacetravel@portphillip.vic.gov.au or 9209 6274 to access council support

 


 

Wednesday 15 October, 7 – 9.30 am            
National Ride2Work Day Community Breakfast Activations

Curious? New to riding and need a hero? Come along to our free breakfast where everyone is welcome to food, coffee, entertainment and to meet other like-minded riders! The incredible Port Phillip Bicycle User Group (BUG) will be there to give helpful tips while our super Bike Doctors will check your bike to perform basic repairs. 

Breakfast locations:
Port Melbourne Waterfront
Location details: Port Melbourne outside 109 Terminus (Bay Trail x Sandridge 109 light rail path)
Balaclava Village
Location details: St Kilda Town Hall forecourt (outside on Carlisle Street)
• South Melbourne Market
Location details: Cecil Street entrance and near Coventry street

FREE

For more information about National Ride2Work Day and to commit to riding on the day, register at www.Ride2Work.com.au and promote it at your workplace using Bicycle Network's free promotional resources.


Wednesday 15 October, 7 – 8.30 am
Ride2Work Day Community Breakfast Crawl

New ride option! Join us for the new Community Breakfast Crawl where we will ride n hop from breakfast to breakfast starting at the festive Balaclava Village! We will then meander on a 9km ride to South Melbourne Markets and celebrate at Port Melbourne Waterfront Activation by 8.30am. Superhero dress up encouraged!

Meet 7am for a 7.15 start at St Kilda Town Hall Carlisle Street forecourt. Those wishing to ride back to the starting point, we will be return to St Kilda by 9.30am.

Book your place online, over the phone on 9209 6274 or in person at any of City of Port Phillip’s Town Hall Cashier & Enquiries desk.

  

Saturday 4 Oct, 9 am – 1 pm
Cycling for the Terrified by Wilcare Services

Timid, curious or new to riding? Need a hero? Bike riding is not as scary as you think - and not just for the ‘courageous’!

Cycling for the Terrified is for anyone who would love to ride a bike but don’t feel brave enough to. Expert training is delivered that will drastically improve your skill level, bike knowledge and the confidence to handle and control your bicycle. Learn slow skills to ride a bike safely and confidently in order to prevent fast accidents. Those who have never ridden a bike before are also encouraged to attend, as you will be provided with successful techniques to enable you to ride.

St Kilda, $5/$10

Book your place online or in person at any of City of Port Phillip’s Town Hall Cashier & Enquiries desk.

  

Saturday 4 October, 1 – 5 pm
CycleWise2Work by Bikes@Work

Want to take action and ride to work?

CycleWise2Work is an amazing 4 hour practical program designed for those who can ride a bike and are keen to develop their skills and confidence riding in traffic. It is also a great way to support and encourage your novice and ‘lapsed’ rider friends to get back on their bike.
This mighty comprehensive training course promotes safe, responsible bike riding, improves confidence and reduces the risk of cycling accidents. It covers helpful skills like bike set-up, safety checks, bike handling, traffic riding skills and a group ride on roads with and without marked bicycle lanes.

St Kilda, $5/$10

Book your place online or in person at any of City of Port Phillip’s Town Hall Cashier & Enquiries desk.

  

Sunday 12 October, 10 am – 1 pm
Fix a Flat by Back2Bikes

Learn how to make your bike happy when it's feeling deflated

A hands-on workshop for where you’ll gain heroic powers to learn how to identify and fix a punctured tyre, as well as how to maintain your chains and gears with some magic tools. Conducted by the incredible local not-for-profit organisation Back2Bikes - a social enterprise providing bicycle training, repair and recycling services for the local community, asylum seekers and refugees.

Port Melbourne, $5/$10
Book your place online or in person at any of City of Port Phillip’s Town Hall Cashier & Enquiries desk.

  

Saturday 18 October, 8.45 am start
Williamstown Wanderer Ride via the Punt by the Port Phillip BUG

Let's set sail on our two wheels with the Port Phillip Bicycle User Group for a nautical adventure as we ride from the EcoCentre St Kilda to Williamstown return. We'll cross the Yarra River via the Punt and explore Williamstown. Option to meet at the Punt for those preferring a shorter option. Bring $7 for return Punt and $ for coffee break at Cafe Cirino. This ride will be less than 25km and will mainly follow bike paths. Bike hire available.

Starts at the EcoCentre in Kilda, FREE
Book your place online, over the phone on 9209 6274 or in person at any of City of Port Phillip’s Town Hall Cashier & Enquiries desk.

  

Icecream ride

Saturday 15 November, 1.45 pm start
Lickety Splits ice Cream Ride by the Port Phillip BUG

This fun short 8km Port Phillip Bicycle User Group ride should encourage singles as well as the whole family to roll their way around ice creameries from Port Melbourne to St Kilda via Albert Park. Meet at Mr Hobson, Station Pier, Port Melbourne as we head towards towards Acland street St Kilda to enjoy the latest varieties of ice-cream. Ride finishes in Acland Street, St Kilda. Bike hire available.

Starts at Mr Hobson in Port Melbourne, FREE
Book your place online, over the phone on 9209 6274 or in person at any of City of Port Phillip’s Town Hall Cashier & Enquiries desk.

 

Questions?

For more information on Port Phillip’s Ride2Work Program contact us by email: workplacetravel@portphillip.vic.gov.au or call 03 9209 6274.

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Ride2Work Program is presented in partnership with

  • Ride2Work Program from Bicycle Network – is a national behaviour change program that encourages Australians to start riding to work and promotes commuting by bike as a regular habit.
  • Back2Bikes – a social enterprise in Port Melbourne providing bicycle training, repair and recycling services for the local community, asylum seekers and refugees. Back2Bikes recycle and service bikes at a low cost, train volunteers and run bike maintenance classes. They need donations of usable bikes and parts, and volunteers to help fix bikes. They also have bikes to sell.
  • Bikes@Work – offering accredited bicycle skills, safety and confidence training for individuals, community groups, councils and workplaces. They also specialise in innovative active transport and health promotion initiatives for organisations such as workplace bike fleets, DIY bike maintenance, defensive cycling and skills workshops for employees.
  • Cycling Safe from Wilcare Services – develops and delivers bicycle training programs for a range of bike riding activities. Cycling Safe is also contracted to DEECD as the sole provider of Bike Ed bicycle instructor accreditation training.
  • Port Phillip Bicycle User Group (BUG) – Port Phillip has a BUG to represent the views and needs of local bike riders. The group meets at the Port Phillip EcoCentre.

 

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