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The City of Port Phillip encourages Riding to Work

You Don’t Have to be a Superhero to ride to work.

This year’s theme, ‘you don’t have to be a superhero’, is a simple reminder that you don’t have to be a Lycra-clad athlete to be a regular bike user. We want everyone with a curiosity for bike riding to participate in our events and to realise that bike riding can be a quick, cheap and easy alternative for a happy, fun and fit lifestyle. Share your photo or comments and tag #Ride2Work #PortPhillip.

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

Contact us at workplacetravel@portphillip.vic.gov.au or 9209 6274 to access council support

 

  

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.

For enquiries about this ride contact the ride leader by email portphillipbug@gmail.com

St Kilda Twilight market

Thursday 18 December, 6.00 pm start
Christmas Pedal to the Penguins by the Port Phillip BUG

Port Phillip Bicycle User Group Inc heads to the Twilight Market for some grub and last minute Christmas gifts. We'll then pedal our way to the Little Penguin colony, led by a professional Penguin tour guide. Let's finish the night with Christmas drinks at the iconic Espy Hotel.

Starts at the Port Phillip EcoCentre in St Kilda, FREE 

Bookings essential. Book your place online.

For enquiries about this ride contact the ride leader by email bronnie@ecocentre.com or phone 0417 337 993

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Sunday 18 January, 9.30 am start
Culture Shock Sunday Bicycle Tour by the Port Phillip BUG

Port Phillip Bicycle User Group Inc enjoys a cup of culture as they explore the City of Port Phillip. Firstly, let's head straight to a secret laneway for coffee. Once caffeinated, we'll go to appreciate a guided tour of the synagogue and Jewish Museum, featuring Andy Warhol's Jewish Genuises exhibition. Afterwards, we'll poke our heads in the Astor Theatre for a look-around. Our morning of culture will be a completed by a lunch stop at a local beer garden.

Starts at the Port Phillip EcoCentre in St Kilda, Guided tour $8

Bookings essential. Book your place online.

For enquiries about this ride contact the ride leader by email bronnie@ecocentre.com or phone 0417 337 993

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Saturday 31 January, 2 pm start
Cycle and Snorkel to the Seahorses by the Port Phillip BUG

Port Phillip Bicycle User Group Inc cycles along Port Phillip Bay, headed to discover the marvellous underwater world of Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, near Black Rock. Arrive at the sanctuary to decide whether or not to rockpool ramble, swim or head off snorkelling. Will one see the elusive cuttlefish, find a sea biscuit or be able to spot a gannet in the sky? Snorkelling gear available for hire. Refreshments afterwards at the nearby cafe to prepare for the 13 km trip back to St Kilda.

Starts at the Port Phillip EcoCentre in St Kilda, FREE

Bookings essential. Book your place online.

For enquiries about this ride contact the ride leader by email bronnie@ecocentre.com or phone 0417 337 993

 

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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