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Locals urged to participate in Ride2Work Day

Locals urged to participate in Ride2Work Day
10 October

City of Mount Gambier employees Jamie Pearson and Andrew Thompson gearing up for Ride2Work Day.
City of Mount Gambier employees Jamie Pearson and Andrew Thompson gearing up for Ride2Work Day
City of Mount Gambier employees Jamie Pearson and Andrew Thompson gearing up for Ride2Work Day.

City of Mount Gambier locals are being urged to join commuters across Australia and jump on their bikes to celebrate Ride2Work Day on Wednesday 17 October 2018. More than 150,000 Australians are expected to demonstrate the power of the pedal as they hop on their bikes and enjoy the health benefits of riding to work. Ride2Work Day helps people who have never commuted by bike before to give it a go and allows regular riders to stay motivated and encourage their work colleagues to get involved.

By participating in Ride2Work Day riders can earn themselves a free coffee or juice from the Pick Avenue Deli, Limestone Coast Pantry, San Piero or Gambier West Deli – just present your helmet to claim your free drink. Half price breakfast items are also available at some participating outlets. These businesses are in close proximity to the Rail Trail which runs through the centre of the city from White Avenue to Pick Avenue conveniently connecting key destinations and attractions.

Mount Gambier is the perfect place to take part in Ride2Work Day as it’s such a bike-friendly city and it doesn’t actually take much time to get around as everything is within a 20 minute ride, even if you’re on the outskirts,- City of Mount Gambier Environmental Sustainability Officer Aaron Izzard said

“Riding to work is a great way for people to get active, de-stress and save money on petrol and car costs. The RAA estimates that it costs up to $17,000 a year to run some vehicles yet it costs next to nothing for a bike with the added bonus that this gentle form of incidental exercise is very good for your health,” Mr Izzard said.

Ride2Work Day is an initiative of Bicycle Network and members of the community are encouraged to register their participation on the Ride2Work website. By registering participants can enter the national draw to win a travel voucher.

For further information please contact City of Mount Gambier Environmental Sustainability Officer Aaron Izzard on (08) 8721 2528 or aizzard@mountgambier.sa.gov.au

Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Communications Officer Ashlea Watson on (08) 8721 2577 or awatson@mountgambier.sa.gov.au

Content authorised by City of Mount Gambier CEO Mark McShane, 10 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier SA.