Spring is in the air and it’s time to dust off your bike and pump up those tyres. Yes, it’s that time of year where we encourage you to Ride2Uni on National Ride2Work Day – Wednesday, 17th October.
What is it?
National Ride to Uni/Workday is held in conjunction with Bicycle Network and encourages those who don’t normally ride a bike to work to choose a bike instead of their normal mode of transport. Change is good, spring is the air, so why don’t you ride to one of La Trobe’s campuses?
If you are a regular rider to La Trobe then why not encourage a friend or colleague to ride in on the day? You could even buddy up with them along the route to make it all a bit less daunting for those new to riding to work.
What’s in it for me?
- Bundoora – prizes!
We will have a prize give-a-way on the day at Bundoora, with water bottles and fruit supplied by our sustainable transport friends at Darebin Council, and 100 special refuel packs ready for the ride home. You will also be rewarded with a tasty breakfast and a free 5-minute bike tune-up with our trusty on-site mechanic. Massage, yes a massage will also be available on the day – first in, best dressed!
Has spot prizes, a brekkie, refuel packs and a bike mechanic will be on-site there to tune you up and keep you safely moving.
We have free breakfasts also planned at our Shepparton and Albury-Wodonga Campuses on the day. At Mildura, if you’d like a refuel pack then please contact the Environmental Sustainability Team and we’ll make it happen.
Where is it?
- Melbourne Campus: 8 am – 11 am @ Caffeine Café
- Bendigo Campus: 8 am – 10 am @ Library and Student Union Building
- Shepparton: 8 am – 10 am @ Food to the Max
- Albury-Wodonga: 8 am – 10 am @ La Moka Café
- Mildura refuel packs by request.
Sign me up!
To be part of the fun, just visit our Transport Central Ride2Uni Day web page and follow the link to the Bicycle Network registration page.
Once registered with BN, email the Environmental Sustainability Team to RSVP for the breakfast bash.
Riding on the roads can be intimidating. To make less daunting, it can be good to ride with a buddy for your first time into La Trobe.
If you’re in Melbourne, Darebin Council offers training sessions for beginner and intermediate riders plus basic bicycle workshops, register online for a course on the Darebin website.