BIKE-CURIOUS is a new program for Western Australian girls and women aged 15-20.

Lots of girls and women in WA aren’t riding bikes for fun, transport or exercise. They’re missing out on the freedom and independence enjoyed by girls elsewhere, as well as many other brilliant things about getting around on wheels. 

Working towards fair access to bike riding and good times for on the streets for everyone, BIKE-CURIOUS offers fun, creative workshops which invites girls and women to share their thoughts about riding, explore their experiences, and support each other to take action to change things for themselves and their friends. 

BIKE-CURIOUS is meant to increase participants understanding of their own perceptions and barriers to riding bikes, use creative processes to produce insights and social bonds, co-design strategies for behaviour change among participants and their peers, improve their skills, knowledge and confidence so they’ll ride more often, and develop insights to inform effective behaviour change initiatives for girls and young women in Australia. 

Visit the official Bike-Curious website for all program information

2023 Workshops

BIKE-CURIOUS workshops are running at several sites during the 2023 pilot program. 

Propel Youth Arts and Vic Park Community Centre are hosting workshops across Perth Metro area in May. 


Workshop One is about exploring experience of riding bikes and perceptions of girls who ride.


In Workshop Two girls talk about what it feels like to ride a bike and what stops girls from riding.


In Workshop Three girls generate ideas for getting more girls riding bikes and turning them into action!

You can book your spot now, don’t miss out!

Victoria Park Community Centre – Join us for three fun workshops (+ food!) on Wednesday evenings 5:30 – 7:30PM on May 10, 17 and 24.

Propel Youth Arts – Join us for two fun workshops (+ food!) on Saturday afternoons 1:00 – 4:15PM on May 13 and 20

Tim Roach

Elected Director | Off Road

Tim has been in senior leadership and strategic development roles for more than twenty years. He is currently Director of Executive Education in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University and is a past Assistant Commissioner and General Manager in the public service. He is an Accountant (FCPA) and sits on the Divisional Council of CPA Australia.

Tim has been involved in racing mountain bikes, BMX and triathlon for many years, both as a father of two children who race and as a past and current bike racer. Tim is the current over-50 State Champion in downhill mountain biking. He is also a very regular and enthusiastic transport cyclist; frequently seen in a suit and tie riding to meetings in the city on a mountain bike.

Denise Sullivan

Chair | Governance & Risk Committee

Denise Sullivan has a career spanning over twenty years in senior management and executive roles in the state public and not-for-profit health sectors.

In her usual role of Director Chronic Disease Prevention with the Western Australian Department of Health, she leads the development of state chronic disease and injury prevention policy and planning frameworks and contributes to the shaping of the national preventive health policy agenda.

Her professional interests cover many aspects of chronic disease and injury prevention encompassing health communications, health promotion and research, public policy on health and workforce planning and development.

She has a particular interest in furthering collaborations with other sectors with a mutual interest in promoting a more active and healthier WA community, and creating and sustaining environments that support this. Denise is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Leadership WA Signature Program, and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian College of Health Service Managers.

Denise is a recreational cyclist and recent convert to mountain biking (although trainer wheels still on!).