The Department of Transport and WestCycle are pleased to announce the first ever WA Bike Month Challenge throughout November and are calling for riders of all levels to get involved.
The Challenge will encourage new, novice and experienced riders to log their rides, set individual and team goals and receive advice and encouragement using an online platform (www.wabikemonth.com.au).
The aim of the challenge is to encourage more people to take up cycling on a regular basis and to activate newly built infrastructure, as well as the broader existing cycle network.
Participants will be rewarded for their involvement across many categories, with great prizes up for grabs, including
- A $1,000 Bike Shop Voucher to spend on new bike gear
- Dome Coffee Vouchers
- Red Balloon Vouchers that can be used on a variety of experiences including dining, day spas, hot air balloon flights and massages
- and more!
Participants will be eligible to win prizes by simply registering and logging a ride. The more rides you do, the more chances you have to win. Workplaces can also participate as a team and earn points to win prizes, by logging rides and recruiting workmates.
The WA Bike Month Challenge marks the evolution of Bike Week that began from a bustling Bike to Work Breakfast in the Perth CBD to a state-wide campaign where schools, workplaces, local governments, cycling clubs and community organisations held local events.
“Riding in WA has never been more popular with more than 400,000 Western Australians riding a bike each week,” said WestCycle CEO Matt Fulton. “A record WA Government investment is being made to provide a safe, integrated and accessible cycling network.”
“Given this momentum, there is now a great opportunity to expand the celebration from a week to an entire month to encourage more people to ride a bike more often.”
“This is an exciting time for bike riding in WA and the Department of Transport and WestCycle look forward to continuing to celebrate people riding bikes for transport, fun and a healthier lifestyle.”
To register to the WA Bike Month Challenge, please visit www.wabikemonth.com.au