SOME of Greater Bendigo’s best known organisations and groups have joined forces to promote Ride2Work Day 2012.
Greater Bendigo council has partnered with St Lukes, Bendigo Health and the Bendigo Sustainability Group to encourage employees across the city to ride their bicycles to work on Wednesday, October 17.
Ride2Work Day is a popular annual event that sees hundreds of cyclists ride to work and for the first time all will be invited to a community breakfast in the Hargreaves Mall between 7.30am and 9am.
Council chief executive officer Craig Niemann said the event had an important health and well-being message by encouraging exercise.
“A bike and a helmet is all that is needed to participate and I encourage staff from all CBD-based work places to join in by riding to work and enjoying the free community breakfast,” he said.
Bendigo South Rotary Club will cook up a delicious hot breakfast with food donated by Safeway Marketplace, Bakers Delight Marketplace, and Bakers Delight Lyttleton Terrace.
A range of lighter breakfast food will also be available including fruit, cereal and muesli- bar donations from Carmens.
Local bike shops have also come on board offering discounts on maintenance and repairs on bikes in the lead up to Ride2Work Day. To find out more visit Moronis Bikes, Cycle Concepts, Harding Cycles or Bendigo Cycles.
Everyone who attends the Ride2Work Day breakfast will also have a chance to win some great prizes.
To register go to www.ride2work.com.au or phone Tahmeika Napier at the council on 4408 6521 for more information.