15 October 2013
The bike chains are on and the bike trains are ready for the University of the Sunshine Coast’s annual Ride to Work Day on Wednesday 16 October.
The University’s Travel2USC team is urging staff and students to “join the commuter revolution” as part of the national-themed day encouraging and celebrating two-wheeled transport to workplaces.
This year, USC will have two “convoys” – the third annual Northern Bike Train, picking up travellers along a designated route starting at Coolum, and the inaugural Southern Bike Train, leaving from Currimundi Lake.
Travel2USC operations assistant Jo Gorring said all commuters using alternative transport would get a free breakfast at the USC Art Gallery Piazza from 7.30am to 10.30am.
Ms Gorring said healthy food options would be promoted in partnership with USC Nutrition and Dietetics students.
“If you’ve ever thought of riding or walking to work, this is the day to give it a go,” she said. “Feel good, get fitter and reduce the number of cars on campus.”
Participants must register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to be eligible for the breakfast and giveaways including bike gear from TravelSmart and vouchers from Spin City Cycles.
Expert advice will be available on bike maintenance, road safety and local cycleways.
— Julie Schomberg