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Darwin is a cyclist’s delight with our tropical climate and many connecting cycle paths. City of Darwin encourages the community to get on their bikes and feel the wind in their hair from a trip to the shops to the scenic East Point Reserve where you may spot a Wallaby or two.


Join Australia's biggest celebration of commuter riding Wednesday 16 October 2019

This year, City of Darwin is asking businesses to jump on board, invest in your employees' health and celebrate Ride2Work day by hosting a breakfast in the workplace.

It is a great opportunity to encourage physical exercise, as well as recognising and rewarding those who already commute this way. 

Some benefits of riding to work are:

  • Help reduce health risks such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancers, obesity and depression.
  • Save money on car expenses like fuel, car repairs, public transport.
  • Thinking green - cycling transport has zero emissions. Riding 10km to work each day would save 1.3 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually. 
  • Increased fitness and mental health will lead to increased productivity and overall employee satisfaction. 

If the ride to work is a bit too far, we encourage active transport options.

Northern Territory Government has supplied bike racks at a number of bus stops; a list can be provided upon request. 

Alternatively, riding one way and carpooling the other may be an option for some.

To encourage your organisation's participation, City of Darwin has a limited number of Ride2Work kickstarter packs available.

Kickstarter packs include:

  • A VOUCHER to help shout your workplace breakfast
  • Posters and promotional materials
  • Bike bells and other giveaways

If you're interested in hosting your own Ride2Work breakfast, please complete the online form or downloadable form and return to:

More information on Ride2Work day can be found at The Bicycle Network.

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