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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.

Ride2Work

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: environment@darwin.nt.gov.au

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

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