This year the annual Ride To Work Day, held on Wednesday 12 October, is to be in a new format.
TBUG has been aware that by holding a city centre breakfast as the main even many potential riders have been cut out of attending because the city centre is not on, or anywhere near, their cycle-to-work route.
So, this year we are urging workplaces to take charge and run their own events for the day, either with a breakfast or a lunchtime BBQ, whatever suits the workplace best.
All over Toowoomba, workplaces are doing just that, and it looks as if this year we will have even more riders on the day prepared to register and join others in a social event in their own workplaces.
Time to ponder the provision of safe routes to your workplace, quality bike racks and secure parking when you get there, and to discuss it with others over a coffee and breakfast.
Please register as a rider on this page:
The registration allows our peak cycle bodies to collate information and advise all levels of government on the need for better cycle facilities.
Also, register as a workplace convenor and keep a tally of your workplace numbers.
Send that information to TBUG by email or sms and attend the end of day judging and prize giving at the Oxygen Cafe - meeting from 4.45 pm- (free coffee-tea and simple snacks).
As the Town Hall clock strikes 5.00 pm, TBUG judges will start awarding prizes to the winners of the day.
The coveted Freewheelers Challenge Trophy is up for grabs again but last years winners, Disability Services Queensland, say they do not intend to give it up without a fight:
So, register yourself now, get a workplace convenor, organise a breakfast or lunchtime BBQ, and make sure someone gets to the Oxygen Cafe by 5.00 pm to see who the 2011 winners of the Trophy will be.
12 Oct. results contacts:
TBUG email: firstname.lastname@example.org
sms to David: 0408 726 038