Gold Coasters encouraged to Ride 2 Work

The Council is calling for locals to swap their car for their bike in the lead up to tomorrow’s National Ride 2 Work Day and next month’s Love to Ride Gold Coast event.

Wednesday’s Ride 2 Work Day event will see a number of cyclists joining a group from either Runaway Bay or Tallebudgera Creek – leaving at 6:30am and arriving at Surfers Paradise foreshore at 7:15am in time for a free breakfast.

Meanwhile, Mayor Tom Tate said the Love to Ride event in November is about helping people get fitter and easing congestion on Gold Coast roads.


“The idea is to show workplaces just how easy it is to encourage their employees to choose active forms of travel,” said Mayor Tate.

“Love to Ride is a fun, free challenge where just one 10 minute ride can help you get back on a bike and win great prizes.

“Last year, we had nearly 1000 Gold Coasters including more than 300 new riders join Love to Ride. Altogether Gold Coasters rode 77,365 kilometres, or five times around Australia!”

The Council, through it’s Gold Coast City Transport Strategy 2031, aims for walking and cycling to represent 14 per cent of all daily trips – up from just 9 per cent of all daily trips in 2011.

To register for this year’s Love to Ride event, visit