Sign up: Love To Ride returns this September

August 21, 2019

Love To Ride Brisbane

Love To Ride Brisbane is on again this September. Sign up and help break records to prove to BCC and Qld Government that cycling infrastructure is worth investing in.  

What is 'Love to Ride'? 

'Love to Ride' is a global initiative that is designed to encourage more people to ride. The City of Brisbane joined in last year and it was so successful it's on again this year.

It is a fun (free!) friendly cycling challenge that runs throughout September and, as well as providing some very valuable data, there are heaps of prizes to be won for joining in and encouraging others to ride. 

How does it work? 

Sign up via the Love to Ride Brisbane website. (The link for signing up is at the bottom of the page). 

You can sign up as an individual or, if you are working you can nominate your workplace as your organisation. For those of you who are working you can invite your work mates to sign up too and take on the challenge of competing against other workplaces. 

While you are at it nominate Electric Bikes Brisbane as your club/group and join the extra ebike group rides we have organised to help you log more kms. (More on this below). 

Target: Double participation = great for cycling in Brisbane 

This year Love To Ride Brisbane is targeting to almost double the participation of last year: Double the number of workplaces participating, double the number of people participating. 

Why? Analysis of the results from last year showed some great results: 

  1. a positive change in attitude towards cycling as a result of the challenge,
  2. an increase in cycling frequency - 57% of new riders and 33% of occasional riders increased their cycling frequency 6 months after the challenge,
  3. an increase in participants using cycling as their means of transport, and
  4. a strong correlation between workplace cycling culture and quality end of trip facilities  

Doubling participation from last year will build on these great results. It also provides council with data to help justify greater investment in cycling infrastructure and education, and insight to support cycling development into the future. 

Signing up to Love To Ride Brisbane

Love To Ride Brisbane 2019

If you participated last year:

  • Log back into your profile at www.lovetoride.net/brisbane and confirm your participation for 2019
  • List your workplace at Works At on your profile (you can remain as an individual if you choose)
  • Join ElectricBikes Brisbane as your Club/Group on your profile (and join our rides)

If you did not participate last year:

  • Sign up!... please :)
  • Register at www.lovetoride.net/brisbane
  • Remember, you have the option of sync'ing with your Strava account (or other cycling app) and set and forget. A great way to rack up points!
  • Nominate your workplace as your organisation 
  • Join Electric Bikes Brisbane as your Club/Group on your profile 
  • Select Samantha Willis as your encourager to take part 

If you haven't ridden in years, don't worry! You only have to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more for your participation to count towards our team's score. And you can ride anywhere, anytime during the Challenge (doesn't have to be a trip to work!).

Browse through the Love To Ride website for the great prizes on offer and for further information on how it all works.

Hire an E-Bike - Special Weekly Rate

EBB are offering a special weekly hire rate throughout September. Hire an e-bike for a week to help you log more kms than you expected. A great way to try one out at home too if you are thinking of getting one, or want a partner or friend to join in. 

Limited availability so be quick. Book online here>> 

EBB 'Love To Ride' Group Rides - Log some kms

Love To vRide Brisbane group ebike rides 

Electric Bikes Brisbane (EBB) have organised some group e-bike rides for e-bike owners who are Love To Ride participants. 

Just nominate EBB as your Club/Group and sign up via our Facebook events page: link here>> 

  • Saturday 7 September, 8.30am - 9.30am
  • Saturday 14 September, 8.30am - 9.30am

Want to try an E-Bike and log some kms?

Speed Date an E-Bike

If you haven't tried an e-bike before and want to, there are three events in September where you can try one. Also an opportunity to do some kms which you can log!

  • Wednesday 18 September at 1 William Street, Brisbane City from 12-2pm. Sign up on the day.
  • Saturday 21 September at Electric Bikes Brisbane from 8.30am-10.00am. Speed Date an E-Bike - Part of Brisbane City Council's Active & Healthy and Cycling Brisbane programs. Limited places and registration is essential: sign up here>>
  • Friday 27 September at Education House, Charlotte Street, from 12-2pm. Sign up on the day.

    Business Owners. Want more information to sign on? 

    If you are a business owner or workplace / department executive or manager looking to register and encourage employees to participate contact the Love To RIde program office for Business support materials: chris@lovetoride.net

    Get riding this September!

    Get riding this September and show BCC and the Qld Government that, with more people riding than ever, that it is worth investing and developing Brisbane's cycling infrastructure. 

    SIGN UP HERE>>




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