Cycling in Melbourne Australia
National Ride2School Day, Friday 23 March 2012 is set to be full of color, excitement and thousands of bikes!
In the 1970’s, 80% of school children were active on the way to school. Today, only 20% experience the joy of getting fresh air on the school journey. National Ride2School Day provides an opportunity for Australian students, parents and teachers to give riding, walking, skating or scooting to school a go, while celebrating the regular walkers and wheelers.
On this day, an active journey to school is normal and the entire school community gets behind it. It is a chance to celebrate on a large scale and to prove it can be done. After showing it’s achievable on this day school communities are encouraged to keep the momentum going throughout the entire year.