Put it in your diaries – Wednesday, 18th October is RIDE2UNI DAY!
Spring is in air and it's time to dust off your bike, don your lycra and Ride2Uni! If lycra isn't your thing, no problem - trousers-tucked–into-socks cyclists are most welcome as well! Yes it's that time of year where everyone at LTU are encouraged to Ride2Uni on National Ride2Work Day - Wednesday, 18th October.
What is it?
National Ride to Uni/Work day is held in conjunction with Bicycle Network Victoria, and encourages those who don't normally ride to work to choose a bike instead of their normal mode of transport. Change is good, spring is the air, so why don’t you ride to one of La Trobe’s Campuses this year?
If you’re a regular rider to La Trobe, then why not encourage a friend or colleague to ride in on the day? You could even buddy up with them to make it all a bit less daunting for those new to riding to work.
What's in it for me?
LTU will have a prize give-a-way on the day at Bundoora, with goodies supplied by our sustainable transport friends at Darebin Council, and 100 special refuel packs ready for the ride home. You will also be rewarded with a tasty breakfast and a free 5-minute bike tune-up and massage will also be available on the day – first in, best dressed!
Where is it?
o Melbourne Campus: 8 am - 10.30 am, Caffeine Café
o Bendigo Campus: 8 am - 10.30 am at Library and Student Union Building
o Mildura, Shepparton and Albury-Wodonga Campuses, email us a selfie with your bike at the campus and we’ll send you a free keep cup or water bottle!
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A special note for biking beginners
Riding on the roads can be intimidating. To make less daunting, it can be good to ride with a buddy for your first time into La Trobe. If you’re in Melbourne, Darebin Council offers training sessions for beginner and intermediate riders. If you would like to feel more confident on the roads, consider registering for a course on the Darebin website. Sessions cost $10-$15: www.eventbrite.com.au/o/darebin-city-council-transport-management-7038064987