Get active and tell global warming to ‘get on yer bike’ by taking part in the 2009 EarthRide.
Registration has just opened for Bicycle NSW’s ongoing EarthRide campaign. Anyone with a bike is being encouraged to hop on and use pedal power, not oil power, to get where they’re going.
Any ride on any day can be an ‘EarthRide’ but Bicycle NSW is particularly encouraging people to get going on two wheels on September 30.
“EarthRide is not a protest movement, and neither is it about the ongoing and critically important scientific research into delivering a low-carbon future,” a spokeswoman for the event said.
“EarthRide is about encouraging everyone to engage in a solution now that we already know offers significant benefits towards the goal of a low-carbon future.
“Any bike ride you do can be an EarthRide,” she said. Cyclists who wish to organise a group ride for September 30 can apply for official logos and merchandise to wear.
“Riding a bike for transport will significantly reduce your carbon footprint in comparison to taking the car and is even better than taking public transport,” the spokeswoman said.
“Riding around 5km to work each day will save around one tonne of greenhouse gas emissions each year. In addition to helping create the type of future environment you want, riding a bike is convenient, healthy and a fun way to get about.”
Further details about group rides will be announced as people register their interest.
People who would like to improve their city cycling skills before taking part in EarthRide can enrol in one of the City of Sydney’s city cycling courses.
info: To book for a City of Sydney cycle course, visit http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/AboutSydney/ParkingAndTransport/Cycling/courseform.aspx.
To register your support or interest in EarthRide visit www.earthride.com.au.