Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    Grants to help councils, schools, workplaces gear up for Bike Week

    31/01/2019 9:00 AM
    • A total of $38,000 in grants to be shared across 40 events throughout WA
    • This year's Bike Week events will be held between March 15 to 24
    • Construction of several major bike paths across the State is now underway
    • State Government investing $134 million over four years towards cycling projects 

    Preparations for Bike Week 2019 are gearing up, with grants totalling $38,000 awarded to 40 recipients to hold events that encourage people of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes.


    For more than 30 years, Bike Week has been Western Australia's annual celebration of people riding bicycles for transport, fun and healthier lifestyles.


    The State Government's Bike Week Grants Program provides funding assistance to facilitate a diverse line-up of celebratory events.


    The 2019 Bike Week grants have been allocated to community, school and workplace events that support and encourage people to explore their communities by bicycle.


    Metropolitan and regional events include breakfasts, bike tours, treasure hunts and triathlons, ensuring there is something for all cycling abilities.


    Bike Week 2019 will be held from March 15 to 24, and will be co-ordinated by WestCycle with the support of the Department of Transport.


    For the full list of Bike Week 2019 grant recipients, visit the Bike Week website.


    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "Every year we see more and more people participating in Bike Week and this year our grants are helping to spread events right across WA, from Kununurra to Albany.


    "If you have always wanted to give bike riding a go or get back on the saddle, these events provide the perfect opportunity to ride with your family, co-workers or schoolmates in a friendly, supportive and fun environment.


    "Bike Week is also a great time to explore your community and discover your local bike routes.


    "Over the next four years, $134 million is being invested towards new cycling projects, expanding the network of paths for walkers and riders, with a range of bike infrastructure projects scheduled to reach completion this year."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500


    Bike Week 2019


    Community event grants


    OrganisationEvent nameGrant offered ($)
    Burrup Mountain Bike Club and Karratha BMX ClubKarratha Bike Fest2,000
    City of SubiacoBike to Work Breakfast 2,000
    City of Rockingham2019 Rockingham Community Breakfast Bike Ride2,000
    Murdoch UniversityBike Week Events at Murdoch Uni2,000
    Shire of East PilbaraNewman's Bike Bingo 2,000
    City of FremantleThe Great Fremantle Scavenger Hunt2,000
    South Perth Cycle ClubSPR WaterTower Challenge2,000
    City of VincentBike Week in Vincent 20192,000
    City of MelvilleCity of Melville Back on Your Bike2,000
    Munda Biddi Trail Foundation, Inc. Jarrahdale Munda Biddi Cruise & Perth Observatory Night Ride1,800
    Denmark MTB ClubDenmark Primary - Come and Try Day1,500
    City of BelmontBelmont Bike Breakfast 1,500
    The Girls' Brigade Western AustraliaPeddle at the Point1,250
    South Stirling Primary SchoolSouth Stirling Bike Muster1,150
    Quairading CRCBike Week Nature Trail1,000
    Shire of Wongan-BalliduCommunity Bike Breakfast 1,000
    Shire of PlantagenetPlantagenet Treasure Ride900
    Town on Mosman Park Life's a Bike750
    City of CanningCanning River Ride TBC750
    Town of CambridgeCambridge Bike Week events750
    City of JoondalupBike Dr - Free bike checks for the community650
    Shire of Dowerin2019 Dowerin Triathlon600
    Shire of Corrigin2019 Corrigin Bike n Seek 600
    Shire of DalwallinuDalwallinu Bike Bonanza600
    The Village at Wellard Residents AssociationTour de Wellard600
    Main Street Co-opMain Street Bike Breakfast550
    Kondinin CRCKondinin's Great Treasure Hunt and Obstacle Course500
    Green Skills IncGreat Southern Sustainable Community Festival500
    Shire of MorawaMorawa Family Fun Bike Ride500
    Pakistanis In AustraliaBike, Boards and BBQ500
    Total 35,950


    School event grants


    OrganisationEvent nameGrant offered ($)
    St Joseph's Primary School, KununurraBike Fun Day200
    Subiaco Primary SchoolRide to School Day200
    Margaret River Primary SchoolYear 4 Wharncliffe Mill Bike Camp200
    Gilmore College, OreliaBike Week breakfast200
    Fremantle Primary School P&CBike to School Week200
    Total 1,000



    Workplace event grants


    OrganisationEvent nameGrant offered ($)
    City of KalamundaKala Gala Bike Challenge250
    Curtin UniversityGet Back on the (e)Bike!250
    City of VincentBike Week Breakfast Ramble250
    Town of CottesloeBikes are Better Morning Tea150
    City of FremantleCommuting 101150
    Total 1,050