- $50,984 in grants to be shared across 50 WA Bike Month events in October
- Bike month encourages people of all ages and abilities to give cycling a go
- Great opportunity to experience recent upgrades to WA bicycle network
- McGowan Government investing more than $200 million to upgrade cycling infrastructure
WA Bike Month is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever, with a record $50,000 in grants awarded to support 50 events to encourage people of all ages and abilities to give cycling a go.
The 2020 festivities will build on last year's successful expansion of the well-established Bike Week to a month-long celebration of people riding bicycles for transport, recreation and fitness.
Thirty grants of up to $2,000 have been awarded to local governments, organisations and groups to host a diverse line-up of events that the entire community can get involved in. A further 20 minor grants of $200 have been awarded to organisations, including schools and workplaces, to support smaller bike riding activities and events.
The grants have been designed to support local, small businesses as WA continues its road to recovery out of COVID-19.
With funded events including breakfasts, bike tours and trail rides, scavenger hunts, and safety and skills building sessions, there is something for people of all cycling abilities.
WA Bike Month 2020 will be held from October 1 to 31 and is co-ordinated by WestCycle with the support of the Department of Transport.
The McGowan Government has allocated $200 million into upgrading cycling infrastructure across the State.
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"This year many Western Australians have rediscovered the joy of jumping on a bike and I am pleased to encourage more people to do the same by investing a record $50,000 to enable 50 WA Bike Month events this October.
"As well as being the perfect opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to ride a bike for the first time or reacquaint themselves with all the benefits that cycling has to offer, the funded events will help to support small businesses all over the State.
"We're investing more money than ever before in walking and cycling infrastructure, and Bike Month is a fantastic chance to experience recent improvements to WA's path network.
"We want to make bike riding a safe, convenient and widely accepted mode of transport and I would encourage all Western Australians to give it a try by joining in on the Bike Month fun this October."
Minister's office - 6552 5500
WA Bike Month 2020 grant recipients
|Organisation ||Event name ||Grant awarded ($) |
|Break the Boundary Inc.||Perth Hills Adaptive MTB and Trail Walking Anniversary Celebration||2,000|
|Bremer Bay Community Resource Centre||Bremer Bay Bikeathon||1,000|
|City of Armadale||Bike Maintenance Workshop||1,000|
|City of Bayswater||Get back on your bike program for older adults||2,000|
|City of Belmont||Belmont Bike Breakfast||1,500|
|City of Belmont||Belmont Bike Tour ||2,000|
|City of Canning||Canning River Ride 2020||1,200|
|City of Cockburn||Bike Cockburnhagen||2,000|
|City of Fremantle||City of Fremantle Bike Month||2,000|
|City of Melville||Veloculture trail: Cultural bike trail scavenger hunt along the foreshore||600|
|City of Vincent||Vincent Bikers Breakfast and Pop up Bike Maintenance||2,000|
|Kondinin Community Resource Centre||Kondinin's Bike Hike||530|
|Local Arts and Community Events (LACE)||Event 1: Beginners Bicycle Maintenance Course; Event 2: Pedal and Spook - Ride and Picnic||2,000|
|Margaret River Coastal Residents Association Inc.||'Bike to the Beach'||1,545|
|Munda Biddi Trail Foundation||Collie Munda Biddi Workshop & Try The Trail||2,000|
|Murdoch University||On Your Bike at Murdoch University||1,100|
|Narembeen Community Resource Centre (CRC)||Narembeen Riding Together - Free Family Bike Day||1,200|
|Peel District Cycling Club Inc||Junior and Women Cycle Skills Training||2,000|
|Reclink Australia||Reclink Learn to Ride Program||2,000|
|Shire of Beverley||Beverley Rock n Roll Bike Clinic||1,200|
|Shire of Kondinin||New Shared Pathway Bike Week Fun Ride||1,000|
|Shire of Plantagenet||Peddle Plantagenet||1,750|
|Shire of Wongan-Ballidu||Community Bike Breakfast||1,000|
|The Shire of Brookton||Brookton Bike Track Grand Opening||863|
|Town of Cambridge||Bike Maintenance Workshop for the Commuter||500|
|Town of Cottesloe||Cycle by the Sea||1,525|
|Wanneroo BMX Raceway Club||WBC - Ridein2BMX||1,700|
|West Arthur Community Resource Centre||Cycles and Donkeys||800|
|X-Speed Australia Cycle Club Inc||X-Speed Bike Month||1,200|
|York Community Resource Centre||Community Bike Safety Fun Day||1,500|
|Armadale Police District Office||Bike Month Breakfast||200|
|Buddy Up Australia||Operation BikeUp||200|
|City of Albany||Green Fair on the Square||200|
|City of Fremantle||Staff Ride to Work Breakfast||200|
|City of Gosnells||City Staff Ride to Work Week - Morning Tea||200|
|City of Vincent||Puncture Repair Workshop||200|
|Dutch Cargo Bike||Cargo Bike Test rides and Brekkie||200|
|Genetic and Rare Disease Network||Genetics and Rare Disease Social Ride||200|
|Geraldton Mountain Bike Club||GMBC Bike Rally||200|
|Geraldton Primary School||Ride to school||200|
|Living Waters Lutheran College||Wicked Wheels||200|
|Murdoch University||Bike to Uni Breakfast||200|
|Noranda Primary School||Wheely Fun Friday||200|
|Pemberton Cycling Association Inc||Bike Month - Extra Social Saturdays||200|
|Safety Bay Primary School||Bike Check-up||200|
|Shire of Augusta Margaret River||Bike to Work Breakfast||200|
|Shire of Cuballing||Cuballing Bike Maintenance session||200|
|Town of Cambridge||Town of Cambridge Travellers||200|
|Tuart Hill Primary School||THPS Ride to School Day||200|
|West Leederville Primary School||Walk, Scoot, Ride safely to School||200|