Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    Record $50,000 boost for WA Bike Month events across the State

    8/09/2020 10:00 AM
     
    • $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 Celebration2,000
    Bremer Bay Community Resource CentreBremer Bay Bikeathon1,000
    City of ArmadaleBike Maintenance Workshop1,000
    City of BayswaterGet back on your bike program for older adults2,000
    City of BelmontBelmont Bike Breakfast1,500
    City of BelmontBelmont Bike Tour 2,000
    City of CanningCanning River Ride 20201,200
    City of CockburnBike Cockburnhagen2,000
    City of FremantleCity of Fremantle Bike Month2,000
    City of MelvilleVeloculture trail: Cultural bike trail scavenger hunt along the foreshore600
    City of VincentVincent Bikers Breakfast and Pop up Bike Maintenance2,000
    Kondinin Community Resource CentreKondinin's Bike Hike530
    Local Arts and Community Events (LACE)Event 1: Beginners Bicycle Maintenance Course; Event 2: Pedal and Spook - Ride and Picnic2,000
    Margaret River Coastal Residents Association Inc.'Bike to the Beach'1,545
    Munda Biddi Trail FoundationCollie Munda Biddi Workshop & Try The Trail2,000
    Murdoch UniversityOn Your Bike at Murdoch University1,100
    Narembeen Community Resource Centre (CRC)Narembeen Riding Together - Free Family Bike Day1,200
    Peel District Cycling Club IncJunior and Women Cycle Skills Training2,000
    Reclink AustraliaReclink Learn to Ride Program2,000
    Shire of BeverleyBeverley Rock n Roll Bike Clinic1,200
    Shire of KondininNew Shared Pathway Bike Week Fun Ride1,000
    Shire of PlantagenetPeddle Plantagenet1,750
    Shire of Wongan-BalliduCommunity Bike Breakfast1,000
    The Shire of BrooktonBrookton Bike Track Grand Opening863
    Town of CambridgeBike Maintenance Workshop for the Commuter500
    Town of CottesloeCycle by the Sea1,525
    Wanneroo BMX Raceway ClubWBC - Ridein2BMX1,700
    West Arthur Community Resource CentreCycles and Donkeys800
    X-Speed Australia Cycle Club IncX-Speed Bike Month1,200
    York Community Resource CentreCommunity Bike Safety Fun Day1,500

     

    Armadale Police District OfficeBike Month Breakfast200
    Buddy Up AustraliaOperation BikeUp200
    City of AlbanyGreen Fair on the Square200
    City of FremantleStaff Ride to Work Breakfast200
    City of GosnellsCity Staff Ride to Work Week - Morning Tea200
    City of VincentPuncture Repair Workshop200
    Dutch Cargo BikeCargo Bike Test rides and Brekkie200
    Genetic and Rare Disease NetworkGenetics and Rare Disease Social Ride200
    Geraldton Mountain Bike ClubGMBC Bike Rally200
    Geraldton Primary SchoolRide to school200
    Living Waters Lutheran CollegeWicked Wheels200
    Murdoch UniversityBike to Uni Breakfast200
    Noranda Primary SchoolWheely Fun Friday200
    Pemberton Cycling Association IncBike Month - Extra Social Saturdays200
    Safety Bay Primary SchoolBike Check-up200
    Shire of Augusta Margaret RiverBike to Work Breakfast200
    Shire of CuballingCuballing Bike Maintenance session200
    Town of CambridgeTown of Cambridge Travellers200
    Tuart Hill Primary SchoolTHPS Ride to School Day200
    West Leederville Primary SchoolWalk, Scoot, Ride safely to School200