WA Bike Month runs throughout October to promote bike riding across WA
Share your #wabikemonth2021 and #ridetogetherwa moments on social media
39 WA Bike Month Grants valued at more than $49,500 for bike events in October
A record $265 million investment in cycling infrastructure by McGowan Government
WA Bike Month is only days away and West Australians of all ages are being encouraged to lace up their sneakers and get involved with 39 events planned around the State.
The McGowan Government has allocated more than $49,500 in grants for local governments, community organisations, schools and workplaces to promote active travel for transport, fun and a healthier lifestyle.
The Leighton Community Action Network Town Team will use the Major Event Grant of $12,000 to hold WA Bike Month's flagship event, the Leighton Slow Roll on Sunday, October 17.
Local and Minor Event Grant include:
$4000 to the City of Belmont for their Cycle through the City and Belmont Bike Breakfast events
$1500 to the Albany Cycling Club Inc. to host free guided bike rides
$206 to Lake Grace District High School to host a community breakfast for WA Bike Month
WA Bike Month 2021 is coordinated by WestCycle with support from the Department of Transport.
People participating in WA Bike Month Events are encouraged to share their bike riding activities using the #wabikemonth2021 and #ridetogetherwa hashtags, which can be shared across WA Bike Month social media channels to encourage others to join in the fun.
For more information on WA Bike Month 2021 events, visit the WA Bike Month website or follow the WA Bike Month Facebook and Instagram pages.
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"WA Bike Month is back, with 39 events to be held across the State, from the Great Southern to the upper Gascoyne.
"I encourage everyone - from experienced riders to those who may be getting on the bike for the first time - to participate in a WA Bike Month event in their area and share their #ridetogetherwa moment this October.
"Our Government is investing a record $265 million dollars in active transport infrastructure around WA over the next four years, creating a more connected cycling network that will make it easier than ever for us to get around on our bikes."
Minister's office - 6552 5500
WA Bike Month 2021 grant recipients
|Organisation||Event name||Grant awarded|
|Leighton CAN Town Team||Leighton Slow Roll: Community celebration ||$12,000 (Major event grant)|
|City of Belmont||Cycle through the City & Belmont Bike Breakfast||$4,000 (Local event grants)|
|City of Fremantle||South Beach Community Morning Coffee Ride / Fremantle Bike Tours||$4,000|
|City of Kalamunda||City of Kalamunda Bike Month Series ||$4,000|
|CycleSense = Excellence||Herdsman Adventure Ride||$3,900|
|City of Vincent||Community Bike Breakfast||$2,750|
|City of Nedlands||On Your Bike-Nedlands Safe Active Streets||$2,300|
|4Five+ Athlete Collective Incorporated||Fit Fun Fast Femmes in the Park||$2,260|
|City of Albany||Celebrating Bike Month||$2,000|
|City of Stirling||Bicycle Ready: How to ride safely with fun||$1,570|
|Albany Cycling Club Inc.||Free Guided Bike Rides ||$1,500|
|Wellstead Primary School ||Combined Schools and Community Bike Day||$1,250|
|Cycling Without Age Australia||Feel the wind in your hair at the windmill: Free trishaw rides.||$1,000|
|Shire of Kondinin||Hyden Bike Week||$1,000|
|Shire of Augusta Margaret River||Bike to Work Breakfast||$250 (Minor event grants)|
|Beenyup Primary School||Ride to School Breakfast||$250|
|Bethesda Hospital||Bike Month Launch||$250|
|Spencer Park Primary School P&C Association||Dress up your bike day||$250|
|Geraldton Mountain Bike Club||Geraldton Mountain Bike Club Bike Rally||$250|
|White Gum Valley Primary School||Bike to School Breakfast||$250|
|WA Local Government Association||A Wheely Good Wednesday: Ride to Work Breakfast||$250|
|City of Canning||e-Bike Activation||$250|
|Shire of Upper Gascoyne||Junction Kids Ride Safe||$250|
|St Augustine Primary School||Ride to School in Bike Month||$250|
|Winterfold Primary School||Bike to School Breakfast||$250|
|City of Canning||Let's get riding||$250|
|Marmion Primary P&C Committee||Marmion Primary School 'Ride to School Day'||$250|
|Charthouse Primary School||Ride your Bike to School Breakfast||$250|
|City of Vincent||Bike Maintenance ||$250|
|Albany Primary School P&C Association Inc.||Albany Primary School Ride to School Day 2021||$250|
|Baldivis Primary School||Ride to School||$250|
|Honeywood Primary School||Ride to School Day and Dress Up your Bike||$250|
|Munda Biddi||Munda Bada-Bing Information Night ||$250|
|Transition Town Stirling||Basic Bike Maintenance||$250|
|Sorrento Primary School||Dress up your bike day||$250|
|Albany Mountain Bike Club||Camp Quaranup Community Open Day Bike Skills||$250|
|Rockingham BMX Club||Come and Try Day||$250|
|City of Busselton||Crafternoon||$220|
|Lake Grace District High School||Lake Grace Community Breakfast for Bike Month||$206|