Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    WA Bike Month grants to boost community events across the State

    28/09/2021 9:00 AM
     
    • 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

     

    OrganisationEvent nameGrant awarded
    Leighton CAN Town TeamLeighton Slow Roll: Community celebration $12,000 (Major event grant)
    City of BelmontCycle through the City & Belmont Bike Breakfast$4,000 (Local event grants)
    City of FremantleSouth Beach Community Morning Coffee Ride / Fremantle Bike Tours$4,000
    City of KalamundaCity of Kalamunda Bike Month Series $4,000
    CycleSense = ExcellenceHerdsman Adventure Ride$3,900
    City of VincentCommunity Bike Breakfast$2,750
    City of NedlandsOn Your Bike-Nedlands Safe Active Streets$2,300
    4Five+ Athlete Collective IncorporatedFit Fun Fast Femmes in the Park$2,260
    City of AlbanyCelebrating Bike Month$2,000
    City of StirlingBicycle 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 AustraliaFeel the wind in your hair at the windmill: Free trishaw rides.$1,000
    Shire of KondininHyden Bike Week$1,000
    Shire of Augusta Margaret RiverBike to Work Breakfast$250 (Minor event grants)
    Beenyup Primary SchoolRide to School Breakfast$250
    Bethesda HospitalBike Month Launch$250
    Spencer Park Primary School P&C AssociationDress up your bike day$250
    Geraldton Mountain Bike ClubGeraldton Mountain Bike Club Bike Rally$250
    White Gum Valley Primary SchoolBike to School Breakfast$250
    WA Local Government AssociationA Wheely Good Wednesday: Ride to Work Breakfast$250
    City of Canninge-Bike Activation$250
    Shire of Upper GascoyneJunction Kids Ride Safe$250
    St Augustine Primary SchoolRide to School in Bike Month$250
    Winterfold Primary SchoolBike to School Breakfast$250
    City of CanningLet's get riding$250
    Marmion Primary P&C CommitteeMarmion Primary School 'Ride to School Day'$250
    Charthouse Primary SchoolRide your Bike to School Breakfast$250
    City of VincentBike Maintenance $250
    Albany Primary School P&C Association Inc.Albany Primary School Ride to School Day 2021$250
    Baldivis Primary SchoolRide to School$250
    Honeywood Primary SchoolRide to School Day and Dress Up your Bike$250
    Munda BiddiMunda Bada-Bing Information Night $250
    Transition Town StirlingBasic Bike Maintenance$250
    Sorrento Primary SchoolDress up your bike day$250
    Albany Mountain Bike ClubCamp Quaranup Community Open Day Bike Skills$250
    Rockingham BMX ClubCome and Try Day$250
    City of BusseltonCrafternoon$220
    Lake Grace District High SchoolLake Grace Community Breakfast for Bike Month$206