We Ride Australia is a national charity created from the Australian bicycle industry’s Cycling Promotion Fund established in 2000.
For close to 20 years we have told the stories of local successes through our national Cycling Luminaries Awards and we have worked with governments, individuals, bicycle and industry groups to help Australians choose cycling—to make cycling and active travel a more convenient, attractive and safe option.
We know however that of the roughly two-thirds of Australians not currently considering cycling for transport, more than half of those would if conditions were better and safer.
The decision to ride a bike for transport – a local, daily occurrence in itself – is profoundly dependent on urban form, behaviour on our roads, training and education and the quality of routes and paths available to cycle on.
We need to do it because bicycle riding uses minimal fossil fuels and is a pollution-free mode of transport. Bikes reduce the need to build, service and dispose of cars. Bicycle riding conserves roadway and residential space, thereby providing opportunities for less concrete and more plant life in urban areas
We Ride Australia engages nationally so that locally we can make a difference.
We work closely at various times with many organisations and groups, both through our events and campaigns, and behind the scenes in policy discussions and meetings.
Our partners in the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Better Cities are:
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects | Australasian Railway Association | Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council | Bus Industry Confederation of Australia | Consult Australia | Council of Capital City Lord Mayors | Green Building Council of Australia | International Association of Public Transport Australia & New Zealand | National Growth Areas Alliance | National Heart Foundation | Outdoor Media Association | Planning Institute of Australia | Property Council of Australia | Real Estate Institute of Australia.
Australian Bicycle Summit
The Australian Bicycle Summit brings together:
Amy Gillett Foundation | Bicycle Network | Bicycle NSW | Bicycle QLD | Bicycle SA | Bicycling WA | Cycling Australia | BMXA / Mountainbike Australia | Pedal Power (ACT) | WestCycle.
Our national achievement awards, the Cycling Luminaries Awards invite nominations from across the country and have in the past included winners from every state and territory, from every remote, regional and urban corner of the nation. See our Awards page for some of the highlights.