Making our communities more cycle friendly can help Australians fight climate change, address the obesity epidemic, reduce congestion and make our cities more liveable and of course help many people realize just how much fun riding a bike is.
The Australian Cycling Promotion Foundation (ACPF) trading as We Ride Australia, is committed to promoting and encouraging cycling and advocating for policies and investments to make cycling accessible, safe and convenient.
Established in 2000 by the Australian bicycle industry, the Cycling Promotion Fund (CPF) was created to enable the industry play a role in building a better future not only for the industry itself, but also for Australian communities by contributing to making the choice to ride a bike easier, more attractive and safer.
Re-launched on 1 July 2017 as an independent, not-for-profit charitable organisation, the CPF became We Ride Australia with the vision to make cycling a positive, healthy and safe reality for children and adults across Australia.
We do this by building the case for investment in infrastructure, sharing evidence to support cycling’s role in community and national agendas and presenting the positive, healthy and safe reality of daily cycling by children and adults from all walks of life.
The Foundation members in 2000 were:
- Bicycling Australia magazine
- Birdy Imports
- Bike Shopsurance
- Bike Corp
- Body Torque
- Gemini Bicycles
- Giant Bicycles
- Greenspeed Recumbents
- Moruya Bicycles
- Shimano Australia
- Trek Bicycles
Current members of We Ride Australia can be seen here.