The sun was shining on thousands of cyclists, as we offered free safety checks as part of Bicycle Network’s annual Ride2Work day
Blessed by some lovely springtime weather, commuters were encouraged to leave their cars at home and ride to work, with thousands of cyclists taking part. It was a busy day for our Good Bikes crew, as we activated two event sites, did some onsite servicing for 80 Collins St, and even had a partnership with the riders from GMHBA Health Insurance in Geelong.
One site was right in front of our Docklands Bike Hub store on Harbour Esplanade, the other at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. There was a great buzz as our friendly team offered safety checks and tune-ups, while the kind folk from Bicycle Network counted participants and provided healthy snacks and delicious coffee.
It was great seeing Lime there showing off their bike and scooter share. Since 2020, Good Cycles has partnered with Lime to provide “Good People” for fleet maintenance; keeping the batteries charged, tyres pumped, and ensuring they run smoothly.
Out in Geelong, we offered commuters from GMBHA some special servicing deals through our Membership, and then back in Melbourne while people got to work, our on-site servicing were down in the 80 Collins St end-of-trip facility fixing bikes preparing people for their ride home.
If that wasn’t enough – it was also a great day for two new Youth Employment Program participants, joining the Good Bikes team. “It’s awesome to be out in the sunshine, enjoying the day surrounded by awesome people while giving a couple of newbies a chance to try to expand their skills in the bicycle retail space” says James.
Ride2Work Day 2023 was a fun-filled day. It was great to be a part of one of the biggest events in the years’ cycling calendar. A big thank you to Bicycle Network for all their support, and to every rider who chose the most sustainable and healthy option for their commute; to go by bicycle!