USQ staff saddle up for Ride to Work Day

10 October 2012
Riding to USQ last year are Jo McDonald (left) and Jess Millett.
Whether you ride every day or haven’t been in the saddle for a while, now is the time to register and get involved in Ride to Work Day.

Staff at the University of Southern Queensland are getting back on the bike again for the annual event, which will be held on Wednesday, October 17.

Environmental officer Alicia Logan has encouraged staff at Toowoomba and Fraser Coast campuses to register today to be part of what is Australia’s biggest day of bike riding, with all registered staff scoring a free breakfast. Toowoomba staff have a breakfast from Subway waiting on arrival while staff at Fraser Coast will dine courtesy of On The Bay Bella’s Cafe.

“Ride to Work Day is a great opportunity to have a go at riding to work with the support of your colleagues,” Mrs Logan said.

“Riding is just one of many sustainable transport solutions encouraged on USQ campuses. It is not only cost effective, but it also offers significant health and environmental benefits.”

“Cycling is fast, free and it makes a big difference in reducing transport related greenhouse gas emissions, which account for more than one third of household emissions.”

If you are concerned about the best way to cycle to your campus check out Google Maps, which now offers cycling directions highlighting the most convenient and efficient route making use of dedicated bike lanes. 

Register online today to join the USQ workplace team. All you need to do is enter the workplace name, University of Southern Queensland, and select the correct campus address, to be counted as part of the team.

Also, new commuters can apply now to use the free End of Trip Cycling Facilities located on the Toowoomba Campus. Centrally located at the east end of Y Block and the southern side of D block, the facilities offer undercover storage for up to 88 cycles. Equipped with lockers, showers and toilet amenities, the facilities provide a secure area for riders to leave their equipment at the end of the journey.

For further information about Ride to Work day or other sustainability initiatives, contact Alicia Logan on 07 4631 1362.

Media contact;

Jim Campbell, USQ Media, +617 4631 2977,

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