Grab your helmets, kids! The wonderful annual initiative Ride2School Day is back this March to get everyone kickstarting healthy habits.

National Ride2School Day is an annual event aimed at getting primary and high school students out of cars and using alternative ways to travel to and from school.

In 2022, 370,777 students participated in the nationwide program with 911 registered schools (307 schools participated for the first time)

More than 350,000 students across Australia are expected to join in this year’s Ride2School Day on 24 March by skating, riding bikes, using scooters or simply walking.

Schools are encouraged to register their participation at https://bicyclenetwork.com.au

Ku-ring-gai Council has also offered boxes of free fruit to registered schools this year.

Mayor Jeff Pettett said: “This is a way of strengthening the message to kids that healthy eating and being active go hand in hand.”

The Mayor added the Council was currently seeking community members to join its Active Transport Committee. “This new committee will advise the Council on other ways to spread the alternative transport message.”

Ride2School Day

When: March 24

How: Participate by riding, walking, scooting or skating to school.

More information: https://bicyclenetwork.com.au/rides-and-events/ride2school/ride2school-day/

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