MOUNT Gambier residents are being urged to join commuters across Australia and celebrate Ride2Work Day on Wednesday.
Riders are eligible for a free coffee or juice from the Limestone Coast Pantry or the Dining Car @ The Rail on the day by simply showing their helmet.
Library technical services coordinator Patricia Ellis rides to work regularly and said Mount Gambier had never been more bike-friendly with the rail trail enhancing the area’s connectivity with key destinations and attractions.
“Riding to work is a great way for people to get active, de-stress and save money on petrol and car costs,” she said.
“Mount Gambier is the perfect place to take part in Ride2Work Day, especially along the rail trail – it warms my heart to see so many people and families using it together.”
Mayor Andrew Lee also encouraged everyone to put the wheels in motion and experience the cost savings produced by pedal power.
“The RAA estimates that is costs up to $17,000 a year to run some vehicles, but it costs next to nothing for a bike, with the added bonus that this gentle form of incidental exercise is very good for your health,” he said.
Participants are encouraged to register on the Ride2Work website.