As WA Bike Month rolls into our calendars once again, we’re gearing up to celebrate all things bike riding throughout the month of October. Whether you’re a seasoned bike-rider or you need to dust off your helmet and pump up your tyres, there are plenty of activities for people of all ages and abilities to get involved in.
Bike Month is the State’s annual celebration of bike riding, and RAC has proudly contributed $25,000 in funding to this year’s grants program. By supporting Bike Month, we aim to highlight how alternative transport solutions like bike riding can bring communities together, reduce emissions, and improve mental, physical and social health and wellbeing.
Below, you’ll find a list of Bike Month events hosted and co-funded by RAC. For the full list of Bike Month events, head to the Department of Transport’s events calendar.
Big Bike Month Blast Off | Sunday 1 October
Immerse yourself in everything that Bike Month has to offer at the Big Bike Month Blast Off, which is taking place at Lake Monger from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday 1 October. Offering fun for the whole family, the event will feature everything from timed obstacle courses and pump track coaching to trishaw rides and bike-themed arts and crafts.
Learn to Ride at the Everlasting Kings Park Festival | Sunday 1 October
To launch Bike Month, budding bike riders are encouraged to get out for a ride and get started. Join People on Bicycles at the Everlasting Kings Park Festival on Sunday 1 October for free bike safety checks and RAC Learn to Ride workshops for children.
Family-friendly fun at the Calista Bike Skills Track | Tuesday 3 and Thursday 26 October
Head to the Calista Bike Skills Track in Kwinana for a day of free family-friendly fun. To mark the first week of Bike Month and the school holidays, there’ll be free fruit and coffee, a roaming photo booth, face painters and a smoothie bike. Plus, you can dress up your bike or scooter for the chance to win exciting spot prizes. People on Bicycles will also be hosting free RAC Learn to Ride workshops – you can bring your own bike, or there will be bikes and helmets available to borrow!
On Thursday 26 October, People on Bicycles will be back at the Calista Bike Skills Track, hosting free RAC Learn to Ride workshops especially for toddlers and preschoolers.
Have a Wild Ride in the RAC Local Lounge | Wildcats games on 6, 13 and 27 October
How fast can you pedal in 60 seconds? If you’re heading to a Wildcats game during Bike Month, get down early to make the most of activities in the RAC Local Lounge. From 5pm to 7pm on game days, RAC members can take part in our stationary bike challenge to see how fast they can pedal, and how many Co2 emissions you could save while riding a bicycle! Plus, take our Bike Month pledge to go in the draw to win two general admission tickets to any upcoming event at RAC Arena.
Score free coffee at the South Freo Bike Hub | Saturday 14 October
For a wheely good start to your weekend, stop by the South Fremantle Bike Hub between 7.30am and 10.30am on 14 October. The team at People on Bicycles will be providing free bicycle safety checks and handing out vouchers for free coffee! The South Freo Bike Hub is located in front of La Cabana on South Terrace.
Ride to win at Telethon | Sunday 22 October
Take part in our bike challenge in the RAC Local Longe during Telethon on Sunday 22 October between 10am and 4pm. Hop on our stationary bike and see how fast you can pedal, find out how many Co2 emissions you could save in 60 seconds, then take our Bike Month pledge to go in the draw to win two general admission tickets to any upcoming event at RAC Arena.
Build your bike skills at Bayswater’s skate park | Sunday 22 October
Take your bike skills to the next level at the City of Bayswater’s new world class skate and bike facility. The talented BMX stunt show team from Freestyle Now will be hosting skills demonstrations for the more thrill-seeking bike riders, and there’ll be bike safety education and maintenance workshops for riders of all abilities.
Park up for the Big Bike Film Night | Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 October
Ready to let the good times roll? To finish Bike Month on a high, head to one of the Big Bike Film Nights to watch some of the best bike films in the world. Featuring stories of riders from Tuscany, Iceland, Scotland and New Zealand, these short films are set to entertain and inspire people of all ages, whether they ride or not!
For those who would like to brush up on their bike riding skills during Bike Month and beyond, RAC is offering complimentary Bike Basics workshops around the Perth metro area until the end of 2023. Click the button below to view our upcoming sessions.