What is the Biketober Business Challenge?
Get Healthy at Work (an initiative of NSW Health) has partnered with Love to Ride to create the Biketober Business Challenge. It is a fun, free cycling challenge to encourage your workplace and colleagues to experience the joys and benefits of riding a bike. It is open to everyone who lives or works in NSW. Simply ride a bike for as little as 10 minutes or more during October. There are lots of prizes on offer to motivate everyone to get involved.
When: 1 - 31 October
How it works
Workplaces compete against each other to see get the most amount of staff cycling and continuing to cycle. It’s not just about who can cycle the furthest or the most often, but who can encourage the most people to give cycling a go.
Individuals who are not part of a workplace are welcome to take part. All individuals who live or work in NSW and are eligible to win spot prizes.
Earn points for you and your workplace every time you ride or encourage someone else to ride as part of the Biketober Business Challenge.
You earn points by riding and encouraging others to ride.
Your organisation earns points for each team member that rides and for all the riding your organisation does.
The top workplaces in each of the 7 team size categories will win prizes as well.
Organisations and departments will compete against those of a similar size for a fair chance of winning. There are 7 staff size categories:
- 2,000+ staff
- 500-1,999 staff
- 200-499 staff
- 50-199 staff
- 20-49 staff
- 7-19 staff
- 3-6 staff
Your participation will count towards the score of your department and workplace.
What are the benefits to your organisation?
- Free for all employees
- A fun activity for your whole team
- A friendly competition between teams and other local organisations
- Healthier staff = fewer sick days
- Reduction of traffic and parking concerns
How to take part
Follow these four steps: