Commuters can leave their cars in the garage and jump on their bikes for National Ride2Work Day on Wednesday, October 18.
Well-known local cyclist Travis Lindhe from Artavilla Emporium is encouraging Cobram commuters to take part in the annual event.
‘‘This time of the year it’s beautiful weather for a ride,’’ Mr Lindhe said.
‘‘Not just riding to work, but there’s the river, the bush tracks and beautiful cycling paths.’’
Mr Lindhe said Cobram locals did not cycle to work as often as they used to.
‘‘It’s a bit surprising because everyone lives a couple of kilometres from work,’’ he said.
‘‘Cycling is great for health, fitness and saving money on fuel.’’
Bicycle Network spokesperson Anthea Hargreaves said she hoped the annual event would encourage people to ride to work all year round.
‘‘By joining our free Ride2Work program, many people find the confidence and support they need to get on their bikes, and discover just how easy it is to ride to work,’’ Ms Hargreaves said.
‘‘Whether you’re a teacher, doctor, banker or public servant, riding to work is the easiest way to get your daily dose of exercise.
‘‘It’s also cheaper, far less stressful and is often the quickest way to get around.
‘‘People that ride to work tell us they save up to $15000 a year on transport costs, while a 5km to 10km ride to work takes less than 30 minutes.’’
●To register your participation, visit: ride2work.com.au