Wednesday is Ride To Work day. On a bike, that is.
Join the commuter revolution. Not internationally, but in Australia bikes have out-sold cars for the last eight years. If you ride your bike to work on national Ride to Work day, chances are you'll experience health, financial and environmental benefits and get to meet people you usual yell at when you're driving.
Former Mayor Kevin Byrne used to jump on a tandem with Mike 'locco' O'Loclhan to support the cause. It was a sight too behold.
After cycling in from Machans Beach, Cairns Regional Council Mayor Val Schier will host a free breakfast for riders on the Esplanade (from 6.30am on the lawn just south of the swimming lagoon). Even Mulgrave MP Curtis Pitt will cycle from Gordonvale.
A breakie will also greet riders from 7am at the Mossman administration building.
Richie Bates of the Cairns Cycling Club says it's not only about an alternative choice of transport.
"It's not only about recreation, health and fitness, but it's also about a transport solution," Bates says.
Richie Bates says in a city like Cairns, we're crying out other alternatives to motor vehicles coming into the city.
"Ride to Work day is a great way to contribute toward our traffic problems."