Two young women and a man with bicycles in an outdoor area.
BIKING CHALLENGE: Wagga Wagga City Council Health and Wellbeing Officer Taylah Frazier, Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Dallas Tout, and Strategic Recreation Officer Kadison Hofert during Biketober 2023.

Parks & Recreation

Biketober wraps up for 2023

Published: 10 Nov 2023 11:50am

The annual Biketober Challenge has wrapped up for 2023, with Wagga Wagga faring well in the nation-wide challenge.

Biketober is a national biking challenge taking place throughout October. It encourages cyclists, both experienced and casual, to travel and exercise by bike.

Wagga Wagga residents clocked up over 13,000 kilometers in 512 trips, saving 400 kilograms of CO 2 (carbon dioxide) emissions.

Businesses and organisations that participated in this year’s Biketober in our local area included Charles Sturt University, Cycling Without Age Australia – Wagga Wagga Chapter, Riverina Conservatorium of Music, and Wagga Wagga City Council.

Council Manager of Recreation & Economic Development Ben Creighton said he is happy with the turnout for Biketober in our community.

“The participation by Wagga Wagga based groups and individuals in Biketober is pleasing to see,” Mr Creighton said.

“Council’s Active Travel Plan (ATP), a network of over 50 kilometers of shared paths throughout the city, is underway, with over half the network now completed.

“Now that Biketober is over, we hope to see people continuing to use the ATP to ride to work, for fun, and for exercise.”

The Biketober Challenge runs annually during the month of October. If you’re interested in participating in 2024 and would like more information visit the Love to Ride website.

The Active Travel Plan project is jointly funded by the NSW Government and Wagga Wagga City Council. To view the links that are completed and underway visit the ATP project page on Council's website.