Canberra Women Ride

jenn tonna with bike trailer

Jennifer Tonna and daughter Olivia riding in Dickson. Image: courtesy of SEEchange.

While in Germany and the Netherlands women make up around half of all riders, in Canberra the figure is much lower.

Only 35% of people riding bikes in the ACT are women.

Bike riding has a range of benefits including:

  • improved physical and mental health
  • reduced car and parking costs
  • reduced traffic congestion and air pollution, and
  • zero emissions.

Surveys of Canberra women indicate they tend to cite the following as barriers to riding:

  • dangerous roads and dangerous drivers
  • distance
  • lack of facilities for changing
  • need to drop children at school or childcare or activities, and
  • having to wear a helmet.  

Logo Design Competition

The Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, Dr Kate Auty, invites budding designers to design a logo that encourages women to ride.


While the winning designer will be acknowledged the office reserves the right to use the logo on the web, social media, on t-shirts and printed media.


The judging will be by Dr Kate Auty and Edwina Robinson, Communications Manager and the judges decision is final.


The logo should be a high quality (maximum 5MB) capable of being printed on a t-shirt.

The logo must include the words '#CBR women (the women's symbol could be used) ride'.


Tickets to Dendy Cinema valued at $60. Tickets will be available for collection from the office in Lyneham.

Entry via email

Email your entry to and include your name, address, phone number. The winner will be notified by phone.

Competition closes

Friday 10 March 2017 @ Midnight

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