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Map your ride


4 October 2013

Get on your bike! Take part in this year's Ride2Uni day by riding to work. You'll get a free workout, the excellent choice of sustainable travel, and a free healthy breakfast hosted by the Sustainability Unit at CIS and supported by Healthy Sydney University. You'll also have access to the University's resident bike doctor, who is offering a 10% discount voucher to registered staff.

While you're pedaling, you can help us make a map of your journey. Staff members Amber Colhoun, David Scoppa and Miguel Yamin are working together to create a visual story that will show how staff and students cycle to the University. Cyclists and anyone thinking of riding to campus will be able to see who else comes from the same direction, the longest ride anyone takes to get here, the shortest ride and the most popular routes.

To take part, map one of your rides between 14 and 18 October using a mapping app (such as Map My Ride, Strava or Endomondo), GPS device or mapping website (like Google Maps). Then download and email your mapped route (in GPX format) to them to be added to the visualisation. When it's completed, you'll see it in Staff News.

You might meet Miguel, Amber and David on 16 October over the healthy breakfast provided on Eastern Avenue between 7 and 10am. If not, you can find them and lots of other staff who cycle on Yammer, where they are all part of the 'Staff who ride to work' group. Go to yammer.com/sydney.edu.au and sign up with your @sydney.edu.au email address.