Burn Calories Not Coal Bike Rally

Start: Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:00 am
Finish: 2:00 pm
Meet at: Corner of Fitzroy St and Grey St, St Kilda (117 Fitzroy St)

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(Event rescheduled from July – due to dangerous wind warnings on the day of the ride)

Come burn calories not coal, cycling through marginal seats in Melbourne to show our Ministers of Parliament we are moving beyond coal! We are changing gears to keep fossil fuels in the ground. Let’s break the cycle and transition to renewables

Join a colourful crowd of cyclists as we start at Michael Danby’s office in St Kilda and pedal 15km to Bill Shorten’s office in Moonee Ponds, making a song and dance about the future we want.

Get your outfits ready! Pimp your ride and your bodies in #stopadani red or the colours of the reef!! Let’s get colourful!
Bring your beats and take this message to the streets:

MPs need to know if they don’t #StopAdani, we’ll elect someone who will!


To give us a better idea of numbers please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/burn-calories-not-coal-bike-rally-tickets-35985018158


We need marshalls, police liaisons and community organisers. This is a great chance to get behind the campaign and help us have fun and make impact! Email: burncaloriesnotcoal@gmail.com or post on the FB page.

If you are unable to ride or would like to contribute in other ways please consider donating! All proceeds will go directly to the Stop Adani campaign through the environmental NGO 350.org and the Wangan and Jagalingou people – the Traditional Owners who are fighting to defend their lands and culture from Adani.


Anyone who can get their hands on a bike and is comfortable riding on roads and bike paths.

This ride is not about burning fat or losing weight. We are burning calories or ‘fuel’ from our food to power our bodies, as a protest against using outdated fuels like coal! We support Health At Every Size (HAES) and we encourage and celebrate bodies of all sizes to participate!


Right now the Federal Government are considering making a $1billion loan to build the Adani mega coal mine in Queensland. Adani has made an application for the loan through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility and the Government are due to make a decision within weeks. Now is a critical time to show our pedal powered people!

All that’s standing between us and a clean energy future is a handful of big polluters who want to protect their profits. It’s time for them to get out of the way, so the rest of us can get on with building a sun- and pedal-powered country!


Burn Calories not Coal organisers exclude all liability from loss or damage resulting from participation in this ride, including loss or damage due to negligence, contract, or any other loss to the extent permissible under Australian law. We are not representing to assume responsibilities for people on this ride, every participant assumes full personal responsibility and liability for every action and decision on on relating to this ride.

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