Join the Auckland Bike Challenge and help Variety – the Children’s Charity change the lives of Kiwi kids

This year, the Auckland Bike Challenge is thrilled to be supporting Variety – the Children’s Charity that gives disadvantaged Kiwi kids the childhood they deserve and the opportunity to reach their full potential. 

They have set out to raise $25,000 to provide 100 disadvantaged Kiwi kids with their very own bike and helmet; a hallmark of childhood that benefits kids’ mental health and wellbeing, as well as imagination.

To donate, and change the lives of Kiwi kids, please click here

Alternatively, as a participant in the Auckland Bike Challenge, you can become an official fundraiser by clicking here.

Need Some Fundraising Motivation? 

Having single-handedly raised almost $5k for Variety, 'Ryan the Lion' shares his 'Why?'

Variety’s Bikes for Kids Programme

For many New Zealand children, learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage. However, for the 1 in 4 Kiwi kids that live in poverty, having a bike to call their own is just a dream. 

Variety’s Bikes for Kids programme provides disadvantaged Kiwi kids with the opportunity to have their own bike and be just like all the other kids. Each year, Variety presents brand new bikes and helmets to children at low decile schools allowing them to experience the freedom and independence that comes with owning a bike. 

Share the Love to Ride!

Help us provide a bike to a Kiwi kid in need! Become an official fundraiser for the Auckland Bike Challenge, and every $250 raised will present a disadvantaged child with their very own brand-new bike and helmet! We’ll invite you to the bike presentation so you can present the bike/s you have funded to the lucky recipient of all your hard work – a local child!  

Just some of the many benefits of a bike:

♥   Allows children to develop a love to ride they would otherwise miss out on
♥   Provides disadvantaged children with the same opportunities as their peers 
♥   Creates lifelong memories and makes a lasting, ongoing impact
♥   Helps build confidence, independence and self-esteem
♥   Delivers health and wellbeing outcomes
♥   Encourages children to use a bike for basic transportation
♥   Leads to children and extended family biking more often

How it Works

Fundraising through the Auckland Bike Challenge is simple and takes just 4 easy steps:

Step 1;  Register yourself and/or your organisation for the Auckland Bike Challenge and sign up to fundraise
Step 2:  Create an Everyday Hero Fundraising Page, or simply join your organisation’s fundraising team so you can all ride for Bikes for Kids
Step 3:  Start collecting donations! 
Step 4:  Challenge your colleagues and other organisations to see who can raise the most!
Step 5:  Become a fundraiser and be in to win some great prizes*!!  Prizes are awarded to the top 3 individuals who fundraise the most, and the top 3 organisations overall. Check out what's up for grabs here!

PLUS:  With Strava you can track your km's directly on your fundraising page - here's how!

*Please note, all donations must be made through Everyday Hero by 11:59pm 28th February 2019 to be eligible for fundraising category prizes.

Need some fundraising top tips for inspiration?  Check our our guide to help you raise the most you can!


Auckland all time stats

  • 993 Organisations
  • 15,101 People
  • 4,932 New riders
  • 12,130,634 km
  • 664,094 Rides
  • 706,511 kg CO2
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