What is the Aotearoa Bike Challenge?

The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is a fun, free competition to encourage your colleagues to experience first hand joys and benefits of riding a bike. There are lots of fantastic prizes on offer to tempt your team, which you can check out on our prizes page!

How does it work?

You and your workplace team earn points for every kilometre you ride, every day you ride, and for every person you encourage to sign-up (they don't have to be in your team - they just have to log a ride in the Aotearoa Bike Challenge). The points system has been carefully selected to ensure a fair and exciting competition, and to strongly encourage teams to engage new riders if they want to climb the leaderboard and secure victory.

You'll compete against other workplace teams of comparable sizes. Ride anywhere, anytime for just 10 minutes to participate. Prizes will be awarded to the top folks in the individual leaderboard categories and some lucky participants will win for certain activities including encouraging other to ride or logging trips. The more often you log rides and encourage others to log their rides, the more likely you are to win a prize!

You've got all of February to get out and earn points!

Why Take part?


  • Fun!
  • Free
  • Easy
  • Prizes

You and your colleagues can win some great prizes!

What are the benefits to your organisation?

  • A fun activity for your whole team
  • A friendly competition between staff teams and other local organisations
  • Generate community benefits (environmental, health, congestion, etc.)
  • Prize incentives including bikes and more
  • All this and it's entirely FREE for your company and staff

How to take part

Follow these four steps:

  • Register on this website, it's free. Register here
  • Ride a bike anywhere, anytime for at least 10 minutes during the Challenge (1-28 February)
  • Record your ride on this site and tell your friends and coworkers about the Challenge.
  • Reward yourself and your friends by winning prizes!

Organisation points

Workplace points are simple - the sum total of all the points earned by their members.

Individual points

Users get points for kilometres ridden, number of days ridden, and number of people encouraged. 

Here's how you get encourager points: when someone signs up and logs their first ride for the Challenge a prompt pops up and asks them to identify whether someone in particular encouraged them. If they identify you as their encourager, then you get points!

Organisation size categories 

Organisations and departments will compete against those of a similar size for a fair chance of winning. There are seven size categories: 2000+ staff, 500-1,999 staff, 200-499 staff, 50-199 staff, 20-49 staff, 7-19 staff, and 3-6 staff.

Your participation will count towards your department's and your organisation's points tally. Earning points through riding and encouraging others to ride is how you'll compete with other companies and departments.

Here is what the leaderboard will look like:

Win prizes

We're giving away some great prizes! Find out what you can win

Got more questions?

Review our Frequently Asked Questions

Dunedin All time stats

  • 121 Workplaces
  • 2,058 People
  • 523 New riders
  • 1,754,042 Kilometers
  • 105,871 Rides
  • 76,381 kg CO2
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