Our mission with the Aotearoa Bike Challenge is to encourage and support more kiwis to discover all the benefits that getting about by bike brings - to us personally, to our communities and our world. Thursday, 22 September is World Car Free Day and we're partnering with Gen Less who is leading the charge to make Aotearoa New Zealand a leader in car-free and car-lite living!
We're inviting you and your work mates to make a special effort to get around by bike on that day. Maybe take a trip by bike that you haven’t done before, or plan a ride with some colleagues to a nice spot for lunch or a drink after work. Challenge yourself to put away the car keys for the climate.
World Car Free Day is a movement that began in 2000, after decades of action by different organisation internationally. It brings communities together to consider new ways of getting from A to B and ditching the car when they can.
You can get your organisation involved too and sign up your workplace to show your support for World Car Free Day and receive tools, tips and information to share with your coworkers to get them going Car Free too.
If you join us this World Car Free Day and log your bike ride on the Aotearoa Bike Challenge website and you’ll go into a prize draw to win $500 to spend at your local bike shop. You'll also be helping to measure the impact of World Car Free Day too.
Find out more about Gen Less and World Car Free Day.