Bike to the Future Awards

Note: anyone who makes a nomination will go into the draw to win a $100 voucher for their local bike shop of choice

Nominations for the 2017 Bike to the Future Awards are now open. The Bike to the Future Awards, sponsored by the NZ Transport Agency and Cycling Action Network (CAN), are an opportunity to acknowledge innovative cycling projects, cycling leaders, communities and individuals that have contributed towards creating a more bike-friendly New Zealand.

We are looking for innovative new cycling projects that have been completed between July 1 2016 and June 30 2017, as well as community initiatives and passionate cycling leaders who have contributed towards getting more New Zealanders on their bikes, and making cycling a safer more attractive transport option.

If your council has been involved in or knows of an infrastructure project, person or initiative that deserves recognition for their contribution towards cycling in New Zealand, please nominate them before 21 July 2017. Finalists will be announced on 4 September and the winners will be announced at an awards dinner at the Asia Pacific Cycle Congress in Christchurch on 19 October 2017.

Self-nominations are welcome. Learn more about the awards here.

Nomination forms are available to download here:

Please send completed forms to


Step up to the next Challenge!

This March Auckland Transport is encouraging more of us to leave the car at home for short walks, whether it be off to the shops, work, the park or to visit friends and family.

As an incentive, and a whole lot of fun, AT is running The Auckland Walk Challenge – a free event where participants get to walk the length of New Zealand online and compete for a range of great prizes. Why not get a bunch of workmates together and join in the fun!

Register now for the 2017 Auckland Walk Challenge at

Need some motivation? Walking not only keeps you fit but increases happiness levels and is good for the environment. Choosing to walk instead of driving will also save you money.

The Auckland Walk Challenge is open to individuals and teams. Join up now with your workmates, family or friends or workmates, log your walks and see if you can walk the length of New Zealand!

For more information:


Love Your Bike Day

Sunday 12th February 10am - 1pm

Where: Innes Common (next to the Hockey Centre with access via Queens Ave)

Register here (registrations close Thursday 9th February 5pm)

Download the poster for more information.


Waihi Beach Frocks on Bikes

Sunday 29 Jan, Register between 10.00am-10.30am

Waihi Beach Hotel, 60 Wilson Rd, Waihi Beach

Gold coin donation

Otumoetai Foreshore Scavenger Hunt

Anytime until Feb 28

Otumoetai Foreshore, between Harbour Dr and Fergusson Park


Whakatane Mountain Bike Club Virtual Enduro Mountain Bike Race

Anytime until Feb 28

Rawhiti Mountain Bike Park, off Burma Rd, Ohope

$5 for 2-week temporary membership or $30 for annual membership

Travel Safe Intermediate School Cycling Programme

During Feb, before and after school

Mount Maunganui, Otumoetai, and Tauranga Intermediate Schools


Guided Urban Trail Rides

Every Wed starting 1 Feb, 5.45pm

Locations vary each week - Tauranga and surrounds


Guided Mountain Biking at Rawhiti

Every Wed starting 1 Feb, 5.30pm

Rawhiti Mountain Bike Park, off Burma Rd, Ohope

$5 for 2-week temporary membership or $30 for annual membership

Opotiki 'BBB' Dunes Trail Bike Ride

Every Thur starting 2 Feb, 5.50pm

Motu Trails, 137 St John St, Opotiki

FREE + $3 to cover BBQ

Be Cycle Savvy - Cycle Course for Adults

Starts Thur 2 Feb (five week course), 9.30am-11.30am

Locations vary - Tauranga and surrounds

FREE; to book contact

Whakatane BMX Club Open Days

Sat 4 Feb 3.00pm-5.00pm and Sun 5 Feb 10.00am-12.00pm

Warren Park BMX Park, Eivers Rd, Whakatane


Whakatane Cycle Club Have a Go at Road Cycling

Every Mon starting 6 Feb, 6.00pm

Thornton School, Eastbank Rd, Thornton

Cost confirmed at registration

Bike Basics Maintenance Workshops

Tue 7, 14, and 21 Feb, from 5.45pm

Locations: Avanti Plus, Cycle Obsession, Koops Cycles


Opotiki Cycling Group Handicap Series

Every Tue starting 7 Feb, 5.50pm

Woodlands School, Dip Rd, Woodlands, Opotiki


Go By Bike Day - WBOP/EBOP

Wed 8 Feb, 7.00am-9.00am

Pit stops all around the Western and Eastern BOP


Frocks on Bikes Go By Bike Day

Wed 8 Feb, 7.30am

Outside Pizza Library, 314 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui

FREE; Frocks on Bikes Tauranga

Earthcycles Legend of Pu Twilight MTB Race Series

Wed 8, 15 and 22 Feb, 5.45pm

Onepu Mountain Bike Park, SH30 opposite Braemar Rd, Onepu

Gold coin entry

Go By Bike Day - Rotorua

Fri 10 Feb, 7.00am-9.00am

Pit stops around Rotorua


Rotorua Bike Festival

Fri 10 - Sun 19 Feb

Various activities and locations

Frocks on Bikes Gourmet Night Market

Fri 10 Feb, 6.00pm

Meet outside Omanu Surf Club, Surf Rd, Mt Maunganui

FREE + money for the Gourmet Night Market

Be Cycle Savvy - Cycle Skills Workshop

Sat 11 Feb, 9.00am-12.00pm or 1.00pm-4.00pm

End of 17th Avenue - near the skate park, Tauranga

FREE; to book contact

Family Fun Ride - Rotorua

Sat 11 Feb, 9.30am-11.30am

Redwood Forest, Long Mile Rd, Rotorua


Guided BOP Community Trails Trust Rides

Sun 12, 19, 26, times vary

Locations vary each week - Tauranga and surrounds


Guided Katikati Town Rides

Sun 12 Feb, from 2.00pm

Dave Hume Pool car park, Carisbrooke St, Katikati

FREE; to book contact

Whakatane Frocks on Bikes

Sun 12 Feb, 10.00am

The Heads car park, by the Lady on the Rock, Whakatane

FREE; Frocks on Bikes Whakatane

New to Biking Workshop for Women

Mon 13 Feb, 5.30pm-7.00pm

Edgewater Fan, waterfront on the Strand, Tauranga

FREE; to book call Sport BOP (07) 578 0016

Ladies Bike Maintenance Class

Wed 15 Feb, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Whakatane Cycle Centre, Boon St, Whakatane

FREE; to book contact Cathy Bell 027 702 2148

Cycle Obsessed Ladies Mountain Bike Ride

Thur 16 Feb, 5.45pm

Summerhill, Reid Rd, Tauranga

Gold coin donation to Summerhill Recreational Farm

Whakatane Cycle Club - Ride the Runway

Sat 18 Feb, 1.00pm

Whakatane Airport, 216 Aerodrome Rd, Whakatane

Cost TBC;

E-bike Information and Demo Day

Sat 18 and Sun 19 Feb, 10.00am-3.00pm sessions on the hour

Koops Cycles, Cnr Cameron Rd and 17th Ave, Tauranga

FREE; to book contact Koops Cycles (07) 578 5406

Beginner Mountain Bike Session at Summerhill

Sun 19 Feb, 10.00am

Summerhill, Reid Rd, Welcome Bay, Tauranga


Beginners/New to BMX Open Day

Sun 19 Feb, 1.00pm-4.00pm

Tauranga BMX Track, 280 Cambridge Rd, Bethlehem


Ride Leader Workshop

Wed 22, 9.30am-3.00pm

Sport Bay of Plenty, 406 Devonport Rd, Tauranga

FREE; to book contact

Frocks on Bikes Pilot Bay Picnic

Thur 23 Feb, 5.15pm

The Strand waterfront, beside Hairy Maclary statue

FREE; Frocks on Bikes Tauranga

Bike Buy Sell Swap

Sat 25 Feb, 8.00am-10.00am

Mount Mainstreet car park137 Maunganui Rd

FREE to sell/swap, bring money if you want to buy

Ride the Ranch - Cycle Rogaine

Sat 25 Feb, from 9.00am

Location a secret until week of race; will be within 30min drive of Whakatane

From $20 per entry; Soaked in Adventure

Beginner Mountain Bike Session at Oropi

Sat 25 Feb, 10.00am

Oropi Grove, 460 Oropi Rd, Oropi

FREE; Mountain Bike Tauranga

Bike Park Party

Sun 26 Feb, 10.00am-12.00pm

Warren Park Bike Park, Eivers Rd, Whakatane

FREE to ride; gold coin for the BBQ

Bike Set Up and Injury Prevention Workshop

Tue 28 Feb, 7.00pm-8.30pm

Bureta Physiotherapy, 90 Bureta Rd, Tauranga

FREE to book contact Matt Clark (07) 576 1860


Go By Bike Day

Tuesday 14th February 7 - 9am

Albert Square, Hastings

More info at

Download the poster HERE for more information


Easy bike ride for families, new riders and others

Friday 10th February 5.30 - 7pm

Meet at Kereru statue near i-SITE, Taupo Quay

Check out more info at Let's Go Whanganui!

Kiwi Kids Bike Race

Sunday 19th February 1 - 3pm

Venue to be confirmed

Organised by the Wanganui Mountain Bike Club

Bike Maintenance Workshop

Wednesday 22nd February 7 - 8:30pm

Participants receive a $20 cash store credit voucher on the night
Book by Monday 20 Feb, 5pm

Velo Ronny’s Bicycle Store – 49 Wilson Street

Bike Helmet Decorating

Saturday 25th February 1 - 3pm

Have fun jazzing up your bike helmet in preparation for Frocks on Bikes the following day.

Where: Sustainable Whanganui, Education Room, 83 Maria Place, Whanganui

Organised by Sustainable Whanganui

Frocks on Bikes

Sunday 26th February 2:30 - 4:30pm

Out on your best frock, suit or fancy dress and join in the fun as you head off on a treasure hunt around town. This year includes a family friendly rout! Bikes, scooters, skates wheelchairs welcome. Let’s Go!

Organised by Women's Network Whanganui


Newtown Summer Bike Workshop Series

Saturday 28 January 1-4pm

Newtown Community Centre

Check out the Facebook page for more info and to register

Cycling in the City - Wellington

Saturday 4 Feb, 9am-12.30pm

Lyall Bay School, Wellington

Pedal Ready for more info and to register

Go By Bike Day - Wellington

Wed 8 Feb, 7.00am - 9.00am

Queens Wharf, Wellington

Cycle Aware Wellington

Go By Bike Day- Porirua

Friday, 10 February, 7am-9am

Cobham Court, Porirua

What: We will have a bike fix it area where people can get tune ups, a DJ to provide the vibe, the Mayor giving a speech, and breakfast (scones, danishes and filter coffee) for everyone who attends.

Contact: Abbie McKoy, City Centre Coordinator – 027-262-3072,

Local Partners: Green Bikes, Mana Cycling Group, Get Fixed

More info: Go By Bike Day- Porirua

Go HOME by Bike Day - Wellington

Friday, 15 February, 4-6pm

Te papa, Wellington

More info to come

Karapoti Classic

Sat 18 Feb, 10:00am

Karapoti Park, Upper Hutt

Bike the Trail - Upper Hutt

Sun 5 March, 9.00am

Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt or Stokes Valley

Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon - Wellington

Thurs 16 March, Hutt Rec, Lower Hutt
Sunday 19 March, Kilbirnie, Wellington

Porirua Grand Traverse

Sun 2 April, 08:00am

Whitireia Polytechnic, Porirua

Hutt City Crazyman

Sun 7 May, 08:00am

Lower Hutt


Tuesday 14 February 2017 7am - 9am

Where: Albert Square

Hop on your bike and come and join us for a FREE breakfast, entertainment, giveaways and lots of prizes!

For more information download the poster HERE.


Go By Bike Day - Bikers Breakfast

Wednesday 15th February 7:30 - 9am

Where: Richmond (Sundial Square), Motueka (Museum) and Takaka (The Quiet Revolution)

Ditch those cars and buses and get on your bike and cycle to work or school. Go By Bike Day is back again where thousands of Kiwis use their bikes for transport.

Free breakfasts are available for cyclists on Go By Bike Day. Anyone out and about on their bike in the morning can stop by for a breakfast snack and spot prizes.

Get Moving Family Bike Fun - Golden Bay

Sunday 12th February 11am

Where: Golden Bay Recreation Park

This is a fun event open to all and is about celebrating and enjoying cycling. Test your skills on the bike ramps, or enjoy other activities including a slow bike race, cycle skills and decorate your bike competition.

If wet, we will postpone so look for updates

Get Moving Family Bike Fun - Motueka

Sunday 19th February 11am

Where: Thorp Bush, Woodland Ave, Motueka

This will be a great day out for the whole family, so get those bikes dusted off and the sunscreen out.

If wet, we will postpone so look for updates


RAD Bikes

Every Wednesday 5:30 - 8:30pm and Sundays 12 - 4pm

They provide a workspace, tools, and parts to get bikes working again with mechanical instructions to cyclists on a drop-in basis.

Go Cycle Christchurch

GCC host number of regular events like Short Ride For New Cyclists. Be sure to check out what they have lined up!

Frocks on Bikes

Frocks on Bikes host a number of regular events, including a Blueberry Ride where you cycle to a blueberry farm to pick your own berries!

The Pioneer MTB Race

Sunday 5th February

A 7 day race starting at the newly opened Christchurch Adventure Park and finishing in Queenstown!

Wheel Womyn Wednesday

Wednesday 8th February 8 - 8:30pm

Hosted by RAD Bikes

A dedicated session run by the ladies of the shed to knowledge share, answer (and ask) embarrassing questions, and socialise with other bike peeps. It is a monthly casual drop-in workshop focused on singular topic, with February’s topic truing a wheel to stop the wobble.

Lazy Sunday Cycle Christchurch

Sunday 26th February

An easy ride on, in conjunction with Forest and Bird during Sea week - Ferrymead to Sumner, with stops for bird watching.

Christchurch Adventure Park

Ladies Nights every Wednesday and Men’s Nights every Thursday, both 5:30 - 7:30pm

They are also hosting Gravity Canterbury DHCoNZ National Tour, round #5 on Saturday 11 February 8AM to 9PM. Don't miss out on watching the action unfold!

Go By Bike Breakfast

Wednesday 8th February 7 - 9:30am

Hosted by Cycle Christchurch and Action Bicycle Club.

Come celebrate Go By Bike Day with a coffee and a muffin before work at 597 Colombo St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011.


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