Events


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: www.nzta.govt.nz/biketothefutureawards

Please send completed forms to biketothefuture@nzta.govt.nz


AUCKLAND

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 https://auckland.walkertracker.com

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:




HAMILTON


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.






BAY OF PLENTY

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

FREE


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

FREE


Guided Urban Trail Rides



Every Wed starting 1 Feb, 5.45pm

Locations vary each week - Tauranga and surrounds

FREE


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 jenr@sportbop.co.nz


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

FREE


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

FREE


Opotiki Cycling Group Handicap Series



Every Tue starting 7 Feb, 5.50pm

Woodlands School, Dip Rd, Woodlands, Opotiki

FREE


Go By Bike Day - WBOP/EBOP



Wed 8 Feb, 7.00am-9.00am

Pit stops all around the Western and Eastern BOP

FREE


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

FREE


Rotorua Bike Festival



Fri 10 - Sun 19 Feb

Various activities and locations

www.rotoruabikefestival.com


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 jenr@sportbop.co.nz


Family Fun Ride - Rotorua




Sat 11 Feb, 9.30am-11.30am

Redwood Forest, Long Mile Rd, Rotorua

FREE


Guided BOP Community Trails Trust Rides



Sun 12, 19, 26, times vary

Locations vary each week - Tauranga and surrounds

FREE


Guided Katikati Town Rides



Sun 12 Feb, from 2.00pm

Dave Hume Pool car park, Carisbrooke St, Katikati

FREE; to book contact info@katchkatikati.co.nz


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; www.whakatane.com/events/ride-runway


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

FREE


Beginners/New to BMX Open Day



Sun 19 Feb, 1.00pm-4.00pm

Tauranga BMX Track, 280 Cambridge Rd, Bethlehem

FREE


Ride Leader Workshop



Wed 22, 9.30am-3.00pm

Sport Bay of Plenty, 406 Devonport Rd, Tauranga

FREE; to book contact jenr@sportbop.co.nz


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


HAWKES BAY


Go By Bike Day



Tuesday 14th February 7 - 9am

Albert Square, Hastings

More info at www.iway.org.nz

Download the poster HERE for more information



WHANGANUI


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




WELLINGTON


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, amckoy@pcc.govt.nz


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

www.karapoti.co.nz




Bike the Trail - Upper Hutt



Sun 5 March, 9.00am

Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt or Stokes Valley

www.bikethetrail.co.nz




Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon - Wellington



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

www.tryathlon.co.nz




Porirua Grand Traverse



Sun 2 April, 08:00am

Whitireia Polytechnic, Porirua

www.pgt.org.nz




Hutt City Crazyman



Sun 7 May, 08:00am

Lower Hutt

www.crazyman.co.nz



HASTINGS



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.



NELSON


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



CHRISTCHURCH


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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