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CHOCBAR 2015 CHristchurch Otautahi Cargo Bike Annual Rally

Sunday 22 March 2015 1:30-3pm Meet outside the peacock fountain/museum at 1:30 then go for a leisurely cruise around Nth Hagley Park to Victoria Lake where we will swap around as people feel comfortable and try out other vehicles. Cargo bikes are encouraged but anything pedal powered (or electric assist) is welcome. Chocolate bars will…

Reinstated tracks and signs of regrowth

Hidden Treasures: McLeans Forest

If you’re looking for a handy recreational riding getaway that doesn’t involve the climbs of the Port Hills and is do-able with the kids, then I suggest that you look at the McLeans Forest Park behind the airport (Bottle Lake Forest to the northeast would be the other recommendation). Part of Environment Canterbury’s Waimakariri Regional…

The RAD Bikes shed open for business

Guest Post: RAD Bikes

This guest post is from Catarina Gutierrez – enjoy! RAD is that small shed you’ve seen on the corner of Tuam and High St, across from C1 Espresso. RAD is a non-profit organisation, run primarily on donations from the public. Open every Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon, RAD (Recycle A Dunger) is a Gap Filler…

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Bike To Work Day 11th Feb 7-9:30am

Wednesday 11th February – Bike to Work Day. Come along and check out the new, improved shared pathway in South Hagley Park. Halfway along, on the netball courts 7.00-9.30am, you’ll find all sorts of cycling related fun: Try out e-bikes and other “alternative” bikes Free healthy breakfast snacks Free bike-blended smoothies Free Bike Checks with professional mechanics even…

Even a few youngsters on the ride

A Lazy Sunday – Time for a Ride

Well, after two weeks of walking/riding in consistently sub-zero temperatures around the US, it was certainly a pleasant change to put on my shorts and join about thirty others for a Lazy Sunday Cycle Christchurch Ride this past weekend. Lazy Sunday started out as a concept over in Brisbane, Australia. The premise is simple: why…

Separated cycleways and Citi-Bikes

Interesting cycle stuff from New York

My travels to the US have just finished, but let’s go back to where I spent last weekend – in New York. The same magazine that rated Washington DC in the top five best cycle-friendly US cities had (somewhat controversially) put New York at Number 1. I say “controversial” because, in terms of facilities on…

Riding to the Capitol

Interesting cycle stuff from Washington DC

Greetings from the chilly US! The reason for the gap since my last post is because I’ve been in Washington DC for the Transportation Research Board’s Annual Meeting. You may recall from my last visit here that this is a huuuuge conference on all matters transport, with over 12,000 people in attendance to hear/view over…