So much happening – Cycling and otherwise

(c/ Chichiridiche)

(c/ Chichiridiche)

Wow, the calendar is starting to get rather full of things to in the coming weeks, either celebrating biking or just providing a good opportunity to use your bike (rather than getting stuck in traffic, etc). So here’s a quick run-down of all the things I have come across that you may want to note in your diaries (some of these may get a more detailed post later):

  • Go By Bike Day is tomorrow morning! (Wed 7.00-9.30am) Find your way to the new pathway in South Hagley Park by the netball courts for some nibbles and other activities – more details here.
  • Also next Saturday, a new TV series “Along for the Ride” starts on TV One (7pm). Radio NZ presenter (and dedicated bike nut) Simon Morton heads off on a nationwide quest to find out how the humble bike has influenced NZ in all sorts of unexpected ways over the past 150-odd years. Christchurch features a bit in there – see here for more details about each episode.
  • CycleCHCH presents two social rides during the month of February to bring the cycling community together and enjoy the Garden City on two wheels (or one, or three): First the Lights & Movie Night Bike Ride, Sat Feb 21st at 7:30pm. Meet at C1 Espresso (corner of Tuam & High Sts), ending at DARKROOM (336 St Asaph St). Dress in bright clothes and lots of lights as we light up the town! Free movie screening afterwards. Then there’s the Hair on the Dog & BBQ Bike Ride, Sun Feb 22nd at 2:30pm. Meet at XCHC The Exchange (376 Wilsons Rd), ending at RADBikes. Ride along the river and join us for a BBQ after! BYO grillables.
  • The next ICECycles Bike Maintenance Workshop is on Sat 28th Feb, at the Linwood Community Art Centre, Cnr Worcester St & Stanmore Rd, from 1-4pm. Bring along your bike to get free bike maintenance and advice (or learn how to do it yourself).
  • Next month, the “CAN Do” 2015 National Cycling Summit is being held in Christchurch on the weekend of 28-29 March. An inspiring programme will show you what else is happening in the cycling world in NZ and beyond, and allow you to connect with those who are making biking happening across the country. More details later, but you can register now if you want.

Phew! For those events that are happening around Hagley Park or town, we provided this handy map a couple of years ago to help you find your way in from the ‘burbs.

Are you going to any of these events? What else is on?

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