We’re halfway through Biketober and what a lot has already happened! The highlight this week was the just-completed NZ Bike Expo at Wigram Airforce Museum. Thousands of people checked out the many exhibitors on display, tried out lots of bikes, listened to a wide range of speakers, and by all accounts generally had a good time!
So far, nearly 50 Biketober events have been held around Christchurch this month, and the coming week continues to keep on pumping out the options – about another 20 in fact. Keep an eye on the Biketober Facebook page or website for the latest details – or our own Cycling Chch events calendar.
There are a number of different guided rides this week and over the coming Labour Day holiday weekend. Some of these include:
- A women’s beginner road ride on Mon Oct 15th from 6pm at Princess Margaret Hospital
- The St Albans Bike group will be reprising the “Pedal into Spring” Street Art Ride on Wed Oct 17th from 10am at Edgeware
- As part of FESTA 2018, an Edible City Bike Tour winds around town on Sat Oct 20th from 1.30pm, starting at Action Bike Club.
- On Sun Oct 21st, you can check out the new Quarrymans Trail MCR with a guided ride from 11am at Antigua Boatshed Bridge.
- The Well Red Ride leaves on Sun Oct 21st from 1pm at Upper Riccarton Library towards the new Tūranga central library.
There are also plenty of other bike-related activities coming up, including:
- Another go-by-bike breakfast on Wed Oct 17th from 7am, this time at Ara Inst (Madras/St Asaph)
- Go Cycle Chch has another adult confidence ride in the CBD and Linwood from Rauora Park on Wed Oct 17th from 5pm
- Find out all about the role of placemaking in our cities, with a seminar by international expert Ethan Kent on Thu Oct 18th from 6pm at The Piano
- Alternatively you might want to socialise with another Bikes Beer & Banter on Thu Oct 18th from 6.30pm at Cassels Brewery, Woolston
- Labour Monday (Mon Oct 22nd) sees the annual CHOCBar cargo bike rally start in South Hagley Park from 1pm
In many cases, look out for the distinctive Biketober orange flag flying off a bike at the start of events – then you’ll know you’re in the right place. Don’t forget too to fill in your Biketober Passport as you ride around visiting highlighted businesses.
What have you enjoyed so far during Biketober?