It’s the last day of September, which means that tomorrow is… Biketober! Yep, Christchurch’s annual festival of all things biking continues in its 7th year, with another bumper list of activities.
Here’s some of what you can expect; for more details, check out the Biketober events calendar:
- The famous Biketober Passport is back, with great prizes for hopping on your bike and visiting many supporting venues during the month. There’s even a child-friendly Whanau Passport option to visit locations along the safe cycling routes. Collect as many Passport codes during the month and then come along to the prize-giving on Oct 31st to be in to win some amazing prizes!
- You want a ride? Biketober has rides! Starting off tomorrow (Sun 1st) with a ride around Hagley Park, there are also plenty of other options right across the city throughout the month, including the Avon River bridges, Northwood & Redwood Springs, Ferrymead & Redcliffs, and Beckenham.
- Needing to brush up on your biking or bike maintenance skills? During Biketober, you can take part in some adult bike skills courses (including some just for women), learn how to fix punctures and other basic bike maintenance, or attend the regular RAD Bikes and Aranui Bike Fixup sessions to get some TLC for your bike.
- Want to learn a few things during the month? Biketober will feature a series of Tuesday seminars on a variety of cycling topics, plus some guided historical rides introducing you to some people and places of historic interest.
- This year Biketober will also be extending far beyond the city boundaries, taking in also rides in Rolleston, Kaiapoi, and Lincoln. You could also learn how to navigate further afield with some easy web/app tools.
- We haven’t even mentioned yet other Biketober classics like the Build a Bike Trailer workshop, Bike Breakfasts, and the Bike Rave! And there’s a few new special events like Dogs on Bikes, a Sunday Sunrise Ride, and a screening of the movie “The Engine Inside”…
Whew! I’m actually a bit disappointed that I’m already going to be out of town for 12 days of the month and miss some of these… As mentioned above, you can check out the full details of events on the Biketober Event Listings (they’re also on our Cycling in Chch Events Calendar too). And if you have any other queries (or would like to even help volunteer to assist with some events), just reach out to the Biketober team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
What activities are you planning to do during Biketober this year?