Cycling’s the Go – Auckland summer cycling event guide launched

30 January 2014

Summer is here and there are a number of cycling related events, courses and activities happening around the Auckland region, brought to you by Auckland Transport.

As summer heats up, it’s time to get going by bike again! Auckland Transport has launched a Summer Cycling Event guide, with a range of events and activities for all ages and abilities.

“Auckland Transport is really excited to bring these events to Auckland to help more people get going by bike” says Debbie Lang, Regional Cycling Advisor.

Ciclovia – Saturday 8 February

Say goodbye to cars and trucks and experience safe and car-free cycling and scooter space within the central city during ‘Ciclovia’, which means ‘bike path’ in Spanish. Quay St will be temporarily closed to motor vehicles to allow cyclists, skaters, and pedestrians to reclaim city streets free from car traffic, with cycling activities and entertainment happening from Britomart to Silo Park in Wynyard Quarter.

National Go By Bike Day – Wednesday 12 February

Dust off your helmet and jump on your bike for National Go By Bike Day. This is an opportunity for regular cyclists to inspire friends, family and colleagues to go for a ride, or for workplaces and schools to get on board and hold their own cycle event.  Keep an eye out for the Go By Bike Day pit stops near workplaces or on popular bike paths. Each pit stop will have a drink, a snack and cycle safety resources available for those who stop by between 7.00 and 9.00am.   

Sweethearts’ Ride and Picnic Tea – Sunday 16 February

Enjoy a relaxed ride around historic Devonport with your partner, then spread out your picnic blanket for a romantic afternoon tea at Cambria Reserve. Places are limited on this post-Valentine’s Day treat, so register your attendance by emailing Jena on jenaniq@gmail.com.  

Commit to get going by bike this summer and join one of the many bike sessions happening across Auckland including bike maintenance, beginners and intermediate cycle training, guided rides and commuter courses. Visit www.cyclingsthego.co.nz to see the full programme.