It’s Bike Wise month and last Wednesday (10 February) was Go By Bike Day – a one day event that gets Kiwis to ditch their cars and public transport and take up their bikes to enjoy the freedom, fun and health benefits that come with riding.
In Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, events were organised by local councils, health boards and cycling organisations with prizes, food and free bike checks. They were joined by the SBN team and members, so check out the photos below and don’t forget to head to our Get Active page for more information and events during February.
Nine hundred Aucklanders stopped off at three main pit stops for Go By Bike Day and more than 300 entered the Instagram competition, submitting photos of themselves with their bikes.
The SBN team turned out too, with Fiona, Georgi and George stopping off at the Auckland Transport pit stops.
Photo credit to Auckland Transport
A staggering 1,400 people turned out to Wellington’s Go By Bike Day including Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. They were refuelled by our awesome members Peoples Coffee and All Good Organics, who were joined by Laurie from SBN and our other members Switched on Bikes, Bicycle Junction and Wellington City Council. Talk about the world’s coolest capital city!
Photo credit to Shailie Pidcock
More than 500 people turned out across the Christchurch region to celebrate Go By Bike Day. It was a diverse crowd with children riding to school and people riding to work. They were joined by some of our awesome members including: Synergy Health and Christchurch City Council.
Photo credit to Minn Brodie