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February is Bike Month

Friday, December 17, 2021

Bike Month celebrates cycling in February with a jam-packed calendar full of free cycling activities across Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty.

The Bike Month calendar is presented by Travel Safe and features opportunities that cater for all, including non-riders wanting to learn, people looking to gain confidence on the road, and experienced cyclists of all ages.

Riding a bike is fantastic for fun, fitness, and friendship – it’s also an awesome way to get to work or school, and an ideal activity for the whole family.

Bike Month

Tauranga has a significant network of off-road and shared paths and Bike Month is a perfect chance to explore them on a guided urban group ride or historic group ride. There’s safety and skills focused activities, events for families and children, and even bike maintenance workshops.

The annual Go By Bike Day is on Wednesday, February 16 this year and people are encouraged to leave the car at home, strap on a helmet, and ride to work or school; swinging by one of the pitstops across Tauranga for a free treat. Go By Bike Day is also complemented this year by the launch of the Wednesday Challenge – a new initiative challenging Tauranga to choose alternative travel options, including by bike, on Wednesdays.

Another big annual February focus is the Aotearoa Bike Challenge, where workplace rivalry reigns and there are prizes to win. Individuals and organisations across New Zealand will compete to see who can get the most people riding a bike. This is a fun and free challenge open to everyone and it doesn’t matter if you ride every day or haven’t been on a bike in years. Sign up here now.

February is also the perfect time for employers to get in touch with our Workplace Travel Coordinator and book a free event for your team. We can help facilitate in-house cycle skills sessions, bike maintenance lessons, guided rides, and safety demonstrations.

Visit www.mytauranga.co.nz/bikemonth to check out all the events and follow the links to register, or contact the Travel Safe Cycling Coordinator, Buddy Meyer if you have any questions.

 

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