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Monday, January 18, 2016

Pedal Power

Bike Month is back for its fourth year as part of the Play in the Bay initiative, developed by Sport Bay of Plenty in 2012.  This exciting programme builds on the variety of activity that already exists within the Bay of Plenty, whilst providing a means for ‘have a go’ recreation to be profiled.  Bike month will also coincide with the spectacular Rotorua Bike Festival, which is jam packed with events for you to get involved in, whether it be as an active participant or encouraging spectator.

Go by Bike Day will kick-start the festival on Friday 12th February.  Cycle to work or school between 7am and 9am to collect spot prizes and light refreshments as you pass through all, some or one of the four pit stops located around town.  You can also go in the draw to win 1 of 3 $100 vouchers from Rotorua Cycle Centre. Check out the link for a list of local Pit stops here http://www.sportbop.co.nz/gobybikeday.

Sport Bay of Plenty’s Tour de Bay Corporate Challenge is also back for 2016.  In teams of three, get cycling and clock up as many kilometres as possible during February; totals are collated each week with the goal of virtually cycling the 410 kilometres around the Bay of Plenty. Last year 179 teams collectively cycled an astonishing 154,000 kilometres.  

As well as an overall prize of a $100 Cycle Centre voucher for each of the winning team members, weekly morning tea shouts from Robert Harris are also up for grabs.  Make sure to be the workplace with the most teams entered, have the best team photo on Facebook or be the most improved team to get your hands on a delicious morning tea shout.  

Entries are now open online at www.sportbop.co.nz/tourdebay.  Workplaces need to register before the 26th January to receive a free goody bag. 

A Family Fun Ride will also be taking place on Saturday 20th February. This beginner/casual ride encourages a fun morning out for the whole family.  Registrations open at 9am with the ride commencing at 9:30am.  Two course options taking up to 45 minutes are available, starting at Telly Tubby Hill in the Government Gardens and taking in the scenery along the Natural Heritage Trail.  Dress up in theme of “what I want to be when I grow up” to have the chance to win prizes for the whole family.

All events listed are free of charge.

To view or download a calendar visit:  http://www.sportbop.co.nz/februarybikemonth.

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