Gear up for Biketober
Join this month-long celebration of cycling in Christchurch.
Biketober is for anyone interested in cycling. You might be new to cycling, looking for some advice and ways to give it a try. Perhaps you’re a cycle commuter, a family who like to cycle, or a cycle enthusiast. Maybe you’d like to meet others who just enjoy being out and about by bike.
We hope to show you that cycling’s a great way to get from A to B, whatever your bike or your purpose.
Biketober coincides with the return of spring and the recent opening of a number of Christchurch’s Major Cycle Routes.
Events happening during Biketober
Over 50 events and activities are planned in the city, including:
- social bike rides,
- go-by-bike breakfasts,
- a pedal-powered cinema,
- bike maintenance and repair workshops,
- a cargo bike rally, and more.
Find out more about Biketober in Christchurch, including a full programme of events.
Many events are organised by the amazing volunteer groups we have in town. Some of these events happen anyway; some of them are Biketober ‘specials’ and others are bigger events that we’re linking up with such as:
- Avon Otakaro’s Meet in the Middle family event,
- the BECA Heritage week,
- the NZ Bike Expo, and
- the Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress.
There’s a Biketober Passport in the making. You can get your passport stamped at 16 participating venues, then drop it in at the Expo for a chance to win some great prizes.