To encourage more people to discover how easy and enjoyable riding a bike can be, the Transport Agency has partnered with Love to Ride to develop the Aotearoa Bike Challenge, a national bike initiative that is returning for its second year and will take place in February 2018.
Organisations from across New Zealand are encouraged to take part in the challenge and get their staff and department teams to compete to see who can get the most people to ride a bike. There are some exciting prizes and spot prizes on offer as an extra incentive to take part.
This October we're bringing back a special 'lean' edition of the challenge. No teams, just you - and your goals, badges, bragging rights, and prizes. It's the perfect chance to see if you can best your mark from February, set yourself a new challenge, or learn a new riding skill. Any ride you go on during October counts!
Find out more and register for the Aotearoa mini Bike Challenge here: www.aotearoa.bike (external link)
The first, national Aotearoa Bike Challenge in February 2017 successfully encouraged more Kiwis to cycle, with more than 14,000 people from over 1000 organisations taking part, including almost 4000 new riders. During the Challenge participants made more than 150,000 trips by bike, and cycled an impressive 1.99 million kilometres.