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Aotearoa Bike Challenge

 
This page contains information about the Aotearoa Bike Challenge which is celebrated for the whole of February.
Updated: 16/02/2018 1:04 p.m.

Council is one of dozens of organisations from across the country competing to see who can get the most staff to ride a bike during February and your organisation is invited to join the challenge too.

The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is not about who can ride the most kilometres, but who can encourage the most people to give bicycling a try. The teams which get the highest percentage of their staff riding for their size category will win.

There will also be a prize draw for each trip you ride, so the more you ride in February, the more chance you have of winning a prize. You can earn more chances at individual prizes for encouraging others to ride.

Council’s Infrastructure and Services Group Planner Robin Rawson, regularly commutes to work by bicycle. She says there are numerous reasons to take part in the challenge which has the support of the Health Promotion Agency, New Zealand Transport Agency, New Zealand Government, Love to Ride and the Breeze.

“It's fun, free, easy and you and your colleagues can win some great prizes,” she said.

“It is a fun activity for your whole team, a friendly competition between staff teams and other local organisations, good for the environment, health, reduces traffic congestion. And the prizes include an e-bike, movie ticket vouchers, books, bike gear and more.

“Our District is becoming a much more cycling and walking friendly place all the time, so this is also an opportunity to get out and about and explore some of our shared paths. We have them out to Onerahi, Raumanga, around the loop, Kamo is under way and there are more to come.”

To take part follow these four steps:

  1. register on the lovetoride.net website
  2. ride a bike anywhere, anytime for at least 10 minutes during the Challenge (1-28 February 2017)
  3. record your ride on the website and tell your friends and coworkers about the Challenge
  4. reward yourself and your friends by winning prizes.

Find out more about the Aotearoa Bike Challenge on their website. Join the challenge and log your rides in!

Aotearoa Bike Challenge

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