What on earth is Biketober?
Biketober (Bike + October) is a month-long festival of cycling held each October in Christchurch. It brings together a diverse range of activities and events for everyone who rides a bicycle, for any reason: transportation, recreation, competition, skills development and social interaction. At its core, the festival is about having fun on a bicycle. And spring is the perfect season for shaking off the winter blues and enjoying some sunshine on a bike! Biketober spotlights Christchurch’s great cycleway infrastructure and shows that most journeys can be made easily, safely, and are heaps more fun on a bike.
The volunteer Biketober team have curated a diverse programme of cycling events in our city for you to enjoy. There are guided and self-guided rides, social activities, go-by-bike refreshment stops, bike-repair workshops, seminars, and more. Most events are free. Check out the Biketober 2020 Event Calendar here to see some of the events happening near you!
There’s also the Biketober Passport – you have the whole month to visit the 40+ destinations (local businesses and attractions), collect a unique code from each, and be in to win some impressive prizes.
Get involved at UC!
The Sustainability Office have got your campus cycling activities covered this month. Want to score a free breakfast just for biking to UC on Wednesday? Or have you ever wanted to try out an e-bike? How about visiting Waiutuutu Community Garden by bike, as part of the Biketober One Day Gardens Outing?
There’s something for every cyclist this month, so follow our social media and get involved in this years Biketober festival!
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