Biketober events prove wheelie good

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  • October 18, 2023
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The month-long festival that celebrates the cyclist Biketober has taken over Ōtautahi, with more events still on the way.

Biketober is all about giving cycling a go. Whether you ride a bike already, would like to try, or just want to join the fun, there is something for you this October.

Social bike rides, exhibits, presentations, movies, bike maintenance and repair workshops all fall on the Biketober calendar, which you can find here:

One fun way to get involved with Biketober is the Big Biketober Passport, which challenges people to visit as many destinations as they can during the month.

Participants must check-in at each destination to receive a four-digit Passport code which they then enter online to earn a stamp. The more stamps a biker has, the better chance they have of winning the final prize.

On October 29 cyclists are truly put to the test by the One Day Challenge, which condenses the month-long passport collection task to 8am to 6pm. There is also no postponement for poor weather. “Ride hard,” the Biketober Christchurch website reads.

Biketober is organised each year by the local cycle advocacy group Spokes Christchurch, and the community of support in Ōtautahi.

You can also catch Biketober on Instagram and Facebook for more information: