Search Events

LET’S RIDE BIKETOBER 2019!

Biketober is a month long festival that celebrates riding a bike.
There are suitable events for everyone. If you can pedal it, you are part of it.
There is an event almost daily throughout October for you to join in.
Biketober events happen all over Christchurch. Look for an event close to you.

Whether you cycle already, would like to give it a go, or just want to join the fun, there will be something for you. 

Whether you cycle already, would like to give it a go, or just want to join the fun, there will be something for you. 

Look back at our 2019 events
Come along to celebrate spring and all things cycling and enjoy some kai on us
Come along and have a go at either a 8km or 16k time trial
Learn some new bike skills these school holidays at Cotswold School
Ride to the new Riverside Market in the city and grab some groceries
Dress yourself – and your bike – to impress, then pedal along to the DJ beats
A gentle ride along two major cycleways into The Red Zone
Teaching migrant and refugee ladies to ride bikes
Free session for adults to practice and improve their cycle skills
Free session for adults to practice and improve their cycle skills
Hear from Meg Christie, an active transport, community and public health promoter
Join us for coffee and a preview of Biketober and the MyPassport app
A ride along the Papanui Parallel cycleway to Styx Mill Reserve
Be in to win prizes by visiting as many Passport destinations as possible
Come along to celebrate spring and all things cycling and enjoy some kai on us
Help us count the bicycles parked on, and within, the Four Avenues
85 km (out and back) handicap race for all levels of racing ability
Free session for adults to practice and improve their cycle skills
Free session for adults to practice and improve their cycle skills
See how the climate crisis is being addressed by Christchurch businesses, government and citizens
A 'peloton' of eco-guardians bike from Hanoi to Bangkok meeting locals tackling plastic pollution
A guided ride to view several Heritage Listed Buildings and others currently undergoing redevelopment
Learn some new bike skills these school holidays at Cotswold School
Learn some new bike skills these school holidays at Rāwhiti School
Learn some new bike skills these school holidays at Papanui Primary School
Gather around with fine people for a morning beverage
Dress yourself – and your bike – to impress, then pedal along to the DJ beats
Meander along the Avon Te Ara Ōtākaro city to sea path to Kerrs Reach
Dress your bike for the big night with some assistance from the experts
A social ride up Rapaki, around Taramea and down Full Monty tracks
Ride to the Travis Wetland and enjoy a lovely loop walk
Learn some new bike skills these school holidays at Papanui Primary School
Original posters with a nod to Biketober by graphic designer Aaron Hogg
Dress yourself – and your bike – to impress, then pedal along to the DJ beats
A gentle ride along three major cycleways to the Heathcote River
Journey around the patchwork of food growing locally across our city
Ride to the new Riverside Market in the city and grab some groceries
Come along and have a go at either a 8km or 16k time trial
Join the St Albans Bike Group for a leisurely bike ride to Halswell and Cashmere
Wednesday Wheelies are a social group of people who ride each Wednesday around Christchurch. Affiliated to the St Albans Resident's Association participants are from many parts of the city.
Visit two of Christchurch's historic homesteads at Mona Vale and Riccarton Bush
Original posters with a nod to Biketober by graphic designer Aaron Hogg
Join the St Albans Bike Group for a leisurely bike ride to Halswell and Cashmere
The route follows major cycleways, quiet streets, shared paths or surfaced paths ( eg Te Ara Okataro Trail )
Gather around with fine people for a morning beverage
Travel on the transitional Avon River Trail from east or west to Kerrs Reach
The Wednesday Wheelers ride for 2 to 3 hours around Christchurch every Wednesday. Email NzShamani@gmail.com to be added to email updates.
A 'peloton' of eco-guardians bike from Hanoi to Bangkok meeting locals tackling plastic pollution
2600 kms, 420 dollars, 30 days, 5 bikes, 3 cameras, 2 guitars and one of the most influential novels of the 20th century
Post selfies of you and SCAPE artworks around the city and be in to win
Ride to the Travis Wetland and enjoy a lovely loop walk
Dress yourself – and your bike – to impress, then pedal along to the DJ beats
Be in to win prizes by visiting as many Passport destinations as possible
Create a work of art while cycling around town!
Visit two of Christchurch's historic homesteads at Mona Vale and Riccarton Bush
Journey around the patchwork of food growing locally across our city
Help us count the bicycles parked on, and within, the Four Avenues
Learn how to maintain and care for your cargo bike
Use recycled materials from Creative Junk to get your bike ready for The Rainbow Rave
Bring a kids bike to be fixed/checked with the RAD Bikes volunteer mechanics
Build your own versatile, and low cost bike trailer
Dress your bike for the big night with some assistance from the experts

Check-in to over 40 city-wide destinations on your smartphone during October. The more destinations you visit, the more chances to win great prizes at the end of the month.

Biketober is Christchurch's annual independent festival of cycling INTRO VIDEO KEN BURNS PARALLAX

Biketober Is Suppported By:

Major

Gold

Silver

Thanks to

Scape Public Art, New Brighton Stitch-o-Mat, Qtopia / New Zealand Aids Foundation, Breeze Walking Festival, RDU98.5FM, Smash Palace, Creative Junk, Papanui Cycles, Beca Heritage Festival, Cultivate and Create – Bridget Allen

Plus our Passport Destinations