About Us

Biketober (= Bike + October) is a celebration of cycling in Christchurch, New Zealand. The month-long festival is for all riders, on all bikes!

Who is Biketober for?

Biketober is a month-long festival of cycling held each October in Christchurch, New Zealand. It brings together a diverse range of activities and events for everyone who rides a bicycle, for any reason: transportation, recreation, competition, skills development, 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 enjoyable on a bike.

Biketober is brought to you by:

Biketober Christchurch is organised each year by the local cycle advocacy group – Spokes Canterbury – and supportive friends.

For more than 20 years the volunteers of Spokes (formerly the Canterbury Cyclists’ Association) have been striving for better every-day cycling experiences in Canterbury.

What events are planned?

The volunteer Biketober team (with support from Christchurch City Council, plus forward-thinking local businesses and organisations) have curated a diverse programme of cycling events 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. Some of the events happen anyway, but we believe they’re worth a shout-out. Some of the events are organised by the Biketober team.

There’s also the Biketober Passport – you have the whole month to visit the 40+ Destinations (local attractions and businesses), collect a code from each, and be in to win some impressive prizes. Or the Biketober Passport One Day Challenge or the Biketober Whanau Passport might appeal to you.

Explore all the Biketober events or check our Facebook page.

Have an idea or need to get in touch?

Contact one of our volunteer Biketober team via email hello@biketoberchch.nz


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