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.

The Biketober Christchurch organising team is: Walt Abell, Charlotte Bebbington, Meg Christie, Robert Fleming, Stuart Fleming, Ian Wells

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 bicycling 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 are worth giving 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 businesses and attractions), collect a unique code from each, and be in to win some impressive prizes. Or, the Biketober Passport One-Day Challenge might appeal to you: pedal round all the on-screen destinations on October 26th for cycling glory!

Explore the 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

GET ON YOUR BIKE CHRISTCHURCH.
OVER 50 STAGED EVENTS FROM  1 – 31ST OCTOBER 2019

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