Biketober Rainbow Rave

Ride to your rhythm, dance to your beat!  🚴‍♂️ 🎵 🕺

Kick off Biketober with this light-hearted cruise around the night-time city, starting at the Vaka A’ Hina sculpture in the East Frame and travelling along the Avon-Ōtākaro Promenade (see route map below).

Be sure to RSVP for you and your gang below.

Uplifting beats, easy-going vibe, bright lights, big smiles – could this be the most fun you’ve had on your bike?

Dr Hitchcock will pump music music along the route or bring your own sound – a bike-mounted boom-box, maybe?  🎶

Decorating your bike (and yourself) uniquely is encouraged.  🎈 🚲

PLUS – Get started with the Biketober Passport Competition by entering the Rainbow Rave code 2548 into MyPassport (from Sep 28).

Check out the 2019 Christchurch Biketober Rainbow Rave  and the 2018 Wellington Bike Rave.

If you don't have a bike, check out these hire options:

Our new Central City is full of people friendly spaces designed to spend time in.

  • There are shared spaces for people walking, scooting, biking, and sometimes even driving.
  • Places like the shared paths in north and south Hagley Park, and the beautiful City Promenade all along the Ōtākaro Avon River, which is a shared zone. Also Rauora Park, the block east of Manchester Street between Armagh and Lichfield Street.
  • These areas are for everyone to enjoy, and are slow speed zones.
  • People walking and using mobility devices have priority, everyone else is a guest. Whether you’re travelling by bike, skateboard or scooter, the speed limit for everyone in Shared Zones is 10km per hour.
  • Likewise, on shared paths, people scooting and biking must give way to people walking, but pedestrians must be courteous too, and not intentionally get in the way or take up the whole path.
  • Please be considerate of others –  slow before passing, give a friendly warning call or ring of your bell in advance.
  • Everyone should keep left if you can, whether you’re biking, jogging, scooting or walking.
  • If you’re just trying to get somewhere fast/want to ride at high speeds, please use alternative routes that avoid shared paths.
Event Details
  • Start Date
    October 3, 2020 8:00 pm
  • End Date
    October 3, 2020 9:30 pm
  • Address
    145 Worcester Street, Christchurch
  • Suitability

    Old and young (10+ years)

  • Cost

    Free!

  • What To Bring

    You, your bike (pimped up and ready to go); dress for the weather

  • Cancellations

    If wet, postponed to Sun Oct 4 (check FB listing for updates)