Half the Biketober Christchurch events that were held in 2017-18 were staged by the volunteer Biketober team and their friends. The other half were brought to the festival by cycling and community groups, Christchurch City Council, and other forward-thinking organisations. As a festival of all things cycling, Biketober Christchurch invites your event or activity – so long as it’s related to riding a bike –to be included in the 2019 programme.
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The event listings show the full list of what’s on. Most events are free, and you can just turn up on the day with your bike. For some events, you’ll need to pre-book your spot – this is clearly stated, along with details of any costs. If you don’t already have a bike, check out these options for getting your hands on one.
Certainly not! There are events for every level of cycling experience.
Most events arranged by the Biketober volunteers will fall within the EASY category which means riding on shared paths, major cycleways, quiet areas or painted cycle lanes on roads. Off-road events will suggest a required level of fitness, and many events will include an indication of total riding distance. Events organised by other groups may indicate the required skill level, but if in doubt please do ask the event organisers.
Remember that your safety is your own responsibility. Do not ride beyond your ability. Follow all road rules and safety advice at all times.
Guided events will be led by at least two experienced riders (one in front, one behind), and the group will stay together unless arranged by the ride leader.
Our new Central City is full of people friendly spaces designed to spend time in.
Most definitely. You might be involved with a community group or activity that has a great little newsletter. If you think your readers would like to hear about Biketober, let us know the details. If you just have a great idea about getting the Biketober word across town and we're missing out on it, please let us know.
There will be some events where an extra hand or pair of wheels will be extremely welcome.
If you are confident riding in small groups a ‘tail end charlie’ could be just the role. Some bigger events will require marshals to help out along the route, and assistance to set up or take down. Being a Bike Ambassador may be your thing, for valet parking, or the Passport One Day Challenge prize event. There will be posters and signs to distribute/ erect.
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