Gear up for Go By Bike Day

​It's almost time to hop on your bike for this year's Go By Bike Day! 

Taking place on Wednesday, February 22, the annual event encourages people to think about cycling to work or school instead of driving. 

Road safety coordinator Dianna Harrison said there were so many reasons to give cycling a go. 

"Apart from being great for your health and fitness, cycling is a fun way to get to work or school, especially in the summer. What's more, we live in one of the most beautiful places in the country, so it makes sense to make the most of getting out there on your bike in paradise!" 

Go By Bike Day kicks off at 7am at the Tongariro North Domain on Wednesday with a free breakfast for those who have registered. There will be spot prizes, loads of giveaways and fun activities followed by a 1.5km loop ride through Riverside Park before everyone heads off to work or school. 

Visit our cycling events page to register or for more information. 

Teams of workmates, friends or individuals can also get involved in the Aotearoa Bike Challenge which is running throughout February.  This fun, free challenge encourages people to experience first-hand the joys and benefits of riding a bike. It's all about participation and you only have to ride for a minimum of 10 minutes for the whole month. Sound easy? 

Sign your team up at to get involved.

Page reviewed: 16 Feb 2017 10:14am