It’s that time of year again. The month long festival of cycling, Biketober, is back.
And this year it’s time to get the kids involved too.
Biketober gets underway on Friday October 1 with the opening of the Biketober Passport competition, which has a new children’s option.
During the month, people and their families can cycle to destinations around the city and use their smartphone to check in using a code unique to each participating business or site to win prizes at the end of the festival.
“This is the perfect chance to get your bikes out of the shed, grab the kids and get out and see the city while trying out the new, safe cycleways around town,” Biketober organiser Robert Fleming says.
As always the festival is packed with events, rides and workshops but this year they will be run according to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions, Mr Fleming says.
“If you’re new to cycling, wanting to get back into it or an experienced rider, there’s something for everyone. Plus, there is a prize pool which includes bike tours, a pass for Christchurch Adventure Park, ferry trips, vouchers, bike servicing and t-shirts.”
Notable Biketober events: