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Frocks on Bikes ChCh Newsletter: May/June 2017

Wednesday, May 03, 2017   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Community Groups, cycling

May’s Feature Ride: Mother's Day Street Art

Did you know that Lonely Planet ranks Christchurch as the Global Street Art Capital!? This ride will proudly showcase some of the new and old favorites street art in the City. All welcome.

Date: Sunday 14th May 2017 - Mother’s Day
Start Time: 11am
Start Location: corner of Gloucester and New Regent Streets.
Dress theme: Street Art and comfy for the weather.

Sign up to Nextbike if you or your friends don't have bikes

These are Christchurch's rental bikes available at six different CBD SparkBike stands locations.

We will then provide you with a code to get your bike rental for free.

Upcoming rides and events

Phillipstown Hub Bike Day

Date and Time: Saturday 27th May, from 1 to 4pm
Location: Phillipstown Hub (39 Nursery Road).

Come along for cycling–related fun for the whole family including:

  • bike fix ups,
  • slow races,
  • bike smoothies,
  • a puncture repair lesson,
  • basic bike maintenance lessons, and
  • a Go Cycle Christchurch ride.

All activities are free but koha gratefully accepted from those who can afford to give.

The Big Bike Film Night

A new collection of short films from around the world for bike lovers and that will leave a tyre-tread mark across your heart.

Date and Time: Friday 26th May 2017, from 7.30pm. Doors open from 6.45pm.
Location: Charles Luney Auditorium at St Margaret's College
Cost: From $20 per person.

Get your tickets online for the Big Bike Film Night. Cash door sales will also be available on the night.

Cycle Chic

Female bike riders tell their stories told on the big screen, inspiring, encouraging and celebrating women who love to bike- shorts films from Africa to Australia to Afghanistan.

Date and Time: Sunday 28th May 2017, from 6.30pm. Doors open from 6pm.
Location: Charles Luney Auditorium at St Margaret's College
Cost: From $20 per person.

Get your tickets online for Cycle Chic. Cash door sales will also be available on the night.

Winter Solstice Ride

Date and Time: Wednesday 21st June 2017, from 5.30pm
Start Location: Armagh Street Gates to Hagley Park

Find out more about the Winter Solstice Ride.

Become a Ride Leader in Your Community

Are you keen to inspire your community and get more people biking? If you are a person that loves biking, share your passion with others and become a Ride Leader!

Cycling New Zealand is offering a free one-day Ride Leader workshop in Christchurch on Sunday 4th June 2017. These are for those who have already completed the Ride Leader course and for those yet to do one.

  • Morning content: Grade 1 - the theory of the basics of learning cycle skills for on-road or off-road riding group riding.
  • Afternoon content: Grade 2 and 3
    • On-road skills.
    • Road riding on varying levels of the roading network and infrastructure.
    • Guidelines, rules and practical riding tips.

This information and training is important and relevant to any Ride Leader at any level.

Register your interest online for the Rider Leaders workshop. Contact Chris Foggin for more information (027 507 5393).

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