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Frocks on Bikes Newsletter for October 2019

Wednesday, October 02, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, cycling, transport, event

October Feature Ride #1: Rock: Paper: Scissors - SCAPE Public Art Ride

This is an easy 7km ride going past about 20 artworks. We’ll stop at 7 of them! Cancelled if wet

Date: Sunday 6th October 2019.
Start Time: 1pm.
Meet: Corner Antigua Street and Oxford Terrace (Opposite side of the river from Boatshed Café)
Refreshment Stop: Black and White Café in Victoria Street at 3pm-ish
Dress theme (optional): Rock : Paper : Scissors.

SCAPE Public Art installs temporary, free-to-view, stunning contemporary public art in Christchurch City.

Upcoming Events

The Biketober Rainbow Bike Rave

This is a fundraising event for Qtopia. A $10 koha is suggested. Just pay cash on the night.

Date: Saturday 5th October 2019
Time: 8 to 9.30pm
Start Location: 145 Worcester Street - between Manchester Street and Latimer Square
Dress theme: As weird and wonderful as you can!

Biketober: 1st to 31st October 2019

Biketober is a month-long celebration of cycling: rides, workshops and cycle events around Christchurch.

Contact Biketober if you want to you volunteer (hello[at]

Biketober Passport

The Biketober Passport is a self-guided cycling event that you can do anytime from 1st to 25th October. An online map of Christchurch shows the Passport Destinations - some of which are offering discounts or special deals to those arriving by bike during October. How many destinations can you visit and collect codes from during Biketober?

October Feature Frocks Ride #2: Halloween Ride

Dress up and cruise the ‘burbs with spooks and ghouls! More details TBC.

Date: Thursday 31st October 2019
Start Time: 7.30pm.

Learn2Ride: A free project for migrant and refugee women learn to ride a bike

These sessions are run by friendly female volunteers. Bikes and helmets provided. No special clothes are required to take part. Spread the word to your refugee and migrant women networks.

Dates: Every Friday throughout October - 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th October 2019.
Time: From 10am to noon. Come anytime between these times.
Location: South Hagley Netball Courts (Hagley Avenue).

Contact Meg Christie for more information (meg.christie[at], 378 6817 or 027 848 6927).


Go to the Frocks on Bikes Christchurch Facebook page for updates.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch