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Friends on Bike Newsletter: Biketober 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: transport, cycling, event, newsletter

Biketober Friends Feature Ride Week 3: Wednesday Wheelies Rides

Wednesday Wheelies are a group very similar to Friends on Bikes except that they meet on Wednesdays rather than weekends, and participants tend to be (ahem) a tad older and a tad more retired.

These rides take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month and there are usually 2 options to cater for the diverse abilities. Both have optional café stops.

Wednesday Wheelies Southern Motorway Path Ride

Join this slow 29km ride to Wigram.

Date: Wednesday 20th October 2021.
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Meet Location: 126 Caledonian Road (St Albans).

Find out more about the Wednesday Wheelies Southern Motorway Path Ride.

Wednesday Wheelies Prebbleton Ride

This is a 35km ride to Prebbleton ride suitable for those who can confidently ride a little faster and longer.

Date: Wednesday 20th October 2021.
Time: 9.15am to 12.15pm.
Meet Location: 126 Caledonian Road (St Albans).

Find out more about the Wednesday Wheelies Prebbleton Ride.

Brand-new Outer Space Presents: Cargo Bike Conglomeration

Bring your cargo bike down if you own one or come along to see what all the fuss is about.

Free burgers for riders!! Prizes for most family one one bike, and biggest haul.

Date: Saturday 23rd October 2021.
Time: 3 to 6pm.
Location: 395 Worcester Street (Linwood).

Find out more about the Cargo Bike Conglomeration (Facebook).

Biketober Friends Feature Ride Week 4: The 1445 Hagar Ride

Riders aim to collectively cover 1445km - length of the Chinese/Vietnamese border which is a known area of human trafficking. Our efforts will raise awareness and funds for Hagar's work with survivors of trafficking and abuse in Vietnam.

The ride will start in McCormacks Bay and travel to Rangiora and back (100km return). You can ride or scoot or rollerblade for as long as you wish. Come for the whole ride or join in at any point.

All are welcome to make up numbers and contribute some kms!

Date: Saturday 30th October 2021.

  • Start at 8am - McCormacks Bay Reserve. Ride 15km.
  • Breakfast stop at 9am (Beach Cafe - 16 Beach Road, North Brighton). Biketober will shout riders their first coffee. This is a join in/opt out opportunity.
  • Leave Beach Cafe at 10am and ride 20km to Rivertown Café (77 Williams Street, Kaiapoi). Join in/opt out opportunity.
  • Leave Kaiapoi at 11.15am and ride 15km to Artisan Café (18 High Street, Rangiora).
  • Lunch stop at Artisan Café from 12.15pm. Join in/opt out opportunity.
  • Leave Artisan Cafe at 1.30pm and ride 22km to Styx Mill Reserve.
  • Afternoon tea at Styx Mill Reserve from 2.30pm. Join in/opt out opportunity.
  • Leave Styx Mill Reserve at 3pm and ride 13km back to Beach Cafe in New Brighton.
  • Leave Beach Cafe at 3.30pm and ride 15km to Mount Pleasant.
  • Finish at Mount Pleasant Community Centre at 4.15pm.

Dress theme: You are encouraged to come in wedding attire to raise awareness on the way. Not mandatory but be creative.

Find out more about the Christchurch 1445 Hagar Ride (Facebook).

Get more information about the 1445 Challenge and how donate to Hagar.

More Cycling News

Tuesday Transport Seminars

Come and hear about about cargo bikes, cycle touring, cycling research and more every Tuesday throughout Biketober! These seminars are organised by Spokes Canterbury.

Dates: Tuesdays during October 2021.
Time: 5 to 7.30pm.
Location: Upstairs at the Pegasus Arms (14 Oxford Terrace).

Complimentary snacks available - you will need to buy your own drinks.


View the Biketober Calendar for all rides, workshops, competitions and events.

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