Hobsonville Point Sculpture Trail ramble – 6 December

Hobsonville Point Sculpture Trail ramble - 6 DecemberTake some time out from Christmas prep to breathe the fresh air and explore Hobsonville Point’s new sculpture trail on a quiet Sunday morning. Alas, no weekend ferries… but there’s plenty of parking near the fabulous waterfront farmers’ market (open Sat/Sun 9-1) and the Catalina Cafe (open 7 days, 7-4). Organised by the Hobsonville Point Land Company and Auckland Transport, the tour is free, but registration is essential. Full details and the link to RSVP here. This is the gist: Sunday, 6 December 2015 from 9:30 AM to 1:45 PM (NZDT) Hobsonville Point has commissioned a series of stunning sculptures for the public to enjoy. This free tour offers the opportunity to view these artworks and meet …
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Bike to the Beach with Bike Devonport

Bike to the Beach with Bike DevonportIt’s that time of year… time to get your togs and towels out, load up the bike, and celebrate the arrival of summer with Bike Devonport’s annual Bike to the Beach! Meet at Windsor Reserve at 11am; BYO drinks and snacks. The ride to Narrow Neck is smooth, flat, and family friend, along a safe shared bikepath route. There’s a Sausage Sizzle at Narrow Neck Beach afterwards, with bike gear giveaways, a lolly scramble (!!) and even a bike mechanic to give your bike the once-over and get your ride in tip-top condition for summer. Here’s the FB event page. Now where are your togs?
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Calling all folding bike fans: time for an Auckland Brompton meet-up

Calling all folding bike fans: time for an Auckland Brompton meet-upRemember Barbara Grace’s trip to London with her folding bike for the Brompton Bike Races? We’ve been spotting more and more of these clever wee bikes around town. And now comes word of a Brompton-lovers’ meet-up this weekend, out in the home of Bike Te Atatu, with two options to get involved. Check out the FB event page, or call Maurice for further details: 0274330057 NB you don’t need to have a Brompton to come along — folding bike fans of all kinds and Brompton-curious folk most warmly welcomed, whatever your current wheels! Option 1 – shorter ride/ local access Meet 2pm at Heather’s place (Vinograd Drive, Te Atatu Peninsula – call Maurice …
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How a smaller Cycle Network helps us all

How a smaller Cycle Network helps us allIt’s not every day that you see cycle advocates happy at seeing bike routes removed from a planning map – but in this case, we are. Because after years of advocacy, Auckland Transport has now removed the bus lanes from the ‘existing cycle facilities’ map of the official Auckland Cycle Network. In other words, the maps no longer claim that roads like Remuera Rd or Symonds Street are finished parts of the cycle network. Reality wins, and so does better forward planning from now on. This deceptively simple step took years of advocacy from ourselves, and from some good local politicians like Pippa Coom, Deputy Chair of the Waitemata Local Board. …
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A fresh venue for our Bike Breakfasts

A fresh venue for our Bike BreakfastsBike Auckland Breakfasts have a new venue – the fabulous new Scarecrow Kitchen and Store – and breakfast’s on us! From Thursday 3 December, the excellent folk at Scarecrow are providing free coffee for Bike Auckland’s monthly get-togethers, and we’ll also have delicious breakfast treats, thanks to Auckland Transport. We’re delighted to be working with these great partners for the first of our new Bike Auckland breakfasts. Join the crowd at Scarecrow for great conversation on Auckland urban cycling issues and a cheery start to the day on Thursday 3 December, from 7.30am onwards – and carry on afterwards by biking up to the official opening ceremony for the Nelson St …
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It’s official – we’re Bike Auckland now!

It's official - we're Bike Auckland now!The voice of bike advocacy in Auckland has a fresh set of wheels. As of Tuesday 24 November 2015, Cycle Action Auckland is… Bike Auckland! In welcoming this new era, we salute all the heroes who’ve brought us this far. Longterm advocacy is the work of many hands, hearts and minds, and we are where we are now thanks to the tireless efforts of Cycle Action Auckland’s teams over the years, in tougher times, with less recognition. You know who you are: we stand on your shoulders. Under the name Cycle Action, we’ve been part of a revolution in transport across almost two decades, especially so over the past 5 years. Our evolution into Bike Auckland reflects the surge of energy, investment and public …
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Mt Albert Town Centre Upgrade – how do bikes fit in?

Mt Albert Town Centre Upgrade - how do bikes fit in?Auckland Council is currently seeking your thoughts on designs for an upgrade to the Mt Albert Town Centre – feedback closes 4pm, Friday 27 November.  You can see the proposed plans here; note that most of what you see in the images is hypothetical, as the only part that’s funded for completion in 2016/17 is the part outlined in red. It’s great to hear of a long-awaited upgrade for this part of town, which has been ushered through a few ups and downs by the dedicated folk of the Albert-Eden Local Board. This part of town is well overdue for some love. Pick a corner, any corner, of the intersection of Carrington Rd, …
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