First Bike Brekkie of 2017!

First Bike Brekkie of 2017!Happy New Year! Wake up and smell the Bike Breakfast, at our great regular venue, on the usual first Thursday of the month. This is a friendly gathering of bike-minded folks, and a great way to get a handle on how bike advocacy works in Auckland. Where UPDATED VENUE! Gloria Jean’s Coffee, on Lorne St at Khartoum Place (that’s …
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Otara-Papatoetoe-Manukau Greenways – have your say!

Otara-Papatoetoe-Manukau Greenways - have your say![Update: this consultation has closed. But you can have your say on the Local Board Priorities before Wednesday 28 March 2018, and ask what greenway projects the Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board will prioritise for delivery!] Now that the Local Path Design Guide is out in the wild, it’s going to be exciting to see what the Local Boards …
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Vintage bike style – join the fashion parade!

Vintage bike style - join the fashion parade!If you loved dressing up for the inaugural Sunday Best Ride last October, here’s a second chance to bust out your glad rags and cute bike. Come along to Aotea Square this Saturday where, as part of the fabulous Vintage Weekend, Frocks on Bikes is partnering with Auckland Live and Glory Days Magazine to run a Best-Dressed …
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February is Bike Month – join the Auckland Bike Challenge!

February is Bike Month – join the Auckland Bike Challenge!Every February, National Bike to Work Day rolls around (this year, that day is Wednesday 10 February). You know – the one day in Feb when the weather inevitably refuses to play along, which makes us all the more grateful for the welcome tent with the free coffee and muffins. We can be heroes, just for one day! But wait! …
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Bike Breakfast – February Bike Challenge edition!

Bike Breakfast – February Bike Challenge edition!At last, summer feels like it has finally arrived – and just in time, with two holiday weekends in a row and heaps of reasons to get out on two wheels. Especially if you’re taking part in the Auckland Bike Challenge over February. Bike Breakfast offers an extra incentive to get Thursday’s ride in by combining it with breakfast and …
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Sandringham Road Ext – How much is too much?

Sandringham Road Ext - How much is too much?The Puketatapa Local Board is proposing to add cycle facilities to Sandringham Road Extension – that’s the southernmost bit of Sandringham Road between Walmsley Park / War Memorial Park at the north end, and Stoddard Road at the south end. At the north, you have the lovely park Greenways that Puketapapa is known for – …
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Bike Breakfasts are back in business! Join us this Thursday, 4 February

Bike Breakfasts are back in business! Join us this Thursday, 4 FebruaryWelcome to Bike Breakfasts 2016! It might be a new year with a new face (Duncan Laidlaw has taken over coordinating things from our dear Kirsten) and a new venue (Scarecrow Kitchen!) but it’s the same bike breakfast concept we all love. People, bikes, coffee, chat, first Thursday of every month. That means this Thursday, 4th …
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Senior bike ballet seeks more riders

Senior bike ballet seeks more ridersAre you a senior ballerina, or a fly older guy on wheels? Keen to join in a coordinated performance? Seniors Dance Company is looking for more riders aged 60+ to join them in their “Bike Ballet”, to be performed at the end of April in Aotea Square and as part of the programme for the World Masters …
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A link for the loop: Upper Queen St improvements

A link for the loop: Upper Queen St improvementsHere’s a quick one. Remember about a year ago we blogged about the situation on the Upper Queen Street bridge? Kudos to Pippa Coom and the Waitemata Local Board for pursuing this issue – AT is proposing a new ‘leg’ for the crossing at Canada St. Consultation is now up and running, and closes on 8 February. The good news: this will …
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Go By Bike Day – Wednesday 8 February

Go By Bike Day – Wednesday 8 FebruaryGet on your bike this Wednesday 8 February, for Fun! Food! Freebies! Foto, er, photo booth!  This is New Zealand’s day to celebrate the joys of getting there by bike – ride to work, to school, to the shops or anywhere you need to go. For Go By Bike Day, Auckland Transport is running three pit …
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Summer of bike love – Go By Bike Day and other upcoming events

Summer of bike love – Go By Bike Day and other upcoming eventsOh, how this glorious summer rolls on and on. It may be back to work and back to school – and bike to work, and bike to school! – but February is also packed to the gills with special events. Starting with… Go By Bike Day, next Wednesday 10 February. There’s a roving ambassador wearing this year’s theme …
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Protected lanes on St Lukes Road – feedback now!

Protected lanes on St Lukes Road - feedback now!Auckland Transport is proposing to add protection to the bike lanes on St Lukes Road between the motorway interchange and the intersection with New North Road. This is a great leap forward which Bike Auckland, the Local Board, and AT’s new Walking & Cycling team, have long worked for. The project is being funded from a new minor safety improvement …
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A night at the movies… and a bike love-in

A night at the movies... and a bike love-inWho doesn’t love ET? You know, the nostalgic science fiction classic in which a gang of unsupervised children fly happily around the neighbourhood on bicycles… plus it’s got a cute space creature in it. Recapture the joyous feeling of blatting around the burbs on BMXs (with aliens) by rocking up on your bike to Silo Cinema’s special screening this Friday. …
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Come and celebrate Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Kai!

Come and celebrate Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Kai!Have you been looking for an excuse to come and experience the new stretch of path in the east – the completed first stage of Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai, the first part of what will soon be a grand bicycle (and pedestrian) highway running from Glen Innes all the way into the CBD? Good news! Bike Eastern Suburbs …
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