The new family car – a cargo bike!

The new family car - a cargo bike!Cargo bikes are increasingly popular, especially for families looking for carbon-free alternatives to the second – or even first – car. Yes, even in Auckland! Reader Pete Moth shares his family’s experience. My family moved to Auckland from London in 2017, with 2 kids, aged 2 & 4 at the time. We had arranged for …
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Great rides with kids – a new resource!

Great rides with kids - a new resource!Kids and bikes: one of the most natural combinations in the world, and also one of the most eagerly searched topics at Bike Auckland. Our lists of great places to ride with children have always been popular, especially every time the holidays roll around! Now we’ve taken a step up, with a new searchable database …
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Bike to the Future – Grey Lynn gets going!

Bike to the Future - Grey Lynn gets going!On Saturday, over 250 people joined the Bike to the Future ride through Grey Lynn to support the neighbourhood routes under way. Our mates at Generation Zero dreamed up the event, which we were delighted to help organise and marshal. These routes will pave the way for the expanding network through Auckland’s burbs over coming years, …
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Bike to the Future – for Grey Lynn and beyond!

Bike to the Future - for Grey Lynn and beyond!Bike to the Future on Saturday 17th February at 10am is a community ride around Grey Lynn organized by our friends at Generation Zero. The idea is to showcase the huge local potential once the safe bike routes are completed – by giving people a chance to experience the routes as they currently are, winding past …
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London’s FreeCycle – the key to the city on wheels

London's FreeCycle - the key to the city on wheelsLinda Wong and family stumbled across London’s iconic FreeCycle bike festival while on holiday earlier this year. With the Auckland summer approaching, it’s time to wonder once again why Auckland hasn’t caught the worldwide citywide open-streets circuit-ride bug yet? Sure, there are logistical and budget issues with closing streets for through-traffic for a few hours for …
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You won’t believe our most popular blog post ever…

You won't believe our most popular blog post ever...A couple of years ago during the school holidays, we threw together a list of great places to ride with little kids – beyond the driveway, the neighbourhood park, and the local school courtyard. And every school holidays, like clockwork, that blog post leaps to life again! We’ve just posted an updated list of great places to ride with little kids…and started …
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How 2km of concrete has changed one family’s life

How 2km of concrete has changed one family's lifeCharmaine, who blogs as ‘Buzzy in the Burbs‘, is keen to inspire others to get out and explore far and wide, be it on foot or bike. She shares with us how her family has fallen in love with the new cycleway in their back yard… Who would have thought 2km of concrete would change the …
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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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Bike the Bridge 2016 – counting down the days

Bike the Bridge 2016 - counting down the daysIt’s snuck up on us again – the annual opportunity to bike across the Auckland Harbour Bridge for fun and fundraising. There are only 4000 places available – and luckily there are still a few left! Last year’s event sold out in the last few days, so if haven’t committed yet, now is the time. NB …
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A bicycle built for three – how e-bikes changed one family’s commute

A bicycle built for three - how e-bikes changed one family's commuteEmma Coote got an electric cargo bike big enough to carry both kids, and it’s changed her Auckland family-commuting life. She shares her experience with us here…  This morning was the first day I have driven to work in around 2 months. I arrived with battle fatigue! Tomorrow I am most definitely back on our …
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Un petit Tour de Waterview – come one, come all!

Un petit Tour de Waterview – come one, come all!Allons-y, which is French for ‘on your bike!’ A tiny, slow-paced Tour De France is coming to Waterview, on Saturday 15th October 2016 @ 10am. The ‘Tour de Waterview’ is the brainchild of the lovable Waterview Coffee Project, which operates out of a colourful container on Daventry St and is the caffeinated glue that holds the …
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What’s the buzz? A bee-themed bike ride!

What's the buzz? A bee-themed bike ride!All aboard a sweet honey of an adventure, buzzing around on bikes visiting bee-friendly spaces and doing what we can to make sure bees feel at home in our city. Fun activities for everyone, including music, face painting, tree planting and much more. Prizes for the best dressed bee and flower on the day! You can join …
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Learn2Ride Onepoto – holiday lessons for kids

Learn2Ride Onepoto - holiday lessons for kidsGot little kids just mastering the art of two wheels? Need a bit of back-up and encouragement these holidays? Check out the Bubs on Bikes Learn2Ride sessions at Onepoto Domain on the North Shore, from 10 – 12 noon on Thursdays 29 September and 6 October.  At these free drop-in sessions, qualified (and very kind!) instructors from …
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Wheelin’ Wednesdays on the Wharf – holiday Learn2Ride sessions

Wheelin' Wednesdays on the Wharf - holiday Learn2Ride sessionsAuckland Transport’s ‘Bubs on Bikes’ crew is teaming up with Workshops on the Wharf to bring you Wheelin’ Wednesdays, a special school holiday #Learn2Ride session, at Silo Park in Wynyard Quarter on Wednesdays 28 September & 5 October. Learning to ride a two-wheeler is one of those big childhood milestones, and being a part of that experience as a …
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Learn2Ride in Avondale these school holidays

Learn2Ride in Avondale these school holidaysGood news for the holidays – weather permitting! Bubs on Bikes will bring their fabulous Learn2Ride programme to Avondale on both Tuesdays in the school holidays. They’ll be located at the kids’ bike park in the Avondale Central Reserve (tucked away behind the shops and the big spider, next to the racecourse). These are free drop-in …
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