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March 2018

Kids Learn 2 Ride: Avondale

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Avondale Central Reserve, Avondale Central Reserve, 1971 Great North Rd
Auckland, Avondale 1026
Free

Learning to ride a two-wheeler is one of those big childhood milestones, and being a part of that experience as a parent is a thrill. However, if you are wondering how to get started – or experiencing a few bumps along the way – then check out the #Learn2Ride sessions. Park in the big carpark off Racecourse Parade and head down the drive which is behind the famous Avondale Spider. Go past the toilets, playground and basketball courts and you…

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Drop-in Bike Skills & Maintenance: Mangere

March 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Centre Park, Mangere, Mangere Centre Park, Robertson Rd, Mangere East
Auckland, Mangere 2024 New Zealand
Free

Our Beginner Bike and Maintenance Drop-in Sessions are back for summer with sessions in Henderson, the Cloud, Mangere and Takapuna. This session will be happening at Mangere Centre Park - park in Centre Park carpark and look for our instructor team who will be set up there. 'Bike skills' is happening in Centre Park, and the maintenance side of things is happening in the garage at the back of Mangere Community House, 141 Robertson Rd, and you can easily walk…

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Northcote to Devonport Return – a guided ride

March 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Outside Northcote Library, 2 Ernie Mays Street, Northcote, 2 Ernie Mays Street, Northcote
Auckland, New Zealand
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Free

This guided bike ride – brought to you by the friendly folk of your local Bike Kaipatiki bike burb – is aimed at people who are already confident at riding and who are looking for a relaxed ride with good company. Most of the route will be on shared paths or cycleways, with the majority of the road sections on quieter back streets. Date: Sunday 18th March 8am - 11am Duration: Starting from the Northcote Library at 8am, and returning…

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Beginners’ Bike Maintenance Workshop

March 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
EcoMatters Bike Hub, 1 Olympic Place, New Lynn
Auckland, Auckland 0604 New Zealand
$15.00

Learn how to maintain your bike and keep it in tip-top shape. This workshop, for those with no previous bike maintenance experience, takes place in a fun, friendly, and relaxed environment - coffee or tea included. We’ll be learning about how to deal with punctures and wheel installs, and basic maintenance such as brake, gear, and chain tuning. Bring your bike to get it to the perfect fit and learn how to do a bike safety check. Brought to you…

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Drop-in Bike Skills & Maintenance: Takapuna

March 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Takapuna Primary, 23 Auburn St
Auckland, Takapuna 0622 New Zealand
Free

Our Beginner Bike and Maintenance Drop-in Sessions are back for summer with sessions in Henderson, the Cloud, Mangere and Takapuna. This session will be happening at Takapuna Primary - park in the school's carpark and then head to the courts and look for the instructor team there. At the session there will be separate ‘learn to ride’ instruction for anyone who has never ridden a bike, while other participants will practice skills such as changing gears, braking, bike control, signalling…

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Novice Bike Mechanic Workshop

March 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
EcoMatters Bike Hub, 1 Olympic Place, New Lynn
Auckland, Auckland 0604 New Zealand
$15.00

Do you have a little bit of bike maintenance knowledge, but want to learn more? This workshop will cover more in-depth brake, gear, and chain tuning/maintenance in a relaxed social atmosphere, with a tea and coffee break part way through. Also covered will be basic bottom bracket, head-set, and wheel hub checks. Brought to you by EcoMatters. Bookings required: www.ecowest.org.nz or 09 826 0555 Accessible by bus, train and bike (bikes are free on the train) Live Lightly This event…

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April 2018

Kids Learn 2 Ride: Forrest Hill

April 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greville Reserve, Forrest Hill Road
Auckland, Forrest Hill New Zealand
Free

Learning to ride a two-wheeler is one of those big childhood milestones, and being a part of that experience as a parent is a thrill. However, if you are wondering how to get started – or experiencing a few bumps along the way –then check out the #Learn2Ride sessions. Auckland Transport's team of qualified instructors work alongside parents to get kids riding. Whether your kid is starting on a balance bike or making the transition to pedals, the team is…

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Drop-in Bike Skills & Maintenance: Henderson

April 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Henderson Service Centre, 6 Henderson Valley Road
Auckland, Henderson 0612 New Zealand
Free

Our Beginner Bike and Maintenance Drop-in Sessions are back for summer with sessions in Henderson, the Cloud, Mangere and Takapuna. This session will be happening at the Henderson Service Centre - enter from Smythe Rd (follow signs for 'Waitakere Central'), follow the driveway past the council buildings and Civic Centre, and park in the carpark at the end. Look out for our instructor team and a trailer load of bikes as they will be there ready to go. At the…

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All About E-Bikes

April 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
EcoMatters Bike Hub, 1 Olympic Place, New Lynn
Auckland, Auckland 0604 New Zealand
$5.00

E-bikes are becoming a success story for sustainable transport around town- a transport revolution! Converting your bike to en e-bike will flatten those hills and put the fun back into riding, making a long commute seem like a breeze. Brent, a former electromechanical engineer, will tell you all need to know about e-bikes, from the practicalities of converting your existing bike to purchasing a new one. Test rides are available on converted e-bikes, and you are welcome to bring your…

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Drop-in Bike Skills & Maintenance: Mangere

April 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Centre Park, Mangere, Mangere Centre Park, Robertson Rd, Mangere East
Auckland, Mangere 2024 New Zealand
Free

Our Beginner Bike and Maintenance Drop-in Sessions are back for summer with sessions in Henderson, the Cloud, Mangere and Takapuna. This session will be happening at Mangere Centre Park - park in Centre Park carpark and look for our instructor team who will be set up there. 'Bike skills' is happening in Centre Park, and the maintenance side of things is happening in the garage at the back of Mangere Community House, 141 Robertson Rd, and you can easily walk…

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Kids Learn 2 Ride: Avondale

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Avondale Central Reserve, Avondale Central Reserve, 1971 Great North Rd
Auckland, Avondale 1026
Free

Learning to ride a two-wheeler is one of those big childhood milestones, and being a part of that experience as a parent is a thrill. However, if you are wondering how to get started – or experiencing a few bumps along the way – then check out the #Learn2Ride sessions. Park in the big carpark off Racecourse Parade and head down the drive which is behind the famous Avondale Spider. Go past the toilets, playground and basketball courts and you…

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For the Love of Bees – Biking Bee Out West

April 14, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
EcoMatters Bike Hub, 1 Olympic Place, New Lynn
Auckland, Auckland 0604 New Zealand
Free

Join in this fantastic movement creating pollinator-friendly garden spaces throughout Auckland. We’ll start at EcoMatters in New Lynn and enjoy a pleasant ride from New Lynn to Green Bay and then to Glen Eden, with mini working bees at EcoMatters, La Rosa Gardens Community Orchard, and Savoy Community Garden. We’ll end the biking bee with a well-earned afternoon tea at Lucinda Community Orchard. Finish by cycling back to EcoMatters – or you can ride back on the train! Brought to…

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March 2019

Try an E-Bike @ Henderson

March 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
EcoMatters Bike Hub @ Henderson, Edmonton Road
Auckland, New Zealand
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Free

Everyone is talking about the e-bike revolution. Are you wondering if they would work for you? You know they are cheap to run and could get you to your destination faster than your car. And you think one day you will have a go… well here’s your opportunity! This event will be happening in the carpark behind The Falls Cafe Henderson, and it's part of the EcoWest Festival. Saturday 16 March, 1-4pm This is a perfect opportunity for those interested…

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April 2019

Adult Bike Skills @ Henderson Bike Hub

April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
EcoMatters Bike Hub @ Henderson, Edmonton Road,
Auckland, New Zealand
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Free

A drop-in session at the Henderson Bike Hub for those learning to ride or wanting to build their confidence on a bike. A mechanic will also be there to answer any maintenance questions, including how to remove a wheel, how to adjust your brakes, and how to best look after a bike. Saturday 6 April, 10am-12.30pm Accessible by bus, train, and bike! Brought to you by Auckland Transport Cycling. For more info, check out the Facebook event page. This event…

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Adult Drop In Bike Skills Session – Northcote

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northcote Intermediate, Lake Road, Northcote
Auckland, New Zealand
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Free

This is a skills session for people new to riding. There will be separate ‘learn to ride’ instruction for anyone who has never ridden a bike. If you can ride but lack confidence, our instructors will help with practicing skills such as changing gears, braking, bike control, signalling and more. A mechanic will also be there to answer any maintenance questions including how to remove a wheel, how to adjust brakes and how to best look after a bike. The…

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