From the late 1930s on, cyclists by the hundreds took part in “mystery bike hikes”, riding en masse to a destination only revealed on the day. In this photo from March 1940, over 800 teenagers gather at the Auckland Domain to ride twelve miles to Tui Glen in honour of the centenary of pedal-power. (Image: Papers Past)

Over 800 riders, mostly teenagers, gather for a Mystery Bicycle Hike on 10 March, 1940. (Image: NZ Herald via Papers Past)
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