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What is Biketober?
Biketober (= Bike + October) is a celebration of cycling in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was conceived by volunteers and cycling advocates, and brings together all things bike-related each October. The month-long festival is for all riders, on all bikes.
Who is Biketober for?
Biketober is for anyone interested in cycling, no matter your bike or your purpose. You might be new to cycling, looking for advice, or ways to get rolling. Perhaps you’re a cycle commuter, a family, a cycle enthusiast, a student. Maybe you’d simply like to meet others who enjoy being out and about by bike.
What events are planned?
The volunteer Biketober team (with support from Christchurch City Council, plus forward-thinking local businesses and organisations) have curated a diverse programme of bicycling events for you to enjoy. There are guided and self-guided rides, social activities, go-by-bike breakfasts, bike-repair workshops, seminars, and more. Most events are free.
Some of the events happen anyway, but we believe they are worth giving a shout-out. Some of the events are organised by the Biketober team. And some are bigger events we’re linking up with, like the NZ Bike Expo.
There’s also the Biketober Passport – you have the whole month to visit the 40 Destinations (local businesses and attractions), collect a passport stamp from each, and be in to win some impressive prizes. Or, the Biketober Passport One-Day Challenge might appeal to you: pedal round all 40 Destinations in one day for cycling glory!
Can I submit my own event?
Yes! Whether big or small, if you’re running an event this October that has bikes in it, we’d like to hear from you. Just contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I help?
Want to be a part of Biketober? If you can spare a couple of hours (or more, or less), we’d love to have you on the team. Help with a planned ride, distribute promotional material, check event details – we have many jobs which need completing. So even if you’re not sure how to help (but you know you’d like to) please just ask.