It’s quick and easy to sign up here.
The challenge, which runs through February, is free and will see individuals and organisations across New Zealand compete to see who can get the most people riding a bike.
It doesn’t matter if you ride every day or haven’t been on a bike for years. You can ride anywhere, anytime during February to take part.
Even one ride of 10 minutes during the month counts, and there are prizes to be won for riding and encouraging your friends, whānau or colleagues to give it a go.
For newcomers to biking, or people who have been thinking about it, the bike challenge is a good way to get back on a bike and rediscover the joys and benefits of riding a bike.
Throughout the challenge, you’ll get lots of encouragement and some great tips and tricks.
It’s also a great opportunity to try out some of Wellington’s new bike paths and lanes, including the completed sections of the award-winning Tahitai coastal link from the eastern suburbs.
Local co-ordinator, Wellington City Council Behaviour Change Specialist Anke Hoffmann says the bike challenge is free, fun, and flexible – and it’s so easy to take part.
“You can ride as much or as little as you like, by yourself or with whānau, to work or around the neighbourhood.
“It’s a great opportunity to get 2023 off to a good start, set some personal goals or have some friendly competition as part of a work team. At the same time, you’ll be doing something positive for your fitness, mental health and the planet. I’m already signed up and am getting my work mates and family registered too.”
Flamingo and Beam will have share e-bikes available for app-based hire in Wellington city this summer, so not having your own bike won’t be an issue.
Newcomers will be able to try out the share bikes and clock up a few kilometres for the challenge at the same time.
To register, check out the prizes, and find out more, go to the Aotearoa Bike Challenge website.