Cycle Awareness Month

February is Cycle Awareness Month— time to make the most of the good weather and start cycling.

Aotearoa bike challenge 2021

Aotearoa Bike Challenge

The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is a fun, free competition that’s all about seeing which organisations can get the most people to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more.  The Challenge runs between 1 and 28 February 2021.  There are loads of prizes that you can win by cycling, logging your rides, and encouraging fellow students and colleagues. Register now and join the Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington team.

  1. Register for the Aotearoa Bike Challenge
  2. Add Victoria University of Wellington as your workplace

Win a double pass to The Big Bike Film Night!

Cyclist riding bikes in the snow.

Get ready to be inspired. The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission—sharing the best cycling short films from around the world and this year feature Dr John Randal!  Win a double pass to a screening on Sunday 21 February, 6 pm.  See the trailer here. These short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bikes with films that celebrate the fun, adventure and inspiration that cycling enables, whatever your ride is. To be in the draw for a double pass simply email a photo of you riding your bike by 3 pm on Thursday 11 February.  Email your photo to sustainability@vuw.ac.nz

Bike maintenance with Hūnuku – Community Bike Workshop

Get your bike sorted for summer at the bike workshop located in Kirk, KK121 (access via Kelburn Parade).   On Wednesday 3 February there will be bike maintenance demonstrations in the Hub from 12 noon until 2 pm plus the workshop will be open for you to tinker with your bike and get advice.  All welcome. Check out Hūnuku on Facebook

  1. 12 noon  Change a tyre.
  2. 1 pm  Maintenance skills.

If your bike hasn't been out of the garage for a while and it needs a serious service there are many options around town from a simple WOF to an extensive overhaul.  Bicycle Junction and Wellington Electric Bikes have skilled bike mechanics to help with all your servicing requirements.

Cycle Skills Workshop

Join the Transport Choice Team (Greater Wellington Regional Council) for a Cycle Skills Workshop on Thursday 11 February 2021.  This workshop is suitable for anyone who rides a regular bike or an eBike and wants to brush up their handling skills and learn how to navigate in traffic.

Book a bike

If you don’t have a bike and want to participate we can help set you up with a bike for the workshop.  Email sustainability@vuw.ac.nz or phone 463 9503.

Register

Spaces are limited, so register now for Cycle Skills Training or email sustainability@vuw.ac.nz

Cycle meet-up

On Thursday 25 February join us between 9.30 am and 10.30 am in The Hub, meet our Aotearoa Cycle Challenge Champion, Timon Bakker, connect with other riders and share your summer cycle adventures. At 10.00 am there will be a quiz to test your cycle knowledge and win a prize.  Everyone is welcome you don't need to be a cyclist to join the fun.

Bicycle parking

Did you know it's free to park your bike on campus and you don’t need a permit? Check out where to park your bike at Kelburn, Pipitea and Te Aro .