Auckland Transport

Bike Wise: Go By Bike Day

Photo caption: Auckland Mayor Len Brown and Auckland Ambassador Sir John Walker join cyclists on their bikes outside Auckland Town Hall.

   Photo caption: Cyclists enjoying breakfast

500 bananas, 600 muffins, 1000 bowls of cereal and more than 100 litres of milk,  were chomped down by hungry cyclists at this year’s Go By Bike breakfasts held across Auckland at Orewa, Takapuna, the Viaduct, Henderson and Manukau. 

Despite the weather organisers were pleased at the turnout and variety of riders at the breakfasts, from the hardy daily commuters, first time cyclists, school children, Frocks on Bikes, Cycle Action Auckland, to riders who haven’t missed a local breakfast since they began. 

More than 250 cyclists joined Auckland mayor Len Brown and Auckland Ambassador Sir John Walker at the Viaduct  while Manukau school children were entertained by flame juggling Jiggles the Clown. 

Bike maintenance checks, helmet hair styling, cycle map displays, free coffee, spot prizes and giveaways were some of the activities at the different locations.

The final breakfast will be held at Mangere Bridge, at Kiwi Esplanade Reserve, on Thursday, 17 February from 7am – 9am.

Community Transport of Auckland Transport take the opportunity to thank their many sponsors and supporters, locally and nationally. 

To celebrate Bike Wise Month, cyclists will be able to take their bikes on trains for free, from now to 28 February, weekdays between 9am and 3pm and after 7pm and all day weekends. Go to www.maxx.co.nz for more details.

Give it a go this summer with so many fun events and competitions to get you and your family cycling, here are  Bike Wise Events  in Auckland.