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AT Community Bike Fund allocations AT Community Bike Fund allocations

The AT Community Bike Fund is to support community initiatives that encourage more people to ride bikes more often in Auckland, especially new riders. Below are details of groups and their projects, who AT have previously supported through the Community Bike Fund.


2020/21 Allocations

Organisation name  Supported for 
Community Builders NZ  Wheelie competition and cycling activities, engaging local youth and providing safety education and resources. 
Takapuna North Community Trust  Christmas bike event, encouraging families to get out by bike and enjoy their local cycle paths 
Green Bay Community House  Weekly unicycle classes offered to children in the local community 
Active Transport Trust  Temporary wayfinding signage and maps placed around the cycleway, to help encourage people to explore the path. 
Restoring Takarunga Hauraki  Developing an app to promote a cycleway, featuring the paths sacred places, ecological restoration projects and much more. 
Grey Lynn Farmers Market  Reward system providing market vouches to those how arrive at the weekly markets by bike, featuring a bike mechanic and valet bike parking. 
Time 2 Train Sports Inc  A series of weekend bike activations including teaching new riders the joy and basics of riding, bike maintenance, riding the cycleways or old Māori pathways, while reconnecting whānau with the natural environment and the traditional and customary practices that sit alongside. 
Bike East Auckland  A series of community and family friendly guided bike rides around the local community.  
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand  A community event to celebrate cycling, encourage families to out by bike, learn new cycling skills and bike maintenance skills and have fun.   
Bellas On Mountain Bikes  An introductory mountain bike programme for intermediate aged female riders, with the aim to provide the opportunity to help and encourage more girls into the sport while growing friendships, building confidence both on and off the bike and increasing physical activity. 
Glenavon Community Trust  Upskilling local bike champions who provided bike maintenance support and education to the local community.   
Putea O Pua Trust (Turuki Healthcare)  A six week cycling programme to support and upskilling local community members on bike maintenance and safe riding, including a series of local bike rides. 
Bike Pt Chev  Creating a project to support riders to build their confidence to commute by bike, including support, resources and education.   
The Pride Project Charitable Trust  A hauora/health ride, showcasing local bike paths, promoting safe cycling and unifying the community.

2019/2020 Allocations

Round closed September 2019
Organisation name Support for
Counties Manukau Sport A series of guided rides, for all ages, on shared paths across Counties Manukau.
Te Atatu South Community Association A four month promotion with voucher rewards drawn, for those who cycled to the food truck nights.
Onehunga Kindergarten A trikeathon encouraging children and families to ride.
Takapuna North Community Trust A fun, early evening bike ride with a Christmas theme, which encourage people onto their bikes as well as raising awareness of the bikeable path around the park and encouraging people back to the park which has been closed for a couple of years.
Once Upon an Island Charitable Trust A family focused event encouraging walking and cycling on Waiheke. It is part of the Waiheke Cycling Festival and will take place over a period of 4 hours and including a Halloween walking/cycling trial from Blackpool Hall to Surfdale Hall, entertainment and a free screening of a cycling film.
Pop-up bike hub A series of workshops (learn to ride, Anxious Riders workshop, bike maintenance, learn to ride the local streets) for the community to get more people cycling in our area. Including basic maintenance tools so people can drop in and pump up tires or perform other basic maintenance on their bikes
YMCA North Encouraging people with disabilities to ride their bikes and promote cycling as an activity for everyone, regardless of ability. Activations will educate children and adults about safe cycling, the local cycling networks available, and how to adapt to different conditions.
Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust Two events to encourage cycling on the pathway. Events will include activities such as demonstrating bike safety, bike repairs, guided bike tours, talking about the history of the area, flora and fauna.
Wheel Kiwis International Womans Day learn to ride a bike (refugee focus) - ride bikes will allow the women to be more independent, and increase their ability to engage with the wider New Zealand community.
Auckland Regional Migrant Services Charitable Trust A series of biking sessions to help refugee background and isolated migrant women learn how to cycle as an alternative method of transport.
EcoMatters Environment Trust A month-long cycling competition (primarily run via social media), inviting people to find as many painted power boxes around Auckland while being out on their bike. Every uploaded photo showing a participant with their bike in front of a painted power box will count as an entry in a series of prize draws.
Waiuku Toy Library Fun Whanau Day 2020.
MPHS Community Trust A guided bike tour, stopping off at many points so students can learn about our taonga in their local area. Including a large scale mural of the longtailed bat and information which will be affixed in the vicinity of Henderson Park by the cycleway.
Bike Te Atatu Webpage refresh and merchandising.
Bike Kaipatiki Bikestock, a festival on the Northshore for bikes, including bike activities, games, demonstrations, such as cycle smoothies, cycle powered tunes, a big rig blind spot demonstration, a second hand bike market, bike games, try an E-Bike, E-Bike retailers, a cycle track, guided rides of the Northcote Safe Cycle Route, free bike servicing, a spin class or similar, performances etc.
Bike Te Atatu A guided "bird" bike ride along the North-western cycleway with a local bird expert, and to run a bike fix and donation event in Te Atatu.

2018/2019 Allocations

Round 2 (closed March 2019)
Organisation name Support for
Auckland Regional Migrant Services Charitable Trust A series of cycle sessions were provided for women from refugee and migrant backgrounds, to help them learn to ride a bike, learn cycle safety and introduce them to local cycle-ways.
Bike Kaipātiki Bikestock, a cycle focused event, featuring bike servicing, e-bike trials, bike powered smoothies and sewing machines, and historic bikes for people to try.
Loop Groop Over weekly sessions for five weeks, a group of community participants were taught how to build a bike from the frame up, using second-hand parts.
McLaren Park Henderson South Community Trust A guided ride, highlighting the restoration and planting in the local area. Prior to the ride, bike safety checks and helmet checks were carried out and participants were educated on safe riding.
Nutters Ride Together A series of guided rides across different cycling infrastructure around Auckland, supporting people to build their confidence to ride a bike.
Te Awa Ora Trust The delivery of crochet workshops, where people learnt skills to decorate their bike, bike maintenance and a guided ride on local infrastructure.
The Community Builders NZ Trust A wheelie competition and cycling activities, engaging local youth and providing safety education and resources.
Tumeke Cycle Space A local event to introduce the group to their new community, including support for people to learn how to fix their own bikes, a bike flea market and free bike check ups.
Villa Education Trust A series of sessions, providing youth with bike safety and maintenance skill, incorporating te reo Maori and local cycling infrastructure. A resource was also developed to support the inclusion of te reo Maori in sessions.
Round 1 (closed December 2018)
Organisation name Support for
Bike Te Atatu A photo competition, asking people to take photos of their local shopping trips by bike and upload them to social media. An exhibition of photos was held at the Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre.
Waiuku Toy Library Bike activation on Children's Day, where children had the opportunity to develop their bike skills as they negotiate a bike course.
Cycling Without Age Central Auckland Trust A fun family day at Selwyn Village, providing trishaw rides and an interactive map of local bike destinations.
EcoMatters Environment Trust A celebration of cycling and Aotearoa multiculturalism, which included a cycle powered cinema (featuring short films on cycling), novelty bikes, a bike-powered sewing machine, free e-bike trials, a biking survey and local cultural performances.
Onehunga Business Association Bike parking was promoted and made available at The Onehunga Festival.
For The Love Of Bees and Auckland Organics Business Collective A series of bike rides across central Auckland parks, cycleway and community gardens, stopping at organic businesses along the way.
The Kaipatiki Project Development of a cycle map connecting eco-friendly businesses in North Auckland, together with a restoration project in which volunteers from older generations share their skills to fix bikes with younger generations.

2017/2018 Allocations

Round 2 (closed March 2018)
Organisation name Support for
Bike East Auckland Guided-ride around local community shared paths, followed by coffee and picnic.
For the Love of Bees A series of guided-rides on local cycle-ways, visiting bee significant locations.
Bike Auckland Development of a resource kit available to new and existing Bike Burbs, to help expand their capacity and coordinate their efforts, including a group workshop session on the resource.
Time to Thrive to Stay Alive A series of bike maintenance sessions offered within the local community, repairing bikes and educating people on how to maintain their bikes.
EcoMatters Environment Trust Promotional material to help direct people to their new bike hub facility.
Cycle Action Waiheke Community event promoting cycling safety to children and young people within their local community.
Round 1 (closed December 2017)
Organisation name Support for
Cycling without Age Pt Chevalier The Cycling without Age Open Day and Bike Fest event at Selwyn Village on 4 Mar 2018 to share the joy of cycling with elderly residents through Trishaw rides, and bike activities for the whole family.
Waiuku Toy Library Incorporated The Children’s Fun Day on Wheels event on 4 Mar 2018 with a bike obstacle and safety skills course.
Bike Kaipātiki A series of bike maintenance days at key locations to repair bikes and talk to people about cycling.
Ruapotaka Marae Society Incorporated The creation of a bike library that can be made available for the community to use.
Meadowbank and St Johns Residents Association Incorporated A Bike to the Train Day event on 28 Feb 2018 to encourage cycling to the Meadowbank Train Station.
Western Bay Sea Scouts A series of guided bike rides for families to places of interest within the local Mt Roskill community as well as bike safety checks.
Active Transport Trust The Mt Roskill bike kitchen to recover, restore and redistribute bicycles for local youth and former refugees.
ReBicycle Charitable Trust A cycle training event day for refugee women on 8 Mar 2018 (International Women’s Day) to teach the women how to ride bikes.
YMCA of Auckland Incorporated The Ride and Refresh at the Y pilot programme where showers, lockers and bike parking will be provided for people commuting by bike to the city.
For the Love of Bees A Biking Bee Adventure, taking people on a guided ride around bee-friendly spaces, and exploring local cycleways.
EcoMatters Environment Trust A Pedal and Pizza Ride on 25 Mar 2018, taking people on a guided ride to discover local cycleways. 

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