Returning for 2020, AT is partnering with the Love To Ride platform and NZTA to host February's Aotearoa Bike Challenge.
The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is a fun, free competition that's all about seeing which workplaces can get the most people to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more a day throughout the month. It's the same great challenge that has gotten so much attention the past few years and we welcome you to join it.
To join this year's challenge, simply register online and cycle for at least 10 minutes anywhere, anytime during the month of February. Everyone can take part – whether you're an experienced road cyclist, trail-loving mountain biker, or just-got-your-first-bike novice.
By participating in the Challenge, you'll be competing amongst participating workplaces, offices and peers throughout New Zealand. You can challenge friends and colleagues to take part and support your organisation to win.
The Challenge focuses on participation, not distance, to ensure a fair competition that encourages new and occasional riders, along with regular riders. Just log your daily rides through the simple online platform, or automatically sync your rides via seamless integration with ride-tracking mobile apps, during the month of February. Each ride recorded increases your organisation's score and gives staff a chance to win fantastic prizes.
There will be live leaderboards on the Challenge website showing which organisations are currently on top. Individuals earn points for riding and encouraging others to ride, which contributes to their workplace's total.
There are heaps of great prizes to be won, including new ebikes, cycling gear and more. The workplaces with the highest total points will win team prizes at the end of the challenge. Plus, keep an eye out for weekly spot prizes being drawn throughout February. Head to the Bike Challenge website to take a look at what's up for grabs.
In addition to winning prizes, the Challenge helps to boost health and wellbeing by growing the cycling community, promoting cycle safety, and helping to build the case for better cycling facilities. There are heaps of benefits from getting on your bike, including fitness and health benefits, increased outdoor time, reduced carbon footprint, money and time savings and more.
Activities and events
This February, AT is offering its largest-ever February bike month events calendar to support the Aotearoa Bike Challenge and get people out riding. We have a chock-packed month with giveaways, ebike rides, adult bike training, ice block shouts, pit-stop tune ups and more.
There are heaps of opportunities to get involved, whether you're a new rider, mountain biker, ebike enthusiast or beach cruiser we have an event for you..
Check out more about our bike month activities and events, and keep an eye on our AT Facebook page for updates.
Share the love to ride
Looking for another reason to ride? The Aotearoa Bike Challenge has joined forces with Variety – the Children's Charity's Bikes for Kids programme, providing bikes for Kiwi kids in need.
Whether you want to make a one-off donation, create an individual fundraising page or get your organisation on board with a company-wide fundraising site, make your kilometres count this February. Every $250 raised will gift a child with a brand-new bike and helmet, so register for fundraising today.
Still hesitant? Visit the Bike Challenge Tips page and learn how to overcome your barriers, grab some motivational material and get some fast tips on how to get started on two wheels.