Highwic Cycle Style – Decorated Bike Competition and Parade (Auckland)

A celebration of cycling and heritage will be rolled out in Newmarket as part of Highwic’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Highwic Cycle Style will take place on November 18, and will involve people of all ages riding their decorated bikes en masse down Broadway  and returning back to Highwic where prizes will be awarded for the best decorated cycles.

Four categories in the competition provide scope for all creative cycling enthusiasts including:

Tricked up: wickedest, tricked up, gnarliest set of wheels

Flower Power: accessorised & coordinated

Vintage: Grace of another era

City Cruisers: designer, dapper, cruise the urban jungle

Normal road rules will apply but a police escort has been arranged courtesy of Sgt. Matt Knowsley from the Newmarket Police station. So cyclists can wear helmets, but no need for fluros this time!

Participants will also be able to enjoy music by The Leprechauns, lawn games and learn more about city cycling at the NZ Historic Places Trust’s property in Newmarket after the parade.

Besides being creative fun, the free community event also aims to celebrate bikes in everyday life by promoting cycling as a mainstream transport choice, and a fun urban activity. The event – organised by the NZHPT – is supported by the Newmarket Business Association, Cycle Action and Auckland Transport.

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