Auckland Tweed Run

Auckland NZ’s homage to the international anachronistic Tweed Run phenomena of dressing up in old fashioned clothes and riding a bicycle.

It’s free and all are welcome- just find some tweed, bring a picnic and come on a bike!

T. Whites Bikes to Highwic House- Sunday 7th April 2013.
12pm onwards, meeting at T.Whites Everyday Bikes, 132 Symonds St.

This time round we are collaborating with Highwic House by riding our bikes to their Art Deco Day Out picnic.

Tweed-Run-4--Highwick

It is up to attendees to bring their own helmets and safety gear and be responsible for themselves in the traffic.

For more info about Auckland Tweed Runs, go to:

or for the Art Deco picnic:
www.highwic.co.nz

Advertisements

Try my Bike/Wine & Cheese evenings (Auckland)

Frocks on Bikes Auckland is once again holding a “Try my Bike Wine & Cheese” evening together with Auckland Transport.

There will be a range of women-friendly bikes to try and cycle divas who can answer your every cycling-related question.

Cheese, wine and bicycles – it doesn’t get better than that!

These are free events but pre-registration is essential. Go to www.cyclingsthego.co.nz to register and get more info.

Wednesday, 13th March, 6pm – 8pm @ The Lake House Arts Centre, Takapuna

Wednesday, 20th March, 6pm – 8pm @ North Harbour Softball Association, Rosedale

Try my bike Flyer Email version

Auckland Summer Events – rolling your way!

Frocks on Bikes Auckland has two fantastic events coming up… Bespoke and Try my Bike Wine and Cheese Evening. Pencil these into your diary, and if you need something to keep your wheels turning until then, scroll on down to check out other cycle-icious events, rides and training sessions brought to you by Auckland Transport. More info will be up soon, or you can check out the Auckland Summer Cycling Event Guide (pdf). Frock on!

Bespoke.

Sunday 10 March, Midday – 6pm, Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter.

Local designers come together with the latest stylish cycles and accessories. Market stalls, street food, music, fashion shows and more. Details soon at www.silopark.co.nz

This is a free event presented by Frocks on Bikes, Cycle Action Auckland and Waterfront Auckland in collaboration with the Fashion Festival and in association with Auckland Transport. Registration is not required.

‘Try my Bike’ Wine and Cheese Evening. 

Wednesday 13 March, 6pm – 8pm, Lake House Arts Centre, Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna.

Join us for a fun, relaxed evening of cheese, wine and bicycles! Test ride a
wide variety of female-friendly bicycles and have your questions answered
by seasoned cycle divas and bicycle experts. Indulge your passion; try
different colours, shapes and designs to find out which bike is perfect
for you. See you there!

This is a free event brought to you by Auckland Transport in partnership with Frocks
on Bikes. Pre-registration is essential by visiting www.cyclingsthego.co.nz or
phoning 355 3553.

Auckland Summer Cycling Event Guide.

Other Cycling Events/Rides/Training from Auckland Transport:

Go By Bike Day.
Wednesday 13 February.
Go By Bike Day is a national day to encourage more New Zealanders
to get GOing by bike. Held in February every year, New Zealanders
are encouraged to leave their cars at home and cycle to work, school
or the shops.
The day is an opportunity for regular cyclists to inspire family, friends and
colleagues to go for a ride, or for workplaces and schools to get on board
and hold their own cycle event.
Go By Bike Day will have a new look in Auckland this year with smaller,
more local pit stops located near workplaces or popular cycleways
replacing the traditional breakfast events. This will make it easier for cyclists
to encourage colleagues to give it a go. Each pit stop will have a drink,
snack and cycle safety resources for anybody who arrives by bike between
7am and 9am. Some of the pit stops will be at cafés, while others will have
a coffee cart for passing commuters.
Pit stop locations will be listed on www.cyclingsthego.co.nz from early
February.
This is a free event brought to you by Auckland Transport. Registration is not required.

Beginner Bike sessions for Adults.
If you are new to riding, haven’t been on a bike for a while, or lack confidence, Auckland Transport has a number of free skills sessions for adults. Registration is essential for all courses and we recommend booking early, as places are limited.

Novice On-road Training.
This practical on-road session is for adults who can comfortably
ride a bike in off-road environments, but want to learn the basics
for riding on quieter roads.

Intermediate On-road Training.
This practical on-road session is for adults who have started
cycling on the road but who lack confidence or want to pick up
tips on riding safely in heavier traffic.

More info: Auckland Summer Cycling Event Guide (pdf) – page 6-8.

These are free sessions brought to you by Auckland Transport. Places are limited so
pre-registration is essential. Register online at http://www.cyclingsthego.co.nz or phone 355 3553.

The Basics of Bike Maintenance.
This fun interactive workshop takes the mystery out of the bicycle.
Learn how to undertake a basic inspection of your bike to make sure it is in
safe working order. At this practical session you will also learn how to check
your brakes and gears, clean your bike and how to fix the dreaded flat tyre.
Participants can bring their own bikes, or we can provide one to practice on.

More info: Auckland Summer Cycling Event Guide (pdf) – page 10-11.

Guided Bike Rides for Less Confident Riders.
If you’ve just learned to ride a bike for the first time, or have
recently got back on a bike after some years, these guided rides
are for you.
They are specially designed for beginners and less confident adults to help
you practice your new skills. The routes include off-road cycleways, shared
paths and a few quieter streets. An experienced guide will lead the ride
and provide friendly advice along the way.

More info: Auckland Summer Cycling Event Guide (pdf) – page 10-11.

These are free sessions brought to you by Auckland Transport. Places are limited so
pre-registration is essential. Register online at http://www.cyclingsthego.co.nz or phone 355 3553.

Frock to the conscious consumer breakfast (Auckland)

Friday 23 November – 7.45 for a 7.50am departure from outside George FM, 105 Ponsonby Road 
A gentle bike ride to the Cloud on Queens Wharf for breakfast and a performance by the Velociteers . Plus a chance to have a sneak peek at the Sustainable city showcase . This pop-up sustainable city will be displaying all that is new and cool in sustainability products and services, including transport. The latest cycles and electric bikes will be on show.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you really don’t want to miss this one! Join the ranks of environmentally conscious commuters by walking, cycling, catching the train bus or ferry into work on Friday 23 November and enjoy delicious, sustainably grown breakfast foods at The Cloud, courtesy of Kauri Kitchen.

The Sustainable Business Network, Auckland Transport and Meridian Energy have got together to reward all those Aucklanders who take public transport or cycle every day.

On Friday 23 November between 7:30am and 9:00am, the GreenFleet Conscious Commute will be celebrating sustainable commuters by offering a free coffee and breakfast treat to the first 400 conscious commuters. Present a ticket stub, HOP card, bike or walking shoes to the greeter at the door. Delicious organic breakfast treats will be available to purchase from Ripe Deli and Kokako. Remember this is a Zero-Waste event so bring your own cup!

http://www.sustainablecity.org.nz/whats-on

Tweed Run (Auckland)

Frocks on Bikes are invited to join the Tweed Run in celebration of the 3rd anniversary of the 40km speed limit on Ponsonby Road.Now on the 23rd On Sunday 16th, starting at 11am  with a champagne brunch at T Whites Everyday Bikes (The 2nd Hand Bike Shop) 132 Symonds Street.
The ride will take a leisurely route through Grey Lynn/ Ponsonby area with a stop for coffee in Ponsonby, then returning to the bike shop for a prize giving for best dressed and best bike.

The Event on FB
http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/276553899125006/

For fashion inspiration check out the London Tweed Run held in May – so many dapper chaps and elegant lady riders