Bespoke (Auckland) 10th of March

Bespoke hits Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter on the 10th of March. From noon til 6pm there will be market stalls, food, music, and fashion shows as local designers come together with the latest stylish cycles and accessories. Don’t miss out!

Line up:

1pm      Dalston fashion show
1.45pm Velociteers performance
2pm      KAF Kids fashion show
2.30pm Sitka fashion show
3pm       Kingdom Of. fashion show
3.15pm C-Unit – entertainment
3.30pm  Starfish fashion show
4.30pm  203H fashion show
5pm       Vintage on bikes

More info at http://www.silopark.co.nz/

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Wellington – Summer of Cycling

Love to Roll – 2nd March

Our annual Love to Roll date ride is here again on the 2nd of March. Join Frocks On Bikes for a fresh, fun and summery cruise to the Fringe Festival in the city (either busking circus show, Campground Chaos outside St Johns, or Wheels of Justice at Bike Barn – must pre-book tickets).
Love To Roll goes from sea to city this year, so dress for a date, bring company and meet at Lyall Bay (Maranui Cafe) at 11am for coffee before we roll for a leisurely ride to town.
And if this wasn’t enough, at Love To Roll 2013 we’ll be raffling amazing date prizes –  dinners for two in Welly’s finest eateries (Martin Bosley, Olive, Finc, Monterey and Sweet Mother’s Kitchen), a Beautiful Bike Bag AND a Giant Suede bike from Giant Wellington!
The deets:
Meet at 11am  for coffee, ready to roll at 12 noon, 2nd March at Maranui, Lyall Parade. Bring your keep cup and cash for raffle tickets or quick coffee orders.
Shows start 2pm – either outside St Johns for Campground Chaos, or Bike Barn for pre-booked Wheels of Justice tickets
Rain date: 9th March
Cancellations: keep an eye on our facebook page
More info: email frocksonbikes@gmail.com 
Tweed Ride in the Wairarapa – 3rd FebruaryDon your duchess dress, or plus fours and tweed blazer, for a fun day out to celebrate the opening of the final section of the Greytown to Woodside Trail on Sunday 3 February. The Greytown Trails Trust has organised Wairarapa’s first ever ‘Tweed Run’ to celebrate the recent completion of ‘Stage 2’ from Woodside Rd to the Station, and the three years of hard work that’s gone into creating the 5km Greytown to Woodside cycling and walking trail. The public – that’s us! – is invited to bring a picnic to the Tweed Run, and there’ll also be refreshments  on the Trail. The event will include prizes for best costumes, and dogs are welcome on a lead, either in costume or ‘au natural’.Sunday 3 February 2013, 11am onwards- meet by the Woodside railway station Woodside end of the Greytown-Woodside Trail
Rimutaka Rail Ride – 9th FebruaryGreater Wellington are organising a family friendly ride over the rail trail. They say: “Enjoy a long (17km) but family-friendly bike ride along the historic Rimutaka Rail Trail. Learn the history of the fell engine and enjoy a picnic and sausage sizzle at summit, site of an old railway village. Max 80 people for return shuttles.”See the GW website for more details
Bikewise month – 13th FebruaryFebruary is Bikewise month! We’ll try to keep you posted on all the events planned around Wellington. Keep an eye on our calendar for details, but frankly there’s so much great stuff happening you should check out the Bikewise Events page online. MUST DO EVENT! Ink it on your social calendar: ‘Go By Bike Day’ on the 13th of February. Free breakfast! Open to everyone with a bike, from 6.30am under the sails on Queens Wharf.

“Wellington’s annual Go By Bike Day breakfast is not to be missed and for 2013 its going to be even bigger! We’ve ordered a sunny day with no wind, a guy that will blend you a smoothie with his bicycle, a photography booth for a portrait of you and your bike and that’s just the beginning. Come along for the food, the fun, and the mighty good company. Oh yeah, and the bikes.”
Evening movie ride – 20th FebruaryFrocks on Bikes loves Wellington’s summer events – and what better way to get to them than on two wheels?! Join us for an evening ride (route TBC on the night) before spreading the picnic blankets and opening the drinks at Waitangi Park for a cool Film by Starlight.The details:
20th Feb – Meet for a pre-movie ride at 7pm at the north side of the Wharewaka (near Taranaki St). We’ll cruise the waterfront to stretch our legs before settling in at Waitangi Park for Searching for Sugarman. (We know these movies are always packed out, so we’ve planned it to stake out a good spot)If the movie is cancelled, then the ride will be too. Keep an eye on the WCC website or facebook.Bring picnic blankets, food, wine, bike lights and something warm for after dark.

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.

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.