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.