There are a number of community bike rides held across the course of a year, for a range of ages and riding abilities. These community bike events encourage residents to explore the shared path network and local bike routes in a relaxed and fun social setting.
Frocks on bikes
Frocks on Bikes began in Wellington in 2008 at a 'Go by Bike Day' commuter event. Amidst the lycra-clad males were a handful of women who were dressed as if they were just going to work, which of course they were. This was the beginning of the Frocks on Bikes movement and series of events.
The community bike ride events in Rotorua are subsidised by NZTA and Council funds, as way of introducing people to sustainable modes of travel and showing people the cycling facilities available in the city.
Matariki Night Ride - Ekengia te pō
Matariki is the Maori New Year, and is celebrated annually between date and date. Council holds a free family night ride to celebrate Matariki. Families are encouraged to dress brightly, and decorate their bikes with lights.
You can find out more information about the Night Ride - Ekengia te pō by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.