20 February 2007
Bikewise to give Aucklanders a cycletastic time
Over the next couple of weeks New Zealanders are being encouraged to have fun getting out and about on two wheels by
joining in the many free events planned for Bikewise week (24 February – 4 March). Auckland’s events, organised by local
councils and cycle advocacy groups, aim to celebrate and encourage cycling as a form of transport whether to pop to the
shops for milk or getting to and from work and school.
Local events range from joining Mayor John Law at Rodney cycling on Sunday 25 February in Orewa, rambling around the
Manukau Harbour on two wheels, several ‘Go by bike breakfasts’ (including Waitakere’s first ever bike breakfast) on
Wednesday 28 February with lots of free giveaways, to companies and their staff rising to the two week challenge of the
Bikewise business battle.
A full Bikewise event listing is available on MAXX (www.maxx.co.nz) just click on the cycle tab. And Aucklanders can
contact their local councils to find out more their local Bikewise events:
Auckland City 09 379 2020 Papakura District 09 295 1300
Franklin District 09 237 1300 Rodney District 0800 426 1300
Manukau City 09 262 5104 Waitakere City 09 389 0400
North Shore City 09 486 8600