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Go By Bike Day: Better by bike

Better by bike

Life is better by bike, is the message at this year's annual celebration of cycling, Go By Bike Day, 13 February.

“Biking is booming in Wellington,” says Cycle Aware Wellington spokesperson Patrick Morgan. “Since 2006 the number of people commuting by bikes has doubled.”

He says people are rediscovering the simplicity and convenience of getting about by bike.

“There's a new wave of people riding chic European-styled bikes, fixies, cargo bikes and electric-assist bikes.”

He says a special guest at this year's event is a city bus and driver.

“We'll bring a bus along to Go By Bike Day so people can try a driver's seat view, and see where the driver's blind spots are.

“In Wellington we have shared bus and bike lanes so CAW members are working with bus drivers to reduce friction.”

“Also new this year is a travelling photo booth, so get your best riding gear on, whether it's a frock, high-vis or your work clothes, and pose for our photographer.”

Go By Bike Day is run by Cycle Aware Wellington, with support from Greater Wellington, Wellington City Council and the wonderful sponsors.

In brief:
Go By Bike Day
Where: Under the sails, Queens Wharf, Wellington

When: 7 – 9:00am, Wednesday 13 February
What: Free breakfast, entertainment, prizes and portraits of you and your bike.


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