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Frocks on Bikes Valentine’s Day Ride

Frocks on Bikes Valentine’s Day Ride

Frocks on Bikes media release 3 February 2011

A stylish parade of lovely ladies on bikes will feature in a special Valentine’s Day ride in Wellington on Sunday, 13 February.

Event organisers, Frocks on Bikes, are inviting Wellington women (and men) to roll up in their finest fashion for the Love to Roll 2011 ride from Oriental Bay to the Island Bay Festival. There are great prizes to be won for those who register – a Mamachari bike, dinner for two at Duke Carvell's, Paramount double movie passes and a clothing gift voucher from Emma Collections. Prize categories are Best-Dressed Couple (any combination), Most Awesome Bike and Most Chic Lover to Roll.

Isabella Cawthorn from Frocks on Bikes says last year's ride attracted 151 'lovers to roll', plus one dog, and this year they are hoping for many more.

"It's a fun and funky day out. Being Valentine's Day, come along dressed for a date. We encourage ladies to bring significant others, as well as friends, and have a fantastic time."

Love to Roll will begin at Oriental Bay, near Freyberg Pool and then head around the bays through Kilbirnie to Lyall Bay. There will be a muster stop outside the iconic Maranui Café and a judging session en route. The ride will finish at the Island Bay Festival where prize winners will be announced and spot prizes can be won.

Isabella says the aim of the day is to show how much fun you and your date can have on two wheels – and all while looking great.

"Hopping on a bike is such a win-win for anyone and you don't need special clothes or to be a sporty person to enjoy the benefits. You can cycle in whatever you like to wear – even a glamorous frock and heels!"

Love to Roll is also happening in the Bay of Plenty! If you are in Tauranga on 13 February head to Robbins Park at 1pm for a short romantic ride and afternoon tea picnic in the rose gardens.

Frocks on Bikes began in Wellington in the lead up to the 2008 350 Climate Action festivals. It now has eight regional 'flocks' nationwide and has spread its wings to Melbourne. In the past three years it has organised everything from themed rides to fashion shows, street skills workshops and picnics.


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