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First ever NZ Bike Expo opens tomorrow

27 October 2017

First ever NZ Bike Expo opens tomorrow

The first-ever NZ Bike Expo launches in Christchurch on 28 and 29 October 2017 at the Air Force Museum of NZ at Wigram, 10am-5pm both days.

The NZ Bike Expo brings ‘everything to do with the bicycle’ together for the first time in a celebratory, unique hands-on experience based consumer show.

The NZ Bike Expo featuries more than 50 exhibitors and is targeting 6,000 people to its first 2-day event.

This consumer show has a community heart. It brings the industry and community together to create a show that includes cycling events, test rides, and community groups alongside a strong showing from commercial exhibitors.

It’s the grand finale to Christchurch’s first ‘biketober’ – a month-long bikefest during October.

The NZ Bike Expo is for everyone and anyone interested in bikes from seasoned cyclists interested in elite brands to families. If you’re looking for a new bicycle, wanting tips on e-bikes, considering your next bike adventure, or just want a fun day out the NZ Bike Expo will get you on your journey.

3 compelling reasons to come to the Expo:

• Visitors can talk to suppliers of and TEST RIDE at least 15 models of electric bicycles - for anyone thinking of an electric bike, this opportunity is not to be missed!

• For the seasoned cyclist, 2018 season new products and Expo specials from brands including Norco, Felt, Yeti, Trek, Scott, Merida, Kona, Gearbox, Maxxis, Evoc, Joe's sealant, Biomaxa, BBB, DC Swiss, IXS, Spank, and Park Tool… and many more, and new product launches from Factor bikes, Hiplock, Blktec, Frogbikes

• Prizes and giveaways include bike packing accessories, a children’s balance bike, Cardrona Bike Park season pass and 5 day passes, helmets, bike bags, free bike hire in Queenstown, Otago Central Rail Trail e-bike hire, tour and luxury accommodation for 2 people, SPOT GPS messenger connection for 12 months, a MTB Bike Stand, a Jack Hot L3 electric scooter valued at $1400…and more!

Bike retailers and suppliers from Christchurch and beyond are here in force with all kinds of bikes and accessories, alongside events and trails operators, and many other bike-related exhibitors from around the country and overseas. People interested in cycling events, trails and tours will find a lot on offer.

Besides the indoor exhibition space, the NZ Bike Expo will have 3 trial areas outside on the airfield and runway: a kids track, an off-road demo track, and the 1km runway route for testing e-bikes and road cycles and a full programme of speakers throughout both days. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet some of New Zealand’s top cyclists including Anton Cooper and Linda Villumsen.

The event will open with all the excitement of a race each day: a Cyclocross event will be held as doors open on Saturday and a Criterium on the runway on Sunday.

Several exhibitors are bringing new season product with some exciting new product launches at the Expo.

Fabulous prizes will be given away! Prizes will be listed closer to the event.

Adults $10, 11-17 years $5, under 11 free. 10am-5pm on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 2017, Air Force Museum of NZ, Harvard Ave, Wigram. Plenty of bike and carparking available.

The NZ Bike Expo is initiated by the Cycling Action Network, and created by Dare To special projects agency. It is supported by Gold partners Fulton Hogan and the NZ Transport Agency, Social Partner Cassels & Sons Brewing Company and a host of other partners including Retail NZ’s Bicycle Industry Association (BIANZ) and Cycling New Zealand.

Cycling Action Network (CAN) is a registered charity that aims to get more people on bikes, more often.

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