Whether it’s to get you to work or school, for recreation or to experience New Zealand’s scenery, cycling is a fun, affordable and healthy way to travel. Working with our partners, we’re committed to helping you get around by bike by investing in building connected cycling networks, as part of a wider transport system, so that getting about by bike can be an easy, safer, everyday choice for more Kiwis.
The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is a fun, free workplace challenge designed to encouraged New Zealanders to make everyday trips by bike, with tailored guidance and tips and the chance to win some great prizes, including e-bikes.
The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is based on the global Love to Ride platform, which was brought to New Zealand by the NZ Transport Agency as part of the Government’s commitment to making cycling a safer and more attractive transport choice for New Zealanders.
New Zealand has some of the best places to bike in the world. From breath taking off road trails to purpose built urban routes, we are becoming spoilt for choice.
From April to May 2017, New Zealander's had the opportunity to nominate their favourite rides across the country. The inaugural Top Town award and category winners were announced on 7 June in an official statement (external link) .