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Aotearoa Bike Challenge back for 2021

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Registrations are now open for the Aotearoa Bike Challenge, which runs through February 2021.

The challenge is a fun, free competition that incentivises people to improve their health and wellbeing. It’s all about seeing which organisations can get the most people to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more.

“This year we saw people dusting off their bikes and getting back in the saddle to enjoy rides with their family, some local exercise or a socially distanced cycle to work or the shops,” says Robyn Elston, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Senior Manager, System Design.

“The Aotearoa Bike Challenge provides the perfect opportunity to keep up the momentum this summer and continue enjoying your bike.”

The challenge encourages Kiwis to make everyday trips by bike while being in to win some great prizes, worth over $18,000. Anyone who registers before midnight on 24 December will go in the draw to win a Moustache eBike powered by Bosch eBike Systems valued at over $5,000.

In 2020 there were a record-breaking number of participants with more than 24,500 people from over 2,450 organisations taking part, including over 4,950 new riders. Participants collectively made more than 320,000 trips by bike and cycled nearly 4.5 million kilometres.

People don’t need to be part of an organisation to take part, individuals or groups can sign up and log their rides and be in to win some great spot prizes.

Register at www.aotearoa.bike(external link)

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