This summer, Bike Wise asked Kiwis to nominate ‘NZ’s favourite place to cycle’ and thousands of nominations rolled in. This February, which is Bike Wise Month, New Zealanders are asked to vote for their favourite from a shortlist of finalists.
There are five finalists in each of the four competition categories: Nga Haerenga - NZ Cycle Trails, Off-Road and Adventure Rides, Urban Trails and Commutes, and On-Road Rides.
Voting closes on 28 February and Bike Wise will award the highly coveted and most prestigious of accolades – NZ’s Favourite Place to Cycle - on 2 March 2015.
Dougal List, National Cycling Manager with the NZ Transport Agency – the organisation which funds and coordinates the Bike Wise programme, says the promotion is all about getting Kiwi’s to identify, share and celebrate their favourite places to cycle throughout New Zealand. Mr List said, “The number of nominations received shows that Kiwis love to cycle and that there are thousands of well-loved places to ride our bikes.”
Whakarewarewa Forest (The Redwoods) in Rotorua was voted NZ’s Favourite Place to Cycle in the 2014 Bike Wise promotion. Marketing Communications Coordinator for Destination Rotorua, Ash Palmer, said, “Being crowned New Zealanders’ favourite place to cycle in 2014 was a great result for The Redwoods and Whakarewarewa Forest. It’s helped to reinforce Rotorua’s reputation as the mountain biking capital of the Southern Hemisphere. The Redwoods are truly spectacular and this award has helped promote Rotorua’s world-class mountain biking trails to an even greater audience.”
The finalists for ‘NZ’s Favourite Place to Cycle’ are:
NZ Cycle Trail – Nga Haerenga:
Off-Road or Adventure Ride:
Urban Trail or Commute:
For more background information about NZ Favourite Places to Cycle visit:
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