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.
To encourage more people to discover how easy and enjoyable riding a bike can be, the Transport Agency partnered with Love to Ride to develop the Aotearoa Bike Challenge, a national bike initiative.
Organisations from across New Zealand are encouraged to take part, getting their staff and teams to compete to see who can get the most people to ride a bike.
The Challenge which runs throughout February encourages Kiwis to make everyday trips by bike while being in to win some great prizes.
Aotearoa Bike Challenge back for 2021 – Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, 11 December 2020
The 2020 Aotearoa Bike Challenge, held in February, saw record participation with more than 24,500 people from over 2450 organisations taking part, including over 4950 new riders.
This year’s Aotearoa Bike Challenge bigger than ever – Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, 9 March 2020
Aotearoa Bike Challenge to return in February 2020 – Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, 5 January 2020
Throughout the month of February participants made more than 289,000 trips by bike (a 79% increase on 2018). They cycled an impressive 3.7 million kilometres in total. More than 22,000 people took part (an increase of 54%) from over 1,900 organisations.
Record participation in 2019 Aotearoa Bike Challenge – NZ Transport Agency, 12 March 2019
Over 20,000 New Zealanders taking part in 2019 Aotearoa Bike Challenge – NZ Transport Agency, 18 February 2019
The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is back for 2019 – NZ Transport Agency, 23 January 2019
The national Aotearoa Bike Challenge in February 2018 successfully encouraged more Kiwis to cycle, with more than 14,000 people from over 1600 organisations taking part. During the Challenge participants made more than 159,000 trips by bike, and cycled an impressive 2.16 million kilometres.
Over 14,000 Kiwis set their wheels in motion in Aotearoa Bike Challenge – NZ Transport Agency, 6 March 2018
2018 Aotearoa Bike Challenge kicks off this Thursday – NZ Transport Agency, 30 January 2018
In October 2017 we brought back a special 'lean' edition of the challenge. The Aotearoa mini Bike Challenge was the perfect chance for participants to see if they could best their mark from February 2017, set themselves a new challenge, or learn a new riding skill.
More than 5,200 New Zealanders got on their bikes during the October mini challenge including almost 4,000 new riders.
Over 5,000 Kiwis accept spring cycling challenge – NZ Transport Agency, 1 November 2017
The first, national Aotearoa Bike Challenge in February 2017 successfully encouraged more Kiwis to cycle, with more than 14,000 people from over 1000 organisations taking part, including almost 4000 new riders.
During the Challenge participants made more than 150,000 trips by bike, and cycled an impressive 1.99 million kilometres.
Nearly 2 million kilometres cycled in first Aotearoa Bike Challenge – NZ Transport Agency, 9 March 2017