Join the Aotearoa Bike Challenge, a fun, free national bike initiative in February, run by Love to Ride. February is the perfect month to kick off a new biking habit. The Challenge is about encouraging everyone to give biking a go — one 10-minute ride is enough to be counted.
It’s easy. Just follow the link below to sign up, then each time you ride during February, log the date, distance and purpose of your ride. It could be to commute, get some exercise or just be for fun. Every ride puts you in the draw for some great prizes.
Gen Less is delighted to be partnering with the Aotearoa Bike Challenge for the second year to bring riders the “Bike More O'Meter”.
Track the progress
The Bike More O'Meter will demonstrate the power of collective action. If you register for the Aotearoa Bike Challenge and log a ride for transportation during February, you'll be contributing to a nationwide effort to reduce emissions from car use and embrace a cleaner journey. We'll track our collective progress throughout February — not just kilometres ridden, but emissions saved.
Be in to win
Already, more than 16,000 people have signed up to take part either individually or as part of a work team: nearly 2,500 workplaces are also registered. Anyone who rides goes in the draw for some amazing prizes.
Alongside the Bike More O’Meter, this year we’ve introduced a “Make your A to B car-free” badge, which riders receive once they’ve logged four rides for transport. Participants will also go into the draw for a $1000 voucher from their local bike shop.
We're pedalling the talk
EECA(external link) (the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, the agency backing Gen Less), has taken part in the Aotearoa Bike Challenge for several years – we love it! About a third of our team bikes, and we’ve clocked up over 75,000km cycled together so far.
It's easy to register your workplace as a team — just nominate an office champion and they'll get all the information they need to get on the leader board.
See you in the cycle lanes!
Not ready to bike?
We know that not everyone has the means, access or ability to bike to work. We see this as even more of a reason to do so, if you can — it'll make the streets better for everyone, including drivers.
If just one in five people switched the car for a bike (or walk, or even work from home) one day a week, we could avoid 84,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year – that’s like taking 35,000 cars off the road for good.
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