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Biketober 2019 is here!

Glen Koorey from Cycling in Christchurch

It's back! For the third year running, Biketober Christchurch brings you 31 days of biking activities for a wide range of interests and abilities right around the city for the month of October. There are over 50 activities happening during Biketober, including rides, cycle skills, kids events, workshops, movies, and just good excuses for socialising with bike-minded folks!

Don’t forget too to sign up for the Biketober Passport and be in to win some great prizes ($8000 worth!); ride to over 40 different businesses and events around Christchurch, collect a special code for your Passport, and then come along to the grand Prize-Giving – the more places visited, the better!

Check out the Biketober calendar for details of each event - see biketoberchch.nz...

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