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Free Ride n Repair Stations

January 20, 2014

Auckland Transport (the guys with two logos) are putting on a series of cycling events this summer, as they do every year. I’ve got my doubts this type of event encourages regular cycling, but they can be fun, and it’s nice to know the powers-that-be are at least “thinking” about cycling.

Personally I’d rather my money (and it is our money) was spent on bicycle infrastructure. You know, 50m of bike-path through a known trouble-spot instead of free bells or hi-viz vests…

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Selected weekends January to April 2014, 10am – 12pm

On selected weekends throughout summer there will be Ride n Repair stations set up beside popular cycleways. Each station will have a bike mechanic to perform free bike safety checks and show people how to look after their bike. There will also be bike bells and cycle information available. The stations will be held as follows:

  • Western Reserve, Orewa: Sunday 2 February, Sunday 2 March and Sunday 6 April 2014
  • Kiwi Esplanade, Mangere Bridge: Sunday 9 February and Sunday 6 April 2014
  • Hobsonville Point: Sunday 16 February, Sunday 9 March and Sunday 23 March 2014
  • Te Atatu Peninsula, Te Atatu: Saturday 22 February 2014
  • Rotary Shared Path, Farm Cove: Sunday 19 January and Sunday 9 March 2014
  • Olympic Park, New Lynn: Sunday 13 April 2014

This is a free event brought to you by Auckland Transport and registration is not required.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Rose permalink
    February 19, 2014 2:28 pm

    Does anyone know where the “Te Atatu Peninsula” station will actually be? If I ride along the cycleway west from CBD will I just come across it or is it out on the peninsula somewhere?

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