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Frocks on Bikes

Frocks On Bikes was formed in New Zealand, in the lead up to the 350 Climate Action festivals being held in Auckland and Wellington in December 2008.

Frocks on Bikes is building momentum to turn Auckland into a cycle -friendly city by showing that cycling can be a safe, viable and even stylish transport option. In addition, all Aucklanders benefit from increased cycling with improved health and fitness, lower petrol bills, less traffic congestion, less road maintenance, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The group has continued to grow by demonstrating that it is not necessary to wear sports clothes or lycra – it is possible to look stylish and even glamorous  on a bicycle.

I coordinated Frocks on Bikes (Auckland) together with Jenny Marshall (a.k.a. Unity Finesmith of Auckland Cycle Chic) from 2009 until 2013ish. Frocks on Bikes is supported by Bike Auckland and  350 Aotearoa.

See below for news items directly from the Frocks on Bikes site. Note: These are all auto updated. If there are no stories showing please refresh the page.

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Dear Frockers. Attached is advanced notification about our two feature rides during October. But more importantly, check out the flip side of the newsletter regarding the call for valet volunteers for a Heritage Week event on 15 October. We need … Continue reading
Hi Everyone I’m sorry to have to report that the ride is not on tomorrow. Julie, one of our frockers rode it last weekend and told me that it was pretty mucky. So after Monday’s repeat downpour I imagine it … Continue reading
Hi Everyone I’ve had a bit of correspondence from people wondering whether our Little River Rail Trail ride is going ahead. Well…not only is the weather for Sunday extremely changeable, there seems to be little agreement between different local forecast … Continue reading
Everyone Heres our August newsletter with details about our Little River Rail Trail day out. For those who dont wish to ride the full 30km from Taitapu, the alternative meeting point at Motokarara at 10.45am where Frocker Tania will be … Continue reading
Hi Everyone I’m giving you over 2 weeks notice for our August feature ride. Lets hope this “fine” period holds and we don’t get a wash out like July’s ride was. I’m told 4 amphibious cyclists turned up on the … Continue reading
Hi All Matt Melchert has kindly offered to lead a ride around Horseshoe Lake **Saturday 22 July at 11am** Our meeting place and post-ride refreshment stop is the Links Café, 45 Horseshoe Lake Road at the Shirley Golf Course. If … Continue reading
Hi Everyone I hear the Solstice Ride was fantastic this year with something like 500 participants. Well done all of you who braved the shortest night of the year and came along. In the meantime, camping out on a farm … Continue reading
Dear Riders If you find yourself at a loose end on Mothers Day, why not come along to Mays Feature Ride and enjoy some fine street art? Details attached, along with some other news and activities to keep you occupied … Continue reading
Hi Everyone Just a wee reminder that Aprils feature ride that is happening this Sunday 23 April. Well meet at Riccarton House at 11.30am and ride out to the Halswell Market. There will be a group ride back for those … Continue reading
Dear Frockers The song “Drip Drip Drop Little April Showers” come to mind as I tap out this letter. Lets hope that we get our April rain quota over quickly as we have a very busy April! There are events … Continue reading