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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.

Frocks on Bikes: Join the movement…
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
Art Ride Wellington has got some incredible street art, and new pieces popping up all the time. Ever wondered who the artists are? What the pieces are about? We have. So here it is: Two nights of a fun, guided … Continue reading
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen Here is the Frocks on bikes newsletter for March, with details of our feature ride on Saturday 11 March. We have a nice line up of rides penciled in for the next few months, but, as … Continue reading
UPDATED PAGE HERE: https://frocksonbikes.wordpress.com/2017/03/06/art-tour-wellington/   The exciting details are still being worked out but here’s a teaser for the inaugural Frocks Street Art Ride… When: 15th and 19th March (rain dates TBC) What:  A guided bicycle tour of Wellington’s finest street art. Bike … Continue reading
Dear Frockers We sincerely hope you are not being too adversely affected by the Port Hills fires and that you and your families and homes, pets, bikes are safe. However, on a happier note, life on 2 wheels must go … Continue reading
Good Morning All Obviously the weather bomb last Sunday put paid to our Blueberry Ride. Connie is offering a repeat performance for this Sunday, 29th January. Meet: 10am at Thyme Café, 597 Springs Road, Prebbleton. The plan is to cycle … Continue reading