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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 Welcome to new members ! We appreciate this is a busy time of year BUT if you find yourself at a loose end on Saturday morning, why not throw whole heartedly yourself into the festive season by joining … Continue reading
Dear Frocks on Bikes members We thought we would lie low over November, given we had been organising (or merely promoting) 98 Biketober events and rides. HOWEVER coming up over the next 10 days, starting this Sunday, there are 4 … Continue reading
From the organisers of Biketober: “We really hoped you enjoyed the 2018 event- with over 90 rides and events there was something for everyone!. To help our Biketober volunteers run an even better event next year, please fill in this … Continue reading
Greetings on this damp October day. Luckily the weather takes a turn for the better tomorrow for the last of the Biketober rides and events. Whether you "believe" in Halloween or not, its always good to have an excuse to … Continue reading
Already were into week 4 of Biketober! This week there are almost 20 more rides and events on offer. I have not advertised a ride at the Adventure Park (CAP) tonight because it is already booked out. However, if there … Continue reading
Welcome to week 3 of Biketober! I am currently AWOL from the medley of wonderful Biketober activity this week. Therefore this newsletter come to you via my colleague Mary-Ann. Thanks Mary-Ann! How is everyone going with their Bike Passports? Being … Continue reading
Hi everyone Anouk spotted a typo in Monday’s newsletter- the bike ride out to the Bike Expo on Saturday leaves at 9.30am NOT 8.30am! If you were planning on going you get an extra hour in bed 🙂 Meet at … Continue reading
Good Afternoon Frockers There was a lot happening, cyclewise, over this past weekend- I hope you managed to get to some of the cycling activity on offer in Christchurch and beyond. As promised, during Biketober I will be sending out … Continue reading
Dear Frockers We’re really excited to announce that Biketober is here at last! Many Frocks on Bikes members have been busy behind the scene organising a great schedule of cycling stuff through October. Just this week Anouk, Christine, Connie, Steve … Continue reading
Tena koutou katoa! Now this is GREAT cycling weather! Connie and I thought that maybe we’d give ourselves a month off preparing a Frocks Feature Ride for September because there is so, so, SO much happening next month. However, the … Continue reading