If you are passionate about Auckland becoming a cycling city, you are invited to this year’s conference of CAN (Cycling Advocates’ Network) held right here in our fair city!
CAN Do 2013:
Inspiring change – mainstreaming cycling
April 13 & 14, Central Auckland – see full programme and registration form.
NZ Cycling Advocates taking part in CAN Do 2008
CAN Do 2013 offers challenging, provocative guest speakers analyzing and demonstrating:
- how to get cycling on the map and in the media,
- how to communicate cycling messages so the cycling voice gets heard,
- how government and local agencies want to collaborate with and partner us as key cycling stakeholders
- culture change and mainstream cycling
- how to turn NZ into a cycling nation.
The programme includes:
- Media training & how to use social media
- Projects you can take to your school, local board, councillor
- what makes cycling initiatives successful,
- good catering along with the chance to influence how cycling advocacy will be shaped for the next 12 months.
- The CAN AGM. You may enjoy a role within the CAN national Exec. (Join CAN to be eligible to stand for the CAN committee).
- A fun 2 or 3 day bike ride, including trains, a shuttle and the best part of the Hauraki Rail Trail. Leaving Auckland Mon 14.
So if you work on, or advocate for cycling, this is where you want to be in mid-April! And if you are a known ally of CAA, you may even qualify to have your attendance fee paid for.
Sunday 10 March, 12-6pm, Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter
Cycle Style was born in the streets, markets, and parks we love and ride everyday. So how better to celebrate it than with a full market of local designers and bicycles, fashion shows, street food, music and more in the heart of Auckland’s waterfront.
We have an amazing range of fashion lines. And never fear, gentlemen – there is something for you too! Kids too! BeSpoke is a fabulous event for ALL Aucklanders and a great way to introduce friends to the fun of life on a bicycle.
Cycle Action Auckland is excited to be sponsoring this event along side Frocks on Bikes, and Waterfront Auckland in collaboration with Fashion in the BIG little City and in association with Auckland Transport.
It is important to note we are able to help create events like this one because of your generous support and membership.
If you have one hour to spare and want to help spread the word for CAA & everyday cycling in Auckland please contact Jena (email@example.com) about volunteering at our info tent. Great opportunity to get involved and we’d love you to bits for it!
We are really looking forward to seeing everyone Sunday. Together we are making a difference for cycling in Auckland!
A small recap from the Cycle Carnival last Sunday from our committee member Jena:
I just wanted to give a big shout out to the whole AT team & the amazing Debbie Lang for the Cycle Carnival today.
The wharf was abuzz and I think it is an event that is only going to grow. We were delighted to see each and every bike park around Queen’s Wharf was being used today!
I had a fantastic time highlighting family cycling with AT North’s School Program and Cycle West. Other AT staff were in the green screen photo booth working a little VFX/BMX magic and making even bike helmet fittings cool!
Also big props for one of our local helpers and her son who scooted around to make sure all the volunteers were sunscreened and hydrated. Tumeke, Auckland Bike Polo, Bigfoot, the Refuge Program all came out. The day ran seamlessly and shone a heap of sunlight down on all the great things happening for cycling in Auckland.
Great to hear that cycle tracks are being rolled out at more and more schools – getting new generations of Aucklanders on wheels, maybe for their first time.
This time, it is Onepoto Primary, in Northcote. Read about it at the Harbour Sports website.
As always, cheers also go to Bike On who pioneered the concept and was also involved in this getting this one realised.
Post by Barbara Insull, CAA Secretary
Not every day a girl gets hugged by Vodafone Warriors in her work for cycling! And it doesn’t get much more feel good than this week’s opening of the East Tamaki Primary School’s Bike On track.
MC was Peter McGlashan from the Glenn Family Foundation, moving to make cycling in Otara happen. They are also building a track in Preston Reserve next to Rongomai School (good for BMXers too). Their big project is the Ngati Otara Park bike track for local schools, families and commuters.
Kerri Wells and Counties Manukau Sport along with BikeNZ have big plans for these kids – they’ll get cycle skills training and have the chance to become Weetbix kids, downhill mountain bike or BMX champions!
The Vodafone Warriors at the opening worked on this track. After a big feed from the schools Garden to Table kitchen the Warriors went along to Preston Road to start building the next bike track.
There’s a growing peleton of organizations and sponsors lining up to get NZ kids riding bikes as a basic life skill. The track and 61 new bikes and helmets have been donated to the school by Glenn Family Foundation, East Tamaki Rotary, Variety Club, Warehouse and others. This is a real demonstration of collaboration with Otara Papatoetoe Local Board, Auckland Transport, CMSport, BikeNZ, Auckland Council Parks and more!
Google Bike On and be impressed. Thanks Paul McArdle – you are a NZ cycling great! Changing NZ for cycling for generations!