What is a Bike ‘Burb?
Auckland’s big… really big. And it’s full of people who love bikes. In fact, they’re all over the map, which is fantastic – because local action is a key part of making Auckland a more bike-friendly city. Hence the growing collection of Bike Burb groups.
For the past 20 years Bike Auckland has been the key stakeholder for cycling in Auckland and has represented Auckland’s diverse bike community. In 2015, following the establishment of pioneering bike groups, Bike Te Atatu and Bike Devonport, Bike Auckland coined the term “Bike Burb” and launched a programme to establish, support and build capacity for a network of Burbs across the region.
Just as the city itself is a network of villages, Bike Auckland are fostering local groups that focus on making each part of town better for riding a bike (and by extension, walking).
What is Bike Kaipātiki?
Bike Kaipātiki is the local, grass roots representation of Bike Auckland. Our mission is to encourage cycling in the Kaipātiki Local Board area.
We have a diverse member base interested in everything from BMX to mountain biking to commuting to school runs and to competitive riding.
To enable people to enjoy using their bikes around Kaipātiki we…
For better facilities on road to help more people from Kaipātiki get around their community safely while enjoying the freedom going by bike brings.
For more recreational facilities including scenic paths, pump tracks and learn to ride facilities.
For a safer community, particularly around schools and town centres, to encourage trips by bike and create a more enjoyable space to spend time.
By offering regular, free drop in bike safety checks and basic maintenance sessions all over Kaipātiki.
By offering guided rides for all abilities, introducing riders to the various shared paths in and around our community and Auckland.
With people at our various events and public outings.
With our Local Board, MPs and community stakeholders.
With Bike Auckland, Auckland Transport, NZTA and others where appropriate to request better infrastructure in Kaipātiki.
Who are Bike Kaipātiki?
Bike Kaipātiki is run by volunteers who live and/or work in the Kaipātiki Local Board Area. As a community organisation we are reliant on people giving us their time and expertise to allow us to encourage cycling in the community and are grateful to the community as a whole for the positive and supportive reception we have had.
Bike Kaipātiki boasts more than 350 members on Facebook but we connect with a wide range of the community through our summer events programme.
Bike Kaipātiki does not focus entirely on any one form of cycling nor bike tribe and instead is happy to work with, for or along aside any member of the community wanting to cycle.