Checking bikes at the Kapiti bike fix event
More than 100 people had their bikes checked out and adjusted at the Kapiti Coast Bike Fix at Paraparaumu Library on Sunday, Council's Climate Change and Energy Advisor, Jake Roos, said today.
Common repairs were reinflating tires, tightening brakes, raising seats, lubricating chains and adjusting gears. Visitors were given free reflective stickers and straps and information on basic bike maintenance and safety.
The event was organised by Kapiti Council as part of the Global Day of Action of Climate Change and was one of more than 7,300 events occurring around the world on the same day.
"We're delighted with the turnout to the event and that we were able to help so many people get their bikes ready for the road," Jake Roos said.
"With transport being the second highest source of greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand, more people leaving the car at home and cycling more often can make a difference."
Mr Roos thanked Troy Sullivan from The Bike Shop for contributing his time and expertise to the event.
The 10-10-10 Day of Action was initiated by 350.org, an international movement dedicated to stopping dangerous climate change by lowering the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to the safe level of 350 parts per million. The present concentration is 388 parts per million and rising.