Stacey Gasson, Council’s Sustainable Communities Coordinator says it’s time for Kāpiti Coasters to get our bikes out of the garage, fixed up and on the road for a summer of cycling.
Not ridden your bike since last summer, or even longer? Pedaling your out-of-tune machine is just hard work? Not sure your children’s bikes are road-worthy? Don’t know where to start to get them sorted?
“Bring your bikes along between 10am and 12.30pm on Sunday 10 October for a free basic service and check-up before you take to the roads and parks this summer,” says Ms Gasson.
“The Cycle Fix-Up session is hosted by Kāpiti Council, with the expert support of The Bike Shop. We can help get your family’s bikes running smoothly and safely. Maintenance checks and simple repairs will be done on the day with discount vouchers from The Bike Shop available for more serious fix-ups. Spot prizes will be given away.
You will find us in the courtyard by Paraparaumu Library if the weather is okay or in Kāpiti Primary School’s hall on Rimu Road if it’s not so great.”
This initiative is part of 350 Aotearoa’s working bee for climate change. On 10/10/10, communities around the world will be creating and celebrating their own climate change actions. Transport is New Zealand’s second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions behind agriculture and it’s growing, so more people on bikes, more often, is one way we can create climate solutions of our own.