Go Home by Bike Day

Keep your cycling momentum up following Go by Bike Day! Pedal to Te Papa after work for a free sausage sizzle, competitions, music, and more.

  • When Wed 15 Feb 2017, 5:00–7:00pm
  • Where
    Amphitheatre and Red Gates bar, Te Papa (access from waterfront)
  • Cost Free event

Join us for an all-ages evening of competitions and entertainment – all celebrating 200 years of this two-wheeled wonder.

  • Tuck into a free sausage – you deserve it!
  • Buy a brew from the amazing Bicycle Junction Beer Bike.
  • Show & Shine – bring your modified or classic bike to show. You might win a family pass to Bug Lab.
  • Swap your pushbike overnight for a loan of an electric bike (10 available, details below).
  • Show off your slow-cycling and flat-fixing skills – you could win a prize.
  • Get a bike check.
  • Watch a surprise celebrity cut a cake celebrating 200 years of the bicycle.
  • Have a go on a penny farthing.

Bike stands are available – bring your own lock and chain.

Red Gates bar stays open after the event, with food and drinks available for purchase – make a night of it!

Register for an eBike trial

Registration is now closed.

Switched on Bikes are providing eBikes for free overnight trial to the first ten people to register.

Bikes need to be returned to Switched on Bikes the next morning.

Black and white photograph of a man posing on a bicycle


Cyclist, 1925, Taranaki, by William Oakley. F B Butler/Crown Studios Collection. Gift of Frederick B Butler, 1971. Te Papa (C.003451)