It may have been Frocks on Bikes, but bikers male and female, young and old took part in the Valentine’s Day-themed ride today.
Beginning the ride. Photo by Ann Carruthers.
The Love to Roll event saw about 20 bikers ‘frocking’ up and enjoying the 7km ride in the sun from Robbins Park to Memorial Park, and back again. ‘Frockers’ were encouraged to bring their Valentine and family, and join in for a picnic after the ride.
Frocks on Bikes organisers.
Frocks on Bikes is a national organisation aimed at encouraging women to get on bikes as a sustainable and fun method of transport. This is the second event for the Bay of Plenty group which was started last year. The first event was a bike around Mount Maunganui with saw at least 50 women partaking.
Taylor Manville with her frock and bike.
Organiser Charlotte Grant says the group is about getting women confident with biking around the city.
“It’s about getting people out riding bikes, showing that you can do it in your normal clothes and you don’t need to be someone that wants to get into lycra to get on a bike.”
A chat about bike safety and the group was ready to go.
The next event will be on February 16 for National Bike Day which is aimed at building confidence in women about commuting to work.