Art Week Auckland is putting on three guided tours of Auckland’s art galleries by bicycle. In each ride there’ll be a flock of up to 40 cyclists – 20 with their own ride and 20 frock-friendly Nextbikes offered free for your bikeless friends. Not a bad chance to take a social cruise with those friends that want to cycle but haven’t got around to picking up their own wheels yet. There’s still space on each of these rides but bookings are encouraged (especially if you’d to borrow a free NextBike).
Saturday 15 October: Uptown Loop
We all know Ponsonby and K Rd for their atmosphere and colourful character. But when did you last visit the art galleries? This ride swings past a few of the best known locations as well as some gems off the beaten track.
Meet 1pm at Whitespace gallery, 12 Crummer Rd. Leaves by 2, cruises the ridgetops and ends in same location around 6pm.
Tuesday 18 October: East Ride
An evening cruise through clusters of galleries and public art works in the east wing of the central city. A sunset ride after work to make use of the Art Week late nights.
Meet from 5pm at Hum Salon, 123 Grafton Rd. Leaves by 6, visits Newmarket late night and ends in Parnell around 9:30.
Saturday 22 October: Waitemata
Enjoy the bustle and quirkiness of the downtown vibe then ferry to search through Devonport’s own characteristic artworks scene.
Meet 1pm at Aotea Square, Queen Street. Leaves by 2, parades through town then ferries to cluster of galleries in Devonport.
Free 1-way ferry included.
These are accessible and cool art rides with safety staff and up to 20 free bikes for those who cannot bring their own. Bookings recommended to secure free NextBike . Contact email@example.com or visit NextBike in Wynyard Quarter. Dress up and come out for a feast of memorable art.