Cycle to work and grab a free coffee on Go By Bike Day

24/01/2020 9:59am

Whether you’re most comfortable hurtling down one of Nelson’s mountain bike tracks or haven’t ridden a bike since childhood, Go By Bike Day on 12 February, is your chance to get a free breakfast on your journey to work.

Starting at 7am and shutting up shop by 11am, cyclists can grab muesli, fruit and a free coffee from our stall near the steps at the top of Trafalgar Street. There will also be a handy mechanic on site for anyone with a bike that needs a tune up.

“Go By Bike Day is a great opportunity for Nelson to show there’s other ways to get to work than by car. Why not skip the usual commute and see whether it’s something you could try more often,” says Infrastructure Committee chair Brian McGurk.

Riding a bike to work isn’t just great for your health and well-being, it’s also a good way to contribute to Nelson’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions. As the first city council to declare a climate emergency, moving to more sustainable forms of transport is a goal for the Nelson region.

This event isn’t just restricted to Nelson, there will be similar stalls in Richmond (Sundial Square), Takaka (The Junction Green) and at the Motueka Museum.

Music at the Nelson event will be provided by ukulele collective the Plinkers.