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"I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike"

Visitor Information

NZ Bike Expo will have something for everyone. Whether you are a hard core gear freak or a parent with a youngster just starting out – you will be able to find great people to get advice from.

Below we've included information to ensure you can get to and from the Expo with ease, and some tips for getting the most out of your day.


Adult $10 per/day

Child (11-17 years) $5 per/day

Children under 11 years free


Event info

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14

October 2018

Open 10am – 5pm daily

Air Force Museum of NZ

45 Harvard Ave, Wigram


2018 Exhibitors

We have a great line up of exhibitors registered for 2018, across all aspects of biking. There will be bikes, bike bags, bike tours, events, nutrition, bike stands, racks, apparel, e-bikes, bike trailers, cleaning products, parts, bike seats, tools and of course lube!

  • A E Tilley – read more

  • Action Bicycle Club – read more

  • Adventure South NZ – read more

  • Around the Mountains

  • Basil (Bike bags and baskets)

  • BBB

  • Bellwether Apparel

  • Bike Barn

  • Bike it Now! – read more

  • Bikes International

  • Christchurch Adventure Park – read more

  • Christchurch City Council

  • Christchurch Electric Bikes

  • Christchurch Singletrack Club

  • CJM's Events – read more

  • Cycle Trading Co

  • Cycling Action Network

  • DT Swiss

  • Escape Adventures – Unforgettable Cycle Tours – read more

  • eScoozzi

  • Evo Cycles  – read more

  • Evoc

  • Gripsport

  • Ground Effect – read more

  • Hanmer Springs & Hurunui District – read more

  • Hauraki Cycle Trail

  • Hiplock

  • iCycle Electric

  • Industry X Distribution – read more

  • Latin Link Adventure  – read more

  • Mainland North Region BMX

  • Marleen Wholesalers

  • Maxxis

  • Norco  – read more

  • Metro – read more

  • Moustache Bikes

  • MTB Stand

  • Nutcase (helmets)

  • Olivenz  – read more

  • Optimal Performance

  • Rev Bikes

  • Revolve Christchurch

  • Share the Road

  • Shotgun (Baby seats)

  • Southern Approach

  • Spank IS

  • Specialized  – read more

  • Thule

  • Tineli

  • Trikes NZ

  • Venture Southland

  • Via Cycles – read more

  • Wattwheels

  • X-Axis


Getting here

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand is located in the suburb of Wigram in Christchurch, New Zealand, just a short 15-minute drive from either the CBD or the airport.

Come by bike

Christchurch is a great place to get around by bike, and the Major Cycle Routes are making things even better. As part of Biketober, rides has been planned to get you from a central location to the Expo. All rides are undertaken at a leisurely pace for less confident riders, with stops along the way. 

Saturday and Sunday's ride: CBD to the Expo

9:30am start, Armagh Bridge, Hagley Park

9:45am second pick-up Church Square, Addington (approximate time)

See Biketober Rides for more details

Bike parking facilities

140 bike parks will be available during the Expo, near the entrance. To find out more click here: Event Racks.

Car parking

Plenty of free parking is available at the front of the Museum and in the surrounding streets.

Public transport

The 80, 100 and Yellowline buses travel down Main South or Springs Road. Get off when you see the orange and silver Harvard aircraft on a pole, then walk for 200m down Harvard Avenue. If you get off at the bus stop on Springs Road around the corner, walk down Henry Wigram Drive, past Wigram Base (former RNZAF Officers’ Mess), until you get to Harvard Avenue. The Museum is straight across the road.

Disability access

NZ Bike Expo welcomes visitors of all abilities. The venue offers accessible parking spaces and bathrooms, and free wheelchair and walking frame use. Please don't hesitate to contact the museum directly if you have any questions or concerns in advance of your visit on 03 343 9532.


The Air Force Museum Café is located in the museum Atrium. They serve great coffee, a daily selection of fresh cabinet food and a bistro menu.

With free Wi-Fi and comfortable spaces – including for prams and wheelchairs – the Café is a great place to take a relaxing break and recharge, before heading out to try out a bike or back in to see more exhibits.

CAN is the voice for everyday people on bikes

NZ Bike Expo is brought to you by CAN, the Cycling Action Network. CAN is a network of cycling advocacy groups throughout New Zealand. Our vision is for cycling to be an everyday activity in New Zealand – more people on bikes, more often!

Our goal in creating the very first NZ Bike Expo in Christchurch is to grow our bicycle community. With the Expo we aim to bring together everyone who's in to biking, in all its forms, and generate a positive buzz and excitement. The NZ Bike Expo will connect industry suppliers and services with people who love cycling, in an environment where everyone can be inspired to take the next step on their journey. 

CAN is an incorporated society with a small office in Wellington and many volunteers. CAN and our member groups, including Spokes Canterbury in Christchurch, work with government, councils, businesses and people with a passion to:

  • Promote the benefits of cycling

  • Improve safety for cyclists

  • Encourage the creation of great cycling environments

  • Support cycle tourism

  • Increase the number of people on bikes

Find out more about CAN.

2018 Event Partners and Sponsors

NZ Bike Expo is brought to you by CAN, the Cycling Action Network. Most of the photographs on the site are courtesy of the NZ Transport Agency. CAN is grateful to the following businesses and organisations for their support.

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