Matamata Bike Day Out
Bring your bike and join the fun!
If you live, work, shop or play in Matamata, come along to the Matamata Domain on Saturday, 25 February from 10am for a fun-filled, all-ages, Bike Day Out.
You've let us know you'd like it to be easier for pedestrians, cyclists and microwheel users (mobility scooters, wheelchairs, prams, scooters, etc) to safely get around Matamata, particularly to local schools and the town centre.
In order to see how we could help make this happen, we're holding a Bike Day Out to give the community an opportunity to test out some ideas and let us know what you think.
Like to bike? Help us test a temporary cycle route!
A big part of the day will be giving bike users the chance to go on a guided cycle tour to test out a temporary cycle route. We've designed a route that will show the community a range of different ways we could use our existing roads and footpaths to create a bike-friendly option to get to town. We'd love to hear what you think about the route, the different segments, what works and what doesn't.
Bring the family! We'll have a toddler bike track set up at the Matamata Domain to entertain the little ones, some stallholders selling tasty treats and a bunch of bike-related stalls for you to learn more about cycling or purchase some goodies.
If you'd like to take part in the bike activites, please bring a road-worthy bike and helmet and join in the fun. Pedal and e-bikes welcome.
Prefer to walk or roll?
We're also keen to hear how you think we could make Matamata more pedestrian and micro-wheel friendly, particularly when it comes to safely crosssing our roads. If you have ideas for where you think the best spots for pedestrian crossings could be, let us know on the day!
We'll be using Bike Day Out to kick start a conversation about how we can help make walking and biking a more attractive option to get from A to B in Matamata. You've already let us know a bunch of ideas you have, so we hope you'll come along, test them out and let us know what you think.
Bike Day Out
For updates in the weeks leading up to the event, please check out mpdc.nz/bikedayout