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Hosting An Event Ideas

Event ideas:
  • Week long cycle festival
  • Family fun cycle
  • Online workshops, talks etc
  • Fun virtual challenges (treasure hunts, distance challenges etc)
  • Cycle challenge 5km, 10km, 20km … (Couch to 50k) – build up in weeks preceding BW
  • Cycle to Work (record previous weeks commute time & compare to this week, prize for most time saved/ stories/ pictures)
  • Cycle to School
  • Competitions 
  • Bike Repair Workshops / Basic bike repair demonstrations
  • Leisure cycling involving community groups (e.g scouts, youth clubs etc.)
  • Cycle for your breakfast/lunch/BBQ /picnic etc.
  • Colouring, ‘Bling your Bike’ and Bike related photography competitions.
  • Mystery/History/Scenic Tours of area (guided/self-guided) – Discover ‘Place’
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Bike orienteering
  • Women Only events
  • Group cycles: active retirement groups, nursing homes, work colleagues (lunchtime fitness) etc.
  • Close a street for a bike festival with Balance Bikes, Jenga, Bling your bike, Soccer etc. (involve traders)
  • Cycling skills course
  • Restaurant bike crawl
  • Mountain bike rides
  • Road rides
  • Tandem Bike events for the visually impaired etc.
  • Cycling events for children/adults with a physical/intellectual disability
  • Dawn Cycle – ‘Darkness into light’ type event
  • Bikes available to try, electric bikes, cargo bikes, tandem, folding, trailers, child carriers etc.
  • Donate unused/unwanted bike (local bike shop repairs, then donate to good cause such as local refugee centre)
  • Movie/documentary screening of cycling related content.
Other considerations:
  • Consider entertainment: band/music, performers, face painters, carnival entertainers.
  • Consider stands: bike displays, maintenance, repair demo, cycling information.
  • Consider events showcasing new/existing infrastructure/facilities: greenways, cycle lanes, national parks, bike parking, public bike schemes.


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