Christchurch Bike Library has two covered trailers for loan. One has 8 and the other 10
bikes and helmets. The second trailer will be ready by Spring. They are available to
community groups, schools, businesses or a bunch of mates to borrow and go for bike rides.
The bikes are mostly hardtail mountain bikes which are NOT suitable for doing jumps or
technical downhill tracks, but perfect for easy to intermediate mountain biking, pump tracks
or skills training on roads. Regular inspections are made to ensure they are safe and in
good working condition. There will be a suggested koha of $200 per trailer for borrowing the
bikes which goes towards the upkeep of the bikes and trailers, and some compensation to the
people doing the administration and safety checking of the bikes. This is negotiable for
groups who have limited funding, but keeping the fleet operational does cost money! There is
also a deposit of $100 required that is returned when the trailers are returned in good
condition. There are a selection of bikes from small to large and there may be options to
customise the bike sizes to suit your group. The trailers are owned by the Breezes Road
Baptist Church and the Aranui Biker Fixup, and are supported by L.J & Friends and RAD
Bikes, who all run free or low cost community bike workshops.
There are also a few
road bikes with skinny tyres which are available to students competing in triathlons or
multisport events who need a faster road bike to be competitive on.