Cycle Higher owner Paul Earnshaw said speed dating on bikes was popular in England and Australia but this was the first trial in New Zealand.READ MORE: *Aotearoa Bike Challenge given Nelsonians healthy chance to win big *Wellington Go By Bike Day hoping to break attendance record in 2017"It's something fun and quirky."It's not standard and has the element of surprise that everything can happen," he said.
The event is a new addition to the Queenstown celebration of the Aotearoa Bike Challenge and involves getting to know potential lovers on a bike ride around Queenstown Gardens Participants meet at the Cycle Higher shop on Earl St, head off for a three minute ride with each rider of the opposite sex and then everyone will meet for a drink after.
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Queenstown Trails Trust chief executive Mandy Kennedy said the aim of the challenge was to encourage more people to get on their bikes.
"The Trust is fully behind this initiative and is calling on local employers to sign up teams to the challenge and inspire staff to take part in a daily ride during February," Kennedy said.
Wellington bewcastle Portion of the official Wellington Region Routes and Timetables site with the timetable and fare information for the Wellington Online dating amman Car (see below) plus a couple of photos.