Switched on Bikes provides professionally run programmes to facilitate team growth and personal connection in your organisation.
We will tailor a package to your teams needs, ranging from a fun end-of-year event to leadership skill development. Your team will be challenged to work together, build trust and develop communication skills.
This is an amazing race style event and the basic format is riding between check points around Wellington, completing challenges and earning points. The event is usually based on the Wellington Waterfront and connected cycleways- free from traffic. We set up physical, mental and creative activities and puzzles specific to your group and team objectives. These activities provide the opportunity for your team to connect outside of the office.
Time: 3-4 Hours
Location: Wellington Waterfront
Group Size: 6-20 people
Price: Approx. $115 per person including guides, electric bikes, helmets (price is dependent upon group needs)
- Increased confidence
- Better group communication
- Team cohesion
- Personal leadership skills
On a budget?
Hire bikes for your team and make up your own event or take a ride together. We can arrange pick up / drop off of the bikes if you’d like to ride one-way only. Options include, riding from the Wellington Waterfront to Scorching Bay, take the ferry to Eastbourne then ride to Pencarrow Lighthouse or exploring the Hutt River Trail. We can offer discounts on group bookings 10+.
Sylvie has been working as a team building facilitator since 2005. She is a lead facilitator for Cornell University’s Team and Leadership Center (Ithaca, New York, USA). While writing a thesis on the role of women in bicycle cooperatives at Pitzer College (California, USA), she volunteered as an outdoor trip leader and managed a student-run bicycle collective. In 2010 Sylvie co-founded The Ontario Wheelhouse, a bi-lingual bicycle collective in Ontario, California, USA and in 2011 she co-founded Big Red Bicycles, the Cornell University bike workshop in Ithaca, New York, USA.
Since moving to New Zealand in 2013 Sylvie has continued to create cycling initiatives, co-founding a free bike lending program called Wellington Wunderbikes and connecting an urban farm project with Switched On Bikes in order to expand a centre city compost pick-up service on bicycle. She has worked as a rock climbing coach, Outward Bound Instructor, bicycle mechanic, adaptive ski instructor, bike tour guide and dabbled in organic farming and experiential education.
Sylvie has been involved with Switched On Bikes since 2015.
The Switched on Team Challenge is based on the Alleycat Races of the bike messengers in metropolitan areas. They were originally started in 1989 in Toronto, Canada to showcase people’s riding skills and strengthen the cycling community.