2021 Christchurch Peace Train bike ride

From April 11, 2021 1:15 pm until 4:30 pm

4 Rides, 1 day, 1 city, Sunday 11 April 1:30PM

Join us for any  of  the 4  Peace Train bike rides  Sunday 11 April along with your whanau and friends. Each ride stops at places of worship around our city and we end together at the Aldersgate Centre. These rides  re-enact and carry forward the beautiful intentions that surfaced after the March 15 2019 tragedies so we can again show our collective support and solidarity to the message of Unity and Peace across all ethnicities, faiths, religions, languages and races.

Select the ride that is closest to you, you can join at the start or jump on at the place closest to you. Click on the Facebook events below  to register your interest and keep up to date

  • The North ride   starts at  St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Rd. with stops at the Hare Krishna Centre and Knox Church on Bealey Ave, Canterbury Hebrew Congregation Durham St N, Al Noor Mosque and  ending at Aldersgate.  https://www.facebook.com/events/768266777159934

  • The East  ride  starts   at The Linwood Salvation Army, 177 Linwood Ave.  with stops at the Linwood Mosque, the Sikh Temple, Sri Chinmoy and Quaker House  on Ferry Road, and ending at Aldersgate. https://www.facebook.com/events/495795118476606

  • The South ride   starts at SW Baptist Church, 237 Lyttleton Street, with stops at Bahai Centre 31 Domain Terrace, St Marks Church in Addington, Al Noor Mosque,  Buddhist Temple Kilmarnock St., Riccarton and ending at Aldersgate. https://www.facebook.com/events/274984947364183

  • The West ride starts  at  the Chinese Methodist Church,  65 Papanui Road with stops at St John Moraia Fijian Methodist Church at Bryndwr road, University of Canterbury Muslim Student Association Masalla at 37 Creyke Road, St Barnabas Anglican Church on Fendalton Road, Al Noor Mosque and ending at Aldersgate. https://www.facebook.com/events/919872555449893

All rides are 5-12km long and end together at Aldergate Centre, 309 Durham St North for a welcome tea and korero ( bring your own cup).

By this simple action of cycling together quietly, and visiting centres of all faiths, we remind ourselves of the commonalities we have, differences we need to celebrate and the walls we have to break to bring all our whanau together especially after the March 15 2019 tragedies  in Christchurch. Additionally it’s a collective celebration that promotes physical activity, health, and safety for neighbours and the environment through biking or walking.

We encourage you to  forward this email onto other groups or sites that may want to join us! Feel free to post the attached poster in your place of worship and encourage worship members to join in this ride.  

For more information: 

www.peacetrain.org.nz  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ian Wells, Meg Christie

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