Hundreds of cyclists are now safer on the roads after the Big Bike Fix-Up in Hastings on Sunday.
More than 300 people, along with 214 bikes, attended the free event held by Hastings District Council.
Five bike mechanics were providing safety checks, making minor repairs or handing out around $20 vouchers for more repairs at either Revolution Bikes or The Hub.
The Big Bike Fix-Up is part of the council's $4 million Model Communities event, aimed at encouraging walking and cycling.
Project manager Owen Mata said making bikes safer eliminated one of the barriers to getting active.
"We are hoping to hold more Big Bike Fix Up events in Havelock North and Flaxmere soon. If you have a bike that's gathering dust in the shed or you're a bit worried about riding it in its current condition, bring it along and we'll do our best to get it back on the road," Mr Mata says.
The event was the first in a series encouraging people to make short trips by foot or pedal power, rather than by car.