By now, you’ve probably heard that a giant bicycle is about to go on sale in New Zealand.
And while the new ride might not be a new invention, it’s certainly an important one.
The company behind it, Giant Bicycles, has won a $1 million grant from the New Zealand Department of Conservation for a ride that will take participants on a ride to a new mountain in the Blue Mountains.
The ride is designed to teach people how to ride a bicycle in Newland.
But Giant Bikes CEO Chris O’Connor told The Verge that the company’s goal was to create a truly “world class” experience for its riders.
“We’re looking at it as an opportunity to demonstrate to New Zealanders how to do the job of being a professional cyclist, to do what’s possible, and really showcase how they can ride their bikes,” O’Connors told the newspaper.
“And that’s something that we’re not afraid of doing.”
O’Connor said the ride would take riders from New Zealand’s southernmost tip to the most remote, mountainous spot in New England.
“That’s our goal,” he said.
“We’re hoping that the experience will be a true ‘Giants ride.'”
For the ride, Giant has enlisted the help of a number of New Zealand cyclists, including several members of the touring team that won the World Tour’s Tour of Britain in 2012.
The team’s goal is to create “a truly world class experience” for the riders, O’Connor told the New York Times.
But the ride will also help the company sell bikes to people outside of New England, the Times reported.
O’Connois said that the ride was in part a response to the “unhealthy” use of bicycles.
“It’s the only thing I know of that’s really done for people who are seriously sick of riding bicycles,” he told the Times.
“It’s very expensive to buy a bike and I think that the public really needs to get used to the idea that we don’t need a bike for the most part, because it’s not necessary.”