Bike wise

For Schools


Bike Wise encourages a whole school approach to cycle safety and safe travel.  

Fantastic curriculum resources for teachers and students are available on the NZ Transport Agency's education portal.  The resources promote safe and active travel when walking, cycling or being around trains, with resources for teacher-led learning experiences, student-led learning experiences and ICT resources.

How to guides

Planning a Bike to School Day event (301 KB)

Bike Wise Bike Buyer's Guide (374 KB)

Bikes in Schools

Initiated by Bike On NZ Charitable Trust, Bikes in Schools is a complete package that enables all students to have the opportunity to learn to ride a bike, and bike on a regular basis.

Visit the Bike On NZ website for more information and a series of videos showing what has already been achieved throughout New Zealand. 

Fact sheets

Check out the entire Bike Wise fact sheet series for more information on all things cycling-related.

Safety information

You may find extra ideas and guidance for your Bike Wise cycle safety approach below. 

Safe riding tips factsheet (994 KB)

Being road smart for school brochure (1.5MB)

Safety tips for cyclists and motorists on rural roads (630 KB)

Safety tips for cyclists and motorists on urban roads (647 KB)

Safe Kids Aotearoa Bicycle and Scooter Policy Guidelines for Early Childhood Centres**

*Safekids New Zealand is a service of Starship Children's Health to help reduce the high rates of preventable injury to children.

Access the NZ Transport Agency website for the following

Cycle routes

Visit your local or regional council's website for information on cycle routes in your area.

For information on the different ways you can travel the country and the things you need to consider before starting your journey see Information for tourists and travellers in New Zealand on the NZ Transport Agency website.

Check out information on local mountain biking tracks on the Tracks website.


Visit our News page for inspiring cycling stories. Search in your region or search keywords like: Schools, kids, children and so on to find relevant stories.


We have a range of inexpensive cycle safety related merchandise for sale. These items make great prizes and incentives for students taking part in cycle safety education and events. View available Bike Wise merchandise.