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.
Check out the entire Bike Wise fact sheet series for more information on all things cycling-related.
You may find extra ideas and guidance for your Bike Wise cycle safety approach below.
Safe riding tips factsheet (994 KB)
*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
- Share the Road resources
- Cyclist road code
- Cycle road rules and equipment factsheet .
- Cycle helmet information
- Cycle equipment, clothing and gear
- Road safety tips to teach your children
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.