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Find out the latest news and stories about biking around New Zealand.

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Gearing up in cycling across New Zealand

Making cycling safer and more attractive

Cycling is an integral part of New Zealand’s land transport system and is now the fastest growing mode of transport in several cities and towns across the country.

The 2015-2018 Urban Cycleways Programme, announced last month by the Prime Minister, will see $296 million invested in 41 projects in 15 urban centres over the next three years. 

Urban Cycle Routes in Christchurch

Urban cycle way

Minn Brodie from the Christchurch City Council shares her thoughts on urban cycle routes in the Garden City.

Exploring Auckland’s cycle ways: From Henderson to the City

Auckland cycling infrastructure

What better way than a guided bike ride to get people acquainted with new cycle infrastructure and cycling in Auckland? That was the aim of Auckland Transport’s Henderson to the City Ride, which took place during Bike Wise month. Based on feedback received, participants were certainly surprised and delighted with the many cycling opportunities available in the city.

Submitted by Auckland Transport’s Cycling and Walking team

Waihi East School gets the golden touch

Alison Shanks and Elize at Waihi East School

For the second time in under a year, Waihi East School students have enjoyed the opportunity to rub shoulders with an Olympic athlete. That’s because Alison Shanks, Olympic cyclist and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, recently visited the school to gave an inspiring talk, emphasising the importance of dreaming big and sharing goals to gain support in the realisation of dreams.

Top cycle trails: Let’s ride the Rimutaka

Family riding the Rimutaka Rail Trail

Recently named one of the world’s hottest travel experiences by the internationally renowned Lonely Planet travel guide, the Rimutaka Cycle Trail offers an accessible bicycling paradise for New Zealanders. 

Frockers rock on mountain bikes

Frocks on bikes group

“Your style + a bike = brilliant!” That’s Frocks on Bikes (FOB) simple philosophy and we love it! Frocks on Bikes is a dedicated biking network across Australasia aimed at women of all ages and shapes and sizes.

Bike Wise announces supreme winner of NZ’s Favourite Place to Cycle

NZs Favourite Place to Cycle logo

This summer, Bike Wise asked Kiwis to nominate and vote for their favourite places to cycle from around New Zealand. After receiving thousands of votes, New Zealand has spoken! 

Exploring the Greytown-Woodside Cycle Trail

An image of the Greytown Woodside Trail in the Wairarapa

Throughout the course of Bike Wise’s ‘NZ’s Favourite Places to Cycle’ campaign, a few different cycle trails have come to our attention - one of these trails is the Greytown-Woodside Trail in the Wairarapa.

An inspirational cyclist in the making

Grit riding her bike

Grit Craig is no ordinary cyclist. That’s because she has the added challenge of overcoming dyspraxia, a debilitating condition which affects coordination and makes riding a bike a daunting challenge.

Voting closes this Saturday for NZ's Favourite Places to Cycle!

NZs Favourite Places to Cycle logo

You've got until this Saturday 28 February to vote for the finalists of NZ's Favourite Places to Cycle!